It was such a relief to wake up on Tuesday morning healthy and feeling like a million bucks after Monday’s sickness. I hadn’t eaten in twenty hours and I was ready for a big breakfast with the Disney Characters! We headed to the hotel’s lakeside dining hall for breakfast. I had fresh fruit, bacon, eggs, and a Mickey Mouse waffle. Coffee stillswasn’t appetizing, but I think that’s because I’m too picky when it comes to coffee. Their waffles were the best I’ve ever had and I’d love to know their waffle mix recipe.
First things first: buy Minnie Mouse ears! This was a difficult purchase because I’m incredible bad at making decisions and there were way too many to choose from. I decided to stick to the basic.
I was so excited when we walked into Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. This was on my bucket list since I was a little girl and it was actually happening.
There was a parade in the street with great performers and everything felt so magical. I felt like I was in a movie scene.
Cinderella’s Castle is even better in person! I took about 40 photos of the castle.
We grabbed some coffee at Starbucks and headed over ride Space Mountain!
We were so pumped for this ride and it was worth the wait! It was pitch dark in there and just looked like outer space! You go up, down, around, and I could ride that all day long.
There were parades almost every hour.
My favorite character! I had a Woody doll growing up and he was my favorite. He had a string in the back to pull and he’d say “Howdy Partner! My Name’s Woody, There’s a Snake in My Boot, You’re My Favorite Deputy.” I used to annoy my brother with my doll.
One of the most magical moments was when the Disney Princesses came out to sing and dance. I’m not going to lie. I teared up a bit because it was a special moment. I’m going to get made fun of for this but, this moment was special. I grew up looking up to these Disney Princess’s and characters. Seeing all the little kids around look up to the same Characters made me feel like a little girl again and it just took me back to my younger years. I guess Walt Disney just makes you feel like everything in life is going to be okay and dreams can and will come true if you work hard for them.
I was so impressed with the Magic Kingdom.
Tea in Fantasy Land.
We took a little boat over to explore Tom Sawyer’s Island.
Tom Sawyer’s Island was pretty cool. We went through trails and inside caves.
We were hungry, so we decided to have a late lunch at Jungle Skipper Canteen. The Canteen is located in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland. If you’re not one for corny jokes and puns, do not go here. If you do not like good service and interactive waiters, do not go here. They were awesome! We also didn’t have to wait longer than two minutes to be seated.
I loved how unique the menu was. We decided to split a meal and appetizers.
Delicious Ambassador bread with spiced honey sauce.
They had a signature mango drink that we couldn’t say no to. It’s the punch line punch! It was crazzzzzy sweet but so good.
We chose the falafel, the sea shu mai, and the “a lot at steak” salad.
The sea shu mai was a legendary blend of Pork, Shrimp, Mung Beans, and Spices wrapped in Gyoza Skin then steamed
The falls family falafel was so good! It was crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. It simply melted in your mouth. It had chickpeas, garlic, onion, lemon juice, and herbs served with a white bean dip and a tomato cucumber salad.
The “A lot of Steak” salad was my favorite. The Thai-marinated flank steak was cooked to medium rare (My preference) and tossed with hearts of romaine, carrots, red peppers, cucumbers, red onions, and cherry tomatoes.
Sharing all the dishes was a prefect lunch.
We walked around even more while our food digested. We followed the Magic Kingdom map so we didn’t miss anything.
How cute are these Mickey Apples? This would be fun to do for a theme party.
The Magic Kingdom was so peaceful. It was such a chilly day so it wasn’t as crowded as we expected.
It was windy and cold. There was noway I was going to ride splash mountain!
My friend kept begging me…
Two hours later I said “yes.” Luckily, I didn’t get wet at all! It was a pretty cool ride 🙂 I loved the the ride through the cave with all the characters.
We bought an ornament at the Christmas Store.
Such a true quote.
We were EXHAUSTED! We wanted to head out so we could get ready and go to Downtown Disney. It really was a magical day at the Magic Kingdom!
We headed back to the hotel so I could take a shower and get ready to go out.
We bundled up and headed to the waterfront at Downtown Disney. This place was SO cool and I wish we could go when it’s warmer out.
It was around 8pm so we decided to split appetizers at different restaurants instead of ordering meals.
Next was the Fulton Crab House for an appetizer and a drink.
Hot tea for my freezing fingers!
We split a crab cake over a fried green tomato and corn. This definitely goes in the top best crab cakes! So good.
My friend wanted to stop at one more place!
I was ready for bed at this point. He ordered calamari from Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant.
I was up early to pack my bags and grab breakfast. I had Greek Yogurt with granola and a skim milk latte at the hotel.
After ten days of traveling, it felt good to be home! It always feels good to be home 🙂
Till we meet again Disney World 🙂
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