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Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Magic Kingdom!

We began the day at First Baptist Church of Kissimmee. I was so ready for good worship and a message from God. Randy & I hadn't been to church since before we left PA. And I have missed it; I didn't realize how much until the first song began and I could feel the Holy Spirit move within me. And the pastor's message was very good - a reminder of how we believers are to be ambassadors for Christ in this world. How I need reminding of that on a daily basis!

After church we checked out another campground in the area so that when we need a Disney fix again we'll have options. The other park also has mostly park models in it, but it's much better maintained than the one we're in now. Then, we got breakfast at IHOP!

We got a phone call from Lins about 12:30 to let us know they were on their way to their resort from the airport. They weren't sure just what their plans were for the day so I told her to give us a call when a decision had been made.

A couple of hours later Lins called to say they were going on over to the Magic Kingdom, so we got ourselves together and headed out to meet up with them. I was so excited!! I couldn't wait to see Reagan immersed in Disney. It's all she's talked about this past week and Lindsay couldn't keep the Disney videos going fast enough for her. :)

By the time we got there, Jason, Lins & Reagan had already seen a parade in which Reagan was able to see Ariel, Belle and several other characters. Lindsay said Reagan went nuts, waving and yelling at Ariel and Belle. Belle even blew Reagan a kiss and Reagan was thrilled. I'm sorry I missed that, but I'm sure Jason got it on video. Once we caught up with them, we headed on down Main Street, stopping every few feet to look at something else.

We were in time for a show at Cinderella's Castle. Reagan was ready - she told me, "I like the shows." :) And she sure does! Oh, my gosh. As Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy & friends came out singing, Reagan was up on her feet dancing and singing along. She didn't sit the entire show. We got to see Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty dance and sing with their Prince Charmings. It was so wonderful watching all of this through Reagan's eyes.

After the show, it was time to check out the rides. Randy & I took "bag watch" so Jason & Lins could go on the rides with Reagan. The first one was Snow White's Scary Adventures and Lins was a little concerned about Reagan's reaction to it, but we all said go for it. I told Reagan it said it might be scary and she said that was okay. :) She did great. The next one was It's a Small World and Reagan came out of it grinning from ear to ear and telling me how there were lots of little people and they were all singing! It was great. Then, Reagan & I hit the carousel!

We got some dinner and by the time we were done, the kids were really done. It had been a long day for them as they caught a flight around 9am and hadn't stopped yet. So, Randy & I said good-bye and kept going.

Randy really want to go through The Haunted Mansion, which I thought was kinda funny.
It seemed very odd to be at Disney without kids. We also took a ride on the paddleboat, Liberty Belle, which took us through Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn's world. Next up, Pirates of the Caribbean. It has been updated to include Captain Jack Sparrow, looking just like Johnny Depp!

After a stroll down Main Street, weaving in and out of the people watching the night parade, and catching the end of the parade, it was time for us to go. Our feet were beginning to remind us that we're a little older than the last time we were here. :) It was a great day and we are looking forward to going to Disney's Hollywood Studios either tomorrow or Tuesday.

Until the next time . . .

1 comment:

  1. My brother is in Disney on business this week. Some business, right?