January 4, 2011
We had an early morning dining reservation at the Crystal Palace, but I was tooo tired and I turned off the alarm and rolled back over. I just could not get back up at 6:30am! I just couldn’t.
I got up around 9am and Pete went to the food court to get us breakfast. I had a bagel (that he didn’t toast??) and he had something…Eggs and a biscuit maybe? We got showers and got dressed. Bobby called from next door and they were able to find them a ground floor room so they were moving. The room wasn’t ready yet so I gave Bobby my room key and they moved their luggage into our room. Bobby also gave us our rum for on the ship. The housekeeper kept coming to see if we were gone yet. They wanted to get in our room to clean. We told Jenna and them goodbye and told them we would see them at lunch.
Pete and I made our way to the bus. There are two side by side bus stops at Port Orleans and the Magic Kingdom is the 2nd one. We were there about 10:30 or so.
It was close to 11:00am when we got to the Magic Kingdom. I was just as excited today as I was yesterday. I love the Magic Kingdom.
We walked around into the shops on the right hand side of Main Street. We spent a long time in the Art store. This is one of our favorite stores on Main Street. We picked out some Art, but didn’t buy anything yet.
I did take a picture of the cute Toy Story figures.
I love this little street. I took Pete down here to hear the “Music Lessons”.
The next store we went in was the glass blowing store. There wasn’t a person there at this time, but I got a picture anyway.
We shopped a bit before we went to check in at the Plaza.
I love the Plaza. It is so quaint and cute. We got sat right next to Jenna.
Pete ordered a Milk Shake as his drink. I love that they use Chocolate Ice cream for the shake instead of vanilla. It really does make a difference.
I got the Chicken Sandwich with Ham and Cheese on it and Pete got a Ruben.
Can you tell I forgot to take a picture before Pete started eating. LOL Oh and his bread was not burned, it was marble rye bread. Mine was very good (Jenna’s sister got the same thing) and Pete said he enjoyed his too.
Jenna and crew was on the dining plan so they got dessert. We didn’t start our dining plan until tomorrow and were SOOO stuffed that we didn’t have dessert. Instead we got Riley!!!
Look at Pete…He is making fun of Riley’s “serious face” LOL.
Pete always gets him first, but I got my turn and a kiss.
and a nose squeeze
LOL Silly Boy!
Riley wanted a group picture so of course we had to pose for one.
I know I said it before but I love this kid. I feel a special connection to him since I knew about him before almost anyone!
As we were leaving we saw these two.
I love them. It’s so cute that Disney adds this little skit to your meal at the Plaza.
We got Jillian, Jenna’s sister to take our picture with Pete’s phone. He has a really cool app called “Simply Postcards” that lets you take any picture and turn it into a post card. So we wanted one in front of the castle to send to our parents.
The Move it Shake it Show was starting so we enjoyed it. I love the music.
We said bye to Jenna and headed up to the Castle area since the show was getting ready to start. We took some Statue pictures while we waited.
A nice lady offered to take our picture….CHEESE!
The show started…
I wish I had the zoom lens, actually I wish I had a 15mm-200mm lens!
When the show was over we saw this cutie. Pete named her Princess of the Trash. LOL
We wanted to see Rapunzel, but the line was starting for the 3pm show and it was maybe 1:30pm. I didn’t want to wait, so I snapped some candid pictures.
She was really pretty. I always picture her as Mandy Moore since that is the voice I hear when she talks. This girl really looked like my mental picture.
We wandered around Tomorrowland next. It wasn’t real sunny, but the temperature was perfect. Pete bought a pin and I got a water then we jumped on the People Mover. We stayed on twice since I love it so much. Doesn’t it seem longer since the renovations.
Now it was time for my favorite Walt Disney Attraction EVER!
I wanted to ride Buzz Lightyear, but Pete said it wasn’t worth 45 minutes in line. So we went to Monster’s Inc. instead.
I got yelled at for taking pictures as soon as I snapped this blurry one…LOL
They used my joke in the Monster’s Inc. Show. What do you call an Elephant in Glass Slippers? Cinderellaphant! LOL
We walked past the desert party location and talked about how awesome the party was last year with all my friends. Here is a picture is refresh your memory.
