I know it seems like we are never going to leave Disney World but we are. Today is our 6th and last day and then it’s back to the real world where it isn’t always magical.
We take a few selfies and mostly they are terrible but they are so funny I’m using them anyway so beware.
Here’s how we spend our day.
First we take the boat at Fort Wilderness and sit outside and up front in the wind right behind some first timers. We chat with them and they are so excited. What fun they are going to have.
When we arrive, we hop on the double decker bus. If you’ve seen the details on Main Street from the ground level many times as we have, we highly highly recommend this as a wonderful way to get up Main Street and see everything from a high perch. Of course you have to sit up top.
Wish every town had such a picturesque City Hall and town clock.
This is the opening crowd wandering down Main Street. The traffic slows down when the all spread out and only begins to pick up around 10:30 or 11am.
The closer to the castle we get, the nearer the crowd we are.
Looks like we are going to drive right up and into the castle doesn’t it?
But we’re not and this is the end of the line.
I couldn’t arrange fast passes for David which is one of the many reasons to arrive early. There are short lines now. David recreates his roller coaster series from Animal Kingdom here starting with Splash Mountain and moving on to Big Thunder Mountain. Luckily they are pretty close together.
Notice the no people at the stand by entrance.
Heads up Carrie! Here comes Big Thunder Mountain with the Liberty Belle in the background.
And here come the surprise. We seriously could not believe this. THE high school band from our REALLY RURAL high school in Nelson County Virginia is Marching in Disney World and we get to see them. What are the odds??. They are the Marching Govenors and I have no idea how in the world these kids and their families could possibly pay for this trip. But it just brings tears to my eyes. What a thrill for these kids. Right through Liberty Square they come.
Pretty sure every kid in the school must be in the band.
Well that made my day. What a surprise. Wishes Really Do Come True for the band from Nelson County High School!
It really is fun and the story lines are great. Hades is the villain here. I’m casting my spell on his minions
Well he doesn’t look very excited but he is going to ride on the Magic Carpet with me. Way to go David! I know it isn’t Splash or Thunder Mountain. You are such a good sport, truly.
Can you see the bubbles? They come from a camel.
This camel faces out from the magic carpet and he sprays water.
This is the bubble camel facing this way but not blowing bubbles at the minute.
Back on the ground and all throughout the Magic Kingdom are flowers and works of art. Or at least that’s what I think of them as.
These “sculptures” are really drums and tapping on them makes wonderful sounds. How clever.
I do manage to get a fast pass for Pirates of the Carribean and it’s our time though we don’t look much like pirates either.
Our boat takes us past the pirate ship, through several of their “incidents” and ends with Handsome Jack Sparrow.
One thing about this ride reminds me of It’s a Small World. THE SONG – Yo Ho, Yo HO, A Pirate’s Life for Me. I’ll be singing that little ditty all day long now.
There he is, the pirate king and all his treasure…….Yo Ho, Yo HO……..
When we step outside the Pirate recruitment show has just begun. What a coincidence. Yes I saw it just the other day but David didn’t and these two actors are really great with the kids.
To be a pirate you must know how to use a sword.
You must swear an oath to your captain.
And learn to sing the song.
Not exactly Captn Hook and Smee but in the same tradition.
For my second choice after the Magic Carpet, I pick the carousel. Yea, Yea, I know, kiddie rides. But that’s me.
Just outside the carousel are topiaries of Alice in Wonderland.
David’s turn with the villains. He uses his magic band to bring up his next challenge. Unfortunately none of my pictures of him actually taking on the bad guys came out.
David would like to do Space Mountain and the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train but again we were too late for fast passes and it’s way too late to stand in line for stand-by. Check out both lines now.
I drop my jaw when I see the wait time for the Seven Dwarfs. People actually wait 2 hours for a 5 minute ride? Really??
Well it’s another afternoon shower so we take refuge for a late lunch at the Columbia Harbour House. I know, I ate there just a couple days ago but their New England Clam Chowder is something David has to try. Why does one or the other of us always seem to have these scrunched up looks on our faces??
Lobster Roll and Clam Chowder. Wish I were going to Acadia this summer.
Well enough rain. Time for us to head back down Main Street before we get drenched.
It’s an early exit tonight but after 5 days we’re heading back to get packed up for our move tomorrow.
We wave to Daisy in the kitchen.
And we say goodbye and thanks for a great time to the Magic Kingdom as we pull away from the dock
Back in the front of the boat again.
Nothing compares to Disney World for taking your mind off of all your cares and worries even when it’s raining.