100 years of Magic - Magic Kingdom!!!

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yes, the 100th anniversary ;)
Ok, today would be the day I have been dreaming about when I was a little girl: Visiting Magic Kingdom and see all the Disney's Magic, yay!!! Since it would be a loooong day, we woke up early, had breakfast, packed our snacks and were ready to go. The tour operator arrived to the hotel with our maps and we left.

I have always heard about this park and saw pictures, but didn't know it would be so big! It looked so cute and furthermore they were cellebrating the 100th Anniversary, so everybody was even happier, haha. There were cellebrating remindings everywhere, even the napkins at the restaurants :) The lines weren't so long, since we arrived early and when we were inside the 1st thing you see is Cinderella's Castle down the Main Street. OMG! My childhood dreams!!!!

We started walking down the Main street, while we were looking at the map.
Pirates!
The park has different areas or "lands" and we decided to go first to "Adventureland". It was like if you were in a rainforest. The attractions there were: Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean & The Magic Carpets of Aladdin - well, back at that time... Of course everything there - restaurants, gift shops - were related to the rainforest team. Everything built with wood and bamboo. Nice!

The 2nd land was "Frontierland". It was more in the wild west style. There we took a ride with the "Splash Mountain". A great roller coaster that at the end would get you wet. Perfect! since it was a hot day, hehe.

Next stop was the "Liberty Square". It looked like a city back in early the XX century. It just had 2 attractions: The Hall of Presidents - we skipped it - and "The Haunted Mansion" where we went.
monkeys!!!
It was fun! You were taken to the top and then a free fall, cool!

The next land was more for children. Well, no complains at all since it was Disneyworld and is more children focused. We just stopped at 2 attractions there: "It's a small world" and "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh". Well, for "It's a small world", you take a boat and would watch these toys children dressed with all over the world customes; while you are listening to the theme song "It's a small world... la la la" I couldn't forget that song in the next few days, haha. And why stopping at Winnie the Pooh, well. Winnie the Pooh is a classic ;)

But what's Disneyworld without Mickey Mouse? Next stop was "Mickey's Toontown Fair". There was a long line to get a picture with Mickey, but I didn't care.
getting closer to Mickey!
I was at Disneyland and would do it. So, I did the line and sometime later I got my pic - how sweet!!!! Also we stopped at the houses of Mickey and Minnie. Minnie's was so girly, haha. And of course I have already gotten my "ears". Wearing them wasn't strange at all, since most of the girls walking around the area were doing it too ;)

Enough of the past and present. It was time to move to the future, so we went to "Tomorrowland". We took a ride at the "Space Mountain". It was cool!!! and then moved to the "Tomorrowland Indy Speedway" to feel as drivers again, haha. It has been a day full of fun and joy, but we were getting tired and still have to wait for the parade...

In order to relax, we took the "WDW Railroad" that drive around the whole park, just to sit and chill out for a while.
Cinderella & the prince - does anybody know his name???
But we couldn't do it for so long if we wanted to get good spots for the parade. So, we went to the Parade Route. Before going to the Parade Route we stopped at Cinderella's Castle. OMG! I was heart broken when I went inside and realized it was a gift shop :(

We got nice spots for the parade and enjoyed it very much. It was so sweet watching all my favorite childhood characters there. The new and old ones - better calling them classic ones, hehe. We had to wait for quite a long time, but it was worth, totally worth. Children and grown ups were enjoying it, smiling and clapping. The "Share a Dream Come True Parade" was spectacular. It really did pay tribute to the stories and characters of all times. The snow globes were awesome!

When it was over we went back to the Main Street and visited the Town Square Exposition Hall. We still had some time to kill before they would come for us. Wow! it has been a long day, but so happy... Definitely, something I'd never forget. Ok, I knew Cinderella's Castle, now I want to know Sleeping Beauty's one, which is in California, mmm. Next Disneyland destination, haha

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yes, the 100th anniversary ;)
yes, the 100th anniversary ;)
Pirates!
Pirates!
monkeys!!!
monkeys!!!
getting closer to Mickey!
getting closer to Mickey!
Cinderella & the prince - does any…
Cinderella & the prince - does an…
Walt Disney World Area!!!
Walt Disney World Area!!!
entrance to the magic!!!
entrance to the magic!!!
cute bushes
cute bushes
Cinderellas castle at the back
Cinderella's castle at the back
mural at Cinderellas Castle
mural at Cinderella's Castle
look who was waiting for me at Mai…
look who was waiting for me at Ma…
Adventureland entrance
Adventureland entrance
:)
:)
part of Pirates show
part of Pirates show
nice dress!
nice dress!
Splashhhhh
Splashhhhh
going up in Splash mountain.
going up in Splash mountain.
:)
:)
:P
:P
Mexico in Small world
Mexico in Small world
a Spanish lady
a Spanish lady
Irish couple at Its a small world…
Irish couple at It's a small worl…
Venice... have already been there …
Venice... have already been there…
Thai people... I still have to go …
Thai people... I still have to go…
just to say Bye Bye!
just to say Bye Bye!
the Pooh!
the Pooh!
with Mickey!! The real pic looks m…
with Mickey!! The real pic looks …
at the entrance of Minnies house …
at the entrance of Minnie's house…
Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland
Mickey through the time...
Mickey through the time...
just 4 of the 7
just 4 of the 7
magic brooms
magic brooms
part of 101 Dalmatians
part of 101 Dalmatians
watch out!
watch out!
having fun
having fun
with my ears...
with my ears...
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