Friday, February 28, 2014

DISNEY DAYS 3 & 4: HIGHS & LOWS

Our trip continued on to the day I was most excited for: our long day at the Magic Kingdom.  We also did part of a day at Animal Kingdom - here are the highs and lows.

(for our first two days, check out this post!)

High:  Because of all the gel and hair spray, the girls' hair lasted for another day.  They were delighted to keep wearing their tiaras.  Also, since they were dressed as princesses, most Disney Cast Members referred to them as Princesses, often bowing or addressing them as "Your Majesty."  It certainly made them feel special.

High:  I made a breakfast reservation in the park, which allowed us the opportunity to go in before it opened.  It was so nice to walk down a quiet Main Street and take a picture in front of the castle without the masses.

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High:  Breakfast at the Crystal Palace with the Winnie the Pooh characters was such fun!

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High:  We loved the new Fantasyland!  We did almost every single thing that the girls could want to do there, and we rarely waited longer than 20 minutes for anything.

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High:  We had lunch at the new Be Our Guest restaurant.  We waited about an hour for it, but it was worth the wait, since we hadn't really waited for anything else.  It's a fun look inside the Beast's castle, and the food was delicious.

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(Lily acting as our tour guide into lunch.)

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High:  Meeting the princesses was really so much fun.  When we went to meet Rapunzel and Snow White, they were truly amazing.  Rapunzel ended up running around in circles with the girls and telling them how she used to do that in her tower, and Snow White hid behind the curtain with them.  The girls were having the absolute best time.

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High:  Everyone lasted through the day, and we ended the night with the parade and fireworks above the castle.  Always a perfect ending to a Magic Kingdom day.

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Low:  We were dragging a bit as we headed to Animal Kingdom for our fourth and final Disney day.  We decided that after three days in the parks, we were ready for a break - but we already had the tickets, and this was the only day we had to go, so in we went.  And, we said goodbye to my mom as she headed back to Kansas.

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High:  John and Becci hit up Expedition Everest while the girls and I took selfies near the bottom.

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High:  Lunch at the Tusker House with Safari Mickey and friends was delicious and fun.

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Low:  Lily perfected her fake smile on this trip.  To be fair, I think her fake smile is better than the whining fit about pictures that she sometimes throws - see every picture we took in front of a park icon for examples.  And Bella just either smiles or scowls or covers her face.  Kids this age are really funny.

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High:  We really enjoyed our Safari ride.  Lily and Bella exclaimed over all the animals.

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On the whole, our Disney trip was really magical, wonderful, memorable, tiring and fun.  Everything we imagined it would be.  I'll be writing one more wrap up post with thoughts about where we stayed, what we planned and what I would or wouldn't do again, if you are interested.

4 comments:

susannem said...

The pictures are killing me. The Magic Kingdom pictures are beyond cute!! I am dying to go to Disney World. Glad you had a fun family trip.

jordan_denae said...

Thank you for the Disney fix! ;) I've been dying to go again! I've been 4 times and would go every year if I could! I'd love to know what camera & lens you used for your pictures! They're gorgeous!

Carol Spenst said...

Thanks so much! I used my Canon Rebel EOS camera with the 24-70 F2.8 Lens. It's pretty much what I use all the time, everywhere.

Carol Spenst said...

Thanks so much! You will love it when you get a chance to visit!