|me getting a surprise hug from Pooh|
|Marys and Mad Hatters|
SIL Jimmy has the most amazing relatives. For our Disney trip last year, his Aunt Karen made Krissy this Mary Poppins dress. And this year, with only a few days notice, she and some of Jimmy's cousins put together this incredible Mad Hatter costume for Bubby. The Mad Hatter was so impressed, and kept shouting to Alice that "no one wanted to dress up like you, that just shows they like me better". So here's our Marys and Mad Hatters. Aren't they a hoot?
After breakfast we took the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom. Here, I managed to get Pinocchio's autograph. The heat was really taking it's toll on us two old grandparents, so we decided to go back to the hotel for some cooling off and a nap. We had tickets for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party that night, and knew it would be a late one. The nap did us both good, and after a "lunch" of French Quarter's well-known beignets, we took the bus back to the Magic Kingdom. From there we took the Monorail to the Polynesian, where we would have dinner at Kona. Kona has to be one of all of our favorite places for dinner. Their steaks are the best, and I love the duck pot stickers as an appetizer. For dessert I had their chocolate-banana creme brulee. Mmmm, doesn't just the sound of it make your mouth water???
|The Castle at dusk|
Wow, how can I describe this parade and do it justice??
The parade begins with the headless horseman riding the parade route. There are beautifully lit floats featuring both heroes and villians.
One of the most impressive entries in the parade, were the grave diggers. They perform precision moves with their shovels, and when they scrape them on the pavement, sparks fly.
The specters from the Haunted Mansion made an appearance, looking surprisingly scary in their finest garb.
And of course, there was my beloved Captain Jack Sparrow.
The Party was great fun, the parade was just amazing, and the trick-or-treating to collect sweets from Goofy's Candy Company made me feel almost young again. But eventually, it was time to say good night to the Magic Kingdom and it's Castle.
Good Bye to the Magic Kingdom for this visit. But rest assured, we'll be back!