Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Dever's Disney Vacay - Magic Kingdom (Day 3)

After our first day in Magic Kingdom, we were ready for another day of fun but sadly this would be our last day.  We decided to ride the ferry over to Magic Kingdom from the parking lot.  Emerson and Ivie loved the views the ferry gave them of Cinderella's Castle.  Right inside the gate, on Main Street U.S.A, is the first character greeting, and that day Chip and Dale happened to be there.  We took advantage of the semi-short line to get a picture with them, along with several other photo op's before heading to that day's planned sections of the park. 

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Adventureland was the first stop on our circle around Magic Kingdom that day.  We decided to FastPass the Jungle Cruise; so while we were waiting, we rode Pirates of the Caribbean and Magic Carpets of Aladdin.  Emerson wasn't very fond of Pirates of the Caribbean, especially when we got stuck for about 3 minutes on the ride.  Magic Carpets of Aladdin and Jungle Cruise were much more her speed. 


Pirates of the Caribbean


Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Jungle Cruise


Frontierland was right next to Adventureland so we headed that way but we didn't stay long.  Frontierland didn't have much to offer for us.  Danny and Dale did take advantage of a FastPass for Thunder Mountain, especially since they didn't get to ride Space Mountain the day before.  We also got to do some shopping in Frontierland, each family bought momento Christmas ornaments for their tree.  I did take a picture of the Haunted Mansion for Birdie, his favorite ride.  While Danny and Dale rode Thunder Mountain, Amy and I took the girls back to Fantasyland to ride Cinderella's Carrousel and enjoy Mickey's PhilharMagic one more time.  The guys met us back at Fantasyland for a much needed lunch break. 
  

The Haunted Mansion

After lunch we decided to let the girls stretch their legs for a bit in Pooh's Playful Spot while their dads headed to Tomorrowland to grab a spot in line for the Tomorrowland Speedway.  The girls really wanted to "drive the cars" the day before but we ran out of time.  We let the girls play for about 20 minutes before taking them over to the Speedway where they had to covertly "sneak" into the ride through the exit gate to meet their dads. 

Pooh's Playful Spot

 Tomorrowland Speedway

After the Tomorrowland Speedway, we decided to make our way back to the front of the Castle for the Dream Along with Mickey show.  We decided that no trip to Disney World would be complete without ice cream.  The girls got to enjoy their ice cream and then the show with full bellies. 

Enjoying some ice cream
 

Dream Along with Mickey

 After the show, we decided that Disney had gotten the best of us and we just didn't think we could make it for the intended 7pm SpectroMagic parade.  We decided to call it a day (and a trip, at that) and head back to the condo.  We coaxed the girls with one last stop at the souvenir store, and the promise of pizza and princess dress-up when we got back to the condo. 

Our Favorites from the Day
  

  

Emerson was so tired the next morning that she fell asleep on our way to the airport.  She was one tired girl!!
(photo quality is horrible..cell phone picture)

We were all very sad to leave Disney World. We had a great trip. The girls throughly enjoyed themselves and so did the adults. We were blessed to have great company the entire time with our travel companions. Ivie and Emerson got along great (for the most part) and will hopefully talk about this for a long time. We are so fortunate to have been able to go to Disney World and we hope we can go back one day. We had a magical time and I am sure we will be dusting off pixie dust for a long time!!!

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