Thursday, May 18, 2017

Disney World Magic Kingdom May 2017 {The Happiest (and hottest) place on Earth}

We are huge fans of going to Disney World (as you can probably tell from my Blog we go often.) We decided to go to celebrate for my Birthday as well as Mother's Day to spend the day there with the girls.  We usually go more towards the beginning of the year when it is cooler temperatures and I was not expecting it to be so hot! I cannot imagine what is it like in August! Anyways, we still had a wonderful day and the girls had so much fun. I usually just take pictures with my phone but this time I wanted to practice with my Canon Rebel and got some pretty good pictures of the kids. 

When you first walk into the park you walk into the Town Square on Main street. There is an area in front of the Town Square Theater that has this bench with Walt Disney and Minnie Mouse statues and it was a good photo op. I thought it was so cute the way the girls were holding onto them. There was a line just in front of us to see Pluto but it was really long so we just decided to head back into Fantasy Land where you can meet Minnie, Daisy, Goofy, and Donald all in the Circus tent!

I always have to get the Mickey Mouse shaped ice cream and take some pictures. It is one of my favorites! I also got a churro but forgot to take pictures. hah!

Here are the girls at "Pete's Silly Side Show" in the circus tent meeting some of their favorite characters! This tent is a little hidden in my opinion and I discovered it a few trips back thanks to my Disney World App!  Kenzie was so sleepy at this point and ready for a nap, so she was pretty shy with them. They both did amazing waiting in the lines though, sometimes that can be tough for the little ones! Luckily the lines are always short for this character meet and we only waited 20 minutes, twice. You have to wait in one line for Minnie and Daisy then a separate line for Donald and Goofy.

 Kenzie squeezed Minnie's nose! Everyone was laughing! Look at how Zoey is holding her, so sweet!! They just love Minnie Mouse!
 Zoey was the most excited to meet Goofy, but you can't really tell by her expression because she didn't really want to smile for pictures. She gave him lots of hugs though!

 I love how Zoey is holding Donald's face for the hug. You can see Kenzie being shy and I think she was just tired.

 Zoey requested to go on the "Elephant ride" which was "Dumbo the Flying Elephant." When you wait in line there is a play area where they give you a pager that will buzz when it's your turn and your kids can go play while they wait! It is actually really great and the girls loved playing in this little area. They have some bigger kid stuff where they can climb up too but our girls stayed in this smaller area. The wait time was not too bad for this ride we waited about 30 minutes and having the play session in the middle of it really helped the kids a lot!

 They both really loved this ride. I thought Kenzie would be scared up this high but she said "weeee" the entire time. I think I was more scared than her! You can make it fly high and fly low with a control knob. It can seat up to 3 I believe, Alex went in one with Zoey and Kenzie and I went in another one.

We had a fastpass for "It's a Small World" and it was a great place to get some good pictures but most people have been on this ride or seen pictures so I tried to limit the amount I posted. I really loved these Hula Girls. I think this is a good ride for small kids it is a very slow boat ride and they just love all the visuals. With our fast passes we only waited like 5 minutes!

The characters outfits were really detailed and I love all the glitter on a lot of the decor. We actually got backed up on this ride and had to sit and wait for it to keep moving for a while. I always panic when this happens. Hah!

My favorite part is when you exit it has all these signs that say "Goodbye" in different languages from all over the world. I just think it's really cute and a fun way to end the ride, I like to read them to the kids.

We also rode "Peter Pan's Flight." That ride is a simulated flying boat that is all dark inside and you look down on lit up houses and roads. It has this black light effect so you can see all the characters and decor. You can see a large Peter Pan and Wendy in their boat too! I did not take any pictures because it was just too dark and semi faster pace. It is really neat inside but for some reason it does spook me a little. The girls really liked this one but Zoey kept saying, "it's too dark, why is it so dark?" haha! I was so glad to have a fastpass for this ride, it was a 75 minute wait and we only waited about 15 minutes! This is one of the top rides to get a fastpass for if you can, it is very popular.

Next we went on the Teacups, this is one of our favorites. The wait is not usually long, we waited about 15 minutes. The girls love it and Zoey was our spinner she wanted to go "super fast!"

We were all hangry after all of this fun and we were hustling from ride to ride so we made a pit stop at Pinocchio Village Haus for some food and a little break. Alex and I shared a (mediocre at best) pepperoni flatbread and the girls got french fries and chicken nuggets. It was a big enough place we could bring our double stroller into, so that was a huge plus. We easily found seating and the girls really loved the Pinocchio painting on the wall behind us. We all felt much better after a meal, lots of cold water, and sitting in the air conditioning for a bit!

Makenzie fell asleep in the stroller (finally) and it was time for our final fastpass on "The Little Mermaid," so Alex took Zoey and I waited with Kenzie in the shade so she could sleep a bit. I love that little mermaid ride but we were all so hot at this point and ready to leave I didn't mind resting in the shade.

My husband discovered a little store called "Bonjour! Village Gifts" that sells only Beauty and The Beast items and he made the mistake of showing it to me. I want it all! They had some really great display pieces, art to hang, Belle princess gowns and t-shirts and so much more. I got a puzzle and an ornament and am in love! I probably would have gotten more but most of the items were breakables and Zoey was getting a little handsy so I had to hurry and leave, but my husband is probably happy about that! I just love that little shop so much, I will definitely be collecting from there everytime I go from now on!

Later we decided to take a small break and sit on a planter box and The Muppets did a little show out of this building's window.  The girls really enjoyed watching it from the stroller. It was a nice break for us and entertaining for the kiddos so it worked out really well. Zoey loved seeing Kermit the Frog!

We decided to leave about 5, which is pretty early for us. It was just so hot and we were all worn down. The kids got grumpy so we headed home. We had a really great day at Disney World and I love taking my girls to meet the characters they love and have fun on the rides! I always said I would take my kids often while they're young if I could, and I am so grateful it is something we can take them to experience. We are so lucky to live only an hour away and the Florida resident discount doesn't hurt either. 

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