We left off after Thursday, our first day in Disney. Friday we were headed to the Magic Kingdom for the day since we had an early dinner at Chef Mickey’s that night with Jen and her family. It was a nice sunny day but it was freezing cold!
We arrived mid morning, and headed to Big Thunder Mountain which was out first fastpass. Aaanndd…it was down for mechanical issues. Great. So we rode haunted mansion instead. Then we rode the peoplemover before heading back over to big thunder. The ride was back up but the fastpass line was SO LONG, so we said forget it and decided to go back later.
We had a fastpass for the new seven dwarves mine train ride, and we went over to do it..and it was down too! We were not having good luck. We ate lunch at Cosmic Ray’s, and finally got to ride both rides that had been down earlier. I loved mine train, but it was way too short.
Something else we got to do that I had been looking forward to was finally seeing the Festival of Fantasy parade.
It was so cute, I really enjoyed it! We got to ride the mine train again, and Bobby got a funnel cake for a snack.
It was close to dinner time, so we took the monorail over to the Contemporary to meet up with Jen and her family. I finally got to meet her little Hadley!
We had a fun time catching up and eating. They had to head out before we were done since it was bedtime for the kids, so we stayed and got some character pictures.
As we were leaving, a got a text form Karen asking if we were still there. They had reservations and were just walking up. So we met up with them and kept them company while they waited for their table. We eventually left, but we would be spending all day with them Saturday so we had more time to catch up!
We headed back to the resort and crashed, as another fun day in Disney World was complete.
QOTD: Do you go to character meals at Disney? Have you ever gotten stuck on a broken down ride?
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
Seeing these pictures makes me just want to up and leave my life and run away to Disney haha. And I agree about the Mine ride being too short. I’m pretty sure I blinked and it was over.
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
I love character meals! I didn’t do one this last time unless Be Our Guest counts since we saw the Beast! Girl..we got stuck on The Barnstormer on our day in MK! But it resulted in a free fast pass! 🙂
We didn’t get stuck, but in 2013 when the family was at Disneyland, we had just gotten on Buzz Lightyear when they shut the ride down. We were still in the loading area so we were able to walk off.
I love the Disney parades! The mine ride wasn’t open yet when we were there last so I look forward to riding it next time we are there!
Karen :0) says
I’m with you on the mine train..it’s fun but kinda short. We also love the festival of fantasy parade! Glad we got to hang out at chef Mickey’s! 😀
Can’t believe all the rides keep breaking down gahhh. Chef Mickey’s was so fun, even though I ate nothing haha.
Sounds like a super fun day. Did your daughter like meeting the characters at Chef Mickey’s? Must be so fun to be able to share your love of Disney with her!
We didn’t take her to disney, she’s too little .
We’ve gotten stuck on the Haunted Mansion so many times that my son thinks it’s part of the ride.
So have we! That and buzz light year