I forgot to post this, but I think after Gail left we took these photopass picture as well. We decided it was time to call Skip before it got too late. It was still massively crowded and I was starting to feel achy again and I just needed a rest. We went in search of a peaceful spot. We found a spot and sat on the steps. We gave Skip a call. It was really magical sitting there. The view of the castle was amazing and the Main Street Electrical Parade was going by as well. We described the castle to Skip, but he just didnt get it. After we got done talking to him we just sat there for a long time. I was really starting to drag now. I was feeling achier, my throat was feeling sore and I just wasnt sure how much longer I could make it. It was extra magical hours now and I REALLY wanted to take advantage of it, but the crowds didnt seem to be going down at all. I then made a decision that I regret still. We decided to leave. Claire was OK with it, but I just hated doing it. I have heard that if I waited about 30 -60 minutes it did clear out quite a bit, but at the time it didnt look like it would. We headed towards the front then around 11:40. We decided to duck into a few stores. In just a weeks time the store was totally transformed from Halloween décor to Christmas. Good bye Magic Kingdom! We WILL be back to see more of you in the next few days! If memory serves me well, we didnt have much of an issue with getting a bus. I do remember it being full, but we had seats. It felt like a very long ride back. There was a race going on and traffic was heavy because of this. We did see many runners as we drove on. We made it back to the Beach Club and made the trek to our room. We could hear music blaring and lots of crowds. I assumed the race must be starting in Epcot. We got settled into bed and even in our room we could still hear music blaring and loud crowds cheering. AND announcer who NEVER shut up. I went to check our sliding door, as I swore it had to be open for as loud as it was, but nope, the door was shut tightly. I even double checked it later because it was just so loud. I was NOT happy about this. Had I known this, I wouldve stayed at MK. There was no sleep to be had with all this loud noise. My Mom even grumbled about it and said it had been going on for quite some time. I dont know what time I finally fell asleep, but I can tell you it took a long time and I was just not in a good mood. I had never heard of this being an issue before, but I now know if I go during a race time, to be sure not to stay anywhere near where the race is being held. All in all it was a good day. I wasnt feeling 100%, but I still accomplished a lot. We had visited 2 parks and had a wonderful ice-cream lunch .Oh the Places We Go. We met up once again with Carey and her family. Oh the People We See.