Christmastime Trip – 12/9/17-12/17/17 – Day 9
- September 13, 2018 at 2:59 pm #88617
We woke up early to get our bags down for resort airline check in. One last Mickey waffle breakfast and it was off to the Magic Kingdom, where we arrived just before the welcome show. We planned for and knew this would be a more relaxing day to end our trip. We met Tinkerbell first with absolutely no wait. We even found Heather’s thimble! Then we went and rode Pirates, again not wait and I got to meet my Ariel! We had a nice chat and she offered to get me a purple fin (my favorite color) so we could go swimming together! We then finally got Kathy on the Teacups! There was one condition, no spinning! I happily took that on if it meant one more thing my wife could do with all of us. I never realized but no spinning is so relaxing! When you’re so used to spinning so fast that your eyes almost bleed, this is a refreshing change! We then met Tiana and Rapunzel with very minimal wait. Then we headed up and rode Carousel of Progress for our second time of the trip. All of this before 10:00! The three of us used our FP for Big Thunder and Kathy got a final ride in on her HM with FP. Then all four of us used our FP for Splash. It’s so nice that we all can ride together now! Well, Splash Mountain lived up to it’s name, Lauren looked like she had just gotten out of the shower! It’s a good thing it was warmer now! We popped over to Tomorrowland and took a final spin on the People Mover. After getting off we saw Stitch tucked in a corner with no wait! We think no one could find him! It was a great meet! We were getting hungry so we had a nice lunch at Cosmic Ray’s, enjoying the outside seating, knowing that we were going back to the cold in a few hours. It felt so good! We used our last FP for 7DMT. We got the very front car, something we hadn’t before. It’s a really neat unobstructed view! It was time to pick our last attraction. We settled on Philharmagic, a nice feel good way to end it. I texted Heather to see if she would like to join and she said yes! So she queued it up and I let her know as the curtain was going up! It was great! She got to do two things literally right with us! This just made the trip so much more special! We could not believe how much we got done in half a day, without rushing! We meandered out while browsing the shops on Main Street, blowing kisses to Cinderella Castle at the front hub. It would not be until September 2018 before the kids would see her again but for us, just a few short weeks until we were back for the Heather trip and her Dopey Challenge! We had a bit of time at POFQ before the bus was scheduled so we filled our mugs and sat by the pool just enjoying the Florida sunshine and warmth. What a difference from last weekend! It wasn’t long enough however as Tragical Express finally did pick us up for the ride to the airport and then the flight home. It was nice and smooth though with no weather troubles thank goodness.
Final thoughts: First, if you’ve stuck with me this long and all my ramblings, thank you! I hope I provided some entertaining reading for you. This was a really fun, different trip! Ben’s first holiday time and he loved all the decorations and Christmas music and holiday entertainment, as we all did! MVMCP was awesome! We were so glad to be able to go this week though as opposed to the next as we could just feel the crowds build. As much as we enjoyed the different Christmas theme of the trip, we all realize and agree that this type of trip is a rarity for our family. We just really enjoy going to Florida when it’s warm instead of cold. We just expect and want warm weather when we are there. We still all had a blast and loved it!
Up next: the Heather trip and the Dopey Challenge/unofficial mini D-Cot meet! Heather, the only person I have ever planned a trip entirely around and for! She must be pretty special! 😉September 14, 2018 at 9:56 am #88688
I do just love that ride along with your Disney pals idea! I will use that in the future. over the next few days we were back in Studios and Epcot and AK, boy did the crowds increase, so good call to leave on Sunday. Our trips were usually Sat – Sat or Sun – Sun, but opted the Tues-Tues this time because the flights were better. we learned our lesson
Can’t wait for the next trip reports!!!
I need to read all the others on here now!September 14, 2018 at 10:14 am #88690
Thank you so much @warrsm! We weren’t sure which week we would get to go when we were planning this out, I’m glad it worked out the way it did. Thank you for reading and commenting and enjoying! I think, hope, you will really enjoy my Daddy/Daughter trip from last October. Here’s the first day to get you started if you want. I think they’re on page 3 of this category:September 14, 2018 at 11:14 am #88697
Oh great!! I will go check that out!!!September 14, 2018 at 5:55 pm #88768
Wow! You guys got so much done on your last half day! Simply amazing!!! I totally love listening to Philharmagic with you! Ryan was like “what are you listening to?!?!?” He laughed when I told him. He’s like “I thought I heard Donald!” Poor Lauren getting soaked! Good thing it was warmer for sure! I’m so glad you found my Thimble at Tink’s meet up!!! I love that you took the time to relax by the pool before having to board the Tragical Express. I nice way to soak up Florida before heading home! I can’t even imagine how bad the crowds would have felt if you went the next week! So not magical!!!
AW!!!!! I am totally pretty special!!! And you guys know exactly how much seeing you and Kathy at the finish line of our 10k meant to us! And then at all of the races!! You guys seriously planned your trip just to watch us run our races, we are beyond blessed and thankful!September 14, 2018 at 8:51 pm #88780
We did plan our trip for and around you and your races, and we were happy to do it! We still love to tell people all about our transportation around the marathon and all of it really! We love you so much!September 14, 2018 at 11:40 pm #88796
We are forever grateful to you guys! I loved seeing you before the races, along the course, and at the finish lines!!! My heart was beyond full!! You guys were rockstars on navigating it all!!September 17, 2018 at 10:26 pm #88990
No spinning on the Tea Cups is nice! A word of warning for MNSSHP: No spinning on the Halloween Tea Cups is a big mistake. Everything feels like it’s warping. So make sure you only don’t spin the daytime!
Front seat on 7DMT is a great view! I hardly ever sit in another seat! (not my fault)
I like the idea of little ride-a-longs. I personally don’t see myself on the scheduling end, texting someone what and when, just because i get so caught up in the moment. But it seems nice. Someday, hopefully, that attraction can be experienced with said friend in person!
Wait, you actually got Florida warmth AND cool on this trip?!?! What is with Florida?
Usually it’s not cold in December for Florida. Maybe you just need to try a different day. Maybe even late November.
Thanks for sharing! I didn’t mind these ramblings at all!September 18, 2018 at 6:56 am #89006
Thanks for reading Stephen! I appreciate it!
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