Wednesday was our one park day. We got the first boat to the Magic Kingdom and arrived in time to see the end of the Rope Drop Ceremony. My youngest really loved seeing Mickey and Minnie right away.
We headed for the Will Call Window and redeemed our Give a Day, Get a Day vouchers. Once inside, we headed straight for Dumbo. I kind of regret that now, as I wish we had taken more time to enjoy Main Street. I also meant to stop in the Barber Shop and get 3yog some pixie dust.
We did take one picture on the way in.
Still, we only had about a 20 minute wait for Dumbo, while John got Fast Pass for Peter Pan. A Cast Member also gave him Fast Pass for Mickey's Philharmagic, which we never did use. Pictures from Dumbo.
We then skipped the Carousel, hoping to get back there later, to get to to ToonTown to meet the Princesses. On the way, a different Cast Member gave me Fast Pass to Mickey's Philharmagic. We didn't use them either.
In line to meet Princesses.
Meeting Sleeping Beauty.
Best part of the trip for my 3yog - Meeting Cinderella.
Next, we meet up with dh and some of the boys. Not all the boys. Some were on Goofy's Barnstormer. And one was lost. :scared1: My dh thought he was with me and I thought he was with dh. I headed back in and was told by a very unconcerned Cast Member that he had headed in to meet the Fairies. Many, many uinderstanding parents let me through that line, but he wasn't there. Just when I thought I would freak out, dh called and said he was back with them. He had been through the Fairie and Princess lines. I was just glad he was okay.
I took him with me to go meet Mickey and Minnie, but he didn't want his picture taken.
After Peter Pan, we headed to It's a Small World.
Then over to the Buzz Lightyear ride.
After we left the Buzz Lightyear ride, we ran into Stitch. I think this picture shows just how much fun we were having.
I think I forgot some rides we hit - Haunted Mansion and Thunder Mountain RailRoad as well as The People Mover, Carousel of Progress, and Space Mountain
Then I took the girl's back to the carousel, stopping for pictures along the way.
While the girl's went to the Carousel, the boys rode the Tomorrowland Speedway. I thought the line would be quite long for that, so we took our time getting back to them. When we got back from our girl's only jaunt, two boys were missing. Dh had said they could go a few feet away from him to find us. They went all the way to the Carousel before returning to the meeting spot. Next time, I am putting them all on leashes! LOL
We had gotten FP for Splash Mountain, but it was closed when we went to redeem them. I asked a CM in a store and they checked and found out it was running again. We trekked over there and found they had no line. I rode with some of the children while dh waited with my none roller coaster riders. Then he took a few to ride it again. My youngest didn't like being wet, so I changed her and tucked her into her stroller. That was when we noticed the Electric Parade coming near us. We were able to get good spots near the bottom of the Splash Mountain drop. 3yo didn't get out, but watched from where she was. By the end, she was asleep.
I was worried about being in the park for the fireworks, but there was no way we could get far enough away in time for the noise not to bother her. Turns out, she slept throough the first half and enjoyed the second half. First time in her life she liked fireworks - she usually hated the noise. Just one more example of Disney Pixie Dust and the Grace of God in our lives. :thumbsup2
We took the boat back to FW and went quickly to sleep.
The next morning, after a late start, we headed for AKL. We had waited to hit it so 13yob was with us. It was nice, but maybe not worth the time to get there by bus. Here are the pictures we took there.
Then we took a bus to DTD. Our first stop was the Rainforest Cafe. You can see that everyone is starting to get tired.
And I was too tired to hold the camera steady.
I then took some pictures at World of Disney.
Then I dropped the camera. It didn't focus well after that.
The boys had fun at the Lego Store, spending money they had saved all summer just for this trip. We also used some money a friend had given us to have fun with to buy the youngest some Minnie Moouse Ears. Sorry I don't have a picture of them.
From DTD, we took the bus to the Contemporary so we could ride the monorail, as dh and 13yob had missed that the other day. We went a full circuit around plus one stop to get to MK. From there, we rode the boat to FW.
My ever-so-wonderful dh made hot dogs for dinner. We all went to the movie to make smores. After just a few minutes, the youngest was begging me to take her to bed. I happily obliged. After she was asleep, I started getting things ready for the trip home. Later that evening, I fell over a tent stake, so I brought home a big bruise as well.
The next morning, we packed up everything, except the Christmas decorations we managed to give away. The only other thing we brought home was the rashes my dh and dd had developed overnight. I think they are reacting to whatever pesticide was sprayed while they were sleeping in hammocks outside. We asked at check out what had been sprayed, but all they will tell us is it is a pesticide.
So, a few bumps and rashes, but overall, a wonderful trip to Walt Disney World!