Friday, September 19, 2014

Day Twelve - Magic Kingdom

Our last day in the park!  Awww.  We decided to head towards the Big Top area, though we stopped and rode the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and the Mad Tea Party first.  Dumbo was next (we skipped the play area this time) and we got some pictures in the 'specially trained Dumbo' out front, too.  Since one of Niall's favorite rides was the Barnstormer, we rode twice.  That was all before 9:30 or so.. it was pretty empty over there!

We still had some time to kill before Crystal Palace, so we squeezed in one more ride on Buzz Lightyear and the Peoplemover.  And then there was STILL time to kill, so Doug took the kids on the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse while I enjoyed the ambiance on Main Street and watched the Trolley Show.

Crystal Palace was fun and the kids enjoyed the food.  The characters were sweet and the kids all (mostly) gave them hugs.  I'm always happy to see Eeyore!  After eating, it was time for the Seven Dwarves Mine Train.  Fiona elected not to ride, so we sat in Pinocchio's Village Haus so she could tell me a story.  Once the boys were done, we met Cinderella and Rapunzel, then the Fairy Godmother.  We had Fastpasses for Peter Pan next, which, if not Fiona's favorite ride, is at least the ride she's most animated on.  We crossed over to It's A Small World next, where the CM in the loading area gave Lachlann a hard time about our tie dye shirts, asking him if it was all his fault that our laundry got messed up.

We'd wanted to get Fastpasses for Enchanted Tales with Belle, but they were all out.  The wait was listed at only 20 minutes, so we got in line anyway.  Well, let me just say it that it took a lot longer than 20 minutes.  Ugh.  The show was cute and all, but not worth a 40 minute wait.  I had gotten a 4th Fastpass for Pirates of the Caribbean, so we did that next.  Colwyn and Lachlann wanted to ride Splash and Thunder again, but obviously Fiona and Niall did not.  So we split up with the plan that the littles and I would just ride the train around until they were done, but then we realized we hadn't met Woody and Jessie yet.  We got there a bit before their next set, and there was some question as to whether they'd meet because it was threatening to rain, but we got in line anyway.  The family behind us were very funny and helped entertain Fiona and Niall.

Woody and Jessie were awesome.  Niall showed Woody the Yeti Train first, which Woody pretended to be terrified of.  I gave the autograph book to Jessie, which showed the scene of her jumping from the airplane with Woody in Toy Story 2.  She cowered and covered her eyes, and the handler remarked that Jessie is afraid of heights.  When I told her how brave she was to jump anyway, she perked up and acted very proud of herself.  Fiona showed her Sharp Claw, and Jessie took it and snuck up on Woody with it to scare him, and he jumped a bunch when he saw it.  Niall and Fiona thought it was hysterical.  Niall refused to take a posed photo with them, though, so just Fiona got hers taken.

When we were done there, we went up to the train station and boarded the train.  We had a nice, relaxing ride around the park, and Doug and the boys were waiting for us when we got back to Frontierland.  They'd had a great time on Splash and Thunder.  We decided to check the wait for Jungle Cruise next, and as it was only 10 minutes or so, we went for it.  Luckily, too, because we got a great captain who ad libbed most of the jokes.  We did the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, but Niall freaked out because he wanted to do the controls, so Doug took him on it again while Colwyn, Lachlann, Fiona and I did the Enchanted Tiki Room.

That was pretty much the end of our day - we stopped in at the Emporium to shop for some souvenirs (Mickey tongs, some magnets, etc), and we got snacks from the Confectionary.  It was getting insanely crowded at that point, so we were pretty glad to get out of there.

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