Has it really been nearly 3 months since I updated my trip report?! It has. Last update was 1/20/14. That is so sad. :P Even sadder, I have nearly no actual pictures taken by myself to add to this particular chapter of the report. I’m padding it with a few I’ve found elsewhere, as noted…
Well, to recap, we are on day 4 of our trip – 3rd day in a WDW park – and this is our Magic Kingdom day. We started the morning by being late for breakfast at Crystal Palace and then we took our time heading on to Frontierland so that we could go on Splash Mountain. Which was wet but wonderful!
On the way out, we checked out our ride photo (we looked like goons, haha), and then poked about the rest of the gift shop. I found a disposable camera – I wasn’t sure if they still made those! – and decided that given my lack of camera options that day, I’d be better off spending the money on the camera and on the fees to have it developed than I would be with having it all going onto PhotoPass and then our having to pay to keep permanent versions of the pics. What I didn’t anticipate was that I would have a hard time getting the film developed! It’s now APRIL, and I don’t actually have any idea where to take the dang thing. :( Target used to do it and now they don’t. Don’t worry, I WILL get it developed and when I do I’ll scan whatever looks good and show it off (probably only about half of it will work out but oh well)… I just don’t know when that will be. :P
Anyway! An interesting side note is that the CM who rang me up was nonverbal. I don’t know if she had just lost her voice or if she was unable to speak. I didn’t get the impression that her hearing was impaired, but maybe she’s just a very, very adept lip-reader. But in any case she not only didn’t speak to me, when I asked what the price was on the camera she scanned it to find out and then wrote the total down and showed me. But her customer service was topnotch. Does anyone by chance know who this was? She really might have just had laryngitis that day in which case my question is meaningless. :)
Once we were done, we headed out; I had planned to go to Fantasyland next and hop on Winnie the Pooh and small world before using our FPs for Princess Fairytale Hall (the window for that was 11-12, and it was not quite 10 now). But we were sidetracked, because when we came out of the Splash area, we saw Woody and Jessie doing a meet and greet!!!
This was a big thing – we met Woody at Hollywood Studios on our last trip, but we had never met Jessie. And I LOVE Jessie. We had passed them 2-3 times on the last trip, basically every time we went between Adventureland and Frontierland, but each time we were in a hurry and I’d say “Oh the line’s too long” and she’d say “Oh-kaaaay”. Well this time the line was not too long, and since we hadn’t done a whole lot of character meets on this trip, the time was RIGHT!
The line wasn’t too fast-moving, but it wasn’t too slow either… about what you’d expect for a M&G I guess. Most of the kids would go sit off to the side and the mothers would stand in line. I did notice that nearly all the parents were women. XD The wait wasn’t boring, though, b/c Woody and Jessie were REALLY hilarious. I love the way that the two of them are kind of basically brother/sister in the movies, even though they meet for the first time in TS2; that completely held up here, and they kept giving each other a hard time. Particularly Woody to Jessie.
You know how Woody is a prankster? Like in the outtakes from the TS movies, he’s always pulling jokes on Buzz. Well, he’s like that in person too. XD He told Jessie that her armpits smelled, stuff like that. And the best part was when I gave him the pen for D’s autograph book; it’s the kind of pen where you twist the top to get the point to go in and out. Well when I gave it to him the point was OUT. He signed D’s book, then carefully twisted the top so that the point went in, making sure that Jessie was watching him do this, then he handed it to her with a flourish. Jerk. XD
I wish I had any pictures of this M&G. :( I got some but all on the disposable camera, plus several from PhotoPass that I did not buy. Siiiiigh.
OH! And I actually heard a couple of people say “Andy’s coming!” while in the line. This is STILL going around, or at least it was in October! Once again, if you got here by searching something like “what happens when you say Andy’s coming”, friends, it DOESN’T DO ANYTHING. I was right there; they ignored it. As well they should, too!
So once we finally stepped back out of the Splash Mountain area… there we were next to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. With a wait time of 10 minutes. Now I know I *said* Fantasyland… small world, Pooh… but instead D and I looked at each other and just nodded. When was the wait time going to be this low again on Big Thunder?
The line was really pretty long but it moved fast. I took some pictures of the decor as we went – I don’t know why, just wanted to remember it I guess. The ride was a blast! D loves fast rides and well, so do I… but it always goes by TOO fast and I never see all the stuff that the ride is loaded with! I try to watch for Hidden Mickeys and goats and men in bathtubs and all I ever end up seeing are dinosaur bones. So sad. XD
Now we finally were ready to exit Frontierland and head over to Fantasyland. We got to mosey – that’s what you do in Frontierland, you totally mosey – and make it to our FP+ to meet the Princesses.
EXCEPT! On our way we got sidetracked AGAIN because I finally saw Chip and Dale! It’s been a while so you may not recall that I had been looking for them out the corner of my eye throughout both of our previous days, but no such luck. I missed them at Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Well I was NOT going to miss them at Magic Kingdom!
There wasn’t much of a line but BOY it was getting hot. We were still in Frontierland so they were in cowboy gear and we got hugs, photos, and then I tried to take a photo with a sign I had made for a friend who LOVES Chip and Dale more than anything!! They took the photo but you can’t read the sign. :( They also SIGNED the sign and… I can’t find it at home right now D: It said “We miss you, Carrie!”
Well, after this we finally FINALLY moseyed, in a hurry, to Fantasyland.