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Walt Disney World

The ultimate fantasy people. And they know how to cater to little girls. Every year is different. It was a mistake to go over the first night we arrived. While E was able to ride all the Fantasyland rides with almost no waiting, she was exhausted and whiny when not eager for the next ride. Weatherdude ended up carrying her the half mile back to our hotel from the monorail. (Shades of Green is central, but not quite part of Disney.)

This year, new rides. She had always been afraid of Peter Pan because it's in the dark. She did it twice on Thurs night and once on Friday (in spite of the lines). And Big Thunder Mountain was right out. This year when she saw that ride from the train that takes you around the park, she suddenly decided she was ready for it. After, of course, she had warmed up on Goofy's Barnstormer 3 times on Thurs night. We rode Big Thunder on Friday afternoon after her luncheon with characters from The Hundred Acre Woods. (Last year we actually did the ridiculous Cinderella's Table breakfast, so we've already seen just about every princess up close and personal.)

Her reaction to Big Thunder Mountain?

"Can we do it again?"

Which is pretty much my reaction to it. The first time we rode it on fastpasses someone gave us. No lines is so cool. But the lines weren't too bad and we rode it 2 more times going through the regular lines. Then we jumped over and did Aladdin's Carpets, always one of her favorites and always has short lines. I like the pineapple whip, myself.

The first time on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. A kiss for strength and courage. She stayed ducked down until the train came out into the light. Then she was into it.

By the second time, she's more courageous. She still hated the loud volume as they explained the safety rules and the sound of the air brakes. She still held her hands over her ears until we came out into the light. But she'll always be sensitive to sounds.

E's favorite shot thus far. Tigger using her head to write his autograph.



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May. 12th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Awwww. I haven't been to Disney World in a long time, but I've been to Disneyland lots, and I was scared of Big Thunder for a long time too, and now it's my favorite. And Space Mountain. And Pirates--the one at D-land has a big hill the boats go down that I've never liked. And out here they have the "Princess Faire" with a huge stage show with princesses and tables to make princess crowns (think the paper Burger King crowns) and then they can wait in line forever to meet all the princesses in person. Thank goodness I don't know anyone who's a princess girl. I never was; I went for Tigger, too. :>)
May. 12th, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
I like Tigger using her head too.
May. 12th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
Aw, adorable.
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