We had a very fun morning! We got on the buses at about 7:50 am. We got to the Magic Kingdom and we were able to get to the front of the line! Boy was that exciting! They also had hula hoops and loud music playing for the kids. They were able to run around for about 15 minutes before we had to stay in our spot.
The welcome show was very cute, what we could see of it. Being at the very front puts you at a disadvantage for seeing the welcome show, but that’s quite alright. We have a few rope drops at the Magic Kingdom this week and we won’t have to be at the very front every day.
We briskly walked down main street and got to the entrance to Liberty Square and actually saw them drop the rope. It was very ordered. We got to Dumbo and we were the second set of riders! But they were still testing Dumbo when we arrived so it was almost 9:15 am by the time we got off. I actually wasn’t scared this time because I reminded myself that in 55 years, no one has fallen off Dumbo.
After Dumbo, we high tailed it to Peter Pan. Waited for about 2 minutes and got in a boat. It was as beautiful and fun as we remembered! We grabbed a Fastpass after we road and got bonus fastpasses to Mickey’s Philarmagic. (This is the only ride the bonus fastpasses are for.)
Next we went to ride Pooh. We had to wait about 2 minutes again. We also stopped to pop some bubbles on our way.
Then it was off to ride the Tea Cups. Alice rides them daily at about 9:30 and we got to ride with her! Not in the same tea cup, but she was on the ride! (She picked 2 little girls to ride with her.)
Then it was off to meet her and the White Rabbit. We had only 3 people in front of us! The kids waited patiently. I was so proud of them.
Then we wanted to go meet the stepsisters, but apparently both her and the Fairy Godmother take a break at about 9:45 am. (Note: Always find a cast member and ask them what the character’s rotations are.)
So we headed over to the Carousel and ran into a Character Handler (these CMs wear yellow shirts). She told us about all the meet and greets in the area. Mary Poppins and Bert were greeting at the carousel, but we didn’t stop to see them. We then hopped on the carousel and road it. It was fun! My husband even got on a horse. I did not.
By now it was 10 am and we knew that Peter Pan and Wendy were coming out, so we asked a Cast Member where they greeted and we waited in the spot. Peter Pan sneaked up and goosed Jacob. It was so funny! Emily barely talked to them even though Wendy is her favorite. She can just be so shy!
Then it was off to say hello to the Fairy Godmother. Jacob gave her a great big hug even though he has no idea who she is…. He just loves hugging the characters!
We swung by Pooh to get a fastpass and then had a snack from the Enchanted Grove. We found nice, shaded tables and had frozen lemonade and chocolate chip muffins.
Then we decided to go to the Haunted Mansion since it’s wait was only 10 minutes according to the Lines App. It turned out to be more like 3 minutes. It was great! It was our first time riding it and it scared Emily. Bless her heart. I’m not sure if we will ride it on this trip again or not.
Then we decided to go ride Pirates since we hadn’t ridden it yet either and it also had a wait time of 10 minutes. We got there and saw Pirate Goofy greeting, so we waited for about 5 minutes and saw him. He is so cute!
Then it was off to ride Pirates. Always take the left on the ride. It’s a lot shorter then the right. (Of course I knew this ahead of time. Woo hoo!) The kids both really liked it. I hope we get to do that one again.
Then we headed back to Fantasyland and we rode Peter Pan and Pooh with our fastpasses. You should of seen the dirty looks we got from people waiting in line! Those poor people. I want to grab them and educate them. But some people just don’t want to do their research ahead of time…. So what can you do?
(We were going to see Mickey’s Phillarmagic too, but we got there right as the CM closed the rope! Oh man. I guess we can’t have all the luck. We will catch it at some point.
We also caught the Main Street Trolley parade on our way out of the parks. You should of seen all the people coming in! I am soooooooo glad we hightailed it out of there when we did. We also stopped and the kids each got a balloon ($20!). Jacob held his in the stroller and the string snapped and I jumped and caught the string! Yay me!! We tied the anchors on it and it’s fine. I told the little booger to hold it by the weights but he wasn’t listening.
We left the park at 12:30. We got a lot accomplished this morning! Didn’t quite follow the plans though…. but that’s ok! As long as you know when the best time is to ride most of the rides, you can throw the plan out at any time. The key is to NOT stand in a line if you can help it.
Here’s the breakdown:
Dumbo – 5 min wait
Peter Pan – 2 min wait
Pooh – 2 min wait
Mad Tea Party – 2 min wait
Alice and the White Rabbit – 4 min wait
Carousel – 2 min wait
Peter Pan and Wendy – 5 min wait (note we were not in a line here. Just waiting at the spot they greet at)
Fairy Godmother – 5 min wait
Snack – 20 minutes
Haunted Mansion – 3 minutes
Pirate Goofy – 5 minute wait
Pirates – 3 min wait
Peter Pan with Fastpass – 3 min wait
Pooh with Fastpass – 3 min wait
So a grand total of 13 attractions and 45 minutes worth of waiting. Not bad if I do say so myself. It was CROWDED after about an hour.