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Anniversary Disney Trip Report – Day 2- Ohana Breakfast, Magic Kingdom, Character meet n greets and more Haunted Mansion

on April 5, 2013

Hi Guys, we are finally on day 2 of our vacation. This was supposed to be our first day at The Magic Kingdom but of course, we had a quick sneak peek the night before.

So Day 2, is the Official first day at the Magic Kingdom, starting with breakfast at Ohana, (I know we were just there,lol) there will be characters, rides, and plenty of photos 🙂

Here is the view from our room of the rest of the hotel that morning

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We hopped on the bus to the Magic Kingdom and from there took the Monorail to the Polynesian Hotel for breakfast.

Polynesian Resort Downstairs from above232323232%7Ffp5439;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;964(;34;nu0mrj Ohana in the morning, is a character dining experience, this was the first of these that we enjoyed and it was really fun. This particular character meet and greet, involved Lilo and Stitch, (since we are supposed to be in Hawaii) Mickey, (complete with lei and Hawaiian garb) and his trusty pal, Pluto.

When you arrive the give you leis and send you to a photographer to get your picture taken, you can buy the pack later for $32 (for 1 8×10 and 4 4×6)or if you signed up for photopass plus (more about photopass plus here) like we did you get the pictures free and the great part is they also add them to your pass if you want more copies later.  We did four character dining events during this trip, so our Photopass plus practically paid for itself in just those photo packages. Plus, the pictures in the dining packages also come in really cute folders pertaining to the dining location and sometimes include recipes and other info about the restaurant.

As soon as we got seated, we were surprised by Stitch
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He seemed to enjoy my home made autograph book and signed right away, then he took his time and posed with each of us 🙂

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Then came Lilo232323232%7Ffp734 9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9653434;nu0mrj

Look I think Stitch has infected Kris, see the ears!?

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Lilo saw them but she smiles anyways232323232%7Ffp543;3)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9653534;nu0mrj

Their Signatures

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Breakfast232323232%7Ffp73487)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9653634;nu0mrj

We had some really delicious eggs, I don’t know what they did to them but they were so good. There was also pastries, potatoes, sausage, bacon, fruit with some raspberry yogurt dip, and passion fruit orange juice. 232323232%7Ffp54348)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8; 9734;nu0mrj

Mickey waffles smothered in yum!232323232%7Ffp73482)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9653734;nu0mrj

For years, I have heard people go on and on about the Mickey waffles, well now I am a believer. I should have known, anything shaped like Mickey, always tastes best.

While I was devouring Mickey’s head, who should show up but the mouse himself!232323232%7Ffp54387)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8; 9934;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54354)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9653 34;nu0mrj

Mickey’s Signature Page

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Lilo sure thought something was funny!232323232%7Ffp73475)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8; 9;34;nu0mrj

Stitch came back and we were able to get a shot together, he is so cute! His badness level seemed to be pretty low this morning. 232323232%7Ffp54388)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8; 334;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54363)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9654234;nu0mrj

Finally Pluto came to see us, he had been busy all morning, crawling around with the little ones, it was too cute too watch 🙂 232323232%7Ffp543(9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9654334;nu0mrj

Do you like my mustache?232323232%7Ffp5435;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8; 734;nu0mrj

We couldn’t find the page I made for Pluto, so my prince proceeded to draw Pluto for his own page, Pluto loved it!

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Shot of the really pretty ceiling in Ohana232323232%7Ffp54346)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8; 34;nu0mrj

Tiki232323232%7Ffp54362)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8; ;34;nu0mrj

My impersonation of the Tiki232323232%7Ffp543(7)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9654534;nu0mrj

Breakfast at Ohana was fun, the food was great and if you love to meet characters, this is a great way to do it without the lines and without using up ride time. They come to you and you get a decent amount of time with them. I would recommend doing a breakfast with the kids before the park, it is alot of fun and will get the kids ready for all the excitement of the parks.  Most or all of them are buffets as well, so it is a good value whether you are on the dining plan on not.

