Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Monday, December 23, 2013

Magic Kingdom and last day

Part 1 and Part 2 of our trip to Orlando

Part 3 - Magic Kingdom and last day

On Friday we headed to Magic Kingdom for the day.  David went to a few morning seminars while the boys and I ate breakfast and got ready and then we headed to the park.  We started in Tomorrowland because we had fast pass tickets to Buzz Lightyear early on.  The day before Austin had wanted to ride a few rides that Miller couldn't ride because of height restrictions and I couldn't take Austin because I didn't have anyone to watch Miller so I promised him I would take him on a bigger kid ride on Friday when daddy was there.  Right when we got to Tomorrowland we saw a ride that was for 40 inches and over so I quickly snatched Austin and we went to it while David and Miller went to Monsters Inc Laugh Floor.  We jumped in line and right away the guy sent us in because everyone was already in waiting for it to start.  I unfortunately didn't have time to read anything about it so I had no idea it was going to be scary.  We got locked inside and I started to worry a little that this wasn't going to go well but I thought surely it couldn't be that bad but was I ever wrong.  It was called Stitch's Great Escape and on the Magic Kingdom map, its the only ride that says "May be scary for kids".  If you know my oldest than you know that he hates anything scary or with bad guys, etc.  Once they buckled us in he flipped out...started crying, screaming that he hated this, please get me out.  I called over to the attendant and she said there was nothing she could do, we just had to finish it.  I held both of his hands and tried to calm him down but it didn't work...he was flipping out.  I felt terrible.  I think I traumatized him from ever riding a scary ride again.  We high tailed it out of there as soon as the ride was over and I proceeded to apologize to him for the rest of the morning.  Tip: read what it says about the ride before you do it with your 5 year old.

We then rode the peoplemover and saw all of Tomorrowland from up high.  We then headed towards the race track because Austin remembers that from 2 years ago.  They LOVED this 2 years ago and loved it again this trip.
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We then went to Buzz Lightyears Space Ranger Spins. They also loved this one. Untitled
If you know me than you know I am very competitive so I wasn't thrilled that my 3 year old scored higher than me.
I also LOVE any and all roller coasters so while my boys were eating lunch I got a fast pass and rode Space Mountain by myself. I loved it!
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We then headed over to Fantasy Land where we rode Dumbo, Little Mermaid, Winnie the Pooh, and the Barnstormer. The boys very favorite ride was barnstormer even though Miller was a little scared during the ride.
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We then headed to Adventureland to do Swiss Family Treehouse, Alladin's Magic Carpet Ride, and the Jungle Cruise. At the very top of Swiss Family Treehouse Miller told us that he needed to go potty and if you remember the story from the Animal Kingdom I quickly said we needed to move out of the treehouse to find a potty. He thankfully made it that day. Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled
We ended the day with a ride on the railroad while enjoying some gummy bear snacks. Untitled
We came, we played, we conquered.
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Miller laid down in my lap on the bus back to the resort.  I too would have liked to lay was a great day but man was I tired.  Untitled
On Saturday morning the boys and I had breakfast in our resort with Goofy and Pluto.  We did this 2 years ago but they didn't really remember.  Both boys loved it.  Austin did better with the characters in this setting.
We then headed to the pool to get in a couple hours of swim time before we had to head home. The weather was perfect and the boys were ready to try the slide. Miller rode down it one time and decided that was enough for him. Austin could have done it a million times.
Miller was content swimming back and forth under the bridge.
My dad and Sheryl came that day to see us and spend a little time with us. They took the boys for the last hour to play so David and I could pack up and take showers before leaving.
We then headed home to see our littlest pumpkin and reenter reality.
It was such a great trip and memories that the boys and David and I will keep forever.

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