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My Magic Kingdom Day

So I've decided to do another day trip report because I've had a few really great days at the Magic Kingdom. I will only write about my most recent trip since I didn't take any pictures of Festival of Fantasy (I take a lot of pictures during FOF). My day started around 7:30 am when I woke up naturally. I had some breakfast, watched some Doctor Who and took a shower. I gathered up some things to take with me like my Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card set, Olaf (who pulls apart), Sven, my phone charger, money and id cards. I was finally ready to go to Magic Kingdom. I left around 9:00 am and got my car parked around 9:30 am. I got to park in Aladdin. I decided to walk to the Transportation and Ticket Center because I was so close and because walking is healthier for me. I beat everyone that was waiting for the tram to the TTC. I boarded a bus to the Magic Kingdom (I know not as magical as the ferry or monorail). Once inside the park, I stopped at City Hall to set up my fastpasses and got a celebrating button because I was celebrating my un-birthday. I got a 10:45 am-11:45 am Splash Mountain, Under the Sea 11:50 am-12:50 pm and Space Mountain 12:50 pm-1:50 pm. I was on my way. I stopped at the first portal I saw to see which one I was supposed to be at. After running around Main Street, I finally defeated Cruella De Ville. I then made my way to Splash Mountain to use my fastpass.
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After I used it, I stopped at a kiosk to see if I could move up my times any, I couldn't but I ended up getting a fastpass for Festival of Fantasy parade which I later changed back to Under the Sea for 1:50-2:50. I headed over the Castle Hub to watch Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it Street Party. The Mad Hatter noticed me and the button I was wearing. He told me that he was celebrating his un-birthday as well and said that his mind was blown. I went over towards his float and danced around with the performers and the Mad Hatter. He was happy to see that I was dancing along and that I could keep up with them. Here are few shots I got.
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I made my way over to Space Mountain to use my fastpass. Good thing too because it was a 60 minute wait or so.
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I went to use my Under the Sea fastpass but it was closed. So I headed over to Adventureland to have lunch at Tortuga Tavern. I had a vegetarian burrito which was fantastic. After lunch I headed to my spot for the parade. While waiting for the parade, Sven tried to eat Olafs nose. Silly reindeer.
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The parade was fantastic. I held Sven and Olaf the whole time. I do believe that everyone that walked past us, smiled because I had those two with me. Anna and Elsa got so excited when they saw them. I got a little extra attention from those two sisters. The Mad Hatter came running out, stopped, pointed and screamed then ran back to Alice and hid behind her because the dragon scared him. I got a good laugh out of that. All the Dwarfs came by to say hello and then the Mad Hatter came back started admiring Sven and Olaf, I do believe he talked to them then he took Olaf, held him. When he gave Olaf back to me, I showed him that Olaf pulls apart by separating his head from his body. He screamed then ran away which also gave me a good laugh then looked back at me and smiled before he continued on. Once the parade ended, I headed to the kiosks by the Diamond Horsehoe since there was no one there to check on my fastpasses. It turns out that I had a recovery fastpass to use. So I set up another fastpass for Under the Sea for 3:30. On my way over the Tremaines made their appearance.
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Lady Tremaine told me get close to Anastasia because Sven was smelly. Then they said something that I was going to clarify then remembered that what I was going to say was what they were saying and Anastasia patted me on the head. We had a great time. I went on Under the Sea then stopped by the bridge to get a few pictures taken since a photopass photographer was standing there. We did a couple normal shots then did some magic shots with chip in my hand. I went to the fastpass kiosk and set up my next fastpass for Winnie the Pooh then used my recovery fastpass for Peter Pan's Flight. After Winnie the Pooh, I set up a haunted mansion fastpass which was for right away. I then went to another kiosk and set up a fastpass for Buzz Lightyear for 5:45 pm. Afterwards, I headed to the Castle Hub to watch the last showing of Move it, Shake it, Celebrate it Street party. Which I got more pictures and interactions from the Mad Hatter.
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I raced down Main Street and beat the street party back to where it ended. I waved goodbye to the Mad Hatter and we gave each other hearts as he went back stage. Gosh he makes me happy. After it ended, I went and used my Buzz Lightyear fastpass which I got a decent score.
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Then I visited a kiosk again and set up a fastpass for the Barnstormer which was almost right away. So I took the route behind Tomorrowland Speedway to get to Storybook Circus. After the Barnstormer, I went over and rested in the tent that used to be a fastpass kiosk location. They added new furniture. I then went and visited Goofy and Donald since they were like ten minutes. The girls had a much longer line.
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I set up another fastpass for Winnie the Pooh since one of my friends was working and it was his last night working because his college program ends this week. Sad I'll miss him so much! I went and watched Mickey's Philarmagic which was refreshing. A few people decided not to move to the end of the row so a bunch of us crawled over them to get to the end of the row. I then went to Winnie the Pooh and my friend was greeter at the fastpass line. I gave him a giant hug, cried on his shoulder before I finally moved on to ride the ride again. After I went back and said my final goodbye before I made my way down Main Street just as the parade was starting. I decided to duck inside Town Square Theater to visit Mickey. He gave me a really long hug and he didn't want to let go of me. Then he started flirting with me by drawing me a heart and giving me kisses. Until the attendant reminded him about Minnie and we said it could be our secret.
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I then headed back out to my car and headed home to some chores. I had a great day filled with great memories thanks to awesome characters.

