We flew in on a Saturday afternoon and spent that day exploring Downtown Disney. For some reason I seriously underestimated how big that place was. We walked forever in the rain and later realized we could have ridden the shuttle one more stop to get to the LEGO store. Lesson learned. We checked out a few more stores, got some ice cream, and headed back to explore our hotel. No pictures due to the rain!
We got up bright and early the next morning for Magic Kingdom! We had an early breakfast scheduled at Cinderella's Castle.
|Hailey all decked out in her Rapunzel gear, walking up to her castle!|
|Luckily they had Cinderella come out anyways and sign autographs and talk to the kids. This was the kids' first time to see a "character" on the trip. Both were in awe.|
|I love how Hailey is looking at her.|
We got into the park before it opened since the breakfast didn't happen. First up, Enchanted Tales with Belle. We were first in line! We honestly had no idea what to expect (see comment about minimal planning). They pick each kid to play a part in a short play of Belle getting ready to meet the Beast. It was adorable.
|Once again, in awe of princess Belle :)|
|This was awesome - Steve was picked to be a guard. LOL|
|She signed autographs at the end of the skit.|
|Next we met Ariel! It wasn't even 10:00 and we already met 3 princesses!|
|Back at night time, after eating and riding some rides - heading to grab a spot for the parade!|
|Hailey wanted me to take a picture of each color of the castle. This involved maneuvering around a bunch of people but it was worth it.|
On to the electrical parade. I remember loving this when I was a kid (we went when I was 12). We got a good spot right behind a British family. They were really sweet and let our kids sit on the curb in front of them for the parade. They were also short, so Steve and I had no problem seeing over them ;)
|Cinderella - all of the lights worked, bad timing on the pic|
|They got some ears and were still having tons of fun waiting for the shuttle back to the hotel!|