Monday, February 10, 2014

Disney Adventure 2014 -- Day 7

The weather forecast wasn't good for this day either. It was cool and quite rainy. We decided to have breakfast and then see what the day would bring. Below is the breakfast omelet which became of our favorites. Here is mine with Swiss Cheese and tomatoes, potatoes, and a southern biscuit.

We did go to the Magic Kingdom. The first thing my daughter wanted to do was to ride the train, so we up the stairs to the train station.
Well truthfully, I like the trains too. What I miss now is that train no longer stops at Fantasy Land to add water to make the steam. That whole process must be done elsewhere now. We did get off in Fantasy Land. Our first stop was as Fast Pass + station where we got three fast passes for the day. Then we noticed another circus tent and found it was a place for pictures with characters. In this one, the characters are performers in a carnival sideshow.

Here's my daughter with Minnie Mouse who has a poodle act in the circus. Notice the poodles on stands behind Minnie.

 Then we started towards Adventure Land making a stop first to ride Small World again. We arrived at the Jungle Cruise for our Fast Pass time. Because it was raining, the cast members did small loads to the boats so that everyone was under the roof of the boat out of the rain. This is always a fun ride.

Our boat captain was full of "bad" Disney jokes. Example: Why is Cinderella so bad at soccer (futbol as most of the rest of the world calls it)? Answer: Because she always runs away from the ball.

Our next stop was Pirates of the Caribbean.

I always enjoy this scene of the prisoners trying to convince the dog to bring them the key which it holds in its mouth.

We went to the Tiki Room show, surprised to see there isn't any longer a pre-show outdoors. We also rode Aladdin's Magic Carpet.
 This ride is fun on a hot day -- then the camels spit water. On this day, when the temperature was in the low 50s, the camels were quiet and well-behaved.

We then tried to have a bit of food break in the Pecos Bill restaurant. Never again! This one is too big and too unorganized. It took us five minutes of wandering around from room to room to find the place to order food. Then when we had done that, the attendant wanted other customers ahead of us to pass back the order to us -- without a tray even!

By now we were up to time for a Fast Pass for Dumbo, so across the park we went. After that we went to the Laugh Floor.

We did another round on the People Mover -- yes, I know it has another name, but it used to have this one!

Then we did a long wait to ride the Winnie the Pooh ride one more time.

My daughter wanted to ride the Carousel and the line wasn't long. This happy face says it all about being at Disney.

  We wandered back to Peter Pan to use our last Fast Pass.

By this time we were interested in having a good meal. It had been a long time since breakfast. But to keep the adventure going, we took the boat to the Wilderness Lodge. We asked about having supper at the Whispering Canyon Cafe and they told us it would be a wait of 2.5 hours. That wasn't on our agenda, so we went down to Roarin' Forks. Each of us had a very good sandwich.

Then we took a boat back to the Contemporary Hotel, where we caught the resort monorail around to the Magic Kingdom and then walked over the bus area. Our Old Key West bus arrived in about 30 seconds. Great timing. We were soon back in our room watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony -- the first Olympics I've seen since 2008, if one doesn't count trying to watch the 2012 opening --which was a little bit hard to understand, particularly with only commentary in Polish!

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