Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Magic Kingdom - the Last Day

Well, our final day arrived and we spent it at Magic Kingdom.  This time we focused on Adventureland and Frontierland.  We arrived early again and caught the opening show.

We had a few things to do from Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, so we headed there first.  Andrew wanted to ride Space Mountain again, so while he did that with Papack and Brent, I rode the People Mover for the first time with Coleman, Jonathan, and Gigi.  It was a nice little ride that the four of us enjoyed.  Then we headed through the castle to ride Peter Pan.  We stopped to make a picture in front of the castle for everyone.

We rode Peter Pan and then went back for one last go on the Buzz Lightyear ride.  Then we crossed over to Adventureland.  Our first stop was the magic carpet ride.

Then we explored the Swiss Family Treehouse.

We also rode Pirates of the Caribbean, but the Jungle Cruise was closed for renovations.  We walked on over to Fronteirland and let Gigi and Jon Jon preview Tom Sawyer Island and the gift shops while the bigger boys and remaining adults rode Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.  This was Coleman's only roller coaster this trip.  I wanted to get a photo of him afterwards, but he would not look at the camera.

I can't remember if we ate lunch next or what, but that day we got yummy burgers and fries from Pecos Bill's.  It is one of our favorites in Magic Kingdom!  It was good to sit down in air conditioning again too.  This day, a cloud front had blown in, so it wasn't quite so oppressive, which was really nice.  After lunch we headed over to Tom Sawyer Island.

The boys loved it and would have explored for hours I think if we'd let them.  We wanted to be able to swim that afternoon though, so we kept moving.  We also went to the Country Bear Jamboree.  It was funny and corny.

Then the bigger boys wanted to do the Haunted Mansion, so we sent them off with Brent and Papack.  Gigi, Jon Jon and I visited a Christmas shop and then Jonathan fell asleep in my arms.  We were meeting the others at the Hall of Presidents when they finished, so we sat down next to the door and let him sleep a little bit.  The Hall of Presidents was as good as always and a nice sit down break.  The last thing left on our list was to ride the train around to the front gates.

When we boarded, we looked over the side and saw Woody and Jessie!  Everyone waved as we went by.

We left the park and got on the monorail to ride back to the Polynesian.  Jonathan was cracking us all up pretending to drive the train.  He did this every time we rode.  He would hold his little hands up like he was holding a steering wheel and mash all kinds of buttons on his legs.

He took his job very seriously.

Here's Andrew with his favorite roller coaster.

And then back at the resort I made a few more pictures.

That night for dinner we went to Downtown Disney.  It was our first trip over there, and I think it would be easy to spend a whole day there too.  The boys loved this pirate outside the World of Disney store.

Then we visited the Lego store.  Of course.  Here they are with the giant statues of legos.

With our dining plan, we each got a snack every day.  Well, we also took snacks into the parks so there were several days where we didn't use our snack option.  On our last night, we decided to cash in our snacks at Goofy's Candy Company.  We had enough snacks left for everyone to choose a dessert to eat that night, and one to take home, plus a few extras!

Coleman and Jonathan each chose these huge blue cupcakes.

Andrew chose a football cookie, which turned out to be shortbread and not a sugar cookie.

Brent chose a chocolate covered pineapple skewer, and I chose maple nut fudge.

The next morning we left after we made a few more shots of the beautiful lobby.

It was a wonderful, magical way to celebrate Coleman's sixth birthday.  We were so glad Gigi and Papack went too.  We headed home that day exhausted, but in the very best way.

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