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Midday Magic!

After an amazing start to our day at the Magic Kingdom (you can read about it here) we kept the non-stop magic going!

Right after the show it started to pour!  Luckily it was time for us to use our first FastPass+ of the day, so no waiting in line in the rain for us! We headed over to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, passed the Dwarfs’ cottage and entered the mine.

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This is one of Walt Disney World’s newer attractions and waits can sometimes be upwards of 100 minutes to ride, so scheduling a FastPass+ time is very important if you want to ride.  Owlette and I made it to the front of the line and were instructed to go in the front seat!

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We’ve ridden this ride before – but being in the front seat was a different and awesome experience!  The ride zips you through and around the mountain mine that Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs are always hard at work in.  The Dwarfs themselves are lifelike and you can’t help but sing along to “Hi Ho!”  At the end be sure to look out for the Evil Queen in disguise lurking outside of the cottage! Wearing your Magic Band not only links a PhotoPass photo of you riding this ride – but a video clip too!

The rain was still coming down when we exited the ride so we sprinted over to the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel and dried off while taking a spin.

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Next we headed over to what has become such an important ride to me: It’s a Small World.  Growing up I remember being slightly bored on this (even if the song stuck in my head for days), but now I love showing it to my children.  We talk about all the different countries and people represented in the ride.  Most importantly we discuss the last scene where all the children of the world have changed from their traditionally colored clothing and are now all in white.  I love how it shows the human race living in harmony.

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We exited the ride exactly at noon, as the ride let us know, and walked across the path for our next FastPass+ time at Peter Pan’s Flight!  This classic flying pirate ship ride over Neverland is a must-do for everyone. Waits can reach over 100 minutes, so booking a FastPass+ time is important.  We then used our 3rd and last pre-scheduled FastPass+ time at Enchanted Tales with Belle.  This is a very magical & intimate attraction where guests can take part in telling the “Tale as Old as Time” along with Belle.  My daughter had the chance to play a shivering Maurice (Belle’s father) during this trip.IMG_7862Since we had used our 3 FastPass+ reservations we were able to go to a FastPass+ kiosk and select another FastPass+, this time for Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid for a little later that afternoon.  We watched our favorite 3D show, Mickey’s Philharmagic, and then had a quick lunch nearby at Pinnocchio’s Village Haus.  It was still raining so I was afraid this Quick Service Restaurant would be packed with guests waiting out the storm, but the service was fast and we quickly found a table without a problem. On the way out we each made a wish in the Blue Fairy’s Wish book!

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With our bellies full we went to chat with Ariel, who was more than happy to discuss life under the sea. We love getting a chance to talk to her when she’s in her mermaid form!

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We took a quick zip on The Barnstormer, which is a junior roller coaster and a great choice for first time coaster riders…

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…and then it was time to use our FastPass+ to go Under the Sea!

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After taking seats in a moving clamshell, we relived Ariel’s journey from teenage mermaid to becoming part of Prince Eric’s World.

At this point our day at the Magic Kingdom was half over. We picked up another FastPass+ for later…and I hope you’ll come back to read all about it!

 

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