Day 2: The Magic Kingdom, we got up early, a lot of people need to get ready after all!
I decided for this trip I wanted to go Disney Bounding, what's Disney Bounding? Instead of wearing full on costumes like Cosplayers, Disney Bounders wear stylish everyday outfits inspired by characters. Your second question may be, did you make an entire new wardrobe to wear to Disney? No, even though that's exactly the crazy sort of thing I would do! No, this trip came as a surprise for me, so I had about a week, and as awesome as I am there's no way even I could complete all my orders, and build a week's worth of outfits in 8 days. Although I did try, luckily I have a little sister who wouldn't let me, she's the real Genius behind Madsen Creations, she keeps me in it 😉
So our first day was in the Magic Kingdom and I decided to wear my Princess Jazmine bounding outfit.
I started with my blue Linen Drawstring Pants ( made by me) and paired them with a time crop top (Forever 21) I wore my Nannette mules (Macy's) and my super Cat Eye frames! (Zeelool) To complete my look I braided my hair and wore a good head band. I feel like this is going to be my strongest Bounding look, but I'll let y'all be the judges of that!
My oldest sister made everyone breakfast and excitedly we hurried to the park!
Upon arrival I discovered there were three ways to get to the park, bus, monterail, ferry. We went by ferry.
Remember how I wrote an entire post about how much I love trains? Well boats are actually my second favorite mode of transportation! So the ferry was a wonderful treat!
So if you don't know ( I'm sharing cause I didn't know) the Magic Kingdom is a replica our Disneyland a place I am very familiar with, so I might make a few comparisons.
We arrived on Main street which looks a lot like our Main Street. And we're greater by none other than the princesses!
It was a really pleasent surprise because we didn't expect to see any characters. I'm glad they found away to showcase them in a manner that didn't compromise the performers.
Next we made our way through Cinderella's Castle to Fairytaleland.
We only did a few rides here as we needed to get back to the hotel in time for my nephew's virtual class.
The carousel is a carousel, there's really not much more to say about it 😆
It's a Small World was our second ride. I've visited it's counterpart in California. I would say that I enjoyed this one more. The dolls are so close you could touch them if you wanted to. My sister and I couldn't decide if the dolls were actually bigger, or just looked bigger because they were closer.
Peter Pan was our last one for the morning. Again it seemed bigger, the seats, the sets and animatronics, they all seemed bigger.
After Peter we returned to the Hotel and had lunch, my nephew went to school, I took a nap, and everyone else just relaxed. As soon as school bwas over, we were back at the park!
This time we took the Monterail because, I like trains 😁
Arriving at the park with a new plan, we decided to start in Tomorrowland and work our way around the park.
We started on the Buzz Lightyear ride where I need up with the highest score (of our party) and then over to Space mountain. My youngest niece was too small so we went on it and my too small niece did Buzz Lightyear again. Then we all raced cars on the Speedway! We had a little rain about this time.
From there we could make out the teacups so that was our next stop, though my youngest niece had seen the Dumbo ride making that our after tea cups location.
Right next to Dumbo was a Goofy rollercoaster ( baby rollercoaster) which we took and continued our journey.
We did the Ariel ride next, passing by Gaston's Tavern of course!
We weren't actually looking for the Haunted Mansion, and stumbling on it only two out of five wanted to go. So we split up, the other half of our group going for a ride on Aladdin's magic carpet.
Getting off the ride we were on our way to meet the rest of our party we passed by the Dole Whip Creamery. I asked my niece if she wanted one, and a yes later here I am with two ice creams in hand short one child.
I know what you're thinking, she lost a child!!! No, no I didn't she abandoned me 😡
I found a quiet spot to sit and called my sister. Turns out they were just ahead of me at the Jungle Cruise. Rushed to meet her ice creams in hand, the five of us shared the Dole Whips and then took a second boat ride!
After Jungle Cruise I was in for a stellar treat!
Swiss Family Robinson's Tree House! Now this was, and still is one of my favorite movies! Disneyland used to have one, but swapped it out Tarzan's Tree House. I never thought I would get to see this place again so it made my day! Now the park was getting near closing time, so we had to decide our last ride.
The Dwarves Rollercoaster, now we don't have this one in California so we were excited to try it out. Since the line was so long we sent the kids on the Winnie the Pooh ride, while we waited in line. It was about now the drizzle (rain) started to be pick up.
The kids rejoined us in line just as it was announced they might have to shut it down due to the weather. They didn't though so we got to ride it after all.
We got off the ride as the sky really let loose. I'd bought one of those rain ponchos just in case. Fashionable, no, but it prevented me from getting more soaked than I already was.
The park was closing at this time so we walked back to our car.
Arriving home the rain finally ceded, we all soaked in the hot tub, then took our showers and ate dinner, and readied for bed.