Sorry for the gap between trip report posts! This one covers our 4th full day at WDW. As a quick recap, here's how we spent our first 3 days:
Day 1, Thursday - Magic Kingdom
Day 2, Friday - Animal Kingdom
Day 3, Saturday - Epcot
We had originally planned to spend some of our forth day at Animal Kingdom but that morning, I asked the girls which park they wanted to visit. Magic Kingdom was the unanimous response.
Breakfast was in the suite again and when we arrived in the park, the line for the princess meet wasn't very long so we headed there first.
Yes, Anna is wearing the same skirt as the day before because we have three of them.
We spent some time in the new portion of Fantasyland.
The Beast's castle...
The cinnamon rolls were quite tasty but not as tasty as the ones at Main Street Bakery for some reason. Gaston appeared out of nowhere and came over to say hello. The girls wanted nothing to do with him because he's a boy. He was actually quite entertaining.
The girls enjoyed the new Ariel ride (we used fast passes) and meeting Ariel herself. Emily couldn't take her eyes of off Ariel's tail.
We attempted to ride Peter Pan but something happened, maintenance men arrived and the whole thing was shut down. Thankfully, we hadn't been waiting in line for long. We rode Winnie the Pooh (fast passes again) and then the tea cups. Because we had snacked on cinnamon rolls, it was well past our normal lunch time. We hadn't decided where to eat so we loaded up the girls into the strollers and took off. The girls had seen the White Rabbit signing autographs behind (or in front, depending on which direction you are coming from) the tea cups our first day there but the line had been long and I told them we would try again another day. We hadn't made it far past the tea cup ride when Anna yelled out, "There's the White Rabbit." I looked around but didn't see him. She pointed again and sure enough, there he was with a handler, walking over to where we had seen him earlier, which was only about 10 feet or so from where we were.
We backed up and I started to help Anna out of her stroller while Emily and Allie found empty pages in their autograph books, which is what handlers always tell kids to do. I looked up again just in time to see two girls headed in the opposite direction turn around, see the Rabbit and start running over to where we were. The Rabbit completely ignored us, grabbed those girls by the hand and brought them on the tea cup ride. My girls couldn't figure out what had happened. Their jaws were on the ground. "Why did he go on the ride with them? We were waiting for him. He was right in front of us."
When the ride ended, they exited and the Rabbit signed autograph books and posed for pictures with those girls. Then, instead of coming over to where we were (patiently) waiting, he walked over to the other side and posed for pictures with a group (of adults) who had walked up to him. I thought we were in the wrong spot so we all started to move over there. I asked the handler if that's where he was going to be meeting. No, we had been in the correct spot. So back we went.
The Rabbit finally came over but grabbed another group (of adults) walking by and spent time signing autographs and posing for pictures with them. By that point, I was out of patience. My kids couldn't understand why they were being ignored when they were clearly waiting in line. I went up to the handler and (politely) said, "I hate to be an annoying person but are we going to be next? We've been waiting since he first walked up here." The handler told me that the Rabbit sometimes gets confused and that, yes, we would be next.
He was nice enough and didn't rush when the girls were with him. Maybe he didn't see my kids waiting for him (he is just a person wearing a costume after all) and maybe he was just staying true to character but he annoyed me and now he's officially at the bottom of my list.
We ended up eating lunch at the Starlight Cafe, which was pretty good, and then the girls met Merida.
The girls wanted to swim so we left after catching part of the afternoon parade. Dinner was at the food court at the resort that night.
Walkway/bridge over to Pop Century...
Up next - Tonga Toast, Magic Kingdom & Main Street Electrical Parade