Walt Disney World September 14, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015 was my last day in Florida and my flight out of Orlando International Airport was scheduled for 5:20 PM.  Therefore I only had a little over a half-day of fun left in Walt Disney World.

After getting up, dressed and ready.  I walked my luggage over to the Hospitality House area and I checked my bag with Airline Check-In and checked my carry on so that I didn’t have to carry my backpack around with me all morning.  I then boarded the bus headed to Magic Kingdom.  As I entered Magic Kingdom I saw how packed the park was by the line to bag inspection.  The line was so long, it was backed up all the way to the bus stop area.  Fortunately the line moved and since I wasn’t carrying a bag I could walk right through the security check without having to be inspected.

Once I was in the park I made my way to Fantasyland and used my fast pass for Under The Sea:  Journey of the Little Mermaid.  I really didn’t need a fast pass as the stand by line was walking right on to the ride as well.  I had some time before my next fast pass so I went into Storybook Circus and saw Goofy & Donald Duck followed by Daisy Duck & Minnie Mouse in their Pete’s Silly Sideshow outfits.  I then walked over and, for the first time, rode the Mad Tea Party.  I had a great time as I enjoy rides that spin.  It was different in that you as the rider control how much you spin but having that option I spun my tea cup as fast as I could!

Next I walked to Tomorrowland and went on the classic attraction:  Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress.  This is an absolute must do attraction every time I go to Walt Disney World.  Next I used my fast pass to ride my absolute favorite attraction:  Peter Pan’s Flight.  I still have yet to walk through and wait for the ride and see the new cue which I hear is awesome.  I then decided to have lunch since it would be late when I would arrive home.  I went to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.  I had the bacon cheeseburger with fries and got a chocolate gelato for dessert.  I sat at a table that was close to Sonny Eclipse, which I had never done before.  It was cute to listen to but I have to say by this time I am sick of hamburgers as I had one each day I was in Disney.  I didn’t do the meal plan and I ate dinner at the resort each night and that was the basic on the menu that was somewhat affordable, if you call $10 for a burger and a few fries affordable.

I then went back to Fantasyland and waited in line for the Peter Pan character meeting.  I got there a half hour ahead of the scheduled time and was the third guest in line.  When the time came, it was the same friend of Peter Pan who I saw the night before and he was fun as always.  After getting my picture taken with Peter I used my fast pass to ride the Haunted Mansion and I did see the Hidden Mickey that is formed by the plates on the table in the ballroom which is something I hadn’t noticed before.  I had learned of this during the Keys to the Kingdom Tour that I went on this past Saturday.  Another fact I learned during the Keys to the Kingdom Tour is that Mr. Toad from the now defunct attraction, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is in the pet cemetery outside of the Haunted Mansion.  I looked on my way out of the attraction and there is indeed a bust of Mr. Toad in the pet cemetery grave yard.  It is toward the back so it cam be harder to see.  As an aside, the attraction Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is still present in Disneyland in California and I got to ride it this past April when I was out in Disneyland.

Adventureland was my next destination and I played a portal of the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game.  Liberty Square was my next stop as I went and got my daily allotment of cards for the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom game.  Given that my pick up for the Magical Express was 2:20 PM, I decided to head back to Old Key West.  As I walked out of the Magic Kingdom I took pictures of the Halloween decorations as they have the pumpkins out and the fall leaves on the buildings such as town hall, etc.

It was then back to Old Key West where I waited for the Magical Express which was on time.  Then on to Orlando International Airport where I currently am writing this blog.  My flight is scheduled for 5:30 and it is listed as on time.  Per the Delta flight application, the plane is actually due in early to Orlando.  So I’m hoping that is a good sign for an on-time departure.  I will update once I get to Atlanta!

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