Oh Magic Kingdom, you had been a doozie. Perhaps as a result of there are such a lot of rides to think about, or a lot mileage to cowl, or the truth that that is the park the place Hailey hit a theoretical wall, but it surely was an enormous day for us! First although, our rope drop technique:
Magic Kingdom Rope Drop Technique
- Park opens: 9:00 (8:30 for on property company; Principal Road sometimes opens at 8:00 AM)
- Depart lodge: 7:00 AM
- Mode of Transportation: drive to the Transportation Heart then take the monorail
- Lightning Lane: Seven Dwarf Mine Prepare
- Genie+ choice: Peter Pan
- Rope Drop: House Mountain (44″)
- Different Rides: Splash Mountain (40”), Thunder Mountain (40”), Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan, Folks Mover
Our morning began off with Mother and I sitting aspect by aspect within the foyer at 7:00 to get each the Lightning Lane and Genie+. It seems Mother thought she had bought Genie+ but it surely hadn’t absolutely gone via, so it was a scramble to snag each Seven Dwarfs after which buy Genie+ and see what we may get. It’s superb that only a few minutes makes such an enormous distinction! Fortunately it labored out fine- Seven Dwarfs round 10:00 and Peter Pan round 12:30.
The drive to the TTC went easily; my favourite a part of the transportation is that there was no line for safety on the TTC, so it was a fast course of, and that was all the safety we’d should undergo earlier than coming into the park. The monorail was a clean journey and shortly we had been being dropped off on the Magic Kingdom! They opened the gates round 8:00, which was thrilling as all of us rushed in and headed to House Mountain. There, nevertheless, that they had the world blocked and we waited till they opened Tomorrowland at 8:30. Fairly a crowd had gathered behind us by that time.
Once they opened Tomorrowland, we headed straight to House Mountain and walked proper on. Mother and Hailey determined to skip that one and David and I had been bored with forcing the enjoyable on her, so we simply stated “no matter you wish to do kiddo!” The remainder of us flew via the darkness, then hopped off, grabbed the strollers and headed to It’s a Small World.
Small World is a kind of rides that’s cute, but it surely’s predominant attraction is the nostalgia round it. It bought considerably much less cute, although, when our boat bought stalled and we weren’t certain how lengthy we’d have to sit down there listening to IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFFFFFTER ALL… David was not amused.🤣
From there, we began checking off the rides- from Seven Dwarfs Mine Prepare to Thunder Mountain to Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, and Peter Pan. With the assistance of the Lightning Lane and Genie+, plus a couple of waits (50 minutes for Splash Mountain), we had a profitable morning!
We even bought to see one of many pop up parades that they do now. Whereas it made the streets and transportation a bit of nutty, it was actually thrilling to see the floats and characters come via; Kaitlyn beloved it!
By the point our 1:00 lunch reservation rolled round we had been rea-dy for it. We checked in and had been delighted to listen to they might seat us collectively. After a couple of minute wait they led us to a 9 seat spherical desk within the west wing. The thunder and lightning results had been actually neat, but it surely was a stark distinction from exterior, a bit of arduous to see and it had a pleasant blast of AC, which finally made the ladies really feel chilly. If I had been to go once more, as foolish because it sounds, I’d carry a hoodie for the children.
We ordered beers and meals, from the salmon to the filet. Although the photographs had been tough (once more, the lighting), the steak was glorious. It was completely cooked and tremendous flavorful and juicy. So good!
The children meals appeared hearty, too. Nonetheless, this was when poor Hailey hit her wall. She was quiet and needed to sit down by me and stored saying she was drained, then she put her head down on the desk, and finally in my lap, and snoozed. She didn’t say something harm and she or he wasn’t feverish so I figured she actually was simply that worn out, although I did begin to maintain a more in-depth eye on her.
We debated ending our day, however there was nonetheless a lot to see, so we used our Genie+ to bounce via some extra experiences from the motor speedway to The Barnstormer to letting the littles run via water fountains and stopping for frozen lemonade to attempt to battle off a number of the grueling afternoon warmth and humidity.
We met Cinderella’s stepsisters and caught one other pop up parade whereas we waited for our Genie+ timeslot for Pirates of the Caribbean to reach. It’s one in all Hailey’s favourite rides so when she barely perked up sufficient to take pleasure in it, I knew it was time to go.
Once we exited Pirates at shut to five:00, we had been greeted by darkish skies and a distant rolling thunder. That was our signal. We moved at a fast tempo, wheeling our 10 12 months outdated via all of it in a stroller. I used to be texting our planner asking if it was attainable to maneuver park days. She advised me to cease at Visitor Relations close to the doorway of the park to examine on availability. I bumped into the constructing wild eyed, hoping somebody may assist me push our Epcot day from Thursday to Friday to provide us a day of relaxation. Fortunately, they might!
Although we had been dashing to beat the rain, we needed to cease for one household shot in entrance of the fort and I’m so glad we did. How may we go to Disney and never depart with an image of all us in matching shirts, completely happy and worn out from the expertise?!
We made it to the monorail dry, however by the point we exited, the sky had opened up. We sped walked via the Florida monsoon to get to our vehicles and headed immediately again to the lodge for heat showers and pajamas.
Hailey and Kaitlyn went proper to mattress, most likely round 7:30. I made us PB&Js within the room and we crawled into mattress, too. Although we bought a full and wanted night time of sleep, H and Okay nonetheless spent the following time out of fee. Whereas they took it very easy within the room, the remainder of us actually loved having a soothing day to fill with relaxation, pool, putt-putt, and additional sleep.
We deliberate the again to again days primarily based on the gang calendars, however I actually don’t know the way correct these are and if I had been to do it once more, I’d do my finest to construct in a relaxation day after each park day or two. Then once more, two weeks at Disney isn’t precisely possible by calendar or funds!
Nonetheless, I used to be grateful for the Thursday day of relaxation for giving us a while to R&R and prepare for our grand finale, a Friday at Epcot!