Well, today is the day. I am finally recapping the very last day of our trip, which was our Magic Kingdom Day. We had about half a day at Disney World the following day, which was also our travel day. We planned a fun character breakfast for our last morning, which I will share at the end of the post. It really wasn’t enough for a dedicated blog post, and I want to share everything about our trip, so I will tack it to the end of this one.
In case this is the first Disney World post of mine that you’re reading, my family and I took a wonderful trip to Disney World at the end of February. We were incredibly lucky to have our trip about 3 weeks before they closed for the COVID-19 outbreak. The reason we chose this particular weekend was so I could run the Princess Half Marathon, which I recapped here. It was truly a magical trip. I can’t tell you how many times during this isolation I have looked at our pictures and videos and relived our time at Disney World. It has been really nice to have the memories to look back on, and I hope everyone who has had their trip cancelled or rescheduled during the outbreak will have the same experience we did.
For our last full day, we decided to do another rope-drop-to-fireworks day which, in case you don’t know, means staying at the park from open to close. To be honest, pretty much every day of our trip was rope-drop-to-fireworks. We wanted to experience it all!
Our Fast Passes were really great for this day. We got passes for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Space Mountain. I will mention that it’s best to get your fast passes close together in the morning, so you have enough to time to get more passes in the afternoon! Since we didn’t have a Fast Pass for The Haunted Mansion, we headed there first after getting some pictures of Cinderella’s Castle.
After The Haunted Mansion, we headed over to Fantasy Land for our passes on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. After that, we grabbed some Mickey bars and wandered over to Liberty Square. We didn’t eat a huge breakfast so we could snack most of the day, so we also grabbed some drinks and Mickey pretzels. We took our time heading over to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad for our Fast Passes. The park was actually getting a little busy at this point!
We actually ran into Chip & Dale after Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! Of all the Disney characters, I was not expecting to see them. I grew up watching all the Chip & Dale cartoons on the Disney Channel, so that was really sweet. We decided to wait in line for Pirates of the Caribbean, and I am so glad we did. I just love that ride.
After Pirates of the Caribbean, made our way over to Tomorrowland for our Space Mountain fast passes. I decided to sit that one out, because I’d had enough roller coasters for one day. To be honest, I don’t care for rides all that much. Disney rides are perfect for me, because they’re slightly thrilling and they have a story/atmosphere that makes the experience fun. I chilled out on a bench while everyone road that one. My ankles were still pretty sore from the race the day before, so I was glad to sit down for a while. When they were done on Space Mountain, we rode the People Mover. That it is the most random ride I have ever been on. It’s really cool, because the track goes in and out of some of the nearby rides. You can actually hear people screaming on Space Mountain!
It was time for snacks again. Since there was a Peter Pan dole whip snack we wanted to try, we made our way over to FantasyLand and picked up some food at The Friar’s Nook. We had the Peter Pan Float, the Minnie Cookie Dough Sunday, and the Loaded Tots. We had an early dinner scheduled at Cinderella’s Royal Table, so we didn’t want to fill up too much.
We walked around Fantasyland for a bit, deciding on rides to get on after dinner, before heading back to the castle. I had planned this dinner to be our last one of the trip, and I think it was a great way to (almost) end our last full day at the parks. I will say, it is pricey. We had budgeted for this trip about a year and a half ago, and I was not willing to spare any fun or magic. We experienced anything and everything we wanted, and I was so happy with our dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
After dinner, we headed back towards Peter Pan’s Flight. We wanted to ride Peter Pan’s Flight and Small World before the fireworks. The line for Peter Pan’s Flight was long and, in my opinion, not worth it. The entire ride takes two minutes. Don’t get me wrong, it is a beautiful ride and I can appreciate all the imagineering that went into it. However, it was not worth the almost two hour wait. I wish we had stepped out of line to see more of the park during that time.
After we left that ride, we took bathroom breaks and split up a bit. Will and two of the kids went to a shop over near Splash Mountain, and Steph and I and took Liam over to find a spot for the fireworks. We settled on a spot in front of the Crystal Palace. The fireworks were so cool! Each park does such a spectacular fireworks show, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Each one we saw made me tear up.
After the Magic Kingdom fireworks, we had another hour to kill at the park before closing time and the After Hours event. We headed back towards Adventureland to explore the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House and to see what rides had short wait times. Pirates of the Caribbean had a 15 minute wait, so of course we hopped in that line. We shopped in the pirates gift shop right up until closing time. As we were heading to the entrance, we shopped at Casey’s Corner not only because it’s a great shortcut to Main Street but they also had a great selection of merchandise.
It was quite a long bus ride back to the hotel that night. There were so many people scheduling Lyft rides, we gave up after the third or fourth cancelled ride and hopped on the bus. Even though we were very tired at the end of the day, I wouldn’t have changed much about our Magic Kingdom Day.
For our last breakfast at Disney World, we reserved a table at the ‘Ohana character breakfast. If you have never eaten at ‘Ohana for breakfast, you have to do it! It was so, so good. They serve all the food family style, so there’s more than enough for everyone. The characters at our breakfast were Lilo, Stitch and Mickey and Pluto in Hawaiian shirts and leis. I could eat that breakfast everyday, it was so good.
Have you ever been to Magic Kingdom or ‘Ohana? If you have been to Magic Kingdom, what’s your favorite ride?
Check out the other days of our trip: