The first full day of vacation was spent in the Magic Kingdom, and magical it was. We arrived right as the gates opened at 9am, and planned to take full advantage of the “extra magic hours” and stay until the park closed at 1am! It turns out that was overly ambitious . . . .by 10pm Lola was beyond pooped!
The park was crowded, but lines were short and we never waited for long. We hit all our favorites like It’s A Small World, Dumbo, the Teacups and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. We met tons of princesses and other favorite characters – Lola even got to take part in a play with Belle! With some encouragement from Fletcher, Lo gave the Goofy roller-coaster another try but hated every second of it so we sat out while the boys rode Space Mountain.
We added a few new rides to our list of favorites this trip – unexpected favorites that I never would have tried without Fletcher’s insistence. The first was the People Mover in Tomorrowland, which seems unassuming at best but really gives you a great vantage to view the entire park. Then there was the obnoxiously loud Tomorrowland Speedway, which was so fun we rode it twice back to back! Based on the driving skills exhibited on the speedway track, I can only say I fear the day these kids get their drivers licenses!!! And finally, the new Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas, which sent the kids on a series of treasurer hunts through Adventureland. Give Fletcher a map and he is one happy boy, but add in secret, interactive Disney magic and he was on cloud nine.
We stayed long enough for the Main Street Electric Parade and then dinner and fireworks before heading home to collapse into bed. It was a full and perfect day.