The Magic Kingdom and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

I took the kids to the Magic Kingdom yesterday. They’re having another 24 hour “Rock your Disney Side” event this weekend, and I can’t go because I have to work. My boss has some nerve making me come to work when Disney has something fun planned. The gall! I want to rock my Disney Side too! But I can’t. Sigh… So, I told the kids we were gonna go and “Rock It” a little early. There were no complaints from the Peanut Gallery.

The Magic Kingdom

After we made our fast pass+ selections we headed straight to Buzz Lightyear. It was a great day to visit. The park wasn’t crowded at all. We waited on line for Buzz about 20 minutes and that was the longest line we had all day.

Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear

The goal for my gang, is to always look as silly as possible in the ride photos. More on that later…

Buzz Lightyear

After Buzz Lightyear, we walked over to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride to see if they were doing soft openings. Well, the big guy upstairs must have known how upset I was about missing the 24 hour event, because it seems we were in the right place, at exactly the right time.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

After waiting on line for about 15 minutes we were up at the front.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

I didn’t get any good pictures of the dwarfs. I was too busy enjoying them. I guess the best way to describe them is… Their faces are like tiny television monitors, and when you combine that with the typical animatronics, it looks like the actual “cartoon” dwarves have jumped out of the animated movie. It was awesome! I wish that section was a little longer.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

It’s really not much of a “thrill” ride. At least as far as roller coasters go.  The kids were disappointed. I thought it was pleasant. There’s a little kick when you exit the dwarf section, but other than that, it’s fairly tame. Parents shouldn’t have a problem with their little ones riding. When Disney says it’s a family coaster, they mean it!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

At the end of the ride, the coaster stops in back of the Seven Dwarfs Cottage. It lingers there long enough for you to witness Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs dancing, and singing, and having a jolly ol’ time. It’s a scene right out of the movie.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Uh, oh… That old hag is up to no good!

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

And as you exit… You get to pass by the front of the cottage. It’s pretty magical. I’d move right in, if I could.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride

We wanted to go one more time but… No such Luck! Cast Members Only. Instead, we went over to say hello to Princess Ariel. I just love torturing the boys!

Ariel's Grotto

I’m testing out a new camera.  My husband bought me the Fuji XF1 for Mother’s Day. I have a Nikon D3100 but it’s big and bulky, and sometimes I just don’t want to be bogged down with it. Sometimes, I want something more discreet. I was relying on my I-Phone to take photos when I didn’t feel like lugging my Nikon around. The pictures were often dark, and of poor quality. I still have to learn to use the XF1, but you can see the difference. The picture below looks pretty good until you compare it with the one above and below it.

Ariel's Grotto

Ariel's Grotto

The kids went on the Great Goofini…

The Great Goofini

The Great Goofini

The Great Goofini

They were skerred!

The Great Goofini

And they cooled off a bit at Casey Jr.’s.

Casey Jr

Casey Jr

When we noticed there was no line, we bee lined it to Dumbo.

Dumbo

Dumbo

Dumbo

Dumbo

Dumbo

Dumbo

Dumbo

Pete's Silly Sideshow

I convinced them to stop and say hello to The Great Goofini and Donaldo!

Pete's Silly Sideshow

Pete's Silly Sideshow

We had a fast pass for Space Mountain, but had a few minutes to kill. We joined the fun at the Incredible’s Dance Party!

Incredible's Dance Party

Incredible's Dance Party

Incredible's Dance Party

And not to be outdone by the little kids doing the cha cha slide… What a pair of goofballs!

Incredible's Dance Party

Incredible's Dance Party

It was fun, but Space Mountain was calling!

Space Mountain

Another goofy ride picture…

Space Mountain

Back to New Fantasyland for a little respite.

Gaston's Tavern

Gaston's Tavern

Gaston's Tavern

Showing their Disney Side!

Gaston's Tavern

Gaston's Tavern

Gaston has nothing on these two!

Gaston's Tavern

We grabbed a snack at Gaston’s Tavern…

Gaston's Tavern

We each got a cinnamon roll and a Le Fous Brew. It hit the spot!

Gaston's Tavern

We rode Winnie The Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

Dorks!

Winnie the Pooh

And Haunted Mansion.

The Haunted Mansion

I insisted on doing Pirates of the Caribbean.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean

And they insisted on riding Splash Mountain.

Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain

I should’ve exited when I had a chance!

Splash Mountain

We got completely soaked! And those two dingle berries decided it would be funny to flash the camera going down the hill. I let them have it! I was mortified. I don’t know if that’s a big enough offense to get kicked out of the park, but I don’t want to take any chances. I told them there was no way that Disney would display that picture. They thought it was hysterical and didn’t seem to understand why I was upset. “It’s Flash Mountain” and “We’re guys!” they laughed. Well…. I slinked off that ride so fast… And as I exited, in all it’s glory, was our picture… Completely.Blurred.Out. And do you know what those two fools had the nerve to ask me? “Do you still think we can buy the picture?” Was there ever a bigger pair of baciagaloops?

Once I realized the Disney police weren’t after us, we hit Big Thunder as our final stop for the night.

Big Thunder Railroad

Big Thunder Railroad

It was almost criminal how much fun we had. Till next time!

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