So last Monday was my 24th birthday, but I couldn't go to the park since I still had another day before I graduated from AIT @ Ft Sill so instead I went this past Friday with my girlfriend instead. At least I got there the week of, lol... Was one of the best trips to the park in a long time, with barely any wait and lots of great memories made. But enough jib-jab, on to the pix! And there's a lot...
We arrived at the parking structure at 9:30 and parked at the Daisy level.
Security lines were the shortest I think I've ever seen on a Friday, and the ticket gate lines reflected that.
A look at the floral arrangement in front of the Main Street Railroad Station.
The first look at the tree in Town Square - With me sporting my Birthday pin!
Close-up pic of the tree
Nikki and I in front of the tree
A look down Main Street towards the Castle
Our first ride of the day was Indiana Jones... practically a ritual now since leaving working the attraction nearly 2 1/2 years ago. Queue sign posted a ten-minute wait, which was just about right. The new AA was really neat to see and I'm glad I didn't look at any YT video of it to get a nice surprise out of it. Afterward we headed over to Big Thunder just incase the inclement rain caused a closure later in the day. Was about a ten minute wait, and was fun as always. Following that we headed to go see the Reindeer, as Nikki had no idea about the attraction, and had never seen a real life one before.
They definitely look a lot different than they're portrayed to look, lol.
Went over to Fantasyland next to ride Casey Jr... another first for her.
We got the last car, facing forwards.
Love this area.
Off to Storybook after Casey... yet another first for Nikki (so deprived!)
Decided to do Small World after that, since the line was so short (5 mins) and we knew it'd get ridiculous come night-fall.
Strolled into Toon Town after that and after going on Roger Rabbit, went on Gadget's Go-Coaster which was (you guessed it) another first.
Went to go see Mickey in his house afterward and saw Minnie greeting her guests in front of her house. Nikki really liked the Christmas tree in front of her place.
Minnie's Wishing Well
Mickey was dressed in his Fantasia outfit that day.
Took a long walk to Space Mountain thereafter and waited about 30 minutes to get on. We were seated in the fifth row so I decided to just stare up at the ceiling the whole time. It was... interesting. Definitely feels slow anywhere but the front. We grabbed FP's on the way in to return later in the day. Buzz had practically a walk-on so we hit that up. Was doing pretty good (about 205K) through the warp room (right before the finale) and then the ride stopped and our scores stopped adding up, while everyone else's still worked, so that was pretty weak. Our pic didn't even show up either, so that was kinda a letdown. Exited directly into Star Tours after that, since who knows when I'll be back to ride it again before the switch happens.
Off to get some Castle pix after that...
Out in front of the Castle
One of my fav shots to always take when in the park.
Looking down Main Street towards Town Square
After heading down to Town Square we set up camp to get a good spot for the parade... even though we weren't sure if the impending rains were going to cancel it or not. While waiting character after character came out giving us many chances to have photos taken with them.
Chip first, whom Nikki was "Friends With" while she was a CM at WDW through the College program.
Goofy (like I really need to tell you guys who we're with, lol)
Mickey (first in line! )
My Fav (besides Mickey, of course)
Alright... story time again. Back in July Nikki visited the park for HER birthday with two friends. They ran into Fairy Godmother and asked her help to find herself a Prince Charming. She said she'd do what she can... less than a month later we started dating! So we see her come out and Nikki's eyes light up with happiness, you could just tell that she wanted to tell her that her wish came true. We walked over to her as she was walking towards us and started telling her the story...
She was pleased to hear that she had found her Prince Charming and posed for a pic with her.
Fairy Godmother went off to go take more pictures with people and Nikki got a seat on the bench in to the left of the RR station entrance stairs. I went up and took some pix of Town Square/the station and came back down to sit next to her. We then saw Fairy Godmother walking across the street heading backstage when she see's us sitting together on the bench and make's a B-Line to us. As she got closer she asks the couple next to us if they could take a picture of the cute couple with her! lol...
The couple seemed confused so we told them the whole back story and they thought it was pretty cute.