Now off to the Magic Kingdom

Main Street, USA

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City Hall232323232%7Ffp543 9)nu=363;);;2)575)272(;;266625 ot1lsi

Emporium – One of my favorite places to shop and I love the window displays232323232%7Ffp5437;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8; ;834;nu0mrj

On Main Street Usa we found Marie from the Aristocats, I was super excited since I thought you could only meet her in France at Epcot

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Marie’s Autograph Page

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She really is a cutie!mari

Cinderella’s Castle in all its glory232323232%7Ffp543 6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9655334;nu0mrj

When we arrived they were doing a show at Cinderella’s Castle, seemed like a day time version of Fantasmic. It was as lucky for me, cause we got to see Maleficent, my favorite villain.

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We stopped and took some pictures then headed to Adventureland

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We did the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House 1st

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My Prince just chillin on the bridge232323232%7Ffp73479)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9744434;nu0mrj

Man this tree is huge, my 6 ft + hubby looks so tiny232323232%7Ffp734 9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9744834;nu0mrj

Room complete with steering Wheel232323232%7Ffp543 8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9655934;nu0mrj

Bedroom, that bed is so tiny!232323232%7Ffp543 7)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9745534;nu0mrj

Jungle Lookout232323232%7Ffp54368)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9655 34;nu0mrj

Actual Lookout232323232%7Ffp54387)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9745934;nu0mrj

Bird’s eye view232323232%7Ffp543;9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9746434;nu0mrj

Outdoor Kitchen, I want one!232323232%7Ffp54367)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9656434;nu0mrj

After we climbed down from the tree house, we decided to take a cruise, a Jungle Cruise that is!

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Line to Jungle Cruise, no wait!!

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Thought this Tarantula was really cool, had a little compressor underneath to make him appear to lunge in his cage232323232%7Ffp54433)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9747634;nu0mrj

Crew’s lunch menu, don’t think this is part of the dining plan232323232%7Ffp54388)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9747834;nu0mrj

Employee of the Month232323232%7Ffp734 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9656834;nu0mrj

Venom & Mosquitoes, eek!232323232%7Ffp73475)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9747;34;nu0mrj

Looks like we are in head hunter territory232323232%7Ffp7349;)nu=363;);;2)583)272(;;267425 ot1lsi

Really nice plastic animals, we will see some real ones later232323232%7Ffp543 2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9656;34;nu0mrj

Cute Plastic Gazelle232323232%7Ffp7347;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9748834;nu0mrj

Our Tour Guide, Jordan232323232%7Ffp5437 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9657434;nu0mrj

He was good, quick on the puns which is why we love the Jungle Cruise, but the volume needed to be adjusted on the intercom, very pitchy.

After that we headed to the Tiki Room, where I found out they kicked out the new management and went back to the original!! Yay!!

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We listened to Claude and Clyde’s preshow 232323232%7Ffp73483)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9668934;nu0mrj

Better look at Claude and Clyde232323232%7Ffp734;6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;974;934;nu0mrj

Us waiting to go in232323232%7Ffp5434;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9668 34;nu0mrjThe cast members  interact with the birds a few times during the show, they “interrupted” Claude and Clyde’s very interesting story, lol,  to tell us they were ready for us inside .

Once inside they “wake” up Jose and the show begins. As usual some people walked out of the show, I guess it is not for everyone. But me on the other hand, I was doing tiki chants and singing the tiki room song all day 🙂

I am so happy they brought the original back!

With the Tiki room melody dancing in my head, we decided to board a ship and set sail to the Caribbean at the Pirates of the Caribbean ride

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The line was amazingly short so I was unable to get pictures of the line decor, which I love so much, including the skeletons playing chess.

We were a little confused when we realized that Black beard had taken over for Davy Jones, especially since we were told that was one of the differences from Disneyland’s attraction.  However,  I did love the addition of the mermaid skeleton and the singing sirens in the water.

After we saw Captain Jack Sparrow inside the ride, we encountered him outside, doing a pirate Tutorial232323232%7Ffp54435)nu=363;);;2)589)272(;;267 25 ot1lsi

Captain Jack with a princess turned pirate232323232%7Ffp54395)nu=363;);;2)587)272(;;267825 ot1lsi

Captain Jack, his first mate and a very scurvy little pirate 🙂

 Splash Mountain was under refurbishment, which is fine, seeing as I am not a big fan of the story or getting wet on rides. So we headed for Thunder Mountain grabbed a fast pass for later and then hopped in line to find out the Train was not running 😦 However, they told us if the ride wasn’t working when our fast pass was up (which it wasn’t) that we could come back and they would honor it at anytime that day.

