Finally it was the day I’d originally envisioned. It was time to visit the Magic Kingdom. I’d been here for Christmas once before and although the park was wall to wall people that trip, I remember the decorations were spectacular.
The mono rail was not running to the Magic Kingdom so everyone had to get there by boat.
We lined up and waited, and waited and waited. There’s no place to sit or lean. It didn’t take long for my newly improved back muscles to start a downhill slide.
As soon as we reached the park I rushed to get through security and ticketing.
I had my eye on the ECV (electric convenience vehicle or scooter) rentals. Too late, there was a waiting list. I was #2 on the list. They would call our cell phone as soon as one came back in. They don’t take reservations so you just take your chances that one will be available. This was the first time I’d struck out.
We headed into the park.
Even though this is consider a slow week the Magic Kingdom was full!
Because of my questionable ambulatory abilities we stayed close to the square but there was plenty to see there.
We started out by taking the train ride around the park.
You never know who you might run into.
The goal is to just have fun.
We got back in time to see the horse drawn trolley pull up and enjoy a rousing show of song and dance.
It was the last show of the day. They only do these shows in the mornings so we were lucky.
And even though the park was crowded, we still had front row places. Great for memorializing the event in pictures.
As they unhitched the beautiful Clydesdale from the trolley I could almost hear him say, “That’s all folks”.
There was only a 10 minute wait to see Tinkerbell so like little kids we hopped in line. I may be a grown up but I still love the character visits.
Joe seems to like these visits too even though his job keeps him in contact with them all the time. He had to get his “selfie”.