Since it was 10 am and we had three major rides done, we wanted to get one more big one out of the way early on. We stopped in line for the Winnie the Pooh ride. This one has a neat interactive line. It was helpful but DJ was already on the point of a meltdown and she couldn’t really enjoy the fun activities they had set up for the kids. Little games were throughout the line like gophers popping up from the ground and honey streaming down a screen that you could draw “art” in. Sadly, this was probably our most disappointing ride of the day. The ride itself moved very quickly and was a big jerky. There were no songs that you could enjoy through the ride and just a lot of flashy stuff as you went by. It was a very short ride and we weren’t really disappointed to get off.
Right after riding Little Mermaid
Next, we headed over to use our Fast Pass on Peter Pan. This ride books up quickly so we were happy to be able to walk right on. Since GiGi and AL didn’t have a Fast Pass they found some shade and waited. The ride went pretty fast but was really cute. Flying on a boat and the entire ride you are looking down at Neverland and the various scenes. DJ hasn’t seen Peter Pan so she’d didn’t really get it.
After that ride, we decided it was about time for lunch so we made the decision to try to head the “Be our Guest” restaurant at the Beast’s castle. They said it was going to be a 40 minute on the bridge. I loaded DJ up in the Ergo carrier and she finally put her head down and fell asleep. The wait only ended up being about 25 minutes before we were placing our order.
Waiting on the bridge for lunch for Be Our Guest
We arrived at the park before it opened. After getting a locker we waiting for the welcome show at the train station. DJ was already a bit tired and cranky (asking for her pacifier) but once the singing and dancing started she got into it. She was jumping up and down when she heard the whistle of the steam train coming and even more excited when she saw all the characters riding and waving from the train. After a countdown from ten Mickey opened the park. As we went to go in DJ didn’t want to go and instead was asking to stay with Micky.
Once we distracted her enough to get into the park we booked it over to fantasyland. We saw that Peter Pan and Its a Small World was having a delayed opening for the day so we grabbed fast passes for Peter Pan. Then we continued on to our first attraction, Enchanted Stories with Belle.
The line was already 20 minutes but we jumped in and stood our place outside Maurice’s house. DJ didn’t really like the idea of standing in the line which was outside the house in the heat and sun. As we wrangled her we finally made our way into the house. In the first room we saw belongings of Belle and Maurice. Then we were welcomed through a magical mirror into the other house. Each kid played a part in a play for Belle and DJ was reluctant but joined in holding her dancing spoon and fork sign.
After a great experience at Belle we met up with Gigi and AL. We all jumped on and rode the horses on the carousel.
After that we headed over to the little mermaid ride. It was a other basically nonexistent line and the ride was wonderful. I was amazed that it was barely 10 am and we had three rides done.
Part two later!