The Magic Kingdom

Last Saturday, I spent the day at the Magic Kingdom theme park.  This is Disney World’s first park and its most popular.  It’s the one that comes to mind the most when you think of Disney.  It has Cinderella’s castle in it.  And it has Main Street where they do all of the Disney parades.  First of all, we woke up bright and early on Saturday morning.  We drove from the hotel to the parking lot of the Magic Kingdom.  The thing about Disney is ALL of their parking lots at all of the theme parks are gigantic, but the parking lot at the Magic Kingdom was the biggest I’d ever seen.  Because the parking lots are so big, you have to park so far away from the entrance to each park, and they have trams that you can take just to get to the front gates.  The guy who was driving the tram said that the Magic Kingdom’s parking lot was bigger than all of the parking lots of the other Disney World theme parks combined.  But, for the Magic Kingdom, you take a tram to the “front gate,” and then you have to take the Monorail to get into the Magic Kingdom.  Yes, you have to board the Monorail that will actually take you to the real front of the Magic Kingdom!  You can also get there by ferry boat.  The Monorail driver said that the Magic Kingdom was actually 1 ½ miles away from the parking lot.  It was an ordeal just to get into that place!

Once we got there, you could see Cinderella’s Castle in the distance.  It was huge!  We stood in line for over an hour to meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen.  We also stood in line for another hour to ride the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  My mom and dad rode that one too.  I rode in the same car as my mom and she was not happy.  Very funny stuff!  My brother, sister, and me rode Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel (then I rode it a second time with my mom), the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and drove cars at the Tomorrowland Speedway.  I also met Rapunzel, Merida, and Tiana all at the Magic Kingdom.  And we got to see a parade down Main Street.  The Magic Kingdom was so big and we were so hot and tired that when it was time to go, we took the Walt Disney World Railroad from Frontierland back to the front gate, where we had to take the Monorail back to the other front gate and then the tram back out to the parking lot to our car.  That night we went to Chef Mickey’s Restaurant.  It was located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  It was a big buffet and Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto were all there.  They came to our table and they signed my autograph book and took pictures with us.  And the coolest thing of all was that the Monorail comes right through Chef Mickey’s.  Now that was awesome!  Take a look at my pictures.

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Dancing at Disney – Hollywood Studios and Downtown Disney

A week ago today I was still on vacation at Disney World.  I woke up and spent the morning at Hollywood Studios with my family.  Hollywood Studios reminded me of being in a movie.  I guess it was supposed to.  It was Hollywood Studios after all.  We ate breakfast at a cute little bakery and coffee shop called The Writer’s Stop.  We got the biggest muffins that I’d ever seen.  We shared a blueberry muffin, chocolate chip muffin, and a strawberry and white chocolate muffin.  They were really good.  The first ride we went on my parents came with us.  It was a Star Wars ride called the Jedi Training Academy.  C-3PO was looking for a spy and he shined a laser into the room where we were all sitting and he picked out my mom and showed her face on the screen.  She was the SPY!!!  We all thought that was really funny!  When we got off the ride, we were in the Star Wars gift shop.  I bought a light saber that I got to make myself.  It lights up and makes noise.  Then I went with my brother and sister on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.  Holy moly, it was scary!  It would take you up high like you were in an elevator and then it would just drop you.  It felt like there was nothing underneath our feet.  I screamed like crazy.  So did my brother and sister!  Then we went on the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.  That one was even worse.  It went upside down three times!  We had a lot of fun!  We left Hollywood Studios around noon and went back to the hotel where I had to get ready for my performance with my dance Company in Downtown Disney that evening.  It was so hot out there.  I felt like I was gonna pass out!  But we all made it through and our performance was awesome.

You wanna know what else was awesome?  Downtown Disney!  Oh yeah!  It was FULL of shops and food.  No rides, but all of the stores I wanted to shop in.  We ate seafood at Fulton’s Crab House.  It was a really nice restaurant.  The food was good too.  I liked the lobster corn dogs the best.  It was an appetizer.  Fulton’s was a two-story restaurant on the lake.  It had a balcony and you could see all of Downtown Disney from there.  After we ate, we shopped and shopped and shopped.  We went to the Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, Goofy’s Candy Company, The Candy Cauldron (they had the coolest candy apples), and Basin which was a bath and body store that (sorry mom) put Bath and Body Works to shame!  I got souvenirs for both of my grandmothers from there.  My mom bought Mickey Mouse soap to take back to all the people she works with.  It was way cool!  Next time I go to Disney World, I am going to make sure to go to Downtown Disney and stay all day long!

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That’s my brother looking up at the Tower of Terror.  Ha Ha!  He was scared!

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