Monday, December 6, 2010

Disney Day 2 - Magic Kingdom

November 29, 2010. Day two at the parks brought us to the Magic Kingdom, the original park of Disney World. We had beautiful weather and extra ‘magic’ hours so we could enjoy the park for a few more hours.

Like everything else in Disney World, the Magic Kingdom is all decorated for the holidays. The entrance was beautiful with a lovely display of poinsettias shaped as Mickey of course.

As soon as we got onto Main Street the parade started. This was a new parade called the ‘Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Street Party’. All the favorites were there…Mickey, Donald, Minnie, Goofy, Baloo, King Louie, Woody, Jessie, Chip, Dale, Mr. Incredible and Frozone. Everytime I see anything Incredibles related I think of my favorite lines from the movie. Frozone: ‘Where is my Super Suit’, Wife: ‘Why do you need to know?”

The first thing we did after getting our first Fast Pass was drag Scott onto his least favorite ride, It’s a Small World. As you can see he didn’t take it well.

Pretty amazing when you think this ride was originally designed for the World’s Fair in 1964.

We took a spin on the teacups in the Mad Tea Party ride. Jill, Kayla and Neil in one cup.

Then it was off to the Tomorrowland Speedway. I think they use the term “speed” a bit liberally since you can only go about 5 miles per hour. Here’s Scott with his racing face.

We found a hidden Mickey on Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin.

Our self portrait with the camera.

The Yellen’s on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. This turned out to be a favorite so we rode it several times and I’m sure we’ll go again before we leave Disney.

Kayla while we’re waiting in line for Pirate’s of the Caribbean.

Another classic ride, this was the last attraction which Walt Disney participated in the design and it opened 3 months after his death.  The attraction was updated in 2006 to add Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow character.

The Castle just looked beautiful at night with the Christmas lights.

Main Street also looked lovely.

I left an attraction early so I could run out and see the fireworks. Disney did not disappoint and it looked spectacular over the castle. It was hard to find a spot to take pictures because everyone else in the park had the same idea.

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