Sunday, September 07, 2014

Magic Kingdom, Day 5

Day 5 we slept in a little bit, and tried to take our time, walking slower, just enjoying it. This was my actual birthday, and we were very excited about exploring inside of the Beasts' Castle and enjoying the food we had heard all about!

Waiting for the line to move. You get a "Rose" and when you check in, the rose is a sensor that alerts the staff to what food to bring to what table!!

Such a beautiful stained glass style mural of Belle and the Beast

Waiting in line, Harrison mimics a Knight in Shining Armor

Inside the main dining hall

The very regal Soda Fountain

A peak into the Beast's Forbidden West Wing, The painting him changes from Human to Beast every few minutes with a crack of thunder!

A statue of Belle and Beast dancing, it rotates! Rumor has it, Belle's Father Maurice carved it for them.

I ordered a Croque Monsieur,
Grilled Sandwich of Carved Ham and Gruyere Cheese and Bechamel with Pommes Frites

Harrison ordered a Grilled Steak Sandwich with Garlic-Herb Butter Spread and Pommes Frites

We had to have dessert, Triple Chocolate Cupcake: Chocolate Sponge Cake, Chocolate Mousse Filling and Chocolate Ganache AND They Grey Stuff! Called the Master's Cupcake, Chocolate Sponge Cake topped with Lumiere's special "Grey Stuff" (it IS delicious!!)

The Rose alongside the Mirror
This was a very special experience. It was for lunch with made it a little more casual, but it was still a very romantic atmosphere. I highly recommend eating here!

Since we were taking a little more of a leisurely day, we stopped and watch the Festival of Fantasy Parade and the Dream Along with Mickey in front of the Castle.  We also did the Interactive Pirates Adventures. With the Magic Bands, we could follow the prompts on a map that lead us to different stations that would talk to us, that controlled poles that blew air at us simulating darts, or brought up a treasure chest from the river! It was really neat!! I sat down to rest my feet and let Harrison run all over finding the "treasure". It is a great attraction. We also kept all the maps and plan on using them to decorate the apartment for Halloween!

My favorite float!

Bubbles trailing behind Ariel's Float

A Fire Breathing Dragon!!

Princesses and Dancers for Dream Along with Mickey

Fireworks after Dream Along with Mickey

To give my feet a rest, we enjoyed a few rides on the Walt Disney World Railroad, The Hall of the Presidents (where I almost fell asleep), People Mover, Prince Charming's Regal Carrousel, and a surprisingly awesome and hilarious, Monster's Inc Laugh Floor.  There is a hidden group of comedians that improv with the audience! Depending on where you sit, you might be picked on!

We also found time to ride: Dumbo, The Barnstormer, Ariel's Under the Sea journey, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Pirates, where we accidentally got seated with another couple in the very front row... and got sooooo drenched!!

We ended the evening by watching the Electrical Parade, Wishes, and the Castle Fireworks. Afterwards we treated ourselves to a final Le Fou's Brew.

Day 6:
Our final day was spent exploring the shops at Downtown Disney. Our flight didn't take off until the evening, so we slept in, then took the bus over to Downtown Disney. We got a nice chocolate shake at Ghiradellis, looked around all the shops, and Harrison designed a custom t-shirt! It is probably one of his favorite things ever.

We took the boat back to our hotel, it was a great way to see all the areas around the hotels and say goodbye to everything.

If you have any questions about DisneyWorld, ask away!