Today we packed up a subset of our stuff for a three-day two-night jaunt to Disney World. Allison was quite annoyed to have to leave Grandma and Grandpa Charter’s pool and this was her face when we pulled out of the driveway.
What terrible hardships this neglected and unloved child suffers. We listened to another Junie B Jones audiobook and that perked up her attitude a bit. Then we listened to her favorite Phineas and Ferb song “Gitchee Gitchee Goo” approximately eight times in a row and all was well in the back seat.
Then we passed through this magic portal.
We checked into our room at the Caribbean Beach Resort and THE BEDS ARE PIRATE SHIPS.
I’m used to little ol’ Disneyland where you walk out of your hotel and into the park, but WDW is another whole deal. The buses that run to the parks apparently take 45 minutes to an hour to get you there so we drove, parked, took the tram to the ferry and then, at last, we were at the Magic Kingdom.
We went on exactly one ride–It’s a Small World–before the sky burst open and soaked everyone and everything. Rides were closed, people huddled under any overhang. Thunder and lightening were having their way with the place. We took shelter at Friar’s Nook and gobbled hotdogs while waiting for the deluge to let up a little. I ducked into the restroom to get paper towels to at least dry off our faces and took this excellent bathroom selfie that captures the moment: First Visit badge, dripping hair, unsatisfied expression.
We eventually bought ponchos, and a sweatshirt for Allison, and managed to have a bunch more fun. As you can see, the Charters are troopers.
Our wet feet did us in fairly early today, and the sky looked like it was going to get angry again, so we came back to the room, changed shoes and had dinner. We’re getting up early tomorrow for breakfast with Disney Junior friends!
Dana’s favorite part of the day was that Allison was brave and tried riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. (She didn’t like it. AT ALL.)
Allison’s favorite part was the Aladdin Magic Carpet ride. Except she cried when the camel spit water at her AND she had to go potty.
My favorite part? This: