Friday, January 3, 2014

Magic Kingdom again and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Sunday started with a very early breakfast at 1900 Park Fare.  (whose idea was that??)  This is certainly one of my favorite breakfasts at Walt Disney World.  They have really great food here - the cold strawberry soup and lobster eggs Benedict are to die for.  The characters here are Pooh, Tigger, Mary Poppins, Alice and the Mad Hatter.  I adore the Mad Hatter, he is so into character.  When he first arrived at our table, he sat on Bubby's lap and of course, no one had a camera ready.  He is just so goofy, and when he has his photo taken with guests, he almost always sticks out his tongue.  So, Rod and I decided to do the same.   Here's the result.
Since it was an early morning, and Rod and I are "old" and Magic Kingdom is our least favorite park, we decided to go back to the room for a nap.  But not before we paid the gingerbread house a visit.
 It is a life size gingerbread house in the lobby of the Grand Floridian, and they actually sell gingerbread out of the house.  It wasn't open when we left, but my girls made sure they bought me some while they were there later,

After a nice nap, Rod and I returned to the Magic Kingdom and met up with the kids.  We did the "Jingle Cruise" - the Jungle Cruise with a Christmas twist.  Mary and I love this ride since we are big fans of the pun.  The captain usually tells the corniest jokes, and ours was the best ever.  We left there and Mary said we should do the Enchanted Tiki Room, since I had really wanted to see that show (although now, I wonder why).  What a ridiculous performance this was!  I just kept shaking my head while laughing all the while.

And I was so excited to be able to meet my idol, the Fairy Godmother.  I have a shirt with her picture on it and it declares me to be the "Fairy Grandmother".  I do try to make all the family's dreams come true, after all.

Rod, the twins and I had an early dinner at the Crystal Palace, where you meet the characters from Winnie the Pooh.  It is a buffet with a lot of varied selections to choose from.  We really enjoyed the meal there, and I did manage to get a really picture of myself with Eeyore.

After dinner, we prepared for the Christmas Party.  It was a lot of fun.  Pam found me a great spot for viewing the parade.  I was right in the front line, and got to interact with quite a few of the characters.  We then proceeded to the Castle area, to watch the projection show and finally the fireworks.  If you've never seen Disney fireworks, you don't know what you're missing. They are phenomenal!  The kids decided to stick around for the second parade, but the "old folks" returned to the resort.

Notes on today:  a fun day, but I don't think I will waste my money on the party again.  We have real snow in PA, not the soap snow they have on Main Street.  I wanted a pin from the Christmas Party, but was told that they had been sold out two weeks before.  The free cookies and cocoa were really good.

Tomorrow - Hollywood Studios


Nani said...

Hehe… Fairy grandmother; appropriate and very cool! You got me wanting to go to Disney to see the fireworks now!

Pat said...

We felt pretty much the same about the Christmas Party last year. We were glad we did it, but I don't know if we'd pay to see it again.....only if we had grands with us next time who had never seen it. The castle light show last year (prior to the fireworks) was wonderful, though. I'm glad you got to see some of your favorite characters. We are hoping to see the Halloween Party next fall as we've not been there in the fall.