The High King Lives

Disney World Day Three August 16, 2013

Dear ones, join me for Disney memories and how to dress like a Disney princess (the adult way). This is day three of four, of our Disney adventure !

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We spent day three at Animation Studios. I decided to go with a Princess and the Frog/ Mardi Gras theme: a purple top, a peacock headband (have to zoom in to see it), green earrings, and a Princess Tiana fake tattoo.

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Michael went with a Hawaiian Goofy: Hawaiian shirt and hat. Goofy is his favorite character.

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We missed our first show on Fast Pass because I miscalculated bus times. So we decided to meet a character while we waited for the next show.  We were pleased as punch to see Mickey Mouse!

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Mickey wanted Michael’s hat. 😛

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He gave me a kiss before we left…again, my inner five year old was turning flips.

  • Be prepared for several pics. You already know that I love Beauty and the Beast. We enjoyed the musical.

Gaston thinking about how cool he is.

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Be our guest! Be our guest!

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Beast’s castle

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Let’s kill the beast!

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Oh no! Don’t die beast!

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Mama, it’s a man!

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I’m so glad you’re not furry anymore!

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Happily ever after :).

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  • Star Tours ~ So I didn’t get pictures of this ride because we were rushing with our fast pass. But we did catch a glimpse of Darth Vader at the Jedi training academy. It was a very brief glimpse. Michael had a blast on Star Tours.

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The Muppet show was closed but I did get a nice pic of this muppet fountain.

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  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids play area

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Michael riding an ant. This was one of his favorite areas.

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  • We took a snack break in the Writer’s Cafe. Here’s Michael with his decaf iced mocha something or other and a Mickey ears brownie.  It was a quiet place to relax.

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  • Disney Junior live on stage!

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Princess Sophia caused it to snow!

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Here’s Doc Mcstuffins.

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This time we got bubbles!

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Jake and the Neverland Pirates!

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Gold doubloons! 

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Minnie’s birthday party.

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  • Lights, Motors, Action! stunt show

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So I had a hard time with this show. At one point they had a stunt with a fake sniper and a lot of fake gunfire. I was ready to shove Michael under a bench and hide. I really got upset. My panic attack kept getting worse and I felt like I was going to hurl so we left the show early. Michael was upset but he agreed that Mommy was more important than cars.

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We did however see several cool stunts and even Lightening McQueen. It was just too loud and scary for me.

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  • AMC Fork and Dine Theater~ It’s a good thing we left early because if not we would’ve missed our dinner reservations completely. It took awhile for our Downtown Disney bus to get to us and we waited in the wrong bus line for 15 minutes. Buses from the parks don’t go to Downtown Disney. So we had to catch a bus to our resort and then catch another bus from there to Downtown.

So we were already late for our reservation to eat dinner while watching the movie “Planes” in 3D at the Fork and Dine theater. We literally ran from one end of down town to the other. It was painful. Since we were late they almost didn’t know where to seat us but it worked out. I was too tired to pay attention to the movie but I was thankful to have a comfy seat and a good meal. It was such a peaceful meal. The other restaurants looked crowded and chaotic. So we never tried the Rain forest or Dinosaur restaurant but I’m glad we chose the theater. It was comfy :).

I never had the time to take a pic of the AMC but here’s other pics from downtown. This is the Disney Quest interactive adventure and the cirque du le tent. I had vouchers for Disney Quest and didn’t realize it in time. We were so tired afterwards and it was extremely crowded so we didn’t do much of anything but window shop.

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This would’ve been neat but look how crowded it was.

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The Lego store (which was too crowded and too expensive to enjoy) has Lego statues everywhere.

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The World of Disney was a huge Disney store. Yet again it was too crowded and pricey to enjoy. We didn’t buy anything at this outing and chose not to go back to downtown.

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The Disney Christmas store. If only we were rich…..even so I’m not sure I could pay so much for an ornament.

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I’m sure downtown would be great during a different time of the year and if we had money to burn. There were street musicians and hot air balloon rides. I also think I could’ve enjoyed it if I was by myself. I was so busy keeping Michael safe in the crowd that I was stressed out.  My feet were blistered a bit when we got back to the resort.  I rested a bit before taking Michael to the pool.  We had thought of visiting Magic Kingdom again after the parade but were too pooped to party.

I’d say day three was the hardest day. So heed my advice and give yourself plenty of wait time for buses and time for the bus to get to your destination. Sometimes you need an hour and a half because you have to walk from the theme park to the bust stop…wait for 20 minutes (or more depending on the line) and you may have to catch two buses. Also know where you’re going. We had no clue the AMC was at the far end of where the bus dropped us off.

I’d also say to be aware of the affects in certain shows. Research online before you go.  We had to go to Disney at one of the busiest times but if you can hold out a  couple of weeks later I’m sure there’d be less crowds….say after school has started.

Thankfully this was the only rough day we had at Disney. Tomorrow I’ll post our final day. God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

Day Two:

Day Four:


2 Responses to “Disney World Day Three”

  1. humphreyjen Says:

    I’m really enjoying all the pics!! It’s been years since I’ve been to Disney, so it’s super fun to see it through you and Michael’s experience.

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