Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Magic Kingdom!

We, along with what seems like millions of other people, decided to make Disney World our Spring Break vacation destination.  Although Joseph loves amusement parks in general, we were worried he was close to aging out of the wonder and magic that is Disney (even at only 8 & 1/2 years old), so we decided it was time to go.  Despite a delayed flight and very late arrival (which seems to be our thing these days), we were up early the next morning and excited to see what the Magic Kingdom had to offer.

The oldies but goodies like It's a Small WorldPirates of the CarribeanHaunted Mansion and the Mad Tea Party ride are still a joy.  As much as I would have loved to, since it's one of my favorite memories of Disney World as a youngster, Joseph had zero interest in a spin on the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride.

Joseph's favorites were, of course, the thrill rides, especially Space Mountain.  Although I'm not sure how he could say he enjoyed them, when he kept his eyes shut and his fingers in his ears on every single ride.  The new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was fun but just a little over-hyped. 

We made the most of our day by taking in parades and shows as well.  The Festival of Fantasy Parade would wind up being the closest we would ever get to a princess or anything too girly, much to my dismay.  The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast are still two of my favorites, and Frozen is a force to be reckoned with.

Not to mention Maleficent's very cool "steampunk" mechanical fire-breathing dragon!

Gotta get plenty of pictures with Cinderella's castle!  The front is always sooooo crowded, but there's a path around the back that's always relatively quite, which I remember from when we went with my nephew and niece ages ago.

We capped off the night with the fireworks show at the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular.  Overall, a magical day!

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