Disney {Magic Kingdom}

Magic Kingdom is definitely the most "famous" of all Disney parks, and by FAR the most visited. It's the number one visited park in the world with over 17 million visitors a year. Aren't you glad I'm such a Disney nerd? Now you have that little bit of information if and when you ever need to share it with someone to impress them or to win some type of trivia contest and win a million bucks! You'll thank me appropriately, I'm sure ;)

I love entering the MK because you can't see the castle until you're actually IN the park and walking down Main Street USA. They built the park that way so it's more a wow-factor once the park is actually open and you're not just in the parking lot. I never get tired of seeing the castle, so expect a lot of photos of it in this post. We did 2 days at this park, so if you see different outfits that's why. Also, if you see a lot of the same gray sweatshirts, it was much cooler than we'd thought so they got a lot of use this week. Another also, it POURED on us one of the days- so please enjoy our ponchos and rain gear and don't laugh too hard.
Jared playing the organ in the line for the Haunted Mansion- one of our first stops of the day. Typically we don't ever wait in line for this ride, so it's easy to miss some of the fun interactive things to do in the queue. This organ plays some pretty creepy sounds!

After hitting up a few of the classic rides we headed over to the newest part of MK, Fantasyland. This area gets PACKED so we utilized the fastpass system and avoided any crazy lines with crying children. Okay, there is no way to completely avoid crying children at Disney (It's the happiest place on earth! Why are so many people crying?!) but we did get to walk right on the Little Mermaid ride which is so cute.

There's a brand new ride that's about to open us-- Snow White's SEven Dwarfs Mine Train. We were hoping to catch a test run of it while we were there, but no such luck. Guess we'll be waiting until our NEXT trip to try it out! And if anyone gets there before me, I better see lots of pictures! :)

I said it in one of my Disney posts last week, and I'll say it again: There is always, ALWAYS something to see and/or be entertained by at DisneyWorld. As we were headed over to meet some friends, an old fashioned marching band came out of seemingly nowhere  and started playing. They were a lot of fun to watch as we scarfed down a quick snack in between rides and attractions.

Oh and those friends I said we were headed to meet? Only Goofini and Donaldo, of course!

We were pretty excited about our lunch this day. Remember when Jared surprised with me THE most awesome Valentine's date ever?? Well, part of the reason he did that was that when we booked our Disney trip this time, we weren't able to get reservations for Be Our Guest for dinner. We were bummed, but knew they offered lunch and we'd planned to try to get in for that. We'd heard people started lining up an hour before they even opened for lunch to try to get a lunch table and while we weren't looking for to that, we figured we'd give it a shot. 

Lucky for us, I'd gotten an email two days prior saying we could try out the new fastpass system for the restaurant. It's something they're still testing out, so not everyone gets access to do this. They told us a 20-minute window to show up during so we did and were seated right away! Talk about Disney magic! We got to pass probably fifty+ people who were waiting outside…whoops! The food isn't the same as at dinner, but still absolutely delicious and what's better than eating in a themed castle?!

Oh, you wanted another example of the millions of things going on at Disney in any given day?? The Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It parade/show/dance party! Lots of your favorite characters, a live emcee, street dancers, etc… it's definitely a good time and by the end of it everyone (Minnie included!) is dancing in the streets having a blast!

Another small, random thing that only a true Disney nerd would acknowledge? The Rapunzel/Tangled themed bathrooms located just past the Haunted Mansion and before you get to "It's a Small World." Elaborate murals are inside, and the outside has lots of fun items from the movie:  frying pan, Flynn's satchel, wanted posters and more! And it goes without saying that the lanterns are gorgeous, especially at dusk.

And this post wouldn't be legit unless I showed you us, drenched, in ponchos, but still having the time of our life :)

One of the nights Magic Kingdom was open until 1am! So after the parade, the castle show and the incredible fireworks display, we knew we'd head back to the rides. We had one of the best seats ever for the fireworks! 
After they were over, we watched the majority of the crowds head toward the buses to leave and we took off for more fun! We walked on every single ride for another two hours or so and those were honestly some of the best memories of our entire trip. It felt like we owned the park and I even convinced Jared to ride the spinning teacups with me-- and he liked them!

