Saturday, January 24, 2015

Day FOUR: Meeting Anna and Elsa

Day FOUR: 
Our last and final full day at Disney World was spent back in the Magic Kingdom! 
Once again, we started our day off bright and early, arriving at the park before the gates opened. We did our best to finagle our way up to the front of the line (closest to the gate), in hopes of being one of the first families through when it opened. You see, we were on a mission. We had very important business to attend too. We were meeting Anna and Elsa...WITHOUT fast passes. We had tried and tried, actually my A-mazing friend Juli did, to get fast passes for our family, but it just wasn't meant to be. They sold out within SECONDS of becoming available. SECONDS!!! (Sigh) 
So our ONLY hope of meeting the Ice Queen, and her quirky sister, Anna, was to make a MAD DASH to the meet and greet immediately after the doors opened. Otherwise, you could forget about it, as the average wait later in the day would be at least three hours...OR MORE!!!! Seriously!!! It's the craziest thing EVER!!!!! As we waited for the gates to open, Shane told us our game plan. He would be our fearless leader and guide us through the crowded streets and the sea of people.
 Each of the bigger boys were to hold tightly to a littles hand and follow Shane as closely as possible. Addy-Kate and I would bring up the rear, making sure no one got lost in the hustle and bustle;)



They didn't actually say that, but that's exactly what was going through my head as we prepared to run (like crazy people) to the meet and greet. 
The gates finally did open, and with our game faces on, we joined the hundreds of other Frozen fanatics racing to meet Princess Anna and Queen Elsa.
We made it without losing anything, or anyone (except maybe a little dignity) and quickly found our place in line.
And even after ALL that rigmarole, our wait time was still over and hour. (sigh)
Oh well!! We knew we just couldn't bring our girls all the way to Walt Disney World,
 and NOT meet two of their very favorite princesses. 
And yes...the wait was totally worth it!
My girls...and even my boys for that matter...

were all SUPER excited to meet these two royal sisters;)
After the meet and greet was over, we spent the rest of the day enjoying everything we didn't get to on our first visit to the Magic Kingdom. 
Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger, Splash Mountain, 

and the Tomorrowland Speedway...just to name a few;)
Surprisingly, one of the kids very FAVORITE rides was the People Mover!
I think we rode it three times (in a row). 
They loved it THAT much! 
We also had time to revisit some of our favorites again...
The Tea Cups...
a classic, for sure...

and the carousal are always worth another ride.
Especially if it makes you smile this BIG;)

We also had time to do some shopping. 
The littles had some spending money to use up, and they each purchased a fun Disney souvenir to take home with them. 
Shane and I had ordered some cool light up toys and trinkets online before leaving for our trip. 
(WAY cheaper than buying things at the park) 
We kept them hidden, and once it got dark, we pulled them out and surprised the kids. 
They were so...excited!  
They had a BLAST waving their wands and flashing their swords as the Disney Electrical Parade went by! 
(Coolest parade EVER, by the way!)
Since our final day in the Magic Kingdom began with Anna and Elsa, it seemed only fitting for it to end with them as well. 
As our day came to a close, we sat back and watched as Disney magic happened before our very eyes.
Queen Elsa used her "powers" and covered Cinderella's castle in ice and snow, turning it into a "Frozen" wonderland. 
It was absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!
Our last day in the Magic Kingdom was indeed just that... "Magical"!
Exactly what wonderful memories and the sweetest of dreams are made off;)


rsvpshindig said...

How did the kids do? Trip planning and worried I need a stroller for a 4 year old. Thoughts? I love these updates. They are so great and perfect timing girl! I oddly thought of you yesterday as I was buying ribbon to make the cutest Disney shoes ever for Priss to wear. You would be into this craft I am sure. :)

Brian & Ashley said...

Glad y'all had a great trip!

Jenny said...

I am so glad we had a double stroller. Disney=a ton of walking. Addy-Kate sat in it most of the time, but honestly, all three littles took turns hopping in and out as they got tired.
And I CANNOT wait to see you newest project;)

Melissa said...

So much fun!!! My dad is a former Imagineer and I grew up around and in the parks so it brings me so much joy to see other families experience the magic. He built many of the rides you enjoyed : ) I laughed when I read someone loved the People Mover as that's always been one of my favs too. When it's hot as blazes and you don't have to wait in line to sit down and enjoy some AC, it becomes a highlight-ha! So glad you had a great time and made precious memories!!!