Magic Kingdom, Be Our Guest, & Pirates and Pals: September 7, 2014

September 7th is my birthday and I decided to celebrate this year at the happiest place on earth. Our day was spent in the Magic Kingdom. As soon as we got to the park, I played Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom since the game for me is along Main Street USA right now.

We then went to the meet and greets for Mickey Mouse and then Tinkerbell. Tinkerbell told me to tell Peter Pan “tag, you’re it and now tag backs”.

We then walked back to New Fantasyland and did the meet and greet with Gaston. From there we had lunch at the Pinocchio restaurant. I treated myself to the slushie in the Olaf bottle.

We then went and did a meet and greet with Peter Pan so that I could get a birthday picture with him. It was then time for our Fastpass for Peter Pan’s Flight. As we walked from Peter Pan’s meet and greet on the Adventureland Veranda to Fantasyland it began to pour raining. Fortunately we were under cover when most of the rain started coming but there were downpours for a few minutes.

When we got on Peter Pan’s Flight, the ride stopped for a few mins right as we were over Captain Hook with the Crocodile. This afforded me some great pictures.

We had Fastpasses for the Seven Dwarf Mine Train but had time to spare so we walked around. As we were walking we saw a line forming and it was for the White Rabbit so we got our pictures taken. It was then time for Seven Dwarf Mine Train and it was awesome. I’m not normally into roller coasters but this was a lot of fun. The part where the dwarfs are singing is really cool.

We then went to Storybook Circus and did the meet and greets with Daisy Duck & Minnie Mouse and then Goofy & Donald Duck.

After some window shopping at some stores we went on the Carousel of Progress as we were feeling a bit tired. We then went to Cosmic Rays to get some iced teas as the skies turned real dark and it began to thunder and lightning.

After taking a rest during the rain we used our Fastpasses to see Anna and Elsa in the Magic Kingdom. Both were very good but Anna was very good. She was talking non stop and a total joy to have a photo op with.

We then went to Voyage of the Little Mermaid which had about a 20 minute wait. After that we met Ariel in her grotto for another character photo.

Dinner was next as we had reservations at Be Our Guest. I have to say the service was a bit lackluster. Our waitress was late coming to our table so she took our drink and food orders at the same time. She brought us unsweetened iced tea but didn’t leave sweetener. I had to ask for it and it took a while to get. Then they brought my steak and I had to ask for a steak knife. Not the usual service. It was awesome though that at dessert they brought me a small piece of the gray stuff icing with a candle in it. But I also got a personalized birthday card signed by Belle and Beast. We then got our photo taken with Beast.

Out night ended with the Pirate and Pals event. It starts at the Contemporary resort and there is a big dessert party which includes a photo op with Captain Hook and Mr Smee. You are given a bandana to wear that signified you are part of the party. We then were taken out on a boat to watch Wishes. On the boat ride our host, named Patch, played games, sang and took pictures with us on the boat. As the boat docked back at the Contemporary, Peter Pan was waiting for us and we had another photo op with him.

When I got back to my hotel room…a surprise was waiting for me. My family had a basket made up with a plush Chip and Dale, a stylus pen, a Mickey pad folio, and a nice picture frame…all in a Mickey Ear basket.

It was truly a great birthday!

15,914 steps walked….7.71 miles!