Disney's Magic Kingdom
What's more iconic than Magic Kingdom? Magic Kingdom is the park we spent the most time in and for good reason! This will be the last installment of my Disney vacation and I'm sad to see it go! I love Disney World and think I could go 100 times over and never tire of it. With that being said, here's a look back at our time spent there! We also spent time at Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and the Wilderness Lodge in case you missed my sappy recaps.
Luckily for us, Magic Kingdom was only a boat ride away from Wilderness Lodge where we were staying for the week. I actually preferred this method of transportation to MK and back, because often times waiting for the bus felt like forever and frankly just not as fun! Our first day at MK we roamed around taking in the new Fantasyland and riding all of the great rides. While our wait time to get on Mine Train was pretty insane, I loved all the details and added fun games they provided along the way. We also convinced my little sister (who was on a roller coaster high from Hollywood Studios) to ride Space Mountain this time around! We also met quite a few characters around the Kingdom, thanks to a few fast passes and short lines.
In total we spent two days and two nights at Magic Kingdom. We bought tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and it was totally worth the the price! Wait times for rides were very minimal and it was great to watch the parade covered in snow, sipping hot chocolate and eating cookies. One Magic Kingdom night it was just my mom and I shopping around Main Street, where we stumbled upon my most favorite parade ever. Have you seen the Main Street Electrical Parade? Holy cow, it was amazing! I felt like a little child, everytime a new float arrived I was in awe. It was so good in fact we drug my little sister back to see it on our last night there which also happened to be her birthday.
Ohhhh little Sarah's birthday. Where do I even start? The morning started out with a character breakfast at Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh and friends. The buffet was great ( I stole Mickey waffles from the kids section, oops) and the characters were all kind and fun. I really didn't know what to expect from character dining, but I was really impressed with how effective it all is! I love that they make sure every table gets a good amount of visiting time to take pictures and be silly. After breakfast as we were hanging around outside, trying to decide how we were going to spend Sarah's birthday we were approached my an older man. He asked if we had maps, gave us a few, then proceeded to ask us a bunch of random questions and just generally chatting with each of us. It turns out he was scouting the crowds to find a family to open the afternoon parade and by someunknown miracle chose us! Obviously it was a no brainer and we said hell yes (can you say hell yes at Disney World?), then he gave us fast passes to Space Mountain and our minds almost exploded.
Later that day, we headed over to our designated spot, jumped in our car for the parade and off we went! I can't even begin to describe how amazing that experience was. It was truly a great 11th birthday for Sarah and for all of us actually. Pretty sure my grandmother had the most fun on that parade adventure, she's a born Disney Princess. After we finished leading the parade, we were dropped off at the end of the route to our own designated spot to view the rest of the afternoon parade. Overall there were so many great memories made on this trip, this recap doesn't even scratch the surface.
Can I just go back to Disney World now?