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Old 07-14-2013, 07:03 AM   #46
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Day 15 - See Ya Real Soon Mickey!

So here it is, are you ready for our last day?

For brunch today we thought we'd try Be Our Guest in New Fantasyland again.

We finished packing quickly, loaded the car and drove to Magic Kingdom. It was about 10 o'clock and it was busy, not a good sign. It was turning out to be a hot day too - it always is when you're dressed to go home!

We thought we'd walk to the Ticket & Transportation Centre rather than queue for trams as the stroller is such a pain to get on, and we were parked quite close.

We decided to get the monorail rather than the boat to Magic Kingdom as we find it's usually quicker.

The monorail was really busy and there was a big queue, so we were naughty and got the resort monorail instead.

We got to the park and headed straight to New Fantasyland - no waiting for characters this morning. Unfortunately Be Our Guest also had a big queue and the wait was already 45 minutes, even though it had only just opened.

We were really annoyed as we'd had no breakfast so we looked for somewhere else to eat.

Eventually we ended up having funnel cakes and cappuccinos at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square.

After a rather unfulfilling breakfast we went to The Country Bear Jamboree because we thought Isabella would enjoy the songs. She enjoyed it for a little while then got restless.

We then headed back to Fantasyland to visit the Storybook Circus. We fast passed Dumbo the Flying Elephant. This turned out to be a mistake! We wanted to see the new waiting area and maybe let Isabella play in there for a while but you can only do that if you don't fast pass - they should probably make that clearer!


"Excuse me, I'm trying to have a picture taken with my mum, can you move please?"


Where's Isabella...?


There she is!


"Dad, please stop taking photos"

After this we went and had lunch at Columbia Harbour House. However Isabella was really hungry but wouldn't eat, even though she'd enjoyed the same food when we went earlier in the holiday.

I went and bought her some fruit from the stall outside and she ended up sitting on Jo's lap and ate fruit and chicken.

We then went and did Enchanted Tiki Room again. She really enjoyed it earlier in the holiday and liked the birds. We'd also been the singing the song to her all week.

We still had plenty of time to kill so we wandered over to Tomorrowland and went on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. As it passed through Space Mountain Isabella fell asleep - she was tired and it was dark.


Happy family


"Are you sure this is Tomorrowland dad?"

We managed to get her off the ride and into her stroller without her waking up. At the stroller parking we saw some cheeky birds nicking chips that someone had left in their stroller!

On the way out we got some ice cream from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and then got rid of our remaining snack credits in the Main Street Confectionary then said goodbye to Walt Disney World for another year.


Do you think the birds got those on the dining plan?

We got the monorail back via the resorts, not to avoid lines, there weren't any, but because we went the wrong way!

We got the tram back to the car park this time as it was a lot less busy and then it was off to Orlando International Airport via the 192.
It wasn't particularly scenic drive and we had to sing a lot of the way to keep Isabella (who was now awake) amused - I won't be singing Old MacDonald's Farm again in a hurry!

Airport check in was easy as there was almost no queue which was fortunate as we had to be at the gate in about 45 mins to drop the stroller off so it could be put in the hold. Thanks to the massive queue through Security (Orlando Airport is terrible for this) we only just made it.

We had time to grab a Burger King before getting on the plane and then it was goodbye to Orlando for another year.

Summary
Looking back on the holiday and writing this trip report all these months later has been really enjoyable. We’ve been to Disney quite a lot over the last few years but to be there with Isabella and see her react and interact with the rides and attractions is whole new experience which we both really enjoyed. Even though she was ill for half of the holiday it didn't seem to dampen her enjoyment and she also made some really big developmental advances.

Epilogue
We recently booked to go to WDW next January, staying at Saratoga Springs again. We're not going to do the Half Marathon this time and it will just be Jo, Isabella and I.

I've enjoyed writing this trip report so much that I'm planning on writing one for this next trip. I'll make lots more detailed notes next time and take many more photos. I might even write a pre-trip report this time too.

Thanks to all that have taken the time to read this I hope you've enjoyed it.


See you next year!
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:02 AM   #47
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Thanks for sharing, loved all the photos.
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Thanks for sharing your trip. I'm glad that you had such a great time inspite of being sick while you we're there. How great that you're going back next year. I look forward o reading about that trip too.
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Great report, thanks for sharing.

I enjoy writing reports, mainly for myself and to share with friends and family. Its fun to come back and read them before the next trip.

Have fun planning your next trip
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:29 AM   #50
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Thanks for sharing, loved all the photos.
Thank you for reading, glad you've enjoyed it


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Great report, thanks for sharing.

I enjoy writing reports, mainly for myself and to share with friends and family. Its fun to come back and read them before the next trip.

Have fun planning your next trip

Thank you. I've enjoyed it writing about it and it's got me so excited about next year I'm going to write a pre-trip report asap!
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