Saturday, September 5, 2015

Magic Kingdom -Day 2

Woo-hop it's day two.  First thing this morning was breakfast at Cinderellas Royal Table.  This was strictly just for me.

We met Cinderella right away & I was clearly thrilled.  Then on to the breakfast where my sweet hubby surprised me with a tiarra.

He let Noah crown me.

Then he presented me with a glass slipper and a toast.

Then he got everyone desserts.  Such a wonderful husband.  And such a great way to celebrate 15 years of marriage.  

Today we finished up Main Street, Fronteer Land, Adventure Land and Liberty Square.

We fast passed meeting Mickey.  

Totally worth it.  We also fast passed Big Thunder Mountian Railroad.  I loved that one as well.

For dinner we had a reservation at Mickeys Backyard BBQ.  If your kids are really into characters, do this.  My kids were not that interested.  They liked meeting a few, but didn't want to meet them all or wait in too many lines.  It was fun, good music, good food but super super hot.  

If given the chance we would skip this one next time.

That wraps up day two!

This is where we got inspiration for our Magic Kingdom touring plan.

Magic Kingdom - Day 1

We had such a wonderful time today.  We arrived at the Magic Kingdom and had a character breakfast at the Crystal Palace.

It was a really good Buffett.  After we had seen all of the characters we headed out in to the park.  We started out in Tomorrow Land, then on to fantasy land. My favorite ride there was The seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  I am so impressed how every detail is remembered.

For lunch we ate at Be Our Guest. It was okay.  It was not really what I was expecting.  For as fancy as the Resturant is, I thought the food would be better.  It's pretty much sandwiches.  But the presentation is nice.

It was recommended that we fast pass Enchanted Tales With Bell.  I am so glad we did.  I highly recommend this one.  My husband and both kids got a part & they absolutely loved it.

We started calling Eli the ultimate tourist.  He pretty much spent all of his soy inert money the first day.  Noah & Wes took up pin trading.  I booked us to watch the fire works at wishes dessert party.  It's an all you can eat dessert buffet with an awesome view of the fireworks.  

After that we headed back to the hotel, exhausted.  Ready for tomorrow. 

Total steps for today - 19,704.  About 7 miles!!!

This is where we got inspiration for our Magic Kingdom touring plan.

Manatee Day

Swimming with the manatees has been on my bucket list since I was a little girl.  I saw one somewhere & fell in love with this giant creature.

Since the trip to Disney was a surprise, I incorporated things into our homeschool that would be beneficial.  We did a little study on manatees a few weeks before we left.

Who doesn't love super hero manatees?

I found several free teaching resources on teachers pay teachers, as well as if any news stories popped up on manatees we watched them.  I used the ones linked here, here, and here.  But if you type in Manatee a lot pop up and none are very expensive.

We booked our Manatee tour through River Ventures

It was so much fun.  We rented a car and took a two hour drive.

We then got on a boat house and started our four hour tour.  It was unbelievable, better than I could have imagined.  The first two that we came across was a mom and calf.  It's crazy how this is a 3000 pound animal and it sneaks up on you.  The mom was fine eating.  The baby was so curious.  She swam all around us and "kissed" Noah twice.  This baby was also about Noahs size.  Roughly 85 pounds and over four feet long.  After that we had two more swimming encounters and a viewing encounter.  When I get home I will up load some more pictures, but for now - the baby.

Dinner was at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical review.  This is worth it.  Very enjoyable, super funny.  The kids and adults loved it and we all agreed it is a must do for when we come back.

Noah was so tired he fell asleep on the boat ride back to the bus.  However, they still wanted to swim when we got back to the hotel.

Finally - Bed.

And on to day four!!!