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Disney Anniversary Trip – Day 4 Quickest trip to Magic Kingdom ever, Ferry to Wilderness Resort, Art of Animation & Pop Century

on April 15, 2013

Good morning, today we will finish day 4 of the trip. We headed over to the Magic Kingdom on the bus but my wonderful hubby wanted me to get to experience the Ferry and I wanted Kris to get to see another hotel, so we got to enjoy a nice romantic ride across the Seven Seas Lagoon. You can catch the ferry to the Wilderness lodge or the campground right next to the entrance to the main ferry to the parking island and before the monorail line, it is a nice little ride and you get to see the other hotels.

Finally dry but back on the water 232323232%7Ffp734;5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8986634;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp5436 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8986734;nu0mrj

Beautiful view of Grand Floridian232323232%7Ffp7349 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8786934;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54354)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8986834;nu0mrj

Inside the ferry232323232%7Ffp734;6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8786 34;nu0mrj

Ashore at The Wilderness Lodge232323232%7Ffp543(7)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8986934;nu0mrj

Wild flowers at the Wilderness Lodge (there was a bunny hiding in the flowers.)232323232%7Ffp54358)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;8787234;nu0mrjWe checked out the lobby and the pool, did some pin trading then ran over to Magic Kingdom, popped in grabbed our Sorcerer of the Magic Kingdom cards and popped right back out and headed for the bus back to our Resort. I was really ready to get out of my swim stuff, so I was happy to be heading back to our room.

Once we got back and freshened up we decided we would explore our resort a bit more and head over to our neighboring hotel, Pop Century, and see what they had to offer, we heard they had cupcakes:)

This is the other side of the Little Mermaid area, next to Ariel. It is very “Under The Sea” Themed

Even dancing fish πŸ™‚

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They continue the theming on the railing all around the buildings232323232%7Ffp73498)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 92;234;nu0mrj

Look, we finally found Ariel232323232%7Ffp543(9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 26;34;nu0mrj

Sebastian conducting the pool symphony232323232%7Ffp543 ;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 92;634;nu0mrj

From there we went to the Lobby to get drinks and do some trading, here are some more of the gorgeous sketches and concept pieces along the lobby walls

Nemo232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 92;734;nu0mrj

Ariel232323232%7Ffp73484)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 27634;nu0mrj

An early version of Sebastian232323232%7Ffp73493)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 92;934;nu0mrj

Pearl232323232%7Ffp54387)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;2;;34;nu0mrj

Ariel expressions232323232%7Ffp73494)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;2(234;nu0mrj

Concept for Ariel and Ursula232323232%7Ffp543(8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 28234;nu0mrj

Part of your world Ariel232323232%7Ffp73493)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;2(334;nu0mrj

Hyena Trio232323232%7Ffp54384)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 28434;nu0mrj

Simba poses232323232%7Ffp73499)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;2(434;nu0mrj

Ursula and Ariel232323232%7Ffp54392)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 28734;nu0mrj

Mine Mine Mine!232323232%7Ffp734 4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;2(634;nu0mrj

Early sketch of Dory

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Concept for Bruce232323232%7Ffp734 6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;2(734;nu0mrj

Ariel232323232%7Ffp73496)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 29234;nu0mrj

Another Version of Ursula232323232%7Ffp54349)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;2(934;nu0mrj

Crush232323232%7Ffp543 9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 29434;nu0mrj

After we checked out the Lobby we finally made our way over to Radiator Springs, which in my opinion is the best themed of all the sections of Art of Animation

Welcome to Radiator Springs, A Happy Place

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Unless you get busted by Hudson232323232%7Ffp54352)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;33334;nu0mrj

But Kris paid him off and all was good πŸ™‚ 232323232%7Ffp54385)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 29634;nu0mrj

Ornament Valley232323232%7Ffp543;3)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;2( 34;nu0mrj

Rust-eze billboards232323232%7Ffp73494)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;33534;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp734 4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;33634;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54375)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 29;34;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54348)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;33734;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp543 2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 2 434;nu0mrj 232323232%7Ffp54386)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;33934;nu0mrj

Ramone232323232%7Ffp54383)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 2 634;nu0mrj

