Tales from the Hill's Country

Quips, stories and observations from our adventures in marriage and parenting (as told by Katie).

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Last Disney Post

After our rest, we made it back to the Magic Kingdom just in time for:
Another touching moment as we all have memories of watching this with our families as young children.
The same Main Street that was empty just a hours before, was now packed and ready to watch the fireworks:
But before they started, there was a pre-show on the castle. Actual photos and videos were projected onto the castle. They were photos of people at Disney or videos of parents surprising their children, "We're going to Disney World!". It was really cute. At one point they started to show photos that they had taken throughout the day from the Disney photographers. Guest which four pink shirts made it?
Ok, so we didn't quite get a photo of it... but trust me... we were famous for 3 seconds!

After the pre-show, the main fireworks started. Which were, of course, amazing.
The park was still open for 2 hours, but it had started to drizzle. Many of the guests left, but I pulled out four ponchos and we trudged ahead. We all wanted to ride the Jungle Cruise and decided to make it the last ride of the trip. When we got there, we were the only ones in line and got the boat to ourselves!
The skipper had a lot of fun with his jokes and we played along well. He even let Lindsay drive... and she told a few jokes of her own!
In all the planning I did for our trip, this was another fun surprise that you just can't orchestrate. It was the best way to end our day at the Magic Kingdom.

When we got back to the hotel, we had a shower for Lindsay, complete with gifts:
What did she get?
Lots of gifts! ;)

After three long days, we slept well into the next morning. We had just enough time to visit Downtown Disney (lots of shops) and make the Magical Express back to the Real World (where my first ride was Mr. Chris' Wild Volvo Freeway Experience... followed by Laundry Mountain.)

In closing, it was a delightful trip and I can't wait to celebrate with Mickey Mouse again!

1 comment:

  1. I've been on that ride.....Mr. Chris' Wild Volvo Experience! And oh yes, Laundry Mountain, loads (groan)of fun. Welcome back to RW.