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What a great day at the Magic Kingdom! Aside from those people who wouldn't move to the end of the row - I hate that.

And I love your Sven and Olaf stuffies.

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Thank you! I bought Sven when I was having a rough week during Independence week. I didn't have the money to buy him but he made me so happy and still does. I was shocked at how much attention I was getting. Even a couple of the parade captains stopped by to say how cute they were.

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Sounds like a great day was had Mandy!!!

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amy1989 wrote:
Sounds like a great day was had Mandy!!!

It was a great day! The characters were fantastic!

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Sounds like a great day trip! Thanks for the report. Your experience with booking fastpasses on the fly really eased some of my concerns about the new system since I haven't done it yet. muchlove

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awesome

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What a great day!! And awesome interaction ideas with the characters. If we do costumes for MNSSHP, Benn will be Mad Hatter, so we will have to get him an un-birthday button to complete his costume!

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What a fun day, thanks for sharing. It made me smile reading about it and I'm sure made you smile even more experiencing it. It's great that even though you work there it's still magical!

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What a great day clapping

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Sounds fun! How were the lines at the FP+ kiosks? Were you able to book your additional FPs fairly quickly?

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Sounds like you had a super fun filled day.

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What a great day. Thanks for sharing Mandy!! awesome

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Awesome day! Glad you enjoyed yourself! Sounds like you're doing better mickey

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sounds like a great day

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Your report made me feel like I was there for the day. I miss it so much now! muchlove

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yay yay yay yay yay what a great busy day! You make the new FP system sound so simple!!!

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So happy that you were able to bask in the magic for a day.

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I love that you can work in MK and still fully enjoy the magic of MK on your day off yay And I am SO jealous that you got a stuffed Sven, I really wanted one. We were just at HS this weekend and the CM at Oaken's told me that they only had him for the first few Frozen summer days and they haven't gotten any more since then sad

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Allie wrote:
Sounds fun! How were the lines at the FP+ kiosks? Were you able to book your additional FPs fairly quickly?

All the lines I stood in, took less then five minutes. The mornings aren't busy at all because most people pre-select their fastpasses. It can get really busy in the afternoon due to the additional fastpasses but because most folks are there for additional fastpasses, the line moves rather quickly.

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I love that you can work in MK and still fully enjoy the magic of MK on your day off yay And I am SO jealous that you got a stuffed Sven, I really wanted one. We were just at HS this weekend and the CM at Oaken's told me that they only had him for the first few Frozen summer days and they haven't gotten any more since then sad

I got my Sven around July 4 when Sir Mickey's had a couple in stock. That was the second time I've seen him in stock since Christmas.

Thank you everyone! It really was a great day thanks to some very special friends.

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1) thanks for tip on veggie burrito, adding it to my list
2) love that you thought out of the box on the "un-birthday pin" - I sing that song all the time!
3) how awesome you can jump in a car and be at MK in only 30 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wow what an amazing day at MK. Love that you had Sven and Olaf with you. I really was banking on getting my own Sven on our upcoming trip but I heard that they are hard to come by.

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Magic Mirror wrote:
1) thanks for tip on veggie burrito, adding it to my list
2) love that you thought out of the box on the "un-birthday pin" - I sing that song all the time!
3) how awesome you can jump in a car and be at MK in only 30 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You're welcome! The burrito was very good and it was cheap (main reason I got it). Its filled with rice and black beans then you can fill it with toppings from the bar. Tortuga is only open 11-3 during the busy seasons. I got the un-birthday button because I have a very unique relationship with the Mad Hatter. He really appreciated my button.

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Wow what an amazing day at MK. Love that you had Sven and Olaf with you. I really was banking on getting my own Sven on our upcoming trip but I heard that they are hard to come by.

Yea Sven has only been in stock a couple of times since around Christmas.

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Love the pics with Mickey! I used to be really awkward about meeting characters being an adult without kids but the more I go the more I love it Laughing out loud

I think I might have seen you at HS when we were there in June but I was too nervous in case it wasn't you... did you happen to see me? it was where the queue times bit is listed where there's a fastpass plus kiosk.

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RobynPrincess wrote:
Love the pics with Mickey! I used to be really awkward about meeting characters being an adult without kids but the more I go the more I love it Laughing out loud

I think I might have seen you at HS when we were there in June but I was too nervous in case it wasn't you... did you happen to see me? it was where the queue times bit is listed where there's a fastpass plus kiosk.

I don't think I noticed you. I'm usually in my own world when I'm at the parks. People try skipping in front of me all the time and I'm like, excuse me but I was here first.