This past April, we flew to Florida to visit Disney World for a few days. In our previous post, we talked about our first day there. We explored Disney Springs, went swimming, rode the monorail, and had supper with Mickey and his friends – very fun! The next two days were just as fun too! We visited Magic Kingdom for two days and went on Noah’s favorite rides and met up with his favorite characters from our last trip.
Our first park day, we took an early ferryboat from the Wilderness Lodge across Bay Lake to Magic Kingdom – we wanted to get a head start! Here’s a photo of Noah and Ryan on the boat…
And here are a few photos of us at the entrance to Magic Kingdom!
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 train was the perfect way to help us remember the lay of the land. We rode by Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland…and we eventually returned to Main Street USA.
Next we headed to the Transit Authority People Mover for a relaxing mile-long ride through Tomorrowland. This was one of Noah’s favorite rides from our first trip, so he was excited to go again. We actually rode it twice! And yep, as you’ll see in the last picture, we rode by Cinderella’s Castle.
Here is a short video of our ride on the People Mover. (As a quick reminder: If you’re reading this post in an email, you may need to open the blog webpage in order to view the video. To do so, just click on the title of the post (the link in blue) at the top of the email to open the blog in your web browser.)
Next Noah and Ryan jumped in the race cars at the Tomorrowland Speedway – another one of Noah’s favorites!
Then we had lunch with Winnie the Pooh and all his pals at Crystal Palace. Noah got to see the whole gang again – Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger too! And they all signed Noah’s autograph book.
There were scattered rain showers early that afternoon, so we jumped in and out of shops as we worked our way to Fantasyland. As soon as the rain cleared up, we rode Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel – check it out!
And here’s a short video too…
Then we rode the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster. This was another one of Noah’s favorite rides from our last trip! Here are a few pictures from Disney’s cameras. Can you spot us?
Here’s a fun video that Ryan took with his GoPro. (We edited out the section where we were in the dark tunnel.) Yeah, it was a wild ride through the twists, turns, and hills of the dwarfs’ diamond mines!
And here’s a video that Disney created. Jump to the 30 second mark to get to the really fun stuff!
Our next stop was Frontierland, where we rode Big Thunder Mountain Railroad…yet another favorite from our last trip. This roller coaster was made to resemble the gold mines of Utah’s Mountain Valley – it’s really cool! Here is a picture from our ride. Yeah, you can definitely tell that Noah loved it! (We have more photos to share of this ride from our second day at Magic Kingdom, so stay tuned.)
Then we headed to Adventureland and rode on the Jungle Cruise. This ten-minute ride took us through an Asian jungle, the Nile Valley, and an Amazon rainforest. We saw animatronic zebras, giraffes, lions, elephants, and more. This was our first time on this ride – it was pretty cool!
Here are a few pictures of Cinderella’s Castle that we snapped as we made our way back to Main Street USA…
After we finished up at Magic Kingdom, we rode the boat back to our hotel…
We worked up quite an appetite, so we had supper at the restaurant in the Wilderness Lodge. Can you guess what cabin-themed toys were there for the kids? Lincoln logs!
Yep, we had an awesome first day at Magic Kingdom…and the next day was just as fun too! Stay tuned for more!