I’m writing this first thing Thursday morning with a right foot that is extremely sore. Not entirely sure what is wrong with it but it hurts to put pressure on the heel. Walking will be slow going today.
Yesterday saw us, by popular vote, head back to the Magic Kingdom to finish it up. The kids wanted to start the day off with a repeat run on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and on Splash Mountain but since we were early and the wait wasn’t long we headed into the “town theatre” where you could meet Mickey and get pictures. We did that and then we headed across the town square to a small building that was requesting volunteers. We had NO clue what it was about but hey, we’re here for an adventure! Turns out it’s a park-wide interactive adventure game for guests to play. You are given these cards along with a special key card and a map. You then visit various windows throughout the park which activate with the keycard and then use the other cards you were given to defeat various Disney villains. We did that throughout the day as we made our way from area to area.
So we started off in Frontierland getting wet on Splash Mountain and riding the roller coaster. Ryan LOVES roller coaster. I forgot to mention it yesterday but on his own he picked up what other riders were doing and on the big drop he put his arms up in the air like a true pro! It was so awesome to see. After that we hopped aboard the train and jumped over to Fantasyland to finish up the rides there. We finished up in Tomorrowland and did the few rides there. Tomorrowland, offering a glimpse of the “future” isn’t looking quite so futuristic anymore. Hopefully once Disney completes their big expansion/refurbishment of Fantasyland (recently opened Belle’s castle and Ariel’s grotto and are in the middle of building a roller coaster) they’ll tackle Tomorrowland and completely redo that. Does anyone actually visit the Carousel of Progress anymore except to rest their feet or seek refuge from a sudden downpour?
We left the park about 6:30ish and on the monorail ride back to the parking lot it became a torrential downpour. I’m glad we weren’t out walking in that.
Today? We’re thinking Animal Kingdom.