The time between the end of Disney and now is a blur.
As promised, though, here are some highlights from our last Disney Day.
We had a character dinner scheduled for the restaurant in our hotel for just before 8 p.m. We decided to spend our last day in the Magic Kingdom. It was a little more crowded, even with the rain, and we found ourselves facing some lines (gasp!)
When we got our Fast Passes for the Winnie Pooh ride, the machine spit out surprise fast passes for Mickey's PhilharMagic. I'm so glad we did because that show was cool and the kids really liked it too.
We made sure we walked around Mickey's Toon Town Fair and M2 had a chance to ride Goofy's rollercoaster again. She really liked that ride. She was game to ride whatever and really wanted to ride those Indy looking cars around the fast track. Hubs kept telling her she wasn't tall enough. Both girls pointed out to him that there were kids riding the ride that they looked bigger than, but Hubs told them that the map gave the height specifications for rides and M2 wasn't tall enough. So as not to cause a war, M1 didn't ride it either. On the monorail on the way BACK to our hotel that day, I happened to look at the map. The ride had a 52" height restriction to ride ALONE. M2 more than met the usual 40" height requirement and I'm not even sure that ride had that particular restriction. Another lesson for the kids in careful reading. Hubs took some ribbing about his land nav and map reading skills, believe me.
The Toon Town Fair area was cute with both Mickey and Minnie's houses being open for tours. My favorite part of all that was Mickey's garden complete with gigantic, mousey pumpkins. There were tomatoes too with the same shape. So fun! M2 got such a kick out of looking through the rooms and the yards of her favorite characters. She also became aggravated at some of the kids climbing around where they shouldn't and setting off beepers in the houses. She was pretty sure Mickey and Minnie wouldn't like that and wondered why no one's Moms and Dads were keeping them from crawling all over the restricted areas. I wondered the same thing.
Once we were done at the Magic Kingdom, we went back to the hotel for a nap and then the girls took their promised, final swim. Then, we got ready for dinner. The girls had a chance to meet and be photographed with Prince Charming and Cinderella as well as Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters. The stepmother and stepsisters were hilarious. My favorite parts included: Lady Tremaine (stepmother) putting a little girl in the corner after she caught her smacking the bottom of Anastacia (one of the sisters); Anastacia answering a pushy Mom's request for yet ANOTHER photo (this woman took a head and shoulder and full-length shot of her kids as a group and then each, individual kid with each character) with, "Yeah...when it's your turn!" Ha! I could SO play any of those parts where you don't have to be all Disney-rific. Anastacia came to our table and said, "You want to have a picture taken with me?" Both girls said, "Yes." She said, "Well, get up then." Ha! Love it! Both hopped right up and had their photo taken. I believe Anastacia enjoyed seeing two kids actually do as they were told without giving her lip.
The girls are still talking about Disney and wishing they could go back...I agree. I loved Disney too. No beds to make. No toilets to scrub. No laundry to do. No meals to make. No dishes to wash. No traffic to battle. It was a pretty sweet deal for me too!!