Archive for August, 2014

Stuck at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

August 16, 2014
Heidi and Daughter Join LanceAround Family (and # 1 Ember's Adolfo) at MK

Heidi & Daughter Join LanceAround Family (& # 1 Ember’s Adolfo) at MK

[Editor’s Note: Today Heidi Strawser continues her series of posts where she joins the LanceAround family at Disney’s Magic Kingdom for a preview of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride. Enjoy!–LanceAround.]

Last month, I shared about our Dream Breakfast at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with the LanceAround family.  This time, I’d like to share about our fun day at the Magic Kingdom . . .

I mentioned that we were each issued some goodies upon leaving the breakfast.  One of those goodies was a ticket to the Magic Kingdom!  So, our group set off for a day of fun (and heat!) in the park.

Over the years, I’ve come to love visiting Walt Disney World with my family.  But, there’s something really special about being able to spend time with friends at the parks.  It’s like a whole new experience!  You get to see the park through your companions’ eyes, which often gives you a whole new perspective on things.

moveItShakeItWe entered the park just in time to experience the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party.  Seeing Minnie & Mickey, along with other friends from Disney and Pixar, all dressed up in their party attire, is a great way to kick off any day! It’s hard to stand still.

From there, we strolled the park, taking in some of our favorite attractions.

In addition to our park ticket, we had also been given a free lunch voucher.  So, after some fun in Tomorrowland, we all decided it was time for some down time and lunch at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. LanceAround and Mrs. LanceAround are vegetarians; two of their sons are vegan.  I decided that, in honor of my non-meat-eating friends, I would try the Vegetable Sandwich.  I have to admit, it was actually quite good.

Chillin at Cosmic Ray's

Chillin’ at Cosmic Ray’s

One somewhat interesting aspect of our day was that we got stuck on SEVERAL rides!  I can see getting stuck on one – it’s happened to us many times over the years (usually on the Haunted Mansion).  But, we got stuck on at least THREE rides that day – Haunted Mansion (of course!), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Pirates of the Caribbean.  Our trip through Pirates was definitely the most interesting, as we were stuck for quite some time!  Eventually, a Cast Member came out and announced that the best way for us to “get free” would be for all of us in the boat to rock together from side to side.  Needless to say, that caused quite a bit of laughter.  Eventually, after LOTS of rocking, we did set off again, only to get stuck once more!  I caught a bit of the event on video and, while the quality is too horrible to even show it to you, it makes me laugh every time I see and hear it!

All in all, we had a fabulous day and made some great memories.  Later, I’ll share more specifically about the Festival of Fantasy Parade and our experience with the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  I hope you’ll stop back.  In the meantime, feel free to visit my personal blog for more Disney fun!

See You Real Soon!

See You Real Soon!