Friday, March 6, 2015

Enchanted 10K and Magic Kingdom




I made the executive decision to do biweekly bumpdates instead of every Friday. I don't want to bore y'all and sometimes things don't change too much from week to week, but every two weeks I feel like it's different plus I have more pictures to share and compare! That being said, today needed to be filled with the magic of Disney for me. I'm feeling under the weather and since I can't take any medicine really, pictures of Magic Kingdom with just have to do! For instance, take a look at my selfie in front of my future home...




We started Saturday morning with the Enchanted 10K. And by we I mean Alison and Julie. I opted out of doing any walking on the 10K for a few reasons. (1) I wanted to give my foot/ankle a rest after walking a 5K and then scooting around Animal Kingdom the day before. (2) I wanted to sleep in! The 10K started at 5:30am which meant a 3:30am wake up call to make it to the bus. Instead I slept until 6 and got a nice warm shower! But I need to brag on Ali and Julie because they did awesome!




Once the girls crushed the 6.2 mile course around Epcot, we all breakfasted and got ready to get to Magic Kingdom as quickly as possible! Of course I had to get another Mickey Mouse waffle. I don't know why there are other options. Why get anything for breakfast that isn't Mickey themed?




We got to Magic Kingdom just in time to hit up our first fast pass for Belle's Enchanted Tales! It was absolutely adorable! The best part is that Alison was selected for one of the roles! Since Belle is her absolute favorite, it couldn't be more fitting! Plus she got an awesome picture with Belle!




After Belle, these princesses were in the mood for more princesses and the line for Rapunzel and Cinderella was only a 15 minute wait! Score! Of course Anna and Elsa was already over an hour, but we were plenty happy to visit with the others!




But first, let me take a bestie selfie!






Rapunzel is one of my favorite princesses and one of my favorites to chat with because she's always so animated! She loved Ali and I's Minnie ears and wondered if she could make a tiny version for Pascal. We gave her a few ideas to work with...I'm sure she'll come up with something with all of her free time!

Cinderella wasn't as chatty, but she loved that we were having a girls weekend for our race! She's fairly certain that her glass slippers would help her cross the half marathon finish line :)




After the princesses, we left Fantasyland and wandered over to Frontierland! Ashley and Julie went to Splash Mountain while Ali and I went into the shops. I found the most perfect story book for Baby G full of dozens of Disney classics. Then we jumped on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad because the line was short since there was a parade blocking people from getting to the entrance...score for us! Then it was time for food. We have a habit of forgetting just how hungry we are while we're having fun!




Compared to years past, Disney was a lot busier this year! Magic Kingdom was pretty crazy on Saturday, so we did have to wait in a few long lines. Haunted Mansion was the longest line we waited in, but it's a must do! After we finally made it through it was time for our final fast pass at the brand new Snow White and the 7 Dwarves mine car ride!




There little house was there and everything! It was the smoothest little coaster I've ever been on! There is also a part where it slows down and you go through the mines while the dwarves whistle while they work! Needless to say, we loved it! We also aren't very hard to please. Anything and everything Disney makes our hearts soar!

Next we had to finally hit up Tomorrowland and ride Buzz Lightyear's ride! It's one of my absolute favorites. I think it's because it's interactive and you get to shoot at all the evil Zurg monsters! It's tradition for Ali and I to ride together. Naturally we were super awesome Space Rangers. It was starting to get late and we hadn't been on Space Mountain yet, so Ashley and Ali headed to ride Space Mountain while Julie and I waited in line to meet Buzz! Since I couldn't ride and Julie has a Disney season pass, she opted to hang out with me which was pretty much the best, sweetest thing ever :)




Buzz thought we were really solid rangers even with my bum ankle! While in line Julie and I decided it was in our best interest to find another character to meet while waiting on the girls. Since we were able to get one extra fast past for It's a Small World, we headed toward Fantasyland where we found the line for Fairy Godmother!




She asked me what my name was and when I just said Amy, she said no, no, no Princess Amy. I couldn't disagree with her. Then I told her I came from the magical land of Houston, TX and she thought that was an awfully long pumpkin carriage ride.




Minutes after we met Fairy Godmother, the girls met up with us and we hopped on the Disney classic, It's a Small World. I know some people can't stand it, but for me, it never gets old!




We finished our Magic Kingdom adventure with some Dole Whip before heading back to our resort for dinner and an early bedtime. Ali stuck around and rode Peter Pan and met Anna and Elsa. I was super jealous, but knew that I needed to rest! Since Ali already ran the 5K and 10K and wasn't running the half, she knew she could sleep in the next morning.

When we got back to the resort, we saw that Cinderella was playing on a screen outside, so grabbed our food and ate beneath the stars!




We ended the day by dipping our tired legs in the hot tub before going to bed and setting our alarms for 3:15am! Yikes! The Princess Half Marathon and Epcot are coming up next week!

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