We were disappointed that the weather took a turn for the worst, but tried to not let it interfere with our trip so on New Years day we headed to the Magic Kingdom. I felt horrible with a sore throat and cough. When we got to the park, it was raining so we were hoping that most people would stay home – we thought wrong.
The lines were still pretty crazy and the rain didn’t stop. Due to the cold we had to stop in some shops to buy gloves and hats – they were sold out of ponchos. It was neat to see all the holiday decorations around the park and seeing Cinderella’s castle always gives you that warm happy feeling. It was really cute to see my youngest nephew meeting all the characters and looking around like ‘whoa, what IS this place?!”
We wandered around, but ended up spending a lot of our time under the roof of places to eat. We did get to go on a few rides though such as the tea cups, which although fun is NOT a good idea when you are already sick (I spent the rest of the day dizzy as well as coughing). We also got to go on the Haunted Mansion and Pirates (one time each) before everyone decided we had enough of the rain and headed back to the rental house. I remember being a kid and running back and forth between those 2 rides because they are my favorite. Especially Pirates – I think last time I went about 5 years ago I rode Pirates about 8 times? Very possibly more…. Everyone else wanted to go on roller coasters so my nephew and I just kept looping around to ride it as there was no wait! Not this time unfortunately.
I also couldn’t help but imagine what it was going to be like running through the castle (which was closed up when we were there) in a few days as I attempted to complete the Dopey Challenge – more on that later!
I was bummed that I didn’t get to see the Beast’s castle or Rapunzel’s tower (which I didn’t even know was there until we got home). Just means I will have to go back! 🙂
What is your favorite ride at the Magic Kingdom?