- Meet Tinker Bell and friendsFairies
- Ride the Magic Carpets
- Meet Jasmin & Aladdin
- Meet Buzz & Woody
- 10-11 am FP+ Big Thunder Mountain
- eat at Columbia Harbour House lunch
- Enchanted Tiki room
- 12:45 Pirates League
- 2:35-3:35 FP+ Pirates of the Caribbean
- 3:35 -4:35 FP+ Jungle Cruise
- Haunted Mansion
So, instead of a morning meeting characters, we decided to take our time getting ready with the goal of being in the Magic Kingdom by lunch time, so that we could do Pirates League after lunch. Also, because we didn't enjoy driving to the Magic Kingdom the day before and because we couldn't bare the thought of parking across the lagoon and taking he ferry or monorail again, we decided to take advantage of transportation from our resort - we rode the bus! (A decision that we might have later regretted)
We arrived in the Magic Kingdom just after 11:00 and our first stop was at Guest Services inside City Hall. I quite tearfully described the sort of difficulties I'd had been having with Kyle, and the friendly cast member issued him a DAS (Disability Access Service pass). I already had our fastpasses scheduled, but the plan was to use the DAS whenever Kyle was becoming inpatient and restless in queues and for when he needed to take a "puzzle break" when he was feeling overwhelmed by the crowds. It would allow us to get a return time for an attraction and wait elsewhere, and hopefully it would help us experience things more as a family - if Kyle was happy and had chances to sit and do his puzzles instead of wait in lines, then maybe he'd be less likely to meltdown?! And Emma & Evan's happiness and enjoyment was depending on Kyle's.
When we were finished, we joined the crowd of people who were already in the park and headed towards Columbia Harbour House.
Columbia Harbour House is our favorite quick service restaurant inside the Magic Kingdom and I think that we made the right choice by eating here. We placed our order and then took our food up to the second floor, where we easily found a quiet table with no one sitting near us.
We all loved our food! James ordered the fish and chips, which he loved, and he was especially happy that they had packets of vinegar available, Emma & Evan had Uncrustables with grapes and a cookie, Kyle chose macaroni and cheese, which he devoured, and I had the Lighthouse Sandwich. I think that it was probably one of the best things that I ate the entire trip. It tasted so fresh with the hummus, tomato and broccoli slaw - hardly a difficult sandwich to make, but probably one of the tastiest I've ever had!
After Kyle finished eating, he then sat and did his puzzle while he waited for the rest of us to finish. That puzzle really was a huge sanity saver for us all!