Saturday, April 16, 2011

Magic Kingdom - Not So Magical

I really wish that I could say that Magic Kingdom was everything that I imagined and everything that I wanted.  But really it wasn't; it was wet, rainy, and there were tears, both mine and Tavish's.  I really wanted it to be special, I was really looking forward to Tavish's reaction to the wonder and magic that Magic Kingdom is suppose to be.  It was more than just rain that caused this day to be so gloomy but I've learned my lessons and I know how to avoid these mistakes in the future.

The day did not start out gloomy, and aside from a few clouds it was quite nice.  We started our morning off with some Dumbo, Tea Cups, Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan, and It's a Small World (each twice aside from It's a Small World as I can only handle it once).  The rides were great, Tavish was having a blast and the rain was holding off.  After we finished most of the rides in Fantasyland we send Kyle, Papa, and Callen off to get more fastpasses while Tavish, Nana, and I rode the Tomorrowland Speedway (worst ride ever - next to Price Caspian in DHS).  Because only two people could go on this ride Tavish and I went while Nana waited for us.  As Tavish and I were rounding the final turn the sky's opened up and we got soaked and a soaked three year old who can't get out of a car is not much fun.  Despite being a bit wet we were still having fun. The adults took turns riding Space Mountain and we watch a particularly good comedy show at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor.  But the rain continued to fall and sometime after lunch things started to get bad which clouded (no pun intended) our fun filled trip.

Finding things to do that were out of the rain was getting harder to do and most of these things were generating quite the lines.  Despite the rain the park was getting really busy (busier than a sunny July day).  We finally found that the Country Bear Jamboree was not looking that crowded and it's a favorite of Nana's so we waited for the show.  This is where our trip broke down, I'm not sure if it's the lively music of the Country Bears (Kyle fell asleep) or the "incredibly stimulating" animatronics but Kyle and I were pretty grouchy when we left.    Let me just say what followed was tears from me, Kyle wanting to leave, which we tried to do but the monorail was broken.  I guess it's a good thing that the monorail broke as we decided it was not worth leaving just to come back for our dinner reservation (good thing I ordered a personalized cake or we would not have come back at all).  Things still were pretty going downhill as we waited for the parade (which was one of the reasons we stayed) but they just kept postponing it and I don't even think they did the rainy day parade.  We finally decided to go see Mickey's PhilharMagic, this was a turning point for me because I realized I was so grouchy because Tavish was spending all his time with his Nana and I felt a little left out of "his" Disney trip.  Determined to make the most of this day, I took Tavish on the Tea Cups a few time and we spent the rest of the afternoon in Tomorrowland riding the Transit Authority PeopleMover, Carousel of Progress, and Buzz Lightyear (we had saved up Fastpasses) until it was time to go to dinner.  The day was salvaged it's just not what I had expected, I wanted to see parades and Tavish's face light up when we went to the shows but it was just not the case this trip.  I guess I will just have to come back another time and hopefully it won't rain on our Magic Kingdom day.

 Dumbo - up up and away
 Round and round we go
 Rabit on the Winnie the Pooh Ride - such a cute ride
 About to get poured on at the Speedway
 Cheese - Tavish rocking his 3D glasses
 I wonder why there is no line to see Stitch (does anyone even know who he is these days?)
 Run as fast as you can or you'll get wet
 Tea Cups make mom happy
All better now 
At least we ended the trip on a high note


  1. Your post is why we have not done Disney yet! One day we will attempt but I am a little leary! Glad it ended on a high note!

  2. I'm sorry it was raining. The last time I went to the Magic Kingdom it was awful. But, I was in college and I thought that tripping over strollers was worse than death. I've changed my tune now.

  3. Rain at Disney is such a bummer :( I am so sorry that happened to you.