Sunday May 1, 2022
Magic Kingdom / Chef Mickey’s Breakfast
We were able to wake up an hour later than we did on the first day here and caught the bus to Magic Kingdom around 7:30am. We did not tell the kids that we were meeting Mickey and Minnie and friends for breakfast until we got to the park and checked in through security. The walk to Chef Mickey’s was about 10 minutes from Magic Kingdom. We told them as we started walking away from the park! Not one kid asked why were walking away from the park!
Chef Mickey’s Breakfast
We checked in to breakfast and got to our table right away for our 8:10am reservation. The food was brought out as a family style meal (bottomless). Breads, eggs, Mickey waffles. Mickey Pancakes, cheesy potatoes, yogurt, fresh fruits, bacon, meat. Everyone was so good. We were stuffed. There were 4 characters that came around to meet each table. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto!
We surprised the kids with an autograph book so when the characters came to the table, the kids were able to ask for their autograph. It was so cute and so exciting especially because the past 2 years, autographs, meeting characters and hugging them were taken away due to COVID. This year, on April 17, hugs and autographs were back! We got there just intime to see this happen and oh boy, it made my heart so happy. They not only greeted every family at their own tables, they also danced around the area too putting smiles on everyone’s faces!
Ethan and Henry watched Mickey Mouse Club House a lot when they were babies/toddlers but its been awhile since they watched the show, and so….they did not know the names of Pluto and Goofy! Once I said who they were, they remembered but off the bat, they forgot who was who.
We did not get to see Donald (Henry’s Favorite) or Daisy during breakfast. The server said “they were on a date”.
Back to Magic Kingdom
After breakfast we took the monorail which was so cool as it entered into the contemporary hotel where breakfast was! We took this a few stops until eventually, after about 15mins, we were back at Magic Kingdom and we started our day in the park. At this time it was after they opened, so crowds were getting large and it was already really hot.
Our first lightning lane ride was not for a few hours, so we checked wait times and got right onto Pirates of the Caribbean first. Ethan was scared and did not really want to go on this ride, causing Henry to get nervous just as we were about to enter onto the ship. We waited about 10mins. Total and the ride was great! The boys were frightened and there was a small drop in the dark that caught me off guard…and also caught our photo. Jack Sparrow was throughout the ride and it was fun trying to find him. We had to continuously remind Henry ( and Ethan too) that this was all magic and pretend. It was not real, the pirates were not real. This seemed to help them feel better and they would ask “are these things real” throughout the day.
We did a lot of walking here as we were not sure where to really stay and explore as the LL feature was a bit all over the place, and we’d need to catch one ride in one area, and the other in the next area. If you have been there, I ‘d like to hear about how you planned the day so that it was not in areas far from each other. We were able to do it all with the proper amount of time we had in between things, but I do feel like nothing was really right next to each other unless the wait times were less than 30mins, which was the MAX we would wait.
Some rides we got to do this day were:
Pirates of the Caribbean
Thunder Mountain (Henry did not like this ride)
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (LL + $12 per person)
Splash Mountain (LL)
Jungle Cruise (LL)
Hall of Presidents
Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin (Me and Henry)
Space Mountain (PJ and Ethan)
Dumbo (PJ and Ethan)
Tea Cups (Me and Henry
Peter Pan’s Flight
We had great weather but around 5:45 pm when we were in line for Peter Pan’s Flight, it down poured! We were able to enjoy the ride and then waited in a theater connected to the ride we ere at. While we waited for the storm to pass, we played games on the Disney Play app. The kids were tired but enjoyed the game! A tip my friend Megan told me was that if the sky is dark, even if its not calling for rain, COVER THE STROLLER! So that’s what we did. Before the ride, as we parked the stroller, I got out the cover and put it on. THANK GOODNESS we did this and THANK GOODNESS for her words of advise! She was absolutely right!! However…I left all ponchos and umbrellas back at the hotel..! But at least the stroller was covered!
Once the rain calmed down, we headed back out and walked to get some ice cream. We had ice cream in the rain as we looked at the Castle. It was a nice way to end the day. We left the park around 7:30pm. I ordered our dinner on the bus so it was ready when we arrived back at the hotel. After that it was time for bed. I did not need to pack up for the next day as Monday was a rest day at the hotel and seeing friends.