We started today off with a character breakfast at Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary Resort. It was one of the best breakfasts that we have ever had at Disney. While we were waiting to be seated the kids were able to hang out and watch TV and watch the monorail go right through the middle of the resort. How cool is that!
Once seated, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast of all types of breakfast quiche, casseroles, sausage, bacon, pancakes, waffles and more! And of course the most enjoyable part for the kids was getting to see Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Minnie and Mickey!
And we celebrated Gia's birthday once again!
With our tummies full, we went to catch the monorail for the ride over to Magic Kingdom but it wasn't running because there was a train that was stuck on the tracks. Glad that wasn't us! So, we walked off some of our breakfast by walking over to Magic Kingdom. It was more crowded than I was hoping it would be but I guess Magic Kingdom always is!
We headed straight to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and to see Capt Jack Sparrow! Arr me hearty!
After the ride, it was almost time for the Pirate Tutorial with Capt Jack and his mate, Mack so we headed over to the stage and had front row seats. Now, Grace and Zachary have never been ones to volunteer for this sort of thing but Ava on the other hand, can't get enough of it. And of course she was chosen for a sword lesson with Mack. She did great! Way to go Ava!
During the show they called about 4 or 5 kids up and told them what they were going to be doing and each one did the same thing. They told them what to say, when to point and when to run. In the picture above, do you see the little boy in the black shirt? He was hysterical! When it got to be his turn, he just stood there and grinned. He would look at Mack and he would look out into the audience and just grin. He didn't say any of the lines and when it was time for him to turn and run, the entire audience was yelling, "run!" and cheering him on. He just didn't get it. I don't know if it was stage fright or what but it was hilarious. Grace said, "maybe he doesn't speak English" and who knows? Maybe he didn't.
Ava and Gia eating big fat yummy salty pretzels while waiting for the parade.
We had a great spot to watch the parade and so many of the characters came up to the kids and interacted with them! It was great!
Gia and I would yell the names of the characters to get them to look at us so we could get a good picture. When the float with the princesses came by, we were calling all their names except we didn't call Beast. He looked at us, shrugged his shoulders like "what about me?" and then blew us a kiss!
After the parade, we headed over to Tom Sawyer Island where the kids were able to run around and play and explore.
You'll notice that Jason isn't riding the Mad Tea Party Tea Cups with us. He can't do spinning rides or it will make him sick, so he sat this one out.
The kids were hungry and we had seen and smelled those ginormous turkey legs all day long so we got one tonight. It was okay but Zachary devoured it! He loved it! Grace didn't do a bad job on it either.
We were lucky in that we were at Magic Kingdom on a day that they did the Electrical Parade. We had seen it before but since this was the first time here for the Ellis', I was glad that they got to see it as well.
After the parade, we watched the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular fireworks and then it was time for the park to close. But we had extra magic hours since we were staying at a Disney resort and the park was going to be open until 2 a.m.! Staying for extra magic hours is great because you can ride the rides without the long waits and we took advantage of it before we were all just completely exhausted. I think we stayed till about midnight before heading back to the resort.