I guess it’s finally time to post about our last full day in Florida The crowds in Disney always drive me nuts but no less than one day later, I want to be back! At least the dog missed me while I was gone so coming home to his stinky butt was semi-rewarding. Returning to work on the other hand…not so fun.
So anyways, our last full day in Florida was on Thursday and it started out warm and sunny like all our other days in the Sunshine State…
We actually got going early for us (9am!!) and made it to Magic Kingdom by 9:30 or so. Due to Walt Disney’s genius, you don’t actually get to the MK park when you get to the parking lot. You have to pick between arrival via sky or water so that’s another 10ish minutes of travel time before you actually get there, get there. We could tell this park was going to be busier today than any of the other parks had been in the previous days due to the crowds. (Or maybe that was just us getting to the park earlier?)
We started out by getting Fast Passes for Jungle Cruise and then sitting through the Enchanted Tiki room bird “show” (Word to the wise, miss this one…the room wreaked of mold and the show was missable) Magic Kingdom was kind of falling apart… bathrooms were looking rough and rides were having all kinds of issues. Hopefully they are planning to put some remodels on the schedule sometime soon. After Tiki birds, we went on Pirates of the Caribbean (which we got stuck on…)
And then on to the Jungle Cruise! Fast passes was a good call on this ride, we would have had to wait 40+ minutes for this one without them! This ride is corny (shocker) but cute
Once we were done in Adventureland, we headed into Liberty Square to wander around to find some lunch. Sister heard rumors of gluten free chicken tenders at Columbia House Tavern and she was right! These were super, super delicious! I still dream of them
Once we were lunched, we headed over to Fantasyland to ride on It’s a Small World. The weather also started to change for the worse at this point… the temps started f-a-a-a-l-l-l-l-i-n-g and the clouds were filling the sky. But at least everything was happy in It’s a Small World!
After IASW, we went to check on Space Mountain (it was closed earlier in the day) but found it was open now! Sister and I waited for one ride and grabbed Fast Passes for another later in the afternoon.
After our Space Mountain ride, we went into Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor show (pretty cute! And actually funny!). By the time we came out of that show… the weather was gross! Windy, rainy, COLD! It literally dropped 20+ degrees in less than an hour. You’d think we were in Wisconsin or something…
We remembered about Big Thunder Mountain Railroad so headed for that next. Man, that’s a rather rough ride! We also had to try Dole Whip! Oh, so, so good! (Although I think we were the only ones in the park eating ice cream!)
We had another hour or so to kill before our Space Mountain Fast Passes were ready so we walked through the new Fantasyland that was not really as “open” as they made it sounds in the ads. It was still pretty “under construction.” Maybe in a year or so it will actually be “open” open?
It was then finally time for our Space Mountain FPs so we went to do that and then kind of waved the white flag for the park that day. We were in tanks + shorts and it was 60. That’s a little cold even for this MidWesterner… We’d pretty much seen everything anyways so we called our Disney time quits. It’s always so hard and sad to leave the parks for the last time on a trip down there! No more magic.
We went back to our condo to warm up + get sweaters and then went to find dinner. We tried to go to a Red Brick Pizza for gluten free + dairy free pizza (Dole Whip did me in) but after driving for 20 minutes, realized it was now “Tuscan Pizza” and they “had everything as RBP!” except not really… like no Daiya and I didn’t trust the whole gluten free cooking system… so we walked away. We ended up at Bonefish Grill and had a delicious dinner though! We have one in the Milwaukee area but I had never been. Seems like I will be going back!
Then it was onea second to last trip to Downtown Disney for Babycakes and souvenirs! (I was good and only bought one dog t-shirt + one coffee mug!) And then it was back to the condo to pack a little and go to sleep for the last night in Florida.
Friday we got up, swam and hot tubbed a little, ate one last lunch at Sweet Tomatoes + one last cookie sandwich from Babycakes and then it was back to Wisconsin… another trip comes to an end. And another post-vacation depression begins Welcome back to reality… grrr.