Good imaginary afternoon! I have been slacking on these posts in lockdown, but lucky for us time doesn't exist in Imagination Land.
Today we are off to Magic Kingdom for a full day of fun where we will magically be able to do everything we want to do without any interruptions!
I wake up super early because who doesn't when they have Disney on their doorstep? I get ready in record time and put makeup on that is going to stay on all day and not slide down my face - thank you, Imagination Land! Knowing I have breakfast planned already and in Imagination Land I don't need several litres of caffeine to survive, I set off.
So we are off to Magic Kingdom on the standard Disney bus. Not this Disney bus, this Disney bus is going to Animal Kingdom. Wrong Kingdom.
I head straight for the back corner seat over the engine because as much as I like the air con, I don't like being completely cold so I enjoy having a warm butt. The journey doesn't take very long, only because it doesn't in real life either. I squeal when I see the Castle from the road and make everyone look at me but who cares? Taking note of this I quietly wave to Space Mountain's spire as we drive by and smile to myself because I got away with it and no one saw.
We conveniently stop at the bus stop closest to the park which always makes me happy. There's also no line for security, who'd have thought?! The security guy calls me Princess which always makes me smile because who doesn't want to be a Princess in Disney? I need to get me a Cinderella dress and swap my Disney bus out for a carriage not made of a pumpkin.
The park entrance is relatively quiet and I manage to sneak a quick pic of the train station and start humming the music. I recite the plaque as I walk in which draws some side eyes from people walking past. Nothing new.
I have reservations at Be Our Guest, so I head in that direction, waving hello to the Castle. I told you I was a waver.
I'm a smart cookie, and a planner, so I have already pre-ordered my food and get to jump the queue which makes me feel like a badass. *Insert cool sunglasses GIF in your imagination here*
I sit in the ballroom because, let's face it, it's the best room and I like to watch the snow outside. The downside of Imaginary Disney Vacation solo is that I have no one to give my bacon to (no, I don't like bacon, sorry). I also enjoy my Nesquik like the child that I am because who doesn't like chocolate first thing in the morning? Calories don't count in Disney. After walking around for a little while to take photos for the 'Gram, it's time to head out into the great outdoors.
I have a quick gander at the Mine Train wait time just in case Imagination Land wants to be kind to me. It hasn't, I cringe and walk away but I have a FastPass later so we are good! I head over to Under the Sea, considering that never has a wait time and surprise, surprise, it's a walk on! I chuckle at the little crabs in the queue who I find highly amusing for some reason, wave to Scuttle and try to hold my breath the whole time I'm underwater just for safety purposes. I aaaaalmost pass out. Turns out, can't hold my breath that long so I resort to humming the songs instead. I giggle at that one line in Under the Sea...if you know, you know. I still frown at the end, Prince Eric should've ended up with me, stupid mermaid with legs. Oh well, on to the next one!
It's time for the Peoplemover for a bit of breeze. Oh look, the Tomorrowland sign has gone back to the older one! MAGIC! I absolutely mime along to the whole thing. Not even sorry. I still try and see my hand in front of my face whilst going through Space Mountain in case all the carrots I eat have worked. They haven't, still can't see. Whilst we are in Tomorrowland, let's visit the Carousel of Progress. Definitely an underrated attraction, but if you could all stay away from it so I can never have to queue that would be cracking. After being reassured that there is a great big beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day, I come to the conclusion that I want to injure my back so I queue for Space Mountain and then decide that Disneyland's is far superior and wonder what I am doing with my life.
It's time for the best attraction of all, the Haunted Mansion, and I will fight anyone who thinks otherwise. I'm not one of those annoying people who says the spiel out loud, I say it in my head because that is what normal people do. I sit and wonder if I can wave to all 999 Happy Haunts. Decide that is a lot of waving and just mentally say hello and move on. I also mentally sketch the Hatbox Ghost in because it's sad that he is missing. I go through and remember what I touched when I was evacuated from the attic scene and had to walk all the way back through - that was a fun day. I say hello to dead Mr Toad and potter around Memento Mori, adding up how much it would cost to buy one of everything and then force myself to walk out before I do.
It's permanently summer in Imagination Land, so it's time to cool off with a bit of Splash. I am, however, smart enough to not sit on the side that gets the waterfall because although I want to cool off, I don't want to be cold. I wonder what constitutes a zip-a-dee-doo-dah day?
It's time for a pit stop on Pirates. I still miss the Redhead, but I miss Disneyland's Pirates more. I'm also thinking that they should sell the smell of the water and burning smell in a bottle so my house can smell like it all the time. Now for a quick snack of a Mickey pretzel before getting my spot for Festival of Fantasy where I genuinely can wave without looking like a complete loon.
It's FastPass time! Conveniently, all my FastPasses are right after each other because that is achievable in Imagination Land. First up, Mine Train. I thank the FastPass gods that this could happen because no one wants to queue for an obscene amount of time for this one. I enjoy the fact that I can make the cars swing and that it always surprises the people sat behind me until they realise they can join in to make it worse and then we share a moment and become friends forever. Next up, is Buzz Lightyear. I am current reigning champion of all rides that require points and I don't let myself down this time either. I don't cheat, I have natural talent and sensational aim.
I, of course, ensure I pick up my Galactic Hero sticker because are you a Galactic Hero if you don't have proof? Final FastPass for the day is for Thunder. As always, I ensure I remove any hats or glasses because this here is the wildest ride in the wilderness. And they cost money. I am also often a "watch the goat" kind of person because it's a fun extra thrill even if it hurts my neck a tad. I also slide around like a loon in the seat because there is no one else there to squish me in!
It's getting late now and almost time for dinner. I head back up Main Street, via the Emporium and spend a bit (a lot) of money. One cannot have enough Spirit Jerseys and Disney trinkets to put in my tiny house.
I decide to treat myself to a nice dinner. Date night on your own is the best. I go for the chicken parm which is the beeeeest and cannolis for dessert. I wonder how many cannolis I could eat in one go. They're so good.
I get my favourite spot for Happily Ever After and attempt to not bawl my way through it. I am not successful. That moment with Tink just gets me.
I let everyone do a mass exit from the park and enjoy the quieter version of Main Street whilst waiting for the Kiss Goodnight because did you do Magic Kingdom properly if you don't stay for it? I take a gentle stroll wondering if I can get one of those swish looking photos sat on Main Street with no one on it. I don't accomplish it. Maybe next time.
Even in Imagination Land I am getting sleepy so I head back to the hotel, pick up my mug and go grab a hot chocolate. It's a nice evening, as are most evenings in Florida, so I sit around by the river enjoying my hot chocolate before heading back up to the room to jump into bed.
It's been a long day, but tomorrow is going to be busy too because we are off to Animal Kingdom!
Sleep tight, dreamers!