Monday, April 4, 2016

Day 4 of WDW Trip: Reviewing Magic Kingdom

Day 4 of our WDW trip brought us to the magical park of Magic Kingdom where all things Mickey and Princess prevail. Magic Kingdom was open from 8am to 2am on the Wednesday we were there so we knew we were going to hit the park and hit it hard. 

We planned on using up all 3 of our fastpasses pretty quickly and then going back and getting more. I will not bore you with my over planning but I had a very detailed itinerary for us to follow that day and I'm happy to say we got most of it checked off and even went off the list for a few extra rides. 

I will also tell you that the most we got done was between the hours of 11pm to 1am. After 11:45pm unless you were a resort guset you could not ride any of the rides. This dramatically reduced all of the wait times in the evening as everyone left. Plus it was really late at night so you didn't have toddlers running around either. 

We never saw a wait time exceed 30 minutes during this time frame. It was awesome!! So for those of you with older children I highly recommend taking advantage of the PM extra magic hours when they are available. 

We had Fastpasses on this day for:

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Space Mountain

We loved Seven Dwarfs Mine Train! It's a step up from the Barnstormer for those of you with little ones but it is fun! It's fast and doesn't drop you but does give the little ones just enough adrenaline of a real roller coaster. My 9 year old loved it and wanted to do it again, we all did, but with a 2 hour wait we said goodbye to SDMT. 

We did get to meet Tiana, Tinkerbell, Gaston, and the Beast on this day and they were all fabulous. Our favorite was Gaston, he never broke character and was just the right amount of rude and charming. :) Tiana would have to be our second favorite she talked to us about gumbo and crawfish early in the morning and it made us hungry for some Louisiana food all day!!

And if you can't tell by the bottom two photos, my little princess took a trip to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Cinderella's Castle. I'll do a whole post dedicated to that next week. 

We also had dinner at Be Our Guest which was wonderful! The castle is very magical and makes you feel right like you are in the movie. I decided over the weekend that because of all the good meals we ate I have to do a series on the food. It was just so good and each restaurant deserves it's own post. 

After dinner we rode Pirates of the Caribbean which is one of my all time favorite attractions as well as Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain (over and over again), and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. 

Isn't my husband just so funny with his faces on rides? Gotta love him!! 

So what was the highlight of our day this day you ask? It had to be riding all the mountains: Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Of course we also loved meeting Gaston, riding SDMT, and we did ride the Haunted Mansion more than a few times for me and my love of the Haunted Mansion. :)

We took full advantage of utilizing the Fastpass kiosk when we spent our 3 fastpasses and made subsequent selections. I think all in all we had 6 fastpasses for the day. It was a long day and to say we were tired on the bus back to the resort would be a complete understatement. However we had a blast and loved being able to spend so much time together as a family enjoying each other and having a great time making memories!!

Tomorrow starts the review of our double days. We spent 2 days in each of the parks except Epcot. Those days will be reviewed through Wednesday and then we will start a new series. 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing our trip in review. Comment below to let us know your favorite thing about Magic Kingdom. 

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