Even Mickey had an umbrella!
I had envisioned our first glimpse of the castle against pristine blue skies. Not to be…
We also rode Goofy’s barnstormer, and the kids rode the Mad Hatter’s teacup ride. Dean and I did not. After that we were already ready for lunch!
Now is the time to talk about the dining plan. This was so cool and well worth it. It is pre-purchased, then for the whole stay, we each get one counter-service meal (ie: fast food), one table service meal (ie: nice sit-down restaurant) and one snack each day. For every counter service meal we each get an entrée, a drink, and a dessert. For every table service meal we each get an appetizer, entrée, drink, and dessert. Every day! By the end of the week we could hardly keep up with all the food, we were stuffed, and even the kids started turning down dessert! It was awesome, I highly recommend it. For our first lunch at the Magic Kingdom we had rotisserie chicken/barbequed ribs with green beans and mashed potatoes followed by chocolate cake. This was the counter service meal. I rest my case.
Next we went to fantasyland where the kids rode the Winnie-the-Pooh ride followed by the carousel. We watched Mickey’s Philharmagic and then went on It’s a Small World. No, we did not ride Dumbo. Any questions? We were so glad to past that stage! (although we did rent a stroller a couple times in the evening due to Roan falling asleep.)
Onward to Frontierland. Unfortunately Thundermountain Railroad was closed but would open later in the week, we’ll be back. We rode Splash mountain, looked in some shops, watched the Presidents Hall of Fame and took a ride on the Steamboat.