Our morning started with breakfast at Captain Cook’s. This is my favorite breakfast in all of Disney! MICKEY WAFFLES! And, I always get the kid’s meal that comes with 2 sides and a drink. My total for everything pictured was $6.70. My daughter had a plain croissant, which she destroyed before I could get a good picture!
Check out her cute shirt:
A fellow travel agent at my agency made this for me!
We met my cousin at the monorail at 8:15 a.m. and made our way to MAGIC KINGDOM! We generally do the same touring plan when we visit Magic Kingdom. It only varies based on our FP+ times. Posted hours were 9 a.m.-11 p.m. We arrived sometime after 8:30 a.m. Because we went through bag check prior to getting on monorail, we didn’t have to go through it again. The gates were already open because they now allow you onto Main Street prior to the official opening time. Super smart on their part…more people shopping before park opens, time to get coffee and then stand in hub waiting for rope drop, less of a stampede trying to get to the first attraction.
Since we had some time before the official “rope drop,” we had some PhotoPass pictures taken near the hub.
She spent a lot of time with us! One of the best Photopass experiences I have had. Because I’m an Annual Passholder, Memory Maker is FREE! So we take advantage of as many of these shots as we can, as long as there is not a long line.
Now it was time to get serious…the opening show in front of the castle was starting soon, so we had to get into position. We were heading to Peter Pan to ride standby so we stayed to the left of the castle. We hit these rides standby:
- Peter Pan
- Little Mermaid
It was SO HOT, so we took a quick snack break. My cousin headed to Starbucks for coffee, and Kinsey and I headed to Gaston’s Tavern for some LeFou’s Brew! Gaston’s is a cute little tavern taken right out of the movie. It has a good variety of snacks and drinks.
I wanted to point out the water station they had set up inside.
This was a fabulous site, because we were so hot and thirsty! They don’t want you filling up your own personal water bottles. You must use the cups provided for sanitary reasons. I love this idea and heard it was located at other quick service locations as well!
Sorry for the quality of this picture. This is a refrigerated case and the hot, humid air from outside, coming in the front doors caused some foggy glass! These are the Macarons and the Chocolate Croissants.
And here she is in all of her glory…the LeFou’s Brew! This is one of my must-have snacks, especially when the weather is warm! It’s frozen apple juice with toasted marshmallow and topped with passion fruit-mango foam. So refreshing!
After our quick snack, we headed to It’s a Small World.
Our original plan was to go to Haunted Mansion and/or Pirates of the Caribbean, but the wait times were 20 minutes or more. We never stand in line for anything longer than 20 minutes! Instead, we headed to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to use our Fastpass+.
We had a FastPass for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coming up from 12:45-1:45 p.m. But prior to that we hit Mickey’s Philharmagic and then went to lunch at Pinocchio Village Haus, a quick service restaurant with tons of indoor seating. Here’s a snapshot of the current menu (September 2018) taken directly from Disney’s website.
You can see they offer something other than the typical hot dog, hamburger, chicken options.
My daughter ordered the Cheese Flatbread kid’s meal that came with a drink and 2 sides. She loved this and ate the entire thing.
I ordered the Caprese Flatbread. This was delicious and a nice, light change!
After lunch we rode Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with our FastPass+. We headed back to the resort for our afternoon break!