Wednesday began with a really nice breakfast at 1900 Park Fare where we were entertained by Pooh and Tigger. Mary Poppins popped in for a visit, as did Alice and the Mad Hatter. The buffet was very good and filling. Definitely would recommend this for families. Worth the time AND on the resort monorail line one stop from the Magic Kingdom.
After breakfast, we headed to the Magic Kingdom for one last ride on everyone’s favorites. We entered just after rope drop. My son and I headed straight to Pirates of the Caribbean while my wife and daughters went for FastPasses to Pooh. We met up at The Haunted Mansion. The girls had already ridden, but jumped in line to join us. After the Mansion, my son went back to the hotel for some much needed rest while the rest of us finished our time at MK.
We had one more ride on It’s a Small World and went back to Pooh. We finished up Fantasyland with a ride on Peter Pan. Ruth ran for Space Mountain FastPasses while the girls and I went to Mickey’s Philharmagic for some 3D entertainment.
To our surprise, the Liberty Belle Riverboat opened after refurbishment, so we hopped on for a ride around Tom Sawyers Island. The boat looked great and the trip was a nice little break. It proves that a real classic can seem new again.
Another ride through Pirates with my girls, and we were off to Tomorrowland. Ruth and Abigail went to cash in the Space Mountain FPs, while Rebekah and I rode the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover. A second ride on the TTA, once joined by my coaster lovers, and it was time to find something to eat.
We wandered up to the Main Street Bakery for some snacks. May I say, really YUMMY snacks? Abigail and I had the Cinnamon Rolls (Delish), Rebekah had an Oreo Cupcake, and Ruth had a brownie. I don’t think any of us left hungry. We walked around Main Street one last time and left to spend some time at the Port Orleans – Riverside Resort in the pool and hot tub.
The finale to our day was a carriage ride with all the kids to celebrate, a bit early, our 15th Anniversary. It was a beautiful look at both Riverside, and Port Orleans – French Quarter, a resort patterned after the famed area of New Orleans. Narrow roads, and compact appearing buildings really set this resort apart. It was an incredibly nice ride.
All-in-all, a nice day that will hold many memories.