This trip was really different. For 1 the girls didn't want to stop and see every character. They were more interested in the rides.
Which makes me think we will have to take Mia back later so she can have her pictures with pooh, piglet and the characters like the big girls do.
Anyway-we arrived at park opening and headed straight to new fantasyland.
They still are working on the seven dewarfs mine ride. I feel like this roller coaster is going to be awesome-or a big let down. It has taken the longest time. 3 trips-still not complete. But it is closer than before. (Positive right?)
We rode the new Ariel ride, met Ariel, rode dumbo,
We did enchanted tales with belle-aubrie was chip! It was adorable.
After that, the waits got LONG. When people tell you Christmas week is the busiest time-it is. Honestly in the dead of summer during our last 3 trips-it has not been near as bad as this one. Waits were over 180 minutes for some rides. Good thing this wasn't our first trip and we were prepared for this.
We watched all the parades and enjoyed sight seeing all the Christmas decorations.
We hopped on the monorail to grand Floridian to see the giant gingerbread house and the decorations there.
We met some princesses. At the new storybook hall you can get in Cinderella and guest line or Rapunel and guest line. We chose Cinderella this day.
Our dinner plan was to eat at Casey's hotdog on main street-but they took the Chicago dog off the menu. So we ate at Pecos bills. We had taco salads-and BBQ sandwiches. They were okay-nothing like flametree at animal kingdom.
After that we got our seats for the electrical parade and fireworks. We say right in front of the castle. And let me say-the crowds are worth it to see the castle lit up for Christmas.
We left there after 16 hours! And we were exhausted!
I was stoked to get to test magic bands. On site guest get them now-soon they will be available for others. They are a braclet with a chip in it. Everyone wears them and it is your room key, dining ticket, fast pass and photo pass all in one. You touch it to a little round mickey and boom-your in.
The negatives. With these you can only have 3 fast passes a day. Before you were limited by hour/timeframe. If you don't space them out correctly and stay 16 hours...you are bored and the waits are 180 minutes.
So lesson: plan your day with fast passes for the entire frame you plan to be at the park-and plan to wait during the other times.
Day 3-is next! Stay tuned!