The sun came out and it was getting a little warm.
So all this dessert talk made us want a sweet treat so we stopped by the bakery. I got a Cupcake (for icing purposes only) and Pete got an Ice Cream Sandwich.
This turned out to be Cream Cheese icing and not buttercream. I should have asked. It was ok, but no Buttercream!
We ended up back in the glass store and there was a guy making a vase. It was so cool, I wanna learn how to do that!
We took pictures of overpriced nick nacks.
Then I found the perfect sun glasses. Pete said get them, but I saw the price tag….$35. I decided to pass. But he made me get them. I am so glad, I love them!!!
ahhh to be a Disney Bride again!!!
We listened to some street music (why are they still playing Christmas songs, sure my tree is still up, but the Holiday is OVER) before we went back to the Art store.
We bought two prints for our guest room and a picture of a beach scene for my Dad’s beach house. We are going to frame it and hang it next time we go down there.
I wanted one last look at Toon Town (Sniff Sniff) so we took the train that way, but in true Reese fashion stayed on an extra loop before getting off.
I am going to miss Toon Town, I am not crazy over the Circus area at all. I don’t even like the real Circus!
Pooh and Tigger were out, we just waved as we walked by!
We walked hand in hand around Fantasyland talking about the new improvements coming and being there when it was empty for our wedding pictures. I set up this picture of Pete trying to pull the sword from the stone, I like it with the Castle in the background instead of the Carousel (feel free to borrow it).
How cool is it that the fireworks from the Castle show went off soon as I took the picture.
My Picture is not as awesome, we need a class on how to focus properly, I wish I could take my own pictures.
Since we missed Mickey’s Philharmagic I made sure we saw it this time. We timed it perfectly, no line.
I took this picture for our own little Wolfgang!
I had idea for a Carousel picture. I set up the tripod and Pete ran to the bathroom. I got one picture before it started raining.
We took cover under the overhang near Pinocchio’s. We got chairs and waited out the rain for about a half hour.
I love it!! I want to frame it for the guest room!
It was about 6:30pm and I wanted a good spot for the fireworks so I took a few pictures behind the Castle before walking around to the front side.
We still had almost an hour til Wishes, but I really wanted a good spot. I set up the tripod and stood cover to make sure it didn’t get bumped. This is about where I set it up.
I took a few test shots while I waited.
Now I had Pete standing in front of me and a nice guy and his little girl to my left who were in position for the fireworks. Then a lady walks up tp me and hands me her Photopass card. LOL I told her I was not a Photopass Photographer. Since when do they wear Tie Dye. LOL
I was nervous about getting bumped. I had to hold my arms out to the side to make sure no one hit me. It was worth it though….
Stay tuned, fireworks pictures are coming soon!
January 4, 2011 – FIREWORKS & Hoop Dee Doo!
Yay Wishes, my favorite part of any Disney Vacation! Get ready for picture overload!
As soon as Wishes was over I handed Pete the Camera and we took off to the exit. I was closing the tripod up as we power-walked to the exit. Pete knew I had a special dinner planned, but he didn’t know what or where. We got to the boat dock and he figured it out. We were about 15 people back in line so we really lucked out.
The boat came and we had a nice relaxing ride to Fort Wilderness.
Once we got there we checked in for the Hoop Dee Doo and had the pictures taken, I wish I could have justified $30 for it since it looked nice, but no way!
We waited maybe 25 minutes for the prior show to let out while I talked to my Dad. Then we got our seat. It was a great one right on the floor!
Pete was sooo impressed, he told me it was the most fun he has ever had at Disney. Everytime I looked at him he was smiling!
When the show was over Pete told me we NEED to bring his parents here next year! We walked out and they had a bus for us right there ready to go. We got back to Port Orleans around 12:30am. The room was perfect. It was clean and smelled fresh. I am so glad Disney came through. We got a drink and headed right to bed! Tomorrow we move to Bay Lake Towers!