Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Disney Vacation · The Parks

After checking into the lodge on Monday morning, the three of us headed to Magic Kingdom on the ferry. Once inside the gates, all of these memories came flooding back. We made our way down Main Street, reminiscing about times we'd been there in the past. Eagerly grabbing a map, I scoped out all of the rides that I wanted to revisit. There weren't as many people there as I thought there would be, so the waiting wasn't so bad.

Walking around a bit after riding a handful of rides, we all decided it was time to get lunch. Since Disney recently expanded Fantasyland, we wanted to try a new restaurant. Fashioned after the castle in Beauty and the Beast, Be Our Guest had been on the top of my list. The food was good, but the atmosphere was fantastic.

Growing tired, G suggested that we take the ferry back to the lodge for a couple of hours and then return to watch the fireworks before the park closed at 10. It couldn't have worked out better, really. The sun had set and the temperature dropped. We were able to quickly find a spot to stand for the show once we were back. I have to admit, the fireworks were my favorite part. Disney really knows how to put on a great show!

On Tuesday, we hung around the lodge for the majority of the day. Around 4, we took a bus over to Downtown Disney. I've been wanting to ride the Characters in Flight balloon for years, but it was always closed when we would visit. Thankfully, it wasn't too windy and we were finally able to ride it. After we were back on the ground, we had dinner at the Rainforest Cafe and walked around for a little while. But there were so many people! We ended up leaving earlier than planned. I can't stand crowds! When we were back at the lodge, we got some hot cocoa and relaxed for the rest of the night. All in all, it was a nice little getaway :)


  1. sounds like a great time even with the crowds! LOVE the pictures, makes me want to go back!

  2. Be Our Guest looks soo cool! I will have to add that to my Disney to-do list when I make it down there. Love the pictures! It looks like you guys had a great time. The firework pics are gorgeous!