Walt Disney World Day 2 – Summary & couple video clips
Today was a long day, so this will be short. Only a couple clips at the end and then the trip log for the day.
Started off the morning bright and early and was on a bus heading to the Magic Kingdom by 7:30am for the 8:00am park opening. Arrived and made it to the area in front of the Train Station just as the opening celebration was about to start. Watched that and then joined the mass heading down Main Street. Walked through the Castle and out to Fantasyland. First stop Enchanted Tales with Belle. Then stopped for some photos at Be Our Guest. It was almost 9am at this point and I was to meet a friend at the front of the park so reversed course and made my way to the Emporium to find them. Stopped by the Firehouse for some Sorcerers cards and then made our way to Adventureland. Wanted to see if they were soft opening/testing the Pirates Adventure game, they were not, so took part in the Limited Time Magic Fairy Meet and Greet, it was about 45 minutes in line. Then roamed Adventureland and made our way out toward the Train Station with the plan to go for a ride. No such luck it was closed today. So walked along the Rivers of America and stopped to check out the new Tangled Restrooms. It was pushing 11am and the Be Our Guest line was not too bad so got in line. It was about 20 minutes. Had a great lunch at Be Our Guest and took way too many pictures, then continued to roam around the New Fantasyland checking out Gastons, the gift shop and then the Little Mermaid. It had a posted 40 minute wait so I passed this time by. Circled back around through Fantasyland and out toward Storybook Circus. Then through Tomorrowland. Went for a ride on the People Mover then made my way to the Hall of Presidents. Worked our way through the gift shops in Liberty Square and along Main Street. Found a place for the parade on the Train Station a few minutes to 3. After the parade hopped on a Monorail to the Contemporary and then walked around the Grand Canyon Concourse for a while before boarding a bus to Downtown Disney. Ate dinner at Fultons Crabhouse and then took a bus to the Grand Floridian. Hung around the lobby for a while and then took the Monorail back to the Magic Kingdom. Walked down Main Street and veered into Liberty Square. Just missed the riverboat so walked by the Tangled Restrooms and into Fantasyland. Grabbed a Fastpass for the Little Mermaid and walked out that way. Decided to try the Standby line even though it said 20 minutes. Turned out it lied.. it was a walk on. Went on twice then hung around taking some pictures of the area as the sun set and night arrived. Roamed back through Fantasyland and by the Tangled Restrooms. It was approaching 9pm so made my way to a spot to watch the Main Street Electrical Parade then a place to view Celebrate!. After the show headed to Town Square to watch Wishes! Had an obstructed view so ended up out front by the Train Station for the finale. Caught a bus back to Pop Century to wrap up my day.
A clip of the opening ceremony at the Magic Kingdom today.
A clip of the Music Box in the Be Our Guest Restaurant
A clip of one of the interactive elements in the Little Mermaid queue