Flo232323232%7Ffp54388)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;33 34;nu0mrj

Luigi’s Shop232323232%7Ffp543;6)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;33;34;nu0mrj

Cozy Cone Motel232323232%7Ffp54377)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 2 934;nu0mrj

The front deskΒ  was actually the laundry and restroom area and the “Motel” was the pool area, the cones were little cabana like areas for the pool, super fun πŸ™‚

Tow Mater

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Looks like Kris and Mater got in a jam!232323232%7Ffp543 5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;34234;nu0mrj

Sarge’s Surplus Hut232323232%7Ffp543;8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 2;434;nu0mrj

Wheel Well Hotel with Sally and Lightning Mcqueen232323232%7Ffp54357)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9;33434;nu0mrj

Just chillin’ with Fillmore, peace out!232323232%7Ffp54432)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 2;734;nu0mrj

I was really impressed with the cars area, I loved that the cars were car sized instead of massive like the other characters are. Each part of the area was perfectly themed and really made my night.

From there we made our way through Nemo to cross the bride for Pop Century in search of a King Cupcake, I was determined to cross one off my list!

Mine Mine Mine!

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The baby fish is so cute! 232323232%7Ffp54346)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;8;;34;nu0mrj

He was really unamused by my impression232323232%7Ffp5437 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9;33634;nu0mrj

Mr Ray liked it though232323232%7Ffp54345)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;8(334;nu0mrj

Squirt in the kids play area by the main pool232323232%7Ffp543 8)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;8(534;nu0mrj

We took the quick walk over the bridge and saw this in the 70’s area of Pop Century, Play Dough!232323232%7Ffp73489)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;8(634;nu0mrj

Then we saw Baloo and Mowgli232323232%7Ffp734 2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;8(934;nu0mrj

Some really pretty flowers232323232%7Ffp73486)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;8(;34;nu0mrj

Another shot of the play dough, sorry I just love play dough! 232323232%7Ffp5437 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9;33734;nu0mrj

Unfortunately they we out of King Cupcakes and we were getting hungry so we made our way back across the bridge with at least a better knowledge of when to get the elusive treat πŸ™‚

Then we found Crush and Dory riding the EAC232323232%7Ffp543(4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;93334;nu0mrj

The food court area of AOA- Ariel’s Grotto232323232%7Ffp543(2)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;93534;nu0mrj

Close up232323232%7Ffp73489)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;93734;nu0mrj

Painting in Ariel area232323232%7Ffp543 4)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;93834;nu0mrj

Nemo Tuna232323232%7Ffp73482)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;94234;nu0mrj

Reefs painted on the windows232323232%7Ffp734 9)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;94334;nu0mrj

We finally got a cupcake, Mickey with oreo ears232323232%7Ffp543;;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; ;93 34;nu0mrj

So we decided to get a pizza and head back to the room to relax, I love the boxes232323232%7Ffp734 7)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9;33834;nu0mrj

The pizza232323232%7Ffp73477)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9;33934;nu0mrj

It was not Napoli, I will tell you that, it was the basic take out pizza, nothing special but it did in a pinch. One thing to know though, if you are using a dining plan, this counts as two meals, you get a large pizza, two drinks and a dessert, not the best value for the deluxe plan when you could use this for a $90 meal at a sit down. To get the biggest bang for our buck, we got two Energy drinks,$5 a piece (since we already had our refillable mugs full of soda) and two $5 desserts. We headed back to the room, ate our pizza, watched a movie and prepared to see my Grandmother the next day, so excited!

So that is where we will start tomorrow, Downtown Disney, Lunch at T-Rex with my Grandma and meeting Kristy from the DVC. Until then, TTFN. Ta Ta for Now!


2 responses to “Disney Anniversary Trip – Day 4 Quickest trip to Magic Kingdom ever, Ferry to Wilderness Resort, Art of Animation & Pop Century

  1. Fay Michael says:

    Loved your post today reminds me of all the times we watch Ariel the little mermaid when you were growing up. No wonder you love play dough we had some neat gadgets to play with. Really like the pictures of you and Kris on the ferry, also with the cars. love you both, nana

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