After our tourist-must-have photo moment at the main entrance, we proceeded down Main Street, this time expecting the grandmas to venture off into a shop. We found the hat shop, which bled into the candy shop. Mom bought me a tea kettle (Alice in Wonderland theme) for my collection and Grandma Carmen got one too! Love it! Of course, Dominic discovered the chocolate and had to have some of that. Further down Main Street, we spotted a barbershop quartet on our way to Tomorrowland. Ahh, it seems like yesterday that we were there. Wish I were there now!
By this time (although I'm losing memory of details at this point) it was nearing our FastPass boarding for The Jungle Cruise. See how much walking we do? From Tomorrowland to Adventureland we go! I was disappointed we had to take this ride in the dark... although it was pretty adventurous and the tour guides are a lot funnier in the evening, they say! After our cruise, we figured we'd go see what the wait time for Pirates of the Caribbean was. 10 minutes!!! Normally, it'd be 120 minutes to wait in line, but everyone must have been out watching parades at this point because the crowd thinned out in this area. Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me!
Fearing the time would slip from us as usual, we wanted to be sure to visit Mickey's Toontown Fair. It's a bit different here than the one in California. Rudy and Dominic rode The Barnstormer, Donovan took a snooze in the stroller and some of us went shopping after touring Minnie's house. Bianca went a bit crazy in the hat department....
Donovan awoke from his nap while enroute to see the wait time for Peter Pan's Flight. It was always too long. Why is this attraction so popular? Each time we got a FastPass to it, the return time was 12:15 IN THE MORNING!!!! That wasn't going to happen, so with Donovan's request, we rode It's a Small World again. The fireworks kept the crowds away and we enjoyed singing through the ride, once again.
Our night concluded with a spin in the teacups on the Mad Tea Party ride, a stroll back down Main Street, a shopping excursion of course, and even a little snow flurry was witnessed here in Orlando at the Happiest Place on Earth! A magical ending to our long day.