Day 6 Wednesday May 9 Magic Kingdom!
I think I would have to say this was the best day we had. We arrived about 8:30 and were a bit back from the rope to the left in line with a tree for some shade which was nice and placed us in a decent place to still see the opening show which we had never seen before. When the rope dropped, we headed straight down Main St, high "fouring" CMs as we went, through the Castle to Peter Pan’s Flight. Princess Jasmine passed us on the way and said hello to my daughter, who thought that was pretty cool. Before we did anything else, my son had to stop and try to get the sword out of the stone in front of the Carrousel.
We walked right on Peter Pan, then grabbed Fastpasses for it. Then we walked right on Winnie the Pooh, Mad Teacups, and Snow White’s Scarey Adventures. I was really glad Snow White’s Scary Adventures was still open while we were there. At each ride we came to the kids would ask me if this ride was here or if I rode this ride when I was younger. I told them I did ride Snow White but that they were closing it down at the end of the month and we were all really lucky we were getting to ride it before it closed.
Then we continued with It’s a Small World and the Carrousel for my husband & the kids while mom & I took a quick break. Next we used our fastpasses at Peter Pan, then headed to Haunted Mansion, still a walk on. Next up was Magic Carpets for everybody while I ran and got fastpasses for Splash Mountain. Then came Jungle Cruise which was truly the only thing we waited for all day, I’d say about 15 minutes. Then we walked through Swiss Family Treehouse. My kids, especially my son, love that movie. Then another walk on at Pirates of the Caribbean. Then my husband & the kids did Splash Mountain while mom & I had an ice cream. Not sure who had more fun?
They decided they weren’t going to go again, so we gave away our 2 extra fastpasses to 2 very happy people, then boarded the train for Fantasyland. My son loves trains. We followed the path right up to Tomorrowland where we got fastpasses for Space Mountain before we did the Speedway (ugh) for my son and then Buzz Lightyear. The Speedway had a deceptively long line and is just like any other amusement park car ride. Wish we could have skipped it, but my son loves those rides. I didn’t particularly care for Buzz Lightyear either. Toy Story Mania probably had me spoiled since we did it first and it is so much better but I couldn’t figure out what I was shooting at because I felt like I could see more lasers than just mine. You can tell because the on ride photo they took all the adults look totally confused.
Next up was lunch at Cosmic Ray’s. My husband’s comment: "There’s not a kid in here paying attention to that guy," speaking of audioanimatronic entertainer Ray who sings as you eat. So don’t go just because you think your kids will enjoy the show…there really weren’t any paying attention. It’s really too loud in there anyway.
After lunch, my husband took both kiddos on Space Mountain. Mom & I tried to go on Tomorrowland Transit Authority but it was broken down. My son would never go on Space Mountain again. He said it hurt his neck. I wasn’t surprised after everything I’d read about it. My husband & daughter used the last 2 fastpasses for that while my son played in the arcade. Then we did Monsters Inc Laugh Floor which everyone thought was really funny and Carousel of Progress. My daughter put that as one of her favorite things for the day, after Space Mountain of course. Mom didn’t like it because it skipped too much time, namely her growing up years, I think. I told her they had refurbished it to update and probably obviously only had room for so much. But she didn’t care for that answer.
Afterward, we did Philharmagic again which everyone loved again, then Hall of Presidents-why does that seem totally different from what I remember?-and Country Bear Jamboree. Then it was almost time for dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern so we checked in and had a wonderful dinner there. Yum. My husband & mom really loved it. The pork was so good.
We finished the day off with some photopass pictures on our way out of Magic Kingdom.
We had a really great day at Magic Kingdom!
And the next day we would be off to Animal Kingdom…