Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Florida & Disney World - Final Day

Warning: Theme park travelogue ahead. Proceed with caution!
Our flight didn't leave until around 5 PM on this day, so we decided to make the most out of it and spend one last day at the Magic Kingdom. 

We picked a few attractions that we wanted to hit once more and then did our best to make it happen.  I snuck in the horsehead as best I could (the security guy still found it as he dug through my bag:
"What's this?"

"A horsehead."

"A what?"

"A horsehead."
He then looks at me for a second before slowly shaking his head.  I'd bet he has stories to tell of the strange things people sneak into the parks.

Success at Disney World is often based on luck and being in the right place at the right time.  As we were walking into Adventureland we saw Ariel and Eric with a very short line.  We jumped in line and they closed it off after us. 
Immediately after that we were walking towards Splash Mountain when Brer Bear and friends came walking down the street.  Clarabelle was with them and she knelt down in front of Ada and gave her a small bouquet of lavender flowers.  She gave Ada and Kate a hug before they all started singing and dancing.  It was great timing on our part.

We really wanted to trick Kate into getting on Splash Mountain.  We think she would have loved it, but she was deathly afraid of ti.  I think that she would confuse Space Mountain with Splash Mountain.  Alas, the ride was broke for most of our time there on this day and we were unable to get her on.
While we waited for Splash Mountain (to see if it would re-open), we visited Woody.  Ada, Alison and Lyla also got their pictures with him, but they didn't show up on our photopass.

Ada, Kate and I went on Pirates of the Caribbean while Alison fed Lyla (ps. Disneyland's version is better), then we hit Small World, Dumbo (newly re-opened earlier this summer) and Ada and I went on Space Mountain.

We all (except Lyla) gave the Sword in the Stone a good tug, but none of us were able to dislodge it.  My guess is that Lyla is the chosen one, but that she needs to grow up a little more.

Alison humored me by allowing us to ride the monorail one last time over to Epcot and back to the Magic Kingdom, before jumping in the car and making our way back to the airport.

On our way to the airport we stopped at a drugstore and got some Combos (very important) and Dramamine for Ada and Kate.  We wanted to avoid puking girls at all costs (and as a side effect, it makes the girls sleepy). 

The flight home went very well.  I don't remember it so it must not have been too bad.  I do remember that we got home well after midnight, and that there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed after a long trip (probably especially for little Lyla, who slept a night in the bathtub).

/End Florida & Disney World Travelogue.

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