In our last blog I left off as we left the Grand Floridian on the Monorail and headed towards Magic Kingdom. We arrived quickly at the station and made our way out of the Monorail into the station – there were only a few people arriving at Magic Kingdom at this time so the station was relatively empty.
We did time it perfect and caught two monorails in the station for a great photo. I really enjoy the picture of the ‘Welcome’ sign as you start down the path toward the front gate of Magic Kingdom.
We quickly made our way down the path and made the turn towards the entrance gates for the Magic Kingdom. It’s not a trip to Disney World until you enter those magical gates and officially start your vacation. The scrim is still up and covering the train station as they continue to prepare for the 50th anniversary! I really miss the clear view the station and the sound of the train coming around the track, but, we have to make sacrifices to keep everything looking pristine for her big day.
We entered the tunnels under the train station and caught our first glimpse of Main Street USA and the crowds that were in attendance that day. We could tell it was a very busy day from the number of people scattered around this first area. The buildings on the square are looking good with fresh paint and shiny fresh banners. We hit the square just in time to catch a character calvacade with Peter Pan, Alice from Wonderland, Mary Poppins and Aladdin.
The as soon as the calvacade passed out the side gate – the fab four came out and stood at the train station to wave to the crowd.
We waived at the group like we were starry-eyed teenagers – enjoying these mega-stars as they greeting their adoring public. I snapped a few pictures down Main Street towards Cinderella Castle with the beautiful red flowers really framing the shot.
The sky was getting a bit dark – so, we decided we would head in the Emporium for some quick shopping before continuing our adventure. Once inside the crowd was thick inside the shops – it was tough to make our way around the store as we waited for others to clear a path. I glanced up through the open doors to Main Street and saw that the rain was coming down quite hard. I was really glad we had made it inside before the bottom fell out and we were grateful for the cool air and dry spot to wait out the storm.
It wasn’t long before we noticed the rain had all but stopped. We made our way out of the shops just as another Character Calvacade came by – it was Goofy and two of the three Caballeros – What a day for characters!
Looking down the street towards the castle it was very wet, but, there were only a few sprinkles coming down now – so, we decided to make our way toward Tomorrow Land.
I will continue our trip in our next blog as we head toward Tomorrow land and one of my favorite rides in the park – Space Mountain.
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