So Friday was our final day at Disney World, and we chose to spend it at Magic Kingdom, as we figured it would be a great way to end the week. It was quite a bit hotter (low 90s) that day, so the sweat factor was definitely there, but we dealt with it just fine, mostly by trying to ignore it. (Thankfully no humidity, so it wasn’t miserable or anything, but it just reinforced my notion that I have no desire to go there in July when the temps are even higher and there is humidity added to the mix.)
The Big Sis rounded up a few more autographs that day, including Rapunzel and Tiana and Prince Naveen, then she and The Husband headed to the castle for their lunch date with princesses. I wasn’t there, so I can’t report on the actual event, but I can say that The Big Sis was on cloud 9 for the rest of the day after her special lunch. She got to meet Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Belle, and Snow White, even receiving a lipstick mark on the cheek from her kiss from her favorite, Belle. The Little Sis and I wandered around for a bit, took in the tiki show, and enjoyed a delicious pineapple whip.
We finally ventured out of Fantasyland and hit such rides as the Jungle Cruise, Aladdin’s Magic Carpets, the People Mover, and the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor (we all liked that one a lot). We did a little souvenir shopping (she picked out a princess nightgown with her money), had dinner (burgers), then watched the fireworks one last time before heading back to the hotel to pack for the trip home the next day. What is incredible is to think that we were there for two full days and we still didn’t get to do and see everything. Of course, we were limited by how much The Baby could do, of course, and her eating every three hours or so kind of limited us on what we could do, so we couldn’t really push ourselves into doing more, but I don’t think I would have wanted to.
On Saturday the 28th we hit the road and drove to Atlanta, where (as mentioned before) we stayed overnight with my college roommate (so much fun!), then got home in time on Sunday to pick up The Dog. I think we all had some tired moments in the car on that last leg, but overall I think we all did a great job traveling in the car, especially both girls — I was so proud of them! We really tried to make the journey a fun one, and I think we succeeded.
So that’s just a general recap of our week at Disney. There’s so much more detail that I could get into, but I think this will have to do. Next up I’ll write down some random thoughts, tips, and observations about our week at Disney. Stay tuned!