Thursday, September 26, 2013

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Day one. The happiest place on earth. Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom!!! We got up early to catch a couple buses and then a boat to Disney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were beyond excited to walk up to the entrance and see that they still had all of the Christmas decorations up. Its was beautiful
 

 

 




 

 
 Then there it was...Cinderella's castle!!!


 

 

 


Isabelle had to bring lady...


As you can see, Jude could barely contain his excitement {sarcasm}...


 
 Im not the biggest "selfie" person, but hey, when in Disney...


 

We took it all in for a bit then headed off to find our first ride...





 
 Isabelle does NOT like to ride rides. I was worried we would walk around all day and not convince her to ride anything, but she jumped with excitement at the first ride we came to...Under the Sea, Journey of the Little Mermaid...













So happy for Ariel when she marries her prince...



 

 

 
 With the first ride under our belt, we decided to head on over to It's a Small World { On a side note: We used Fastpasses on nearly all the rides we went on and barely had to wait in a line}




So much money in there!!


Having a great time with mamaw and papaw Myers...



Jude, never quite sure what's about to happen...








We worked up an appetitie, so we headed to grab some lunch at Gaston's Tavern...




 Gaston was right outside and was by far the most convincing character that we saw at all the parks! Soooo in character! When Isabelle declined to shake his hand and get a picture with him, he replied, " Hey, it's her loss!". {The only photo we got of him was taken by the Disney workers, so none for you, sigh}






Enjoying my roasted pork shank...




Isabelle took half for me and enjoyed a Le Fou's brew, while Jude enjoyed a nice nap...


 
 
 

With our bellies full, the Hubs and I left the little's with the grandparents in the shops {nice move right?} and went to see The Hall of Presidents, which was SUPER SUPER COOL...




Everyone was remarkably life like...



When that was over, we hooked back up with the rest of our bunch and went to see Mickey's Philhar Magic {which I have no photos of, but was so, so awesome! } before catching one of the live shows in front of the castle...








Up next was Haunted Mansion. I didn't think there was any possible way Isabelle could be talked into going in there, BUT SHE DID!!!







All was going well until we made it inside and a spooky voice came over the room informing us that there was now no way out. Isabelle freaked, jumped into my arms, and started yelling, "Let's get out of here!!". I calmed her down, explaining it is all fake and it would be over soon. Once we were led into the "ride" portion of the attraction, things were on the up and up and we all had fun. {This is the ONE AND ONLY ride where she wanted to sit with us and not the grandparents lol}




Snack time...


One of our highlights of the day was the afternoon character parade...


First hug of the day...




The big man himself...


Almost every single walking character came up and hugged, shook hands with, or patted one or both of my kids!!! They were in HEAVEN!! { I had to keep myself from balling in the middle of Main Street USA}




 
She was a little nervous about Jafar...
 






 
Jude was loving it...

 
Both Isabelle and I were so excited for who was next...All the princesses...





Ready for another ride, we went on the Jungle Cruise and then Pirates of the Caribbean...




Then came the attraction that I think both of the kids enjoyed the most and Isabelle talks about to this day. The Enchanted Tiki Room...





All the over the top rides and attractions at Disney and this was the big hit haha...




Ready for some dinner, we tried to find somewhere to eat. Almost everything was closed already and we were about starved when we finally made it to Pinocchio's Village Haus...




Then we hopped onto the Tomorrow Land Transit Authority PeopleMover to let our food settle and take in the view of the Magic Kingdom at night...



You can't leave Disney without a souvenir so of course Papaw let Isabelle get herself a little something before we headed to find a spot for the light show and fireworks...


Sweet family photo...


My favorite thing, hands down, by far, was the light and firework show. I didn't stop myself from crying this time! {Or from taking a thousand photos of it which I will not force upon you}





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We were all wiped out and started our long walk back to the boat, then to the bus, and back to the resort...









One more round of fun before bed...



Next, The Sweet's tackle Epcot!

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