Walt Disney World 2018 Trip Day 5 at Magic Kingdom

So…..I lost the entire post I originally had from this day.🤦🏼‍♀️ Here goes my second attempt to tell you about the final day of this trip at Magic Kingdom! I am going to keep it published anyway. Stay tuned for updates 🙂

We started off this day a little late. Disney trips are tiring and it was catching up with us. We were also planning on staying in the park till closing which, with extra magic hours, was midnight. The girls wanted to get some pictures by Cinderella’s wishing well. On our way, we stopped by the castle stage to watch Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire. This is a really cute show and you don’t have to get there early to see it well. There are 5 performances throughout the day so it is pretty easy to fit in your schedule.

Cinderella castle in the Magic Kingdom

Cinderella’s Wishing Well

If you are on Main Street facing the castle, Cinderella’s wishing well is located on the path to the right.

Cinderella's wishing well
Cinderella’s Wishing Well
magic kingdom

 

 

Cinderella’s Wishing Well

Fantasyland-Storybook Circus

After getting our photos done, we made our way back to Storybook Circus in Fantasyland. It was already pretty warm so we decided to ride Dumb the Flying Elephant to get a break from the sun. Most of the line queue is covered and part of it is inside with a play area and seating!!

Magic Kingdom Dumbo the Flying Elephant

 

 

Inside the big top play area

Directly across from Dumbo is Big Top Souvenirs. Obviously, it is a store with a large selection of souvenirs but it’s also the location of Big Top Treats. If you missed out on picking up some sweet treats at the Confectionary on Main Street here is your second chance to try some out! You can find popcorn, cotton candy, dipped fruit, cake pops, cupcakes, cookies, “carmel” apples, marshmallow treats and drinks. We went for the Mickey Cake Pop, the dipped Mickey Chocolate Chip cookie and a Goofy Glacier. They were all really good!

Disney Storybook Circus
 

We watched the marching band while enjoying our treats as fast as we could so they would not melt!

Bears and Pirates

Unfortunately, my oldest daughter had to wear a walking boot during our trip. She has powered through most of the time just walking on it but by today it was just getting too painful. Thankfully, there is a train station for the Walt Disney World Railroad so we rode that back to the front of the park to rent a wheelchair. We rode the train back around the whole park as we had an upcoming FastPass for PeterPan’s Flight. By that time the rest of our party had made into the park so we headed towards Pirates of the Carribean to meet them for our next FastPass. They decided that since we had the time we should watch the County Bear Jamboree. Now…..this was a staple attraction when we came to the park as kids but I had not seen it with my kids or since I was young. Wow! This was painful to watch! Of all the things that need a major overhaul or just a complete gut job, this is it!! I usually hate to see the classic attractions go but seriously, I will never subject myself to the Country Bear Jamboree again. The only thing it is good for is a nap or breastfeeding the babe. Don’t waste your precious time. Thankfully we were on to Pirates of the Carribean which is an amazing and absolute not to be missed ride!

 

Dole Whip

By this time it was around 2:00 and really hot so we decided to split up for a few hours. Some went back to the resort for a rest, some went to eat in air conditioning and I, not wanting to miss out on a moment of my Disney magic, went to go explore my favorite, bucket list resort, The Polynesian. I will do some resort post at another time but for now, I will tell you that this is where you can get a treat that is sure to make you feel like you are on the islands! At the Pineapple Linea, just outside of the lobby, they serve spiked Dole Whips!!

Extra Magic Hours

We all met back in the park around 6:00. I had booked a FastPass for all of us on Space Mountain but we missed it because Ellie forgot her magic band in the room for the second time!! It actually turned out okay because we told guest relations that we were missing our FastPass and she gave us another one for everyone in our group 🙂 Those of us that did not want to ride Space Mountain went to check out the dance party at the Rockettower Plaza Stage. The kids really enjoyed this! Even the big kids did some dancing.

We all met back in the park around 6:00. I had booked a FastPass for all of us on Space Mountain but we missed it because Ellie forgot her magic band in the room for the second time!! It actually turned out okay because we told guest relations that we were missing our FastPass and she gave us another one for everyone in our group 🙂 Those of us that did not want to ride Space Mountain went to check out the dance party at the Rockettower Plaza Stage. The kids really enjoyed this! Even the big kids did some dancing.

We stayed in Tomorrowland for awhile riding Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor and Astro Orbiter without FastPasses and fairly minimal wait times. For us, another not to be missed attraction and one my mom was anxious to see again was the Carousel of Progress. The kids were not as keen about spending 25 min watching a show about progress, so we sent them off to the Tomorrowland Speedway, an attraction that I avoid at all costs. By the time we were done with all of this, it was getting to be around 10:00 and some of our party dropped out for the day. To me, this is the BEST time to be in the park! I just love how the whole place glows and sparkles with all of the lights. It just makes the whole place even more magical. And, the parks are almost always quieter at night, especially nights with Extra Magic Hours.

Since we had seen the fireworks show a couple of days ago we stayed in the back of the park during them. I am so glad we did because we got these amazing photos!

After taking lots of pictures we rode Journey of the Little Mermaid and made our way to Main Street to do some shopping before park closing. On our way, we asked several cast members what time the Main Street stores would close with Extra Magic Hours. On typical nights the stores close one hour after park closing. They all assured us that they would close one hour after park closing which would have been 1:00 am with a park closure of 12:00 am. Well, this is not the case! We were in the stores before 12:00 but when I went outside to watch the Kiss Goodnight, Disney’s way of telling you that the park is closing, they began to lock the doors to the stores!! I was looked outside while my girls were inside the store. Eventually, I got one of my daughters to open the door to let me back in but they were actively corralling people and moving them to the exit. So, in our experience, the stores close at the same time as the park when there are Extra Magic Hours.

Here are a few more pics of the park at night. Thanks for following along on this trip report. Hope you picked up some information that will be helpful in planning your Disney World vacation!

Magic Kingdom at night
Magic Kingdom at night

 

 

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