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2nd August 2015 (Day 10): Magic Kingdom

magic-kingdom-logoBack to the Magic Kingdom again today!

Our second visit having come a few days ago. Planning a relatively low key visit though as energy levels were a bit low and the weather was still not ideal, with quite a bit of rain. We had booked to have an early lunch at Be Our Guest so wanted to just get a couple of things in before that and then spend some time afterwards on some rides.

We went towards Fantasy Land first and went on the Mad Hatters Teacup ride, which Rosemary loves and just wants to spin faster and faster (in the video at the end so no photos of this).

Unfortunately the weather turned on us again after this after visiting a few shops we headed over to Be Our Guest for our 10:55am reservation.  We booked this quite late so this was all that was available as would have preferred a little later.

The entrance was really impressive.

Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest

Ordering is a little confusing for a first timer.  You queue up and choose and then pay at the till.  We’re then told to go and find a table and our food will find us.  We had read that you get a Rose to put on the table, but no such offer.  So bit confused we found a good table in the main ballroom.  And pretty quickly our food appears.  Found out they find you from your Magic Band.  Big Brother Mouse truly is watching!

The Ballroom
The Ballroom

Rosemary had chicken and Julia had the French Onion Soup, which was excellent.  I had the beef sandwich.

Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest

And of course we had to have the Grey Stuff cupcake.  We’d heard it’s delicious.  It was!

Grey Stuff
Grey Stuff

The Ballroom is amazing and was Julia’s favourite of the 3 rooms.  I preferred Beast’s room where there is a holographic rose.

The Ballroom
The Ballroom
Rose
Rose

We all thought it was an amazing place to have lunch and really glad we booked it.  The level of detail is just so high, including the picture which changes when there is lightning in Beast’s room.

After lunch we went to Mickey’s Philharmagical show and then used our FastPasses to do another princess visit.  This time Cinderella and Rapunzel in the Princess Fairytale Hall.

Cinderella
Cinderella
Cinderella-Autograph
Cinderella-Autograph
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
Rapunzel-Autograph
Rapunzel-Autograph

Both fantastic, as you would expect.  Rapunzel saw Rosemary’s dress and declared that she wasn’t needed and sent Rosemary over to her meet-and-greet spot while she stayed back with us.

We then used our second FastPass for the Peter Pan ride.  Only ever done this once before because the queue is crazy, but with the FastPass we were only in a few minutes.

Peter Pan
Peter Pan

We headed back through the park to Tomorrowland as we wanted to do an absolute classic attraction which we have never done, the Carousel of Progress.  It’s sort of hidden away in the back and we thought it was about time we saw it.  Well, we’ve done it now anyway.  Kind of OK, quite dated and the music gets under your skin.

Carousel of Progress
Carousel of Progress

When we came out Buzz Lightyear was doing his meet and greet under a bit of shelter just to the side.  He even came out and gestured for everyone to come under the shelter so they didn’t get wet.

To Infinity
To Infinity
Buzz Lightyear-Autograph
Buzz Lightyear-Autograph

After seeing Buzz it was emptying again so we went around on the Carousel of Progress for a second time.  Took the opportunity to have a quick nap.  But then it was improving again and we went to go on the River Boat as a nice little trip and, again, an opportunity to have a sit down.

Liberty River Boat
Liberty River Boat

As we came back we caught the very end of a parade, so stayed for a few minutes to watch.

Parade
Parade

And finally on the way out we used our final FastPass to see Tinker Bell.  She had moved since our last visit and was now at the Town Hall.  I thought the previous location was better and it’s now just Tink (last time you got another Fairy as well, which was Periwinkle when we went).

Tinker Bell
Tinker Bell
Tinker Bell-Autograph
Tinker Bell-Autograph

So, that was the end of the day at Magic Kingdom.  Weather has been a bit bad for the last couple of days but we hadn’t let that spoil anything and just moved our plans around to suit.

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