Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Disney: More Magic Kindom with the Crystal Palace Character meet and Greet!

We're picking up today with more Magic Kingdom. We had a great time and I took a lot of pictures, what can I say?

Here's some pictures from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride:

The Son makes his official Very Scary Pirate Face. Don't be frightened, he won't hurt you unless you try to steal his treasure.

Riding with his Aunt and Uncle. He was especially in love with his Uncle (BIL #1) and continues to tell me how much he misses his "funniness." The Husband and I deemed ourselves "Chopped Liver" on this trip.

The Men. Yes, The Husband and the BIL #1 knew that they were both wearing pink polo shirts.
They didn't care that they were matching OR that they were matching
and wearing pink. These two are very secure in their masculinity.

We scheduled this trip very quickly and therefore were unable to reserve many "character dinners" (character dinners aren't exactly my favorite but we did want to do one or two for The Son), we did manage to get a dinner reservation at the Crystal Palace with Pooh and Friends. The food was actually quite good except that when they tell you there is a "sundae bar" don't believe them unless you consider a machine with frozen soft serve and a bowl of jimmies a "sundae bar". I don't. But I digress...

Here is The Son meeting some characters. He was a little put off at first, I think they made him nervous, but he soon warmed up. I have to say that the people who portray these much-loved characters, are very sweet and excellent with the children, even with being unable to speak.

When we left the Crystal Palace, it was just in time for the "Wishes" fireworks show. We stood on the steps of the restaurant and watched them over Cinderella's Castle. It was beautiful and The Son loved the fireworks. Here's a somewhat blurry shot of his face and his amazement. It was so sweet.

Goodnight Cindy! Your castle looks pretty tonight!

We headed back to our hotel, full of the Disney Spirit, beliving that all our wishes would in fact come true one day...

In my next post, which may or may not be tomorrow, I'll tell you about what I think is the Best. Souvenir. Ever. at Disney World. Enjoy your day! Happy Wednesday!


Darlene said...

I am sooooo enjoying seeing all the beautiful pictures! Cinderella's castle is just stunning!

Cathy said...

Cute! As you know - WISHES is my all time favorite! So magical!

Liz said...

Great pictures! And 'pirate face' cracked me up! :)