Monday, May 8, 2006
We drove to the Magic Kingdom and are shown here at the monorail station waiting to go to the park. We got a little leash for Elyse to give her more freedom to walk around. She is ready to go!
Inside the gate we encountered Disney characters, which do a good job of relating to the kids. I take this to be the young gorilla from the Tarzan movie.
Pluto was a popular character. The Ashleigh and Jordan had autograph books to get signed by the characters.
Jeff rode the "Dumbo the Flying Elephant" ride with the girls. The area was becoming quickly more crowded and they had a long wait.
The coronation of Princess Cinderella at the Castle was the thing Ashleigh and Jordan most looked forward to, and the thing they talked about most afterward. It was an outstanding musical and dance production.
Darla rode the Barnstorming roller coaster with Ashleigh and Jordan.
Photo-ops with the Disney characters were extremely well-handled. Tigger was very gracious, and all the characters took time to give personal attention to the children.
Piglet was very gentle in playing with Elyse.
We rode several ride that took you through exhibits with a narrative and music. Jordan and Brenda enter the "Small World" exhibit which had many variations on the song and lots of craftmanship. We also went through the Peter Pan and Snow White rides.
The girls were very keen on driving the racecars, so that was our last ride for the day. We then went down by Main Street to watch the light parade and then watched the fireworks from the parking lot. It was a full day of adventure.