Our last full day at WDW, we had planned for all of us to go to the Magic Kingdom. Armed with complimentary Genie+ for the day, we had our breakfast back at the villa, and opted to drive to the park and monorail over. We got there nice and early for resort guest early entry.
Because it took me too much time to get around to writing this and the details aren’t fresh in my mind, I’ll try to give a brief rundown of all we got to do. I don’t even remember what we used Genie+ for, other than we definitely used it 4 or 5 times for Lightning Lane and found out that far and away it is *most* worth the cost at Magic Kingdom if you know what you’re doing. Some folks have been able to do more LL than we did, but they also didn’t have small children and that changes the game. All said, we were *very* pleased with our visit. We did Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean , Winnie the Pooh , Mad Tea Party , Dumbo, Country Bears, Haunted Mansion , saw the Dapper Dans, PeopleMover, Under the Sea , it’s a small world, Cinderella’s Carousel x2, and Carousel of Progress.
Somewhere in the middle of the day we stopped for a bite at Columbia Harbour House (and due to an order mix-up, got a free salmon entree!). Naturally we stopped again for Dole Whips . Ariel didn’t do all the rides, but she did really enjoy Country Bears, Mad Tea Party, Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, and Under the Sea
In the afternoon, we left the park (having seen so much!), went back to villa and laid the kids down for a couple-hour nap. After said nap, we got up and drove to the Polynesian for dinner at ‘Ohana. We hadn’t been here in a long time and while presentation was a bit different, we were glad to see (and taste) that the food was still oh so good! The bread and pot stickers would win me over any day. The steak and shrimp kept me going too! In the midst of a good meal we mostly missed the Magic Kingdom fireworks (Enchantment), but were ok with that.
After dinner, we monorailed on over to Magic Kingdom one more time for a crack at night-time crowds and a few more attractions. We used Genie+ for Jingle Cruise, saw The Enchanted Tiki Room , did 2 more rides on the Magic Carpets (this one and Cinderella’s Carousel were her absolute favorite!), and ended with Genie+ at Space Mountain which ultimately was at park closing. If you were counting, a total of 19 rides for the day (including the repeats), crowds were at a normal high, and we even took a substantial afternoon break for naps and dinner.
Whew! What a day! Monday morning would be out check-out day, but we devised a plan for some last-minute fun…