The 10th and final day started off kinda stressful. We had been driving to the parks and we decided to drive to the Magic Kingdom. Big mistake. It was early magic hours and even though we arrived at 7:10 am, it was 8:02 am by the time we got to the Magic Kingdom. They only had the resort monorail running and it took FOREVER. So needless to say, by the time we got to the Magic Kingdom we were rather grouchy. Then on our way to ride Peter Pan (our goal of this morning was to ride the kids favorite rides one more time), I hit a wet patch of concrete and fell and took Emily down with me. Yeah, we both cried. I cried because it was humiliating and I caused her to fall too and she cried because she always cries when she is hurt. I scraped my knee up some, but unfortunately we couldn’t slow down.
We got back to Peter Pan and waited 5 minutes to ride it. Then we dashed to Pooh (which had no line at all) and rode it twice. Then we decided to go ride the Tomorrowland Speedway. This is where the course of the morning ended up being ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT. It’s amazing how things work out. We were bypassing the tea cups when Alice comes skipping up to Emily and asks if she can ride. Emily was so sweet and said “Well only if my brother Jacob can ride too.” And then my 2 little munchkins got to ride with both Alice and the White Rabbit on the Tea Cups.
Afterwards, they were taken over to the meet and greet where Jacob tried his hardest to take the White Rabbit home with him. It was too sweet! We finally pulled the two of them apart and headed over to ride the speedway. This is a very slow loading ride and we ended up waiting 15 minutes to ride. But nothing could take the grin off our faces!
After this, we stopped by the gift shop and picked up one more souvenir then we headed to the our breakfast at Chef Mickey’s.
We were on the quick service dining plan for this trip and chose to pay out of pocket for the breakfast. When we arrived, the characters hadn’t made it to our section yet, so we had a chance to fix our plates at the buffet. Then the characters stopped by. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald. The kids were excited to see them again, but I am going to be honest. They had more time with the characters in the parks then they did at the character meal. And while the food was good, it wasn’t $98 good. We won’t be choosing to pay out of pocket here again. I’d do it again if we were on the Magic Your Way Dining plan.
Our mission at the Animal Kingdom was to meet Pocahontas. And it was soooooooo hot! We headed straight back to Rafiki’s Planet Watch and the kids had fun petting the animals and then they met Pocahantas, Rafiki and Jeminy Cricket. They also enjoyed watching some of the behind the scenes videos. After a while, they began to tire and we headed back to ride the safari ride. But then we decided it was just too hot. We were so exhausted and so we ended our trip. We headed back to the hotel and packed up our stuff and let the kids play on the playground.
It was a fun and exciting trip. It was worth every dime we paid for it and it was full of so many magical experiences that we will never forget. But we were so tired. We joke that you need a vacation from your vacation when it’s over with.
Can’t wait for 2011 though!