Day 25 – Magic Kingdom in the daytime

I woke up this morning around 7.30am. Unfortunately my pain meds didn’t decrease my morning fibro pain but after a slow morning and a nice bath I felt okay enough to get started with our DAY at the Magic Kingdom. I can’t tell you how much a appreciate the DAS pass (I didn’t need it with the old fast pass system). In my pre-fibro days we always did rope drop – which this morning was 7.30am. No way could I face that most mornings unless I’d been awake around 5am (and that’s on a good fibro day). I know buying Genie Plus would be an option but I don’t know it would work as well for us as I think it would involve more to and froing ie walking around the parks as times aren’t as flexible. The crazy thing is that’s it’s not my fibro pain that makes me eligible but my claustrophobia and noise sensitivity.

We walked over arriving shortly before 11am. Unfortunately Kevin and Christy had a bit of a dispute on the way over so Kevin wasn’t in a good mood. Which meant I didn’t get a photo of all of us in front of the main entry.

We had to move aside for another calvacade as we walked down main street. And luckily it was the one we hadn’t yet seen.

Things were still a little tense during the following photos but luckily things went back to normal after that. It’s been a long time since the 3 of us have spent so much time together and there have only been a handful of “moments” which is pretty good I think.

We also did a superzoom photo – see if you can find us? My outfit choice for today makes it rather easy!

The rides we had DAS passes for were both down – Big Thunder and Space Mountain and wait times for other rides were too long for me and Christy so we decided to go and find a spot for the 12pm parade. Along the way I stopped to take many photos. But sadly I can’t share them here (for some odd reason).

Since I wasn’t feeling great I wanted a proper seat to sit on while we waited. We found one not far from our special spot and waited there for about 20mins before the people sitting on either side of us arrived with turkey legs which all of us, even Kevin, found the smell of to be awful. So we moved back to our special spot.

The Festival of Fantasy parade is a fun one. I’m pretty sure we’ve seen it before or we’ve just seen it in lots of vlogs !!

Big Thunder was now back and running so we headed over there to ride it in the daytime. I think the only reason we don’t ride this much is because it’s far away from everything (esp while the railroad is still not going). We then discussed going on Splash and I now can’t recall while we decided not to ride it then.

We headed to Pirates for another ride

and then it was almost time for our lunch booking at Skipper’s Canteen.

We checked in and a short wait till our table was called. We sat outside on the chairs but there was also a lounge area inside we could have waited at. It was our first time eating here. There are a few different rooms but we were seated in the main room.

Sadly I had a bit of an upset tummy and just wanted something plain. Not the greatest place for this as it’s a more adventurous menu. Luckily our server mentioned an appetizer that wasn’t on the menu – cheese bread with a chimichiri (?) sauce. So I got that. Kevin corn pancakes with some kind of meat and CHristy got mac n cheese and a side of potatoes. Kevin really enjoyed this (as an appetizer it was the perfect size). He also had some kind of fancy drink. Mine was lovely and I ended up trading some of bread for Christy’s potatoes so it worked out really well. Still expensive though – at US$75 (inc. tip) but it was a nice experience. This place wasn’t too noisy and would be a great escape on a hot day. I’m sure we will be back.

After lunch we wandered back to main street and walked through the castle. We went through a few shops and then to watch Mickey’s Philharmagic – which we always enjoy.

The Beasts Caste

We stopped by Gaston’s Tavern but it was closed, so moved to ride Voyage of the Little Mermaid. Not my fav but Kevin enjoyed it.

We had managed to get a DAS pass for the Seven Dwarves Mine Ride but it was down again. Instead we headed over to Haunted Mansion and the It’s a Small World.

Back to Seven Dwarves, which was running but since it had been down so much even the lightening lane had a long wait. It was estimated to be 20-30mins which is more than I could do. Christy really wanted to go on so we left her to it

and walked back to Main Street, stopping for a little photo shoot along the way.

It was getting quite cold now and we hadn’t bought jackets so I was craving something warm. We found a great little spot to sit and Kevin went and got some drinks from the Ice Creamery. He got me a very delicious peppermint hot chocolate and Kevin had a Main Street Float.

Christy arrived shortly after – her wait having been less than 20mins. She said the ride was okay.

We wandered through some more stores on our way down main street and then walked back to our resort. Since it was just 5.50pm I suggested we might go the Villains Lair – it’s on top of Bay Lake Towers and only open to DVC members and guests staying here. So we had a short wait till it opened then we were called and sent up the lift to the 16th floor. Upon walking outside we were presented with the most stunning sunset.

The bar (forgot to blog the rest)…