Friday, August 01, 2008

Sunday at Magic Kingdom

To continue.....

We got an early start on Sunday. We skipped breakfast at Shades of Green in favor of an earlier than expected bus to MK. It left at 8.10 a.m. We ended up having to wait for the park to open, but it wasn't too bad. There is a "welcome" show right before the park opens, but we couldn't see it from where we were standing.

We stopped at Guest Relations right off and Mike got a birthday button. The guy put Mike's name on it, dotting the "i" with a Mickey head. Disney cast members who spotted the button wished him a happy birthday, which was fun. We added to our Dumbo count right off, as we went there first--after getting coffee and splitting a cherry turnover! We found that early morning is definitely the best time to ride Dumbo, there was very little line. We actually rode it three times, and have now ridden in half the Dumbos.

It was a good day! We went on the Rocket Orbiter ride for the very first time. It is basically Dumbo, up high (you have to go up in an elevator), with rockets instead of elephants. The rockets are hard to get into though, so we might not plan to do that ride very often.

We had dinner at Tony's restaurant--patterned after said restaurant in the movie "Lady and the Tramp". We got a nice table inside, and our server was great! She was very helpful and told us all kinds of things we hadn't known. She brought streamers and Mickey confetti to sprinkle on the table, and a strip of Mickey stickers, for Mike's birthday. Our food was really good, and I can see eating there again sometime. We decided we were too full for dessert, but still got a surprise, when she came out with a little sprinkle covered cake with a candle. She announced that it was Mike's birthday, and on the count of three, everyone said "happy birthday" and did that Italian kiss thing--kissing the fingertips. It was fun and Mike didn't quite die from embarrassment! Most of the cake came home with us--it was really good. We did end up with rain and also lightning and thunder. We waited out a good bit of it, and since it was not constant, we were able to do a few more things. But ultimately, it was evident that it wasn't going to stop any time soon, there was still plenty of lightning in the distance, and my feet were really tired. We figured that the fireworks might be cancelled, the weather was that bad.

So, we finally called it quits at about 8 or so (?) and had an early night. We got back to our room, to find that I had a blister on the bottom of one of my toes (actually two toes had blisters, the one just didn't show as much). My foot was not happy in shoes on Monday morning, so that ended any thoughts at all of trying to do a little more Disney before heading home. Oh well. We had two great days and although we got rained on both days, it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been.

It was definitely a fun trip and it worked out well to stay over, so we could stay later and also get an early start at the parks.


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