Disney Day 5: Magic Kingdom (again!)

We started our last day in Disney at a magical breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table.  With reservations an hour before the park opened, we were one of the first in the gates at a quarter to eight.  It was an extraordinary feeling to be walking down main street without a swarm of people!

Months ago when we were booking our dining reservations, I was describing the options to Honey and discounted this one saying that, while it would have been a dream come true as a child, the littles would likely care very little about dining in the castle with the princesses of all princesses.  To that, Honey said “Book it anyway.  You’d love it.  They’ll hate it much more when we go back in a few years.”  Needless to say, he didn’t have to say it twice.  Through the entire meal, the PCP was so excited for me.  He kept asking me if I loved being there and if I was happy to be meeting all of “my beauties.”  Cookie, on the other hand, was terrified of the princesses.  He literally jumped into Goofy’s seven foot tall arms on day one but hid behind chairs and tables to avoid getting too near the “beauties”.  This breakfast, and how special my three boys made it for me is just one of many, many reasons I love being the one and only princess in my household :-)

(Bless her heart, Belle’s gown was pretty frumpy compared to her friends.  Wonder why she didn’t wear the yellow gown?)

After a delectable and memorable meal, we spent the rest of the day in the park.  Riding some of our favorites for the second (or third!) time.

Space Mountain

The Carousel

Meeting Mickey and Minnie
Pirate Training (anyone else think Jack Sparrow is super swoon-worthy?), Pirate Goofy, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and lunch at the Tortuga Cafe
And many many more!
We headed back to the Polynesian for one last swim and an hour’s worth of trips down the volcano slide before packing up heading for home around five o’clock.
The littles were fast asleep, with their last day souvenirs clutched tightly in hand, approximately five minutes after pulling out of the grand gates.
It was the vacation of a lifetime and every bit as magical as we imagined.  Now I absolutely cannot wait to go back!  See ya real soon, Mickey Mouse!!


19 thoughts on “Disney Day 5: Magic Kingdom (again!)

  1. Sounds like a wonderful time! It was so fun to follow along with you. I heard they're adding onto Fantasyland. Is anything open yet?


  2. Betsy – the addition is underway! We saw A beauty and the beast Restaurant and a little mermaid ride. Both look spectacular! Says it will open in 2012!

  3. It looks like mom and dad had as much fun as the kids! You have a beautiful family. We took our 2 year old granddaughter to the Princess Breakfast and she was so scared that she stayed under the table. After about ten minutes we had to leave because of her screaming and none of us even got to eat! I am glad you had a better experience.

  4. Thanks for the update on Fantasyland! Your posts have me ready to pack my bags! Your boys are just adorable…and I loved all their outfits. Glad you had soooo much fun!


  5. I loved reading about all of your Disney adventures. It truly is a magical place. You brought back a lot of memories from last year when we went. We went to Magic Kingdom twice too – on the 1st and last days. I think my husband and I had just as much fun as the kids and it was also my first time there! We stayed at the Grand Floridian and loved the way the monorail was so convenient. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I can see why your son was dancing in his diaper! Too cute!

  6. I want to know where you took your Mickey and Minnie pictures. We want to take one with both of them but don't know where that is at. Do you remember? I love Disney and am glad you had such a fun time!

  7. I think the best place to do the Mickey pics is at the Town Hall. As soon as you go in the gates the town hall is the first building all the way to the right. Have so much fun!!

  8. Found your blog through Pinterest, definitely bookmarked for future reading! Love your Disney trip and all things Southern. I too am a mom of two sweet boys, yours are adorable.

    Would you mind sharing where you got the boy's outfits? We are going in May for my littlest one's first birthday, and would love to pick some of these up for our trip. :)

  9. Kelli – Thanks so much for your sweet comment! My mom made ALL of them!! Check etsy because I have a few friends that have found some darling Disney things. Have a great time! Amanda

  10. Love your blog. Found it through Pinterest. Just wondering what ages your boys were for this trip. I see you mention them loving some of the rides and coasters. (specifically Tower of Terror, Splash Mountain, etc). We're hoping for a trip next year when the kids will be 4.5 and 1.5. Just wondering how our trip will compare to yours. Thanks for the great posts!

  11. Hi Honeyjo – My oldest was almost 6 and my youngest was almost 3. Almost 6 was a perfect age to do almost everything. It all goes by height and you can see the requirements by ride on the Disney website! Thanks for reading :-)

  12. Found your blog through Pinterest while searching for homemade Autograph books for Disney. We went in Nov. of '09 and are heading back this Nov. Can't wait!! Reading all about your preparations for the trip and then all about each day of your trip was so much fun!

    You did a GREAT job of making things so special for your boys. I'm a mom of 2 boys also (7 and almost 3) and your description of how excited your son was for YOU at Cinderella's Royal Table was just so sweet. I'm almost wondering now if I shouldn't book that one for me too!!

    I absolutely LOVE the outfits for your boys! Lucky girl to have a mom that can do that for you!! One thing… I must know where you bought the red canvas shoes for your little guy!!!! They are so darn cute and now I just have to have them for my "baby." ;)

    Thanks so much for sharing. I loved reading all about Disney and as a southern girl too, look forward to reading more of your blog!


  13. As many other, I found your site via Pinterest searching for ideas to make out possible fall Disney trip even more magical. I repined MANY of your ideas and LOVED reading your family adventures while at WDW! I was glad to finally learn your youngest boys age, being almost 3 at the time of your trip, as my son will also be a few months shy of his 3rd birthday if we are able to do the trip. It doesn't look like you ran into many difficult issues with having a toddler so young and I was excited about that! You never mentioned having to use the rider swap. Did your little one ride all the roller coasters? Or did you just omit the info about him not riding some of the rides? I just assumed that even if my son, who is high energy and very adventurous, was tall enough to ride, that he would be too scared. If your youngest did ride the big rides, did they scare him at all? Thanks!

  14. Jordan – We actually did use the rider swap with the little one and it worked great! He'd sit in the stroller with a snack or coloring book or stickers and we'd take turns riding some of the bigger rides with John. Of the rides he was tall enough to ride, he wasn't scared of a single one. My nephew found Pirates of the Caribbean scary because it's completely dark in there and Snow White scary…well, because I guess it is :-) Hope that helps!

  15. Thank you so much for your response! I found them on Etsy while searching like a mad woman and to my utter disappointment they are only available up to size 10!! My giant 2 year old (will be 3 in July) already wears a size 11. As much as I want to cram his little feet in to those shoes, I think I'm going to have to find another option! LOL I will not give up!! ;)


  16. We are planning on taking our 23 month old to WDW in January. I really enjoyed seeing how excited your boys got. Do you feel like your baby was able to do several things? Thanks for all the great ideas.

  17. He was almost three when we went, but YES! He was certainly able to do things and enjoy it. The characters were his very favorite! Have fun :-)

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