Okay y’all. Time to finally update you about my amazing, wonderful, fantastic, magical day at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. I will try to keep this post as short as I can because I could literally write all day about how much fun I had and all the things we did and didn’t get around to doing.
We got to the park when it opened at 9am and made our way down Main Street, U.S.A. This being my first time (since I was 5-so I don’t remember a lot from my first visit) I wanted to take in everything. From my first glimpse of the castle to the blisters on my feet, I loved it all. On main street, we bought my sparkly Minnie Mouse ears, some Disney trading pins (I’ll post about those later), and some presents for my mom’s adopted grandkids. The Walt Disney World Railroad was closed for refurbishment so we went into the Emporium and spent two hours in the store (ask me how, I have no idea). I HAD to take a balloon picture (it’s like a rite of passage) and also just because the Mickey balloons are so freaking cute I wanted to buy all of them.
After we walked down Main Street U.S.A., and after I got about 100 pictures of the front view of the Castle, we headed down to Liberty Square because we were starving. We ate at the Columbia Harbour House and had the best Lobster Roll ever! I was so hungry I forgot to take a picture of it (I’m the worst, I know). But I would 10/10 recommend eating here if you have some time. It doesn’t take long but it’s not a grab-and-go kind of place. The only other thing I wanted to do in Liberty Square was go to the Hall Of Presidents, but it’s going to be closed until June. This was a major disappointment because I love the Presidents (not all of them obviously) and also as a Political Science major, this stuff is my life.
Somehow, we skipped over Adventureland and Frontierland which both my mom and I were super bummed about! We ended up in Fantasyland which is the most magical place I’ve ever encountered in my entire life. I took pictures of the Neverland map in Peter Pan’s Flight since I’ve dreamed of Neverland since I was a little girl. We had to use the Tangled restrooms so I could see some of the floating lanterns and they were perfect.
After Tangled, we went to go ride The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh but it was broken down unfortunately. We made our way back around to Gaston’s Tavern, and looked at the hunky Gaston statue outside of the Tavern. We decided to ride Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid. I’ve decided to trade my voice to the Sea Witch for an annual WDW pass (along with a Prince of course). This ride was so fun and it wasn’t a long wait at all! After Under the Sea, we made our way back around to in front of Cinderella’s Castle to see the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. We saw all the Princes and Princesses and I got a Mickey shaped chocolate covered ice cream which helped beat the 85 degree weather.
After the Parade was over, we ventured into Tomorrowland and stopped at The Launching Pad for some water and a coke slush (with a Mickey straw of course!)
Mom and I fast passed our way through the line of Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Space Mountain, both which were super fun. We had to take it easy after Space Mountain for a bit because sometimes I get motion sickness and let me tell ya, it hit me hard on that ride. We ended up riding the PeopleMover which is such a fun, nice little break for anytime during the day.
We had to go back through Fantasyland because I wanted to walk through the castle, (princess probs) and I wanted to see Cinderella’s fountain. We saw Alice in Wonderland topiaries while walking through which was nice since we weren’t able to go to Epcot this trip to see the Flower and Garden topiaries.
We ate dinner on Main Street, at the Plaza Restaurant and I had a superb philly cheesesteak while we were waiting for the nighttime show at the Castle to start. Wishes Nighttime Spectacular was truly spectacular. The Castle looked amazing under the fireworks:
After the show, we literally ran back to the entrance of the park to get our After Hours pass which allowed us to stay in the park until midnight. Not everything was open during After Hours but there was still a lot open and rides operating. We stopped at the Main Street Bakery to get coffee to keep us going for the next few hours.
Our first stop (after coffee) was Adventureland to ride the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, we also ran into some rain while in Adventureland but thankfully it only lasted a few minutes. After Adventureland, we ventured back into Fantasyland. I wanted to see the Tangled Restrooms at night, to see the lit up lanterns, and to take advantage of the Tangled Lantern Photo Opportunity which was perfect I might add. We rode most of the rides during After Hours since the lines were so short (like all under 10 minutes). We rode Peter Pan’s Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which is an actual roller coaster-I wasn’t expecting it.
By the time we made it over to Tomorrowland again, it was after 10:30pm, we went on the Tomorrowland Speedway, which is actually super hard to drive one by the way. After that, we got some more snacks and went to ride the Astro Orbiter which was a super fun way to end the night.
We ended up back on Main Street U.S.A., and shopped for another hour. We rode the ferry back to where we parked and drove home. It was the most magical (and tiring) day of my life.