Our second day of Disney was spent in the Magic Kingdom. Magic Kingdom is the epitome of Disney so most people like to go to it first, spend two days there, or save it for last. Well, we decided to go on a Tuesday and it worked out real well for us. We weren't bothered by too many long lines because everyone else happened to go to Hollywood Studios that day. We were really able to enjoy ourselves and our first rush was to New Fantasyland.
Immediately upon entering the park we made a mad dash to New Fantasyland which had just opened two weeks prior to our visit. We saw Belle's castle and a few other places that were still under construction that we'll just have to come back for. But the absolute best part of New Fantasyland is Ariel's Grotto. You see her castle, and go through a waterfall until you board the ride. Both Gerred and I really enjoyed it with all the music and colors. I've shown my 5-year old cousin, Jesse, this a few times and he's in absolute awe of how I was able to go under water to see Ariel.
Then we rode Winne the Pooh's honey pot ride which was really fun. I have a sweet spot in my heart for Winnie the Pooh. I slept with a Winnie the Pooh doll when I was little (it's still on my bed back home) and my cat's name is Tigger. Anyways, we got to take a picture with these guys and it was wonderful!
And who can go to Magic Kingdom without seeing It's A Small World. I don't remember liking this as a kid, but when I saw it this time after spending some time abroad, I really enjoyed it for the overdone stereotypes. My favorite part was passing Ireland. Leprechauns, castles, green, green, green, pots of gold, rainbows, shamrocks, sheep, and harps. Yes, that is what Ireland is made of. One of my friends from Ireland commented saying that their pots aren't filled with gold, but with naggins.
And one of the prettiest sights was Cinderella's Castle at night. It was lit up with icicle lights for Christmas and it just looked magical.