Recently, though, we started seeing ads for Disney's new Florida Resident Special - a $99 Four Day Four Park Pass. WOW. Considering the tickets are normally $70.00 per day, this deal is exceptional! So, I hopped online to buy our Disney dream. Except, instead, I discovered the Seasonal Weekday Passes... $169.00!!! Hello?! We only go during the weekdays; this was a TOTAL no-brainer!
(Eep. Good thing THAT part wasn't boring.)
Well, to make a short story long, we headed to Magic Kingdom the next day. And I totally forgot my camera. Which is awesome, because there's nothing like taking your kids to the Most Magical Place On The Planet and only having a crappy cell-phone camera.
We began our day on the Jungle Cruise because 1. The boys are completely enamored with the Jungle Book movie, 2. The boys LOVE all things animal, and 3. The boys think boats are awesome. Except? Not so much. Jonathan tolerated the ride, Stephen fussed through the ride, and Casey? All out SCREAMED through the ride. Like mind-numbing, stomach wrenching, choking sobs, screaming. So... if any of you people who read this blog were sitting near us? I totally owe you a beer. Sorry.
Fortunately, things got much better after The Jungle Cruise Incident. We spent a long time watching Thunder Mountain Railroad, watching the race cars, watching Dumbo and watching the big train that goes around the park. After much coaxing (and a little insisting) we actually boarded the train, and the boys all really enjoyed their ride. Empowered by the successful train ride, we dragged them onto the People Mover, which went over "meh."
At this point the kids were getting sleepy and Hubs was cranky because we were so so very close to the Buzz Lightyear ride and, yet, it was totally out of reach. We headed to the front of the park, sidelined briefly by the parade (yay!), and hit up Mickey's Bakery for some energy in the form of SUGAR. I picked a giant brownie for
After refueling, we wandered back toward Toon Land with the intention of riding the train again. En route we encountered a princess show "Stop, Mommy! I watching!!!", Jonathan nose-dived out of the stroller (which I'm pretty sure scarred the young mommy walking alongside us for life) and a playground (because it's not like we see those all the time?). We never did make it back on the train, but the day was indeed magical. And exhausting.
...and if you made it this far? Thanks for sticking around. I totally realize it read like a thirteen year old's diary entry.
p.s. I know you're wondering, so, yes, I did eat pretty much the whole cookie. And it was awesome.