Tuesday, September 30, 2014

disney day three-- magic kingdom

We had to leave our hotel at the crack of dawn (before 7am!!) to be at the Magic Kingdom for our pre-park opening breakfast.  I love getting there early and being able to walk down a nearly empty Main Street with the castle in the distance.
magic kingdom
Watching the train pull up to the Main Street Station for the first time that day.  Our family on Main Street.

family and partners
We stopped by the castle to get some pictures with Grandma and Grandpa before heading to breakfast.  The "Partners" statue (originally from Disneyland but now replicated in all of the Disney parks).

where dreams come true
Disney is definitely where dreams come true :)

crystal palace breakfast
We had an 8am reservation at Crystal Palace.  The kids were all STARVING and quickly started filling their plates (and bellies!) before Pooh and Friends made their rounds.  They all love buffets because they can try a little bit of everything and then go back for more of their favorites (like Mickey waffles!).

meeting eeyore
It's Eeyore!!  We love Eeyore!!  Well, most of us love Eeyore.

sweet feet
Luckily, she calmed down quickly and started eating her toes.  

meeting piglet, pooh, and tigger
Meeting Piglet, Pooh and Tigger, too!!

jungle cruise
After breakfast, it was time for rides!!  Jungle Cruise is always a favorite-- where else can you see the backside of water?!

space mountain
All the boys on Space Mountain!

magic kingdom rides
Lexie was excited for Space Mountain but nervous for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  Grandma and Christopher smiling on It's a Small World.

dole whips!
We HAD to get Dole Whips for a snack during the Tiki Room line.  Ellie LOVED the Dole Whip Float!

Splash Mountain-- Grandma stayed with Ellie so the rest of us could go-- and get SOAKED.

magic kingdom fun
Chris & Nick waiting for Big Thunder Mountain.  Ben with his DELICIOUS lunch at Be Our Guest.  Grandpa & Ellie-- see, she doesn't cry EVERY time he holds her!

tomorrowland speedway
Tomorrowland Speedway-- If their speedway driving is any indication of how they'll drive a real car, Lexie will be the only one to get her drivers license.

astro blasters
Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters

mine train
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Jacob, Ben, Jennifer, and Lexie on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

the view
That night, we went to the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party.  Unfortunately, it rained most of the time we were there so Tinkerbell didn't get to fly overhead like she usually does during the fireworks.  

dessert party
But we did get lots and lots of great desserts to enjoy before the fireworks.

dessert party 2
Dessert deliciousness!!  After dessert, we all went up to the railing to enjoy the fireworks (no pictures since it was raining pretty heavily) and then headed back to the hotel since everyone was exhausted.

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