We met our friend, Chef D, at the gate. He works at one of the fancy schmancy (interpret that as too expensive for us to go see him at his place of work) Disney restaurants.
I may break this post up into 2 days, because if I put in all the pictures I want to include, I think even A-girl would get bored!
We had about a 10 minute wait to drive the race cars. (This is the point...at...hmmm....let's see....about 9:20 a.m....... the I realized I was in a lot of trouble with heat/sunburn, It is hot in Florida in October, you know!)
We all discovered that we are really horrible drivers. We kept banging and bumping into the metal railing that ran in the middle of the track. It was awful. S-girl who was my driver, just gave up at one point and asked me to drive. So, I did my best from the passenger seat. I did awful too. We were beaten and bruised by the time we were done. We laughed a lot though.
I had to laugh when both the photographer and the character handler commented on how amazing it was that the kids just shuffled into place....tallest in the back...turned around and smiled. Apparently they were an orderly bunch. They both said that usually with larger groups, even if they are sibling groups there is a lot of guiding them around and placing them in the correct spot and then people not liking who they were standing by and causing a ruckus....and whenever everyone wasfinally in the right place, somebody refusing to smile. I do love my kids.
Ariel is favorite of all my girls. A-girl was on a mission for a particular item from the movie that is apparently only available in one store. (show you later)
Upon further reflection, I am thinking maybe I wasn't supposed to be taking flash photography on the rides...but it was just so cute...I couldn't help myself.
I couldn't help myself inside It's A Small World either....I will end Part 1 of my Magic Kingdom post with the Tea Cups....
When I first saw this I thought...."Really?!? You have your device out while you are riding?"
But, D-man explained that he was actually just trying to get a picture of V-girl because she was so funny. Look at her in the above one....arms thrown up in joy!
Pretty sure S-girl is trying to slow them down in this one...it didn't work very well.
Rainman was the last off the entire ride, because he got so dizzy. He said he just couldn't see straight for a few minutes. That, my friends, is why I am the photographer!