Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Magic Kingdom, Part Two

Our second day in Magic Kingdom began much the same as the first. After riding the ferry over from the parking lot, we made a quick stop on Main Street, U.S.A. to get pictures with a couple more characters. This time? Chip and Dale. Though I don't believe Ivie has ever seen a show with Chip and Dale, they do make an appearance in one of her books and, of course, she thinks that Dale is named after her daddy! So she's a big fan...

Doing a little research into them tonight, I discovered that Chip is described as the "logical schemer", with two centered protruding teeth and smooth, short fur atop his head. And Dale? He's the "dumb schemer", with two prominent buck teeth exposed (quite a diastema!) and ruffled fur on his head.

Given these descriptions, I cannot confirm nor deny that Ivie's daddy is tied to the appropriate Disney chipmunk.

Following the various photo opp's, we headed over to Adventureland, home of the Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Magic Carpets of Aladdin.

Frontierland, next on the circular path, is home to Splash Mountain and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Splash Mountain was "dried up", for some reason, though we weren't too sad about missing out on a water ride. The guys took advantage of the Fast Passes to ride Thunder Mountain, however, which turned out to be their only semi-adult roller coaster of the trip, since the lines/waits for Space Mountain didn't "work" with our schedule either day.

We also passed on the Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square, opting instead to return to Fantasyland for a second run on Cinderella's Golden Carrousel and Mickey's PhilharMagic.

Midday, we let the girls run around in Pooh's Playful Spot. They enjoyed being able to roam, free of strollers and crowds, for 20 minutes or so before relaxing with quickly-melting ice cream in front of the Castle.

After ice cream, we settled in to watch the Dream Along with Mickey program on the Castle Forecourt Stage. Both girls watched intently as all the characters, including their beloved princesses, put on a wonderful show. They were both quite sad when the characters disappeared into the castle at the end.

Though we intended to stay for the SpectroMagic parade at 7p Saturday night, we, collectively, just didn't have it in us to spend another hour and a half in the park before the parade started. Besides, after watching the princesses during the show, the girls were both very excited to have the chance to play dress up! So we decided to leave early, pick up Giordano's stuffed pizza, and head back to the condo for a restful last evening of vacation.

As I wrap up my Disney blogs, I thought I'd end with a few cute shots of Ivie taking a break to demonstrate some funny faces for me. While life with her is certainly like a box of chocolates, we sure do love this little girl!

We're so happy that we had the opportunity to take you to Disney, Iv. We hope your dreams came true! And we can't wait to come back someday so you can show Macie the Disney ropes...


Mark Nguyen said...

diastema? that is not a part of your lexicon. and why aren't your videos playable?

Karyn said...

That is a really cute Mickey shirt that Ivie is wearing! Did you get that down there...or make it?!