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Old 09-28-2012, 10:41 AM   #11
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Day 5 the end

After we were done Buzz Lightyear we had a choice on where to go. Jennifer and Jay ran over to Space Mountain to get FP's. This is one ride I have never been on. Our first trip many years ago when my youngest was a baby I almost rode it. I got in line with my mom, little brother, DH and son. We left Jennifer and her sister with my dad. I went all through the queue. As we were getting to load I went into sheer panic mode and ran down the chicken exit. My dad and I waited over an hour for the others to join us. They were in the car when there was a malfunction and the ride broke down. I have taken that as a sign that I am never to ride Space Mountain.

OK back to the present. FP's in hand I suggested we take the little ones over to Main Street and get in line for the princesses. We all agreed, OK Jay moaned "Do we have to?" We saw Chip and Dale by the Emporium so that was the first stop.

I really liked the photopass photographer here. She was taking pics of all of us not just the posed one of the kids. After the chipmunks we were off to see some princesses. There was about a 10 minute wait here.

Finally we saw Cinderella

Now there was a really funny moment here. While we waited to see Cinderella there was a young "couple" getting their pics taken. They just didn't seem like they were really a couple to me as I thought the young man was gay. I asked Jen if he was a friend of *****? Don't want to name names but he's a friend of hers and I knew she would get my meaning. That was when Jay turned red and Jen was hysterical laughing. Evidently I was right and he made a pass at Jay. Of course to an almost 14 year old boy it wasn't as funny. I just told him that was because he's so cute every one likes him. As the young man left the area he waved to Jay one more time. At this point we were all laughing, even Jay.

We saw Belle next. Ella had decided that it was fun to spin and make her dress flare out. Belle joined her.

Seriously the character interactions were fantastic that day.

Then Rapunzel. Ella tried to get her to spin but she was great. She said her dress didn't go out like that and besides her hair was too long and they would trip. Ella was happy with that.

Rapunzel then got Jay and Mike to join them. I don't think either was happy but did it

Then she made Jen join in. I'm thinking she thought Jay was their son also.

The princesses done we had Mickey and Minnie to see. It was getting late at this point. The FP window for Space Mountain had opened up. Jim and I took the little ones to see some mice while Jen, Jay and Mike went to ride a mountain. This was a long wait about 25 minutes. Ella was beyond excited as her number one favorite is Minnie Mouse. The waiting was starting to be too much for Mikey. He has trouble with lines and until now had been doing good. I knew that I need to get him distracted and occupied. Jim wanted to just take him out of line and punish him. I won this one. Jim doesn't spend much time with the kids and forgets what our son was like, he was ADD. This was when I regretted not getting a GAC for Mikey. Soon enough we were close to entering the greeting area. Ella peeked around the curtain and I loved her reaction and was thrilled that I had the camera ready and was able to get a picture of it

The photopass photographer here really needs to get a new assignment. He was in a hurry to get a pic and get you out. After some of the great experiences earlier in the day he was different. He did get Ella hugging her Minnie

Jen was waiting for us and needed the photopass plus lanyard for the ride pic. We forgot about that so she ran back to add the pic

It was now 8:30 so we had a decision to make. Did we want to find a place to watch Wishes or beat the crowds and head back to the resort. The resort won. When we got to the bus stop there was a bus already there. I figured we would have a wait so I told the kids to go back and I would get on the next bus. But Wait! The driver was opening the back so I could load. Going back early was a good choice as Ella promptly fell asleep on the ride back to ASMo.

When we got back to the room Mousekeeping was at it again

They decorated all 4 beds in both rooms. Again a silly little thing that meant so much to the kids.

Summary of Magic Kingdom over 2 days
BTMRR - no
Buzz Lightyear Ranger Spin - yes
The carousel - no
Country Bears - no, really upset by that as it will be closed when I am there in October
Parade - No
Dumbo - no, we didn't even make it to that area
IASW - yes, thankfully Jay was a no
Jungle Cruise - Yes
Philharmagic - no
Monster Laugh Floor - no
Peter Pan - yes, but only once and Crystal really wanted to ride it again
POC - yes, several times
Space Mountain - yes
Splash Mountain - yes and no, I didn't get on it
Barnstormer - no and I really wanted to get there for Ella so she could ride a coaster
Tiki Room - no
Hall of Presidents - yes because of the rain
Haunted Mansion - yes, several times
Magic Carpets - yes
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - sadly no
People Mover (sorry what I think of it as) - no
Carousel of Progress - yes, again because of rain
Railroad - no and this one waas on my must do list for Mikey. He loves trains.
MSEP - no because it didn't run the days we had planned
Characters - most of them

We missed a lot over the two days, but the kids were happy and that was all that mattered to me. They don't know what they missed. I do think that Disney needs to rethink the MSEP however. We did not do PH's and due to ADR's could not change our days. The parade only ran a couple of days while we were there and not the ones we had planned for MK. We really had a choice to make all of the rides and attractions or what we could and as many characters as possible. The characters won out because of the little ones. And Jay, as much as he tried to complain, really had a great time.
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