As you read in our previous blog post, we had an awesome first day at Disney World…and the next day was just as fun too! Early that morning, we took a ferry boat from the Wilderness Lodge across Bay Lake to Magic Kingdom. We had lots of rides to go on and lots of Disney characters to meet, so we didn’t want to delay!
We started out on Main Street USA where we hopped aboard the Walt Disney World Railroad for a 1 ½ mile ride around Magic Kingdom. Riding the rails was the perfect way to help us learn the lay of the land. We rode by Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland…and we eventually returned to Main Street USA.
Tinkerbell flew by for a photo op as we left the train station—just like magic!
Then we headed straight to Town Square Theater to meet Mickey Mouse backstage at his magic show!
And here’s a fun video of Noah and Mickey. “Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog!”
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We got a great glimpse of Cinderella’s castle as we left Town Square Theater…
Next we had lunch with Winnie the Pooh and all his pals at Crystal Palace. Noah met Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger too! They danced, bounced and hopped together…and Pooh and his pals signed Noah’s autograph book too. Even the characters without fingers signed his book—that’s talent!
Here are two short videos of Noah with Tigger and Eeyore. Bounce, bounce, bounce!
After lunch we headed to Liberty Square and boarded the Liberty Belle Riverboat for a 15-minute ride on the Rivers of America. Fun fact: While the Liberty Belle is a genuine steamboat, it actually moves through the nine-foot-deep river on an underwater rail—very cool!
Then we headed to the Haunted Mansion for a tour of the infamous rickety old house. Don’t worry though, while the ride through the old house was dark, it wasn’t that scary. Our “ghost host” was actually quite friendly! We even got to see ourselves as ghosts. BOO!
Next we headed to Fantasyland for rides, rides, rides! Our first stop was a ten-minute boat ride around the world in “It’s a Small World.” Here’s a short video of our ride—and yes, the jingle will get stuck in your head!
Next we went on Peter Pan’s Flight. We rode a pirate ship through the story of Peter Pan and the Darling family’s adventures in Never Land—and of course, their many encounters with Captain Hook!
Then we headed to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh for a ride in the honey pots through the Hundred Acre Woods. Noah loved watching Tigger pop up here, there and everywhere. Noah even had fun standing in line—a good thing too since we rode the honey pots multiple times! While standing in line, Noah played with the toy bees in the beehive, played the fruit-shaped drums, and drew on the touch screens that looked like flowing walls of honey. Who knew waiting could be so fun?
Another one of Noah’s favorite Fantasyland rides was Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel—we rode on the horses three times!
And here’s a short video too…
Noah also loved riding the oversized teacups on the Mad Tea Party ride from Alice in Wonderland. You can make the teacups spin and whirl faster and faster by turning the metal wheel in the middle of the teacup—whew! Noah loved the teacups so much that he rode three times in a row! Once was enough for me though. Ha.
And here is a short video of our little spin master at work…
After the teacups, we headed over to the circus for a quick ride on Dumbo the Flying Elephant.
Noah’s favorite ride on our first day was definitely the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster. We sped through the twists, turns and hills of the dwarfs’ diamond mines.
Check out this fun video! Can you spot us? “Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to work we go!”
We ended the day by visiting Goofy and Donald Duck at Pete’s Silly Side Show—silly indeed!
After we finished up at Magic Kingdom, we rode the monorail to the Contemporary resort for a quick bite for supper (yummy pizza!), and then we boarded the boat back to the Wilderness Lodge.
We had an awesome—but very busy—first day at Magic Kingdom. Noah was so tired that he fell asleep on the floor within minutes. He tried so hard to play with his cars…but he was out! We’re glad he fell asleep right away though because we had another fun-filled day at Magic Kingdom coming up. Stay tuned for more!