I’ve finally found a picture of my mother to show you the similarity and why I’ve said your mom reminds me of mine (this picture would have been taken at least 35 years ago, when she was around 50).
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Day 1 continued
After putting our stuff in our room we decided to head over to the Magic Kingdom since we did not have our luggage yet. In hindsight we probably should've picked up our luggage but we had already put on the Magical Express tags so it was too late. We actually went without bags which was a dream . We have never ever ever gone to a park without bags! We figured we were safe without our things since we were only going for an hour
When we got there I was expecting it to be really crowded but it was actually quite quiet since the fireworks ended.
It was "snoaping" when we walked in
We had a FP for Buzz so we headed over there.
It is one of our favorite attractions and a great way to start the trip. I will spare you our ride photo...its awful . We debated going on the Peoplemover after this but I actually made us a FP for IASW so we headed there next.
We were exhausted at this point. I felt bad because when we walked into the Magic Kingdom Mickey had a short wait but we bypassed it to make it to our FP in time. He continued to have a short wait when we left too but we were exhausted.
Well...not before some photos
We got back to the room sometime around 11:15 p.m. Our luggage was still not there which was a bummer. It had been over three hours and I had expected it to be there somewhere around 11/11:30. Thankfully we packed our toothbrushes, but we had to just suck it up and go to bed with regular clothes on. Why I managed to pack a toothbrush and not pjs ? - no idea.
Anyway, my mom woke me up at 1:30 AM. Our luggage was still not there but we had a message from Bell services saying that they received it. The message came right after we fell asleep at like 12:05 am. I had the understanding that they would drop it off no matter what time so I thought that was odd but maybe they just realized we were probably sleeping. We actually called Bell services at 1:30 to see if they could bring it up but no one answered so we just waited until the morning. Moral of the story, we decided to just pick up our luggage anytime we have an evening flight from now on.
Day 2 December 29, 2018
We somehow managed to get up by 7 AM since apparently we can never sleep in. We got ready to head to the Animal Kingdom. It was already open (at 7 AM a.m.) - hooray New Year's hours
Our first FP was at 8 AM a.m. so we decided to just try and eat some breakfast at AK. We just missed the bus but thankfully another one came right behind it and this one was empty.
Why do we look mad? Hint: probably because we both had sinus headaches
I thought these flowers around the bus stop were pretty
My Mom got picked for security
The AK tree was the only one we did not see on our last trip
We stopped for a PP picture right away
It looks gloomy out but I promise it was warm!
Day 2 continued
I had been eyeing up the new purple ears ever since they came out. I thought it was going to be another Rose Gold situation but they were everywhere! I love how the new ears are much more comfortable too
New Ears for the New Year as my Mom stated
We stopped for a PP picture with our new ears
Then we finally headed towards our first FP
We were first row
We had a blast as usual...albeit not the best ride to go on when you have some sinus issues Next up: more AK
Day 2 continued
After Everest we headed over towards Africa
Ok...these colored lanterns are new right? I've never seen them !
We were starving so we headed to Stabucks after this. There aren't a ton of breakfast options in AK so it was especially packed.
Overall I waited over 30 minutes for my food. Our drinks came very quickly and my Mom got a cupcake so she secured us a table while I waited. The people were really getting angry in there but I also made some friends along the way
Cupcake for my Mom - it was some kind of caramel expresso or something
I had a bacon, gouda and egg as usual
After our long wait we headed over to Pandora for our NRJ FP
Heres some pictures of crowds for you. It was about 9:30 am and Flight of Passage was a 5 hour wait
NRJ was a 110 minute wait. I love this ride, I find it very peaceful and classic but I would NEVER wait that long for it My Mom said that too while we were on the ride but we forgot the people next to us did actually wait that long - whoops.