We drove up on Tuesday (day after Labor Day) morning and headed straight for the Magic Kingdom. The kids had picked out Fast Passes ahead of time. The first was for Space Mountain at noon.
The drive up was easy. Actually, it was incredible. The traffic was nearly nonexistent on the Turnpike. The funniest part was that Riley fell asleep in the backseat. I cannot remember the last time he slept in the car - including the drives from North Carolina and Tennessee. Crazy.
I think we arrived somewhere near 11am. The first order of business was lunch. Riley REALLY wanted to ride Buzz Lightyear (one of his must-dos in the Magic Kingdom). I was happy with the choice, since this is one I could ride with the family. It was SO HOT. Like hellishly hot. Inside, while waiting for Buzz, the air was so thick. Honestly, there was a moment in line when I thought I might pass out. Luckily, I did not. And we had a great time on the ride.
Riley did not want to ride Space Mountain. He's never done it before, and he was still not keen on trying it. Oh well. Maybe next trip.
While Stu and Reagan shot off for a space journey, Riley and I went on (one of my faves) the People Mover. By this time, it was raining a little... nothing horrible, just a light sprinkle. This ride is quite long normally, but it was even longer this time. They stopped it 3 times. Stu and Reagan were off Space Mountain before we were off the People Mover. I don't think that's ever happened before.
Once the rain moved past, the sun was blazing. Daddy decided it was the perfect time for his favorite Disney treat. The kids opted for strawberry popsicles.
The crowds really worked in our favor this trip. On our way to the other mountains (Thunder and Splash), we stopped for some close up pics with Cinderella's Castle. It is quite rare to see it with so few people by it in the middle of the day.
The monsters were tired, and everyone wanted to go rest for a bit in the hotel. They collectively decided to forgo the Fast Passes for the Mine Train (a ride none of us have been on. Shock, I know). And with that, we ended our Magic Kingdom experience for this trip.
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