Whew-- Disney posts exhaust me. In the best way possible ;) I'll leave you with a picture of us from each day we did MK. One chilly day with zero rain and one warm day where we didn't let the rain get us down… we just embraced being blue blobs together!

30 comments

  1. I never want these Disney posts to end. Magic Kingdom is one of our must dos while we're there in May. If the Snow White ride is open by then, I'll be sure to take LOTS of pictures :) Also, I think we need to invest in this fast pass you speak of. I hate lines.

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  2. It looks like you spend a month there and never get bored!

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  3. Oh I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time! We are going this coming weekend and they're saying it's going to be rainy. Glad to see that we will still have the time of our lives. :)

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  4. I'm heading to Disney in May so these posts are making me anxious to get there! :)

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  5. LOVING all of your Disney recaps!!! =D

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  6. I love how much fun you guys have!!! I need to book a trip to Disney ASAP and have you guys be my guide! :P

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  7. So just how good is the grey stuff @ BOG? I hear its not to be missed, even if that's all you eat there.

    I've been on a scrapbooking kick of our Disney honeymoon and yesterday I finally finished day 2 of 5, aka Epcot day. So I've been reliving our trip, and see your posts help :)

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  8. Love this recap. I could never get tired of hearing about Disney :)

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  9. I have never been to disney before... but I am desperate to go! Aaron says I have to wait until we have kids. Please! If I find someone on board with a trip I am going with or without kids!! haha

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  10. Looks like so much fun! I'm really loving your recaps :)

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  11. Magic Kingdom is the best one!! Loving your stories and pictures!!!

    My fiancé and I are moving to Califonia and we will get to Disney Land to check it out (we will be about three hours away)
    I'm excited, but I've also heard that it's just not as good as DisneyWorld.

    Tara.sobie@yahoo.com

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  12. eeeekkkkk yay!!!!! I love this!!!!

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  13. I love the poncho pictures! Those are great! All wet but still have big ol' smiles on your faces! :)

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  14. You guys got so lucky on this trip!! Upgraded room and fast pass restaurant testers. Awesome!

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  15. I love all the little upgrades Disney surprised you with!! Like I keep saying, can't even WAIT to go one day!!! :)

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  16. Okay I seriously want to go to Disney ASAP! Looks like you had an awesome time!

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  17. The pictures with the fireworks are so good!!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm DYING to get on TLM ride! And the Tangled lanterns ARE gorgeous.

    Anyway...I know why the kids are crying and I'm sure you do too. Kids still nap and eat on schedule and their parents try to cram full days in! Stay on property so you can hop back and forth and not overdo it!

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  19. soooo it rained on us when we went and I secretly loved it!

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  20. Looks like you had a blast! I see what I hear about the need for a poncho is true....I am so excited I am taking notes from every Disney post I find. We are headed there this year and I can't wait! Thanks for sharing :D

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    1. Definitely prepare for some rain! :) There was only one day that it poured on us, but a couple other days had some scattered showers too!

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  21. We definitely have a similar Disney poncho picture. Who cares though when you are in such a magical place? Loved your little Disney nerd tips. I'll have to keep these in mind!

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  22. Magic Kingdom is by far my favorite! Fun Fact: I once went on every single ride & attraction in one day. I bet a friend I could do it...I had a checklist and everything. Obviously.

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  23. I'm so glad these posts are still going! Love getting some Disney readin' done in the ams! ;) Glad y'all had such an amazing time! Love everything about these posts!

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  24. We do MK in 2 days too! I was bummed they were working on Fantasyland when we were there; I'm dying to see the Mermaid ride! Also, I don't think Tangled was out yet so I don't remember seeing the bathrooms there. I want to go soon! Such a happy happy happy place! :) THanks for sharing!!!

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  25. i remember loving MK and seeing the castle! ...the last and only time i went in 1999 (as a 17 year old senior in high school)

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  26. I'm totally stalking your blog now that I've just found it (explains the reason for a comment on this months long post). My husband and I went to Disney World the week of March 8th. I had the best time, but my husband did not care for Disney. So we ended up spending two days at Universal to satisfy his roller coaster needs. Reading this post makes me want to go back, but next time my husband will get left at home. Ha.

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