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hedgehogcs
11-23-2000, 03:01 AM
Cast: Chris (Overemotional Trip Report Author & Happy Mom)
Jack (Overgrown Kid & Happy Dad)
Katie (14yo Wonderful Daughter)
Jenny (12yo Wonderful Daughter)
Dan (12 yo Wonderful Son)

Whatever we did to make God smile so much on us today – I’m sure glad we did it! What a perfectly wonderful day!!! We had breakfast & took off to the Magic Kingdom, getting there before the park opened. We walked back to the rope at Tomorrowland (so we could ride Buzz Lightyear just once before heading over for Jenny’s surprise) and waited there for park opening. Well, before we knew it, there were people stretching back…and back…and back. The CM there was talking about how huge the crowds were yesterday & that they would be just as bad today. Oh well…we prepared for big crowds. Park opening – we headed (no running!) towards Buzz & were some of the first people to ride. Jack won big on this one this time. Then a quick spin on the TTA, which was awesome, because when we rode through Space Mountain, the lights were on so we could see it. Always cool. Then off to Jenny’s Pixie event. The four of us are playing it so cool…she has no idea what’s about to happen.

We get to the Cinderella Wishing Well at 9:30 – as we are talking about the well, we are approached by Jane, who asks if anyone in our family wants to be Fairy Godmother of the day. Eventually, she chooses Jenny, gives her a gorgeous Princess Minnie hat & magic wand and takes her off to give her the instructions. Then we’re off on our adventure – with Fairy Godmother Jenny leading the way. When she gets magic signals, she waves her wand around each of us and presents magically appear for us! When we all have received our presents, we go to a quiet table where Jenny receives some special gifts for being Fairy Godmother (a beautiful framed fairy pin set & special magic wand pin) and then…ta da! The gifts we all got turn out to really be for her! They are poems, songs & drawings telling her how much we appreciate all the little things she does to make all of us so happy. She was overwhelmed. Many tears were shed. It was wonderful.

From that point on, we toured Fantasyland, getting a FastPass for Winnie the Pooh (which we had never been on before) & seeing all the other attractions we wanted to see. As we’re getting off Small World, who is over in the character area but Pinocchio – my favorite Disney character (and one I’ve never seen in the parks before). Pictures were taken – more tears were shed. Am I the only 37 year old who cries because she got to hug Pinocchio? Geez. Then back to Winnie the Pooh – this ride is adorable. I hated to see Mr. Toad go, but I think this lovely ride is a fine substitution and one Walt would have been proud of.

Gradually, we see the rest of the park, leaving the E-Ride attractions alone (Big Thunder Mountain is still closed…bummer) & only needing a Fastpass on 2 attractions (Jungle Cruise & Winnie the Pooh)…and yet somehow, with this jam packed park, our longest wait was 20 minutes. We took a break late afternoon for a boat trip over to Wilderness Lodge to see their Christmas decorations, which were beautiful….then back to the Magic Kingdom for the Main Street Elect. Parade. We got a great spot in Frontierland to watch the parade (another first for our family – we’ve seen Spectromagic, but never MSEP) and wow, was it gorgeous! Then over to the hub to watch the fireworks. Sigh. Then everyone headed out & we finished up the park, and hooray! Big Thunder Mountain is open again! We skipped Splash Mountain because brrrrrrr…it was a little too cold.

Then we came back to our hotel and our stuffed friends were sitting on our bed with the pizza advertisements (which look like slices of pizza) around them and a note that said “We got hungry! This pizza is delicious!” in our room and the kids’ stuffed friends sitting on the bed with the remote, watching Toon Disney and holding a note that said “We got bored – we love this channel!” What a sweet ending to the day. But all day our timing worked perfectly and everything went smooth as silk. We got the opportunity to meet wonderful people from New Jersey, Nebraska, Alaska, Illinois and the UK. I don’t think we could have improved our day in the slightest. But boy, am I tired. Goodnight!

Tomorrow’s plan: Animal Kingdom! Thanksgiving dinner at Rainforest Café!

Lynn CC
11-23-2000, 03:52 AM
Wow LIVE! That was an exciting day, it sounded perfect to me. Makes me wish I was there. We were there the week before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving week 2 years ago.
Where are you having Thanksgiving dinner?

Jenny's pixie surprise was just perfect for a 12 year old!! What a perfect birthday :)

I can't wait to read more, thanks for taking the time from your trip and writing!!

My neighbors are leaving tomorrow.....how is the weather?

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snuggles
11-23-2000, 04:10 AM
OH my goodness....what a sweet story about your daughter and the pixies. I got a little misty eyed over that one. I'm glad that your day went so well.:) Thanks for sharing!

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hedgehogcs
11-23-2000, 06:27 PM
The weather has been chilly, but is warming up over the next several days! By Monday (when we are leaving...sniff, sniff...), it should be in the high 70's (according to Weather.com).

And we had Thanksgiving dinner at Rainforest Cafe - which was lovely.

Happy Holidays!

PoohbearLisa
11-23-2000, 06:37 PM
I am a 35 year old mom and,I know, it is funny how I can still get tears in my eyes because of hugs from the characters!! It's the Disney Magic. ;)
Thanks for posting "live".

Marla Hellwig
01-12-2001, 04:11 AM
What a great day - pixies and E Night. Thanks for posting!