Day 5 – Be our guest

 

Today it was back to the Magic Kingdom but this time we caught the monorail instead of the boat and managed to arrive in time for the opening.

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We had a quick stop on Main Street for a photo.

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Then it was on to our first ride of the day… the Haunted Mansion, which is always fun.

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Next up was Aladin’s Magic Carpet.

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Then the Jungle Cruise. Amy really enjoyed the corny jokes.

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Time for some action on Big Thunder Mountain, and our first wait for the day… of about 5mins.

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As you can see Chrsity really enjoyed this one.

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Then it was a chance to cool down on Splash Mountain… though we only seemed to get wet bums.

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By now the crowds were starting to build but we were following my plan (from Touring Plans) so were not having to wait much at all. It was on to Pirates – one of very favs.

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Next was the Tiki Room. One of those attractions you just have to visit and remember how much the girls loved it when they were younger.

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After this we had a short wait to see the “How to be a Pirate” Tutorial with Captian Jack Sparrow. This guy was great and sounded just like the real thing.

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I saw this sign by some bushes (I assume this is a toilet area). We’ve been amazed at how many service dogs (both big and small) we’ve seen in the parks.

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All aboard for a trip around the park to Fantasyland.

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and a visit to Beast’s Castle.

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where we had lunch at the Be Our Guest restaurant.

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The theming of this place is incredible. There was about a 30min wait to get in (you can only book for dinner and I had been unable to get a reservation as it only opened a few weeks ago), but it was well worth it.

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Once you order (online) you find a table in one of the three rooms (below is the amazing ballroom) and your meal is bought to you.

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We did feel there was something strange about the place, not sure if it’s just the number of tables or the fact that it’s not a traditional sit down meal (which it is at dinner). I really can’t put my finger on it but though the rooms were amazing, it was missing¬† a certain something. I ordered the Quinoa Salad for lunch, which was rather yummy. Kevin had the braised pork which he said was delicious.

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For desert (the main meals are not very big) we shared two cupcakes. So cute to look at and rather delicious to eat.

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The girls were a bit irritable at lunch and I was feeling a bit sore (with my arthritis – which was bothering me for the first time this trip) so we decided to do It’s a Small World together and then let the girls go off and do some more rides while we had a rest.

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I enjoyed a lovely cup of tea as it had turned rather chilly. Then we had a wander through some shops, where I spotted the Dapper Dans performing on Main Street.

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I then joined Kevin and Goofy and waited for the girls to meet us.

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We left about 4.30pm, catching the monorail back to the carpark. I needed to get some more milk so after another visit to the supermarket (where, not surprising, we bought a lot more than milk), we got some take away from Taco Bell (the girls insisted) and we headed home.

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After dinner everyone relaxed (Christy and I worked on our Smash books & I blogged) before heading to bed.

3 comments

  1. Vanessa says:

    Another great post. I’ve been planning my Disneyland trip today after buying the Unofficial guide to DL. I can see that a lot of the rides there as the same as DL. How did the touring plan work out for you? We will be following one too.

  2. nellbe says:

    The rides look like lots of great fun! I was going to ask you what the weather is like, the 28 degree day the other day is not normal then?

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