Our first stop was for coffee at the Main Street Starbucks. Somehow the littles talked us into these…
We stopped for a quick pic in front of the crane…er, castle… on our way to Tomorrowland.
The Buzz Lightyear ride was a walk on, so we kicked off our day shooting targets.
We always love the Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor and always, always text in our silliest jokes before the show starts. Whit’s joke was read this time!!
John and I bumped right into Stitch on our way to a Space Mountain marathon. The baby and Honey spent the time at the Speedway and on the People Mover. Have I mentioned that Whit now claims People Mover has one of his top 3 rides in Disney. Yeah…
We made it through space three times in no time flat. This one is for CeeCee and Sister…
We hit a few more rides on our way to Fantasyland and were excited to see Enchanted Tales with Belle at a 15 minute wait. This is easily one of my top things in Disney. The littles played the roles of the brave knights.
We enjoyed a FastPass+ test lunch at Be Our Guest and tried the option where we ordered in advance and our meal “magically appeared” at our table. It was all completely delish and we decided to try out the rose room since we did the mysterious west wing on our last trip.
After lunch we finished up in Fantasyland – catching Ariel, Barnstormer and It’s a Small World…
…before riding the new Seven Dwarves Mine Train. The littles absolutely adored it!! I wish the line had been short enough to try standby and do it again. But, alas it was not so we had to move on.
I think my pictures are out of order here, but let’s just go with it. At some point in the day we were beyond thrilled to finally see the Festival of Fantasy parade. A dear friend hooked us up with VIP reserved seats that were ah-mazing!!
After the parade (or maybe before???) we caught Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain.
And we did the Haunted Mansion. This time we waited in the queue so it was fun to see the graveyard.
I’ve never noticed Captain’s bubbles!
The baby and I do the Hall of Presidents every trip. It’s cool. And dark. And long. This time we convinced Honey and John to come inside for the first time. The littles steamrolled the carpets while we waited. ew. Once inside, John was completely wowed that all the presidents were still alive and in one room. Whit quickly let him know they were “probly just robots or somefing.”
On our way out of Adventureland we waited in what very well might have been the longest line of the day… Aloha Isle. Dole Whip Floats around the horn. YUM!!!
We ended our night with dinner at Beast’s Castle. I was so over the moon excited to FINALLY score these reservations after more than a year of trying!
And then I was doubly excited to be able to sit in the ballroom!!
Our table looked right out on the snow. I just felt like pinching myself all night.
Dinner was amazing and we just really soaked up every second of being together and in the castle.
Try the grey stuff. It’s delicious!! (Two times in one day!!!!)
After dinner we were thrilled to meet Beast!! It was such a wonderful way to end our magical day!!
And when we got back to Animal Kingdom Lodge late that night, this was the view of the savanna from our room. So gorgeous. And just so magical.
We enjoyed the animals for a few minutes before falling in to bed. Sweet dreams were had by all!!