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
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 above 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.
He seemed to enjoy my home made autograph book and signed right away, then he took his time and posed with each of us 🙂
Look I think Stitch has infected Kris, see the ears!?
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.
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.
Mickey’s Signature Page
We couldn’t find the page I made for Pluto, so my prince proceeded to draw Pluto for his own page, Pluto loved it!
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
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
Marie’s Autograph Page
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.
We stopped and took some pictures then headed to Adventureland
We did the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House 1st
After we climbed down from the tree house, we decided to take a cruise, a Jungle Cruise that is!
Line to Jungle Cruise, no wait!!
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!!
Us waiting to go inThe 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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Hubby’s “Organ Player” pose, you will see this again later 🙂
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!
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!!