Monday, November 11, 2013

October, 2013 Trip Report - Day 5

Day 5 

Today is our final full day here and we decide to spend it at the Magic Kingdom once again. When we arrive in the park we take the train from Main Street to Fantasyland once again to obtain FastPass+ times.

Our first FastPass+ is for The Haunted Mansion, which had lines so long yesterday that we decided not to wait. However, today the crowds at the Magic Kingdom are much smaller than they were yesterday, but we can still save some time by using FastPass+ to head directly into the mansion. The FP+ queue, however, does bypass the interactive graveyard.

Once inside, we are greeted by the Ghost Host.

We step in to the stretch room ...

... board our doombuggy to venture into the mansion where we leave the library to be greeted by Madam Leotta ...

... and the bride in the attic. (At this point I have to let you know that all the shots on this blog which were taken inside of any attraction, as always, were taken without the use of flash. Please pay attention to the cast members when they inform you that flash is not permitted.)

After leaving the mansion, we pause under Rapunzel's tower to make a pit stop.

This new area is a great place to sit down, relax, and there are even charging stations for your electronics when necessary.

It's now time for lunch, and we decide to eat at Pinocchio Village Haus - we haven't eaten here in a very long time.

Next stop - the Carousel of Progress.

We continue around the park, with our next destination being Pirates of the Caribbean - another attraction which we did not partake of when we were last here.

Call me odd, but I still get a thrill from the Tiki Room now that the original show has been restored ... even if it is an abridged version.

Our final attraction for the day is the Country Bear Jamboree.

My favorite bear ... Big Al

It's now time to leave the Magic Kingdom and head back to our room where we will have to pack for tomorrow's trip home. Happily it is a late flight so we will be able to spend some time in a park before being driven to the airport.

Tonight we take the shuttle to All Star Movies to have dinner in the food court (remember, they are refurbishing the All Star Sports food court and it is closed during this visit). This will also be the first time we get to used our Rapid Fill (RFID enabled) mugs ... they have cast members filling your mug at All Star Sports.

After dinner we pack, and are ready for our last day.

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