Saturday, February 7, 2009

Day 3....characters, characters, characters

Today was Day 3 and we were headed back to the Magic Kingdom......Today was filled with plenty of magical moments and few not so magical ones too.

Thanks to Kaitlin were were up on time and out the door. Today I wanted to see CHARACTERS.

On the way to the monorail, we were walking behind these 3 women, 1 of which threw a lit cigarette in the bushes. They were only a few steps in front of us, and I looked at Miss Kaitlin and said, "that is ridiculous". She turned around and said something to me, so I passed them and went and told Rick what she had said. (he was in front of them). She then proceeds to say, and I am totally not kidding, "I should have put in out on your face". talk about the anti-magic to start the day off. All was well though. I just turned it into a lesson and made sure that I told RJ that if he ever started to smoke that he would be like that mean lady. Lesson learned, all was good. Thankfully they got on a different monorail.

Today was a special day because we had a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointment before 9 and we were able to get into the park before rope drop.

We enjoyed an empty Main Street and had our picture taken in front of the castle. Miss Kaitlin, Heidi and I headed off to the BBB while RJ and Rick waited for the rides to start.

This year the BBB was a bit less magical than last, but it was still fun. Heidi's FairyGodMother in Training was the worst one we could have gotten. She wasn't helpful and to be honest, I think Heidi was scared of her. After I insisted that they not plaster Heidi's hair to her hair with tons of products, Dorothy had it out for me. Heidi ended up looking super duper cute though, once Miss Kaitlin did a few adjustments after we left with some bobby pins that I stole off of Dorothy's cart while she wasn't looking. :) (miss kaitlin's idea not mine)

Once we got done with the BBB appointment, we headed to Cinderella's Grand Carasoul and Heidi rode on Cinderella's horse. :)

Then we had to head to ToonTown because the line to the Tinkerbell fairies was opening at 9:45. We got in line and after basically a stampede once they dropped the rope, we were second in line to see the fairies! Hooray. We were able to meet Iridessa, Tinkerbell, and Silvermist. Heidi loved the fairies so much!

After the fairies we headed to see the princesses (cinderella, belle, and sleeping beauty), and then on to meet Ariel in her grotto.

During this time, RJ and Rick had fully taken advantage of the early park at rope drop and rode splash mountain, BTMRR 4 times, the jungle cruise, the magic carpets, and the pirates of the caribbean.

The met back up with us and we headed to Mickey's Philharmagic. This is a 3-d movie. RJ was being mean and didn't want to sit and watch it since it wasn't a ride, but everyone ended up loving it.

We headed to Adventureland and rode the Magic Carpets, the Jungle Cruise, and the Pirates of the Caribbean as a family. When we left the Pirates of the Caribbean, we happened upon Peter Pan and Wendy Darling. After a few pictures, we headed to Frontierland where RJ jumped rope with some CM's. and then we rode Splash Mountain and BTMRR before we headed for lunch.

After lunch, we rode the Walt Disney World Railroad all the way around the Magic Kingdom and then headed back to Adventureland. While in line for the Magic Carpets again, Heidi discovered that she had a mark on her wrist that she needed a band aid for. I left everyone to ride and Heidi and I went to get a bandaid at the first aid station and on the way, I spotted Rafiki, from the Lion King. (stored this newfound knowledge).

We all headed to see Aladin, Jasmine, and the Genie and then off to the Adventureland Bridge and saw Rafiki.

Back to Frontierland to ride BTMRR (can you tell what the kid's favorite ride was?) and then we needed to leave to head to dinner.

We got on the WDW Railroad again and took it to Main Street to take a ferry boat to the Grand Floridian for dinner at 1900 Park Fare. The Ferry boat ride was just a peaceful way to travel, it was much better than taking the car)

When we arrived and were checking in, I heard a lady shriek and she came running.....

I had Heidi's dress for this day custom made. I wanted her to be Cinderella but not the blue dress Cinderella. I wanted her to be the pink dressed Cinderella wearing the original gown that the mice made before the stepsisters ripped it to shreads. Apparently the woman only made 3 ever. We owned one. The woman who shrieked had one of the other 2.

We couldn't believe it. The girls were both 4 and looked adorable standing next to each other. We took pictures of them together. What were the odds that we'd see each other?

I love that dress too. Everyone we saw in Magic Kingdom said "Hello Cinderella", or "Did you mice make your dress?", or they'd just go.....oh, I get it!

I was thrilled that people got it. I was a little worried that no one would know who she was.

At dinner we saw Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drucilla. The stepsisters both commented on Heidi's gown and RJ even got chosen to waltz with Drucilla (pixie dust) during dinner.

RJ ended the night mad at me for yelling at him at dinner for eating like a slob and wiping his mouth all over his arms. It was so very gross to watch. Dinner manners are something we REALLY need to work on with him. I am going to assume he acted so grouchy because he was overtired. (that's what I'm telling myself)

But hey, not every minute can be magical. All in all we had a fantastic day.

Tomorrow we are off to Animal Kingdom....Miss Kaitlin is super excited about Day 4.