If you missed the first day of our Disney recap, you can read all about it here!
Before I start, I'm sure you'll notice right off the bat a different in attire! First day - shorts. Second day - all the winter gear! It's crazy how quickly a cold front can come in and change the weather!
On the second day, we chose to go back to Magic Kingdom and either hit the things we missed the day before or re-ride our favorites from the day before. First up? Mine Train. We didn't ride it the day before because the line was almost 3 hours long. This time, we ran straight there at rope drop --- and still had to wait an hour and a half! When I planned our trip, the original crowd calendars predicted our first day would be an 8 out of 10, and the second day would be a 6. Well, that was not accurate! After we left, I looked up the actual crowd levels, and they were a 10 and a 9! Whew!
We had the kids' water bottles hanging from Matt's bookbag, and it would crack me up when they would drink from them. They looked like little baby cows drinking from udders - haha.
Thankfully the line had quite a few activities for them to do while we waited. It actually seemed to go by pretty quickly.
Ready to ride!
We had quite a few friends in town the same weekend, so we met up with Meghan and her crew for a few rides that day. We hadn't done Small World the day before, and it's a good ride for a big group of people.
For our snack break, we got churros - something the kids had never had before! They both loved them.
It made me laugh when the kids wanted to stop and do this...and when they knew what to do!
Ariel was a favorite from the day before, so we made sure to hit it again.
I love the joy on Cooper's face (and that he was having so much fun that he didn't want to stop to look at me).
When you wear a Rapunzel shirt, you have to take a picture in the Rapunzel area!
We got in line for the Magic Carpets, but the wait time must have drastically changed once we got in. We thought it was going to be about 30 minutes, but I swear we waited at least an hour.
This picture was a must have for me. I have one just like it from all of our trips!
2015, 2016, and 2019!
The wait was long, but we're still as happy as can be!
LL really wanted to meet Merida, but we got to her area with about 20 minutes to spare. We decided to just sit down in line and have a snack break while we waited. Matt got the kids this slushy to share, and it was a huge hit. Even though it was cold outside, they loved it - especially the candy straws (of course).
He also got some of these cat tails, and they were auh-mazing. I have thought about these several times since we've been home. They are a must-do the next time we go for sure!
We were third in line to meet her, and she was fantastic!
It amazes me how they talk about literally everything in character. She was saying here that LL's jacket felt like a bear!
Cooper didn't want to meet her, but he did jump in with us for a family picture.
After Merida, we met back up with the Hempe's to ride the People Mover. Meghan, Lorelai, Logan, and I all rode in one car.
Matt, Kevin, Luke, and Cooper rode in another.
Our kids really pair up so great. Luke and Cooper love hanging out, and LL is in a stage where she loves "little" kids.
What do you do when you end up at Disney World with your bff's? Group Castle pictures, of course!
It was still early, but it was seriously so crazy cold and so crazy crowded. We all decided to leave early and head over to Disney Springs for dinner. We went to Blaze Pizza and it was a huge hit! We all loved it! It was super crowded there, too, because no one was sitting outside. They have a lot of outdoor seating, but everyone was passing on it because it was so cold. We had to stand and wait for a table for a little while, but we finally snagged a table for four...and squished 8 people in it - haha.
After pizza, we stopped by the chocolate store on the way back to the car and got a snack for everyone to eat when we got back to the hotel.
Matt and I split this huge cookie, and it was really good!
Even though it was cold and crowded, it was still an amazing day! It's impossible to have a bad day at Disney, right??