Day 3 Friday, July 18th
Happy Birthday, OLIVIA!! Today was spent in the Magic Kingdom for Olivia’s 5th birthday. We actually slept in this morning and then went to our 11:15 brunch at Chef Mickey’s – again another Character Breakfast – here are the pictures!
When we got to the Magic Kingdom, we rode the railroad over to Tomorrowland and got our Fast Passes for Space Mountain. We then did everything in Tomorrowland – The Carousel of Progress, Stitch’s Great Escape, Astro Orbiter, Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor, and got another Fast Pass for Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin. Then we went to meet Laura, Sue, and Olivia for the Jungle Cruise. After that it was on to Fantasyland to do all of the “Classic” rides – It’s a Small World, The Many Adventures of Pooh, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Mickey’s Philharmagic. Mickey’s Philharmagic is a new 3D attraction that is just wonderful. They play all of the great Disney songs with 3D images in a screen that wraps around the entire front of the theater.
Next, came Olivia’s Birthday dinner at the Crystal Palace which was a Pooh and Friends Character Buffet. They brought out a cupcake and card signed by all of the characters for Olivia and we had Mickey confetti sprinkled on our table. It was a great meal and we were done just in time for the Wishes Fireworks show. I wonder how much they spend on Fireworks in one day at Disney?! We had a few minutes before Spectromagic nighttime electrical parade, so we used our Fast Pass on Peter Pan’s flight and went on the Haunted Mansion ride. The Spectromagic parade was great! After the parade we went and did Splash Mountain – that was so much fun – it did not exist the last time I was at Disney. The best part was when you have climbed up the mountain and you can see over the whole park – there was a full moon that night and it was just beautiful – then came the 5 story plummet to the bottom!! We finished off our evening with Aladdin’s Magic Carpet ride and Snow White’s Scary Adventures. Another FULL, FUN day!