Thursday, November 18, 2010

Monday morning it sure looks fine

On Monday we hit the Magic Kingdom – getting there right at the 9am opening. The girls wanted to see the castle first and foremost, so we headed up Main Street. Madeleine immediately wanted to go in the castle, so it was hard to explain to her that you don’t really go IN it. Luckily we’d made reservations for Cinderella’s Table later in the week so we would get to be inside it for a bit.

So, we hit the rides first: the carousel, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, Peter Pan, and It’s a Small World. All had really short lines, and we got right on. Then we had a snack and headed over to Mickey’s Toontown Fair. Lily’s favorite was Minnie’s house, and we stood in line quite a while to see Mickey and Minnie. The line for the princesses wasn’t very long, so we checked them out too. The only thing that wasn’t a big hit was the Barnstormer roller coaster. Madeleine liked it, but Lily yelled about getting off pretty much the whole time.

We had lunch at Tomorrowland, and Lily entertained the crowd with her hula hoop skills before heading over to Tom Sawyer Island. A huge favorite of mine, the girls really liked it too, especially the fort with the guns and cannons.

After checking out the Country Bear Jamboree, the girls had their Mickey ice cream-on-a-stick and caught the afternoon parade. We rode Pirates of the Caribbean before heading out for the day.

Back at the hotel, I made last-minute reservations at the hotel restaurant – Shutters. This was our first experience with meal plan “table service” dining, so we quickly learned not to eat at the resort restaurant. The girls didn’t eat at all, and our “dessert” was merely the prepackaged fast food cake put on a plate.

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