Day 3 – evening
We decided to spend the evening at the Magic Kingdom so we could see the Spectromagic Parade. We got to the Magic Kingdom around 5 pm just in time to see the Dream Comes True show. But during the show it started thundering, so they canceled it. We ducked into Cosmic Rays for an early dinner. It was packed! We hung out until around 6 pm. My husband had grabbed us a Fastpass as soon as we had entered the park, so we headed towards Tomorrowland so we could ride Buzz Lightyear. Well it wasn’t quite time to ride it, so we hopped on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. We ended up staying on it for 3 trips! The kids loved it!
After the kids FINALLY had their fill, we went to ride Buzz with our Fastpasses. Emily and I were more interested in spinning the car around then trying to get the highest score. We had a blast!
Then we began to slowly make our way towards Liberty Square so we could see the Spectromagic Parade. We took our time browsing in the shops and I picked us up some funnel cakes from Sleepy Hollow. We picked some seats on the ground in a GREAT spot and enjoyed chatting with our neighbors. The Cast Members also brought out some hula hoops for the kids to play with.
We spent an hour waiting for the show, but the time flew by and the kids were so good! When the show finally started, it was so worth the wait. We had the best time!
By now it was 9:40 pm, so we dashed to Fantasyland to ride Pooh and Snow White before Wishes. Then we made it just in time to see Tinker Bell fly before the fireworks started. The show was great! The kids really enjoyed it.
The crowds and the wait for the buses after Wishes was NOT great. It took us 1 hour 20 minutes to get out of the park and back to our resort after the show! So in my opinion, it is BEST to be at the end of Main Street for the Fireworks, even if you have to wait an hour for your spot.
Magic Kingdom from 5:10 – 11:30:
Dinner at Cosmic Rays – 5:15 – 6:00
People Transit Authority 3xs – No wait. 6:10 – 6:50
Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin – used Fastpass. 5 minute wait
Browsed shops until 8:00 pm
Selected seat to wait on Spectro Magic and snacked – 8:00 pm – 9:40 pm
Pooh with Fastpass – 1 minute wait
Snow White – no wait
Wishes – no wait
Transportation to resort by bus: 1 hour, 20 minutes (note: this was the time it took to get down main street and then another 30 minutes at the bus stop plus the 15 minute bus ride.)