After the parade the heat and crowds were really picking up so it was perfect that we had a 4 o’clock appointment.
DJ was going to get her first haircut at Disney’s Magic Kingdom! There is a small barber shop on Main Street that specializes in first hair cuts. I couldn’t think of a better place to get a first hair cut and the hair in front was starting to hang in her eyes.
All done and she earned her ears!
Since we were up front, we took a bit of time to take a few more pictures and relax and let her run around. There was another show coming up at Cinderella’s castle that we were going to see next.
I was so happy to have my mom and sister come with us. My mom said it was so much fun and she remembered trips to Disney with us as kids with our grandparents coming along.
The group in front of the castle.
After lunch we went over to the ride that I remember the most, It’s a Small World. DJ was really excited about getting on a boat. The line for this wasn’t too terrible but probably one of the longest we went through that day.
And after this ride, we had just enough time to hit up Dumbo! DJ has a stuffed animal Dumbo and has watched the movie several times. I was so excited for her to ride this one because she actually knew the character and got the idea of “flying”. Again, the line wasn’t long. It was fun that J and I got to go with her and we all fit to ride together and my mom and sister stayed behind so they could take our picture.
We loved it and she was very sad when the ride was over. I think this was the first ride that she didn’t want to get off of and wanted to ride again. Look at that smile!
Next up was a 3:00 Celebrate It parade.
This parade was fantastic and she loved all of the characters that came up to give her high fives. She sat in the stroller and just watched and waved. I wish I got better video of how excited she was jumping up and down to see this parade!
As you can see by this point the hot Florida sun was starting to get to us but we had something special planned for 4 o’clock!
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!