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A very quiet, Splash Mountain

We were trying to decide where to go in the little area behind Splash Mountain when we noticed Jessie and Woody were in this area for a meet n greet, excitedly we hopped into line.

Our autograph page had Buzz and Woody on it and no Jessie, since I was unaware we could meet her but she was so sweet about it. She pointed to Buzz and then put her heart on her chest and mimicked it beating, then she giggled. I forgot about her crush on Buzz.

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Jessie and Woody’s signaturesDSC01943

Our Posse!jw

After the meet n greet, we decided to go visit my favorite place, so I could visit the graveyard in the day light to pay our respects and maybe get to enjoy more of the interactive queue without the lines

My new favorite spot the lake between Frontier land and Liberty Square because you can get The Haunted Mansion and Rapunzel’s Tower in one shot! I love it!

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Ready to board you “Doom Buggy”?!232323232%7Ffp73493)nu=363;);;2)593)272(;;268425 ot1lsi

Bat gate at entrance232323232%7Ffp54367)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;993(534;nu0mrj

Haunted Mansion Plaque232323232%7Ffp734;5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9669534;nu0mrj

Pet Cemetery232323232%7Ffp543 8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;993(634;nu0mrj

RIP Mr Toad232323232%7Ffp73494)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(359(634;nu0mrj

The Haunted Mansion232323232%7Ffp73489)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(359(534;nu0mrj The Bat Weather Vane (It is a Ship in Disneyland)
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The Hearse232323232%7Ffp54364)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;993(834;nu0mrj

Beautiful shot of roses taken by Hubby232323232%7Ffp54384)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9669834;nu0mrj Entrance to new queue
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Better shots of the Dread Family232323232%7Ffp5436 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;966 334;nu0mrj

Someone was standing in front of Bertie, so here he is alone232323232%7Ffp7349 )nu=363;);;2)59;)272(;;268(25 ot1lsi

Grandpa Marc is now closer 232323232%7Ffp5439;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;966 834;nu0mrj

As well as Francis Xavier232323232%7Ffp543;5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;966 934;nu0mrj

The musical crypts with hubby playing the instruments232323232%7Ffp7348;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9943934;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp73498)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;966;334;nu0mrj

The Organ232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9943;34;nu0mrj

Hubby’s “Organ Player” pose, you will see this again later 🙂

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Better view of the Captain232323232%7Ffp7347;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9944234;nu0mrj

Brother Dave and others232323232%7Ffp54359)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9944434;nu0mrj

Master Gracey232323232%7Ffp73487)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;966;434;nu0mrj

We found Gus, he Ezra and Phineas have now been added to the cemetery for us fan of the hitch hiking trio232323232%7Ffp73482)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9945234;nu0mrj

Leota was caught with her eyes open!232323232%7Ffp543 4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;966;834;nu0mrj

And she is done!232323232%7Ffp73487)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;966;934;nu0mrj

Again I had too much fun to take photos inside but I did have the thought enough to try to catch our hitch hiker, we got Ezra! You can see him sitting happily in our doom buggy!232323232%7Ffp5435 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9945434;nu0mrj

Like I said before we always get Gus and Ezra is my favorite, so that was exciting. The new ghosts work on something like the kinect software and interact more with the guests. I believe Ezra took our spirits and switched them with the other, where as the day before Gus took our heads and traded them. Really neat! 232323232%7Ffp543;6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9945934;nu0mrj

On the way out, Bluebeard’s crypt

From here will with head over to Fantasyland but I will save that till Monday! I hope you all have enjoyed this weeks travel report, enjoy your weekend and meet me here on Monday for more Disney World fun!!


One response to “Anniversary Disney Trip Report – Day 2- Ohana Breakfast, Magic Kingdom, Character meet n greets and more Haunted Mansion

  1. Kristofer says:

    Your impression of the Tiki was spot on! 😛

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