Friday, February 20, 2015

Magic Kingdom

We got to Magic Kingdom right when they opened and bee-lined it to the Snow White coaster (after a few photo-ops).

The new Snow White coaster was a lot of fun.  We had a 45 minute wait, which was the shortest that it was all day.  It was very kid friendly, and there was so much to do in the line that we barely even noticed the wait.  The ride was very fun and enjoyable, it appeals to non-thrill seekers.  It was the perfect way to start the day because the kids had so much fun that they wanted more.  We rode on Thunder Mountain, and both kids were a little scared, but after the ride was over they were glad they rode it.  Splash Mountain has never been open when we have been there, we always go during the winter and it is usually getting maintenance done on it.  This was our lucky day because they had just barely opened it up again.  I thought we were going to have to force our kids to ride it (we are those parents), but Phoenix considered it for a moment and said "I want to go on Splash Mountain, I want to brave like Ace!" (Ace is his best friend and a few months ago I showed Phoenix a picture Ace on Splash Mountain).  We were getting our ponchos on and two men that work at Disney came up and asked if Phoenix and Audrey would like to be Sheriffs for the day.  

They made an oath to serve and protect and then they went for a little march around Frontierland with a whole group of Disney employees singing and chanting.  

Pretty cool!  After that we went on Splash Mountain. Audrey did not want to go on it, but afterwards she was glad that she went (a common theme).  

This was our first time going to Magic Kingdom on a Saturday.  The first half of the day wasn't bad at all.  Then we stopped to eat lunch and when we came out the park was SO crowded.  We were totally caught off guard, because it wasn't packed at all from 8-12.  We still got to ride everything that we cared about, and we rode Thunder Mountain (family favorite) 3 times.  We got to watch the parade, and we saw the fireworks show.  We thought that after the fireworks show the park would clear out like it usually does, and it did slightly lighten up, but hardly at all.  We stayed until park close (midnight), and all of us were so physically exhausted.  We had an awesome time.  Phoenix really made a 180 degree turn, he loved every minute of both days at the parks.  It was a really short and quick trip, but it was perfect.  We already want to go back again.  Travis and I are becoming Disney freaks!