Welcome to my blog series on our Disney World trip! If this is your first time seeing this series you can catch up here:
Disclaimer: This post will be the longest one out of this 10 part series.
We woke up on Tuesday morning and it was already raining. The forecast predicted rain until the evening. Bummer. Jordan thought it would be wise to go ahead and put our ponchos on, but I didn’t think it was raining too hard when we were heading to the bus, so I thought we’d be okay if we just hurried. I was WRONG. So wrong.. We made it to the main building soaked and our day hadn’t even begun. We had two minutes before the bus was arriving. Jordan got in line with the kids and the stroller and I headed to the gift shop to purchase a rain cover for our double stroller. They only had single rain covers. I was just going to buy one and put it over Lucas. I’m so thankful I had the last second thought to purchase two single rain covers and put one over the front of the stroller and one over the back. This was probably our BEST purchase of the entire trip, HAHA Our stroller would have been soaked for days and Luke and Dottie probably would have caught pneumonia or something.
This was the first time we had to split up on the bus. Jordan was in the very front of the bus with the stroller and I was with both kids and two bags in the back of the bus. This was not one of the big comfy busses either. I was very nervous. lol Jordan had my phone in his pocket, so I couldn’t talk to him to tell him to purchase the Genie+ tickets. It worked out; we just got it done later. The ride was alright even though I didn’t enjoy adding a little extra stress and anxiety so early in my day!
Tuesday was the day we wore our Mickey/Minnie outfits. I bought black converse to wear with this but opted for my rain boot because of the weather. GREAT decision. Dottie got to wear her rain boots, as well. Any and every puddle we passed had Dottie’s name alllll over it! Yep, we went to Magic Kingdom and Dottie’s favorite thing were the rain puddles. Lol! We all kept our ponchos on for most of the day, managing to stay somewhat dry.
When we got off the bus at Magic Kingdom and into the park, Dottie was hungry. We stopped at Starbucks and everyone got a snack and a drink while we were deciding how to conquer Magic Kingdom in the rain. Lucas had fallen asleep while waiting for us to grab the snacks. He was becoming proficient at sleeping when he needed to. When we finished up, we decided to just head to the castle to show Dottie up close. She and Lucas both loved it!!
Despite the rain, we all enjoyed so many rides at Magic Kingdom including “It’s a Small World”, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Dumbo the flying elephant, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin where the camels SPIT WATER AT YOU!, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Tomorrowland Speedway (where Lucas drove me and Dottie drove Jordan.. bumpy rides, haha), Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor <3. Dottie also enjoyed riding The Barnstormer twice thanks to parent swap. Her first rollercoaster! She loved it! She also got to do Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid twice with parent swap because Lucas was taking a nap in the stroller. We had purchased Genie+ for our Magic Kingdom day and it was SO, SO worth it!!!
Whenever it wasn’t raining we’d go find one of the photographers around the park and get our photos taken. I was telling and showing our photographer our very bad photos from Animal Kingdom and she went above and beyond with our photos taking so many!! I was thankful for her!
We got lunch at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café and we looked like total newbies sitting up front in the only available seats near the stage. I couldn’t even hear myself think the entire lunch. yeesh. But the burger I had was so good! We got dinner from Casey’s Corner and ate it at our fireworks spot. The kids got light up bubble blowers after one of the rides and they played with them all day and a little at our fireworks spot, but I made them put them away because I didn’t want to annoy all of our fireworks neighbors with bubbles in their faces constantly. haha Dottie made a friend while we were waiting, like she did every time we had to wait somewhere.
This day was a long one. So long. My first thought was that we wouldn’t stay for the fireworks because it would already be so late and passed the kids’ bedtime. Jordan talked me into staying because “you can’t go to Magic Kingdom and NOT stay for the fireworks!” I’m glad we did.
The fireworks were magical and I was so thankful Jordan talked me into staying. Jordan held Dottie and I held Lucas during the fireworks. Holding Lucas made me think about our future raising him and I thought about dancing with him at his wedding one day. I cried three times and Jordan thought I was ridiculous. haha
Immediately after the fireworks we put the kids in the stroller and headed toward that dreaded bus ride. They both fell asleep in the stroller before we made it to the bus line. This made it difficult to get them both and all of our things out, and hold them and the stroller. We were able to get on one of the big comfy busses this time, so we stored the stroller under the bus and were able to hop on and hold the kids while they slept. Lucas was so out of it he slept through our walk to our room and we put him down without so much as a whimper.
We put Dottie in bed and I took a shower, washing off the rain and bubbles. We set our alarms for Epcot on Wednesday and went to sleep.
Super shout-out to the Leopard’s who let us borrow their ponchos!!!
Our time at Magic Kingdom may have been wetter than I had hoped but it was still so magical!
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