We ate a quick breakfast in our room and then headed out. The kids were so excited about riding the Monorail to Magic Kingdom, and oh my goodness was it faster. We made it to the front of the park 30 minutes before rope drop. This allowed the kids a little bit of time to dance and goof off before we got in.
(Seriously, the best husband ever! Sporting his Pirate Mickey Shirt, sunglasses, and of course the YETI mug)
It was really fun to see the opening rope drop show, but we slowly made our way to left entrance so we could be ready to go! Even though we had a fast pass for later in the day, we went straight for Pirates of the Caribbean because it is a favorite of all of ours and we were hoping to head back to the resort after lunch to rest and enjoy the resort.
There was of course no line at Pirates, nor any of the rides we wanted to go on in Adventureland. We went from Pirates to the Jungle Cruise which is the "Jingle Cruise" for Christmas. It was funny and the kids really liked it.
We ate lunch at Pinocchio's. This wasn't our favorite meal, mainly because of the crowd. Our kids were hungry and tired and we made the decision to go ahead and head back to our resort to rest.
We got back to the resort and all took naps. When we woke up, Kyle took the big kids to the splash pad at the resort and literally played for 2 hours. It was one of the highlights of the whole trip for the kids and a much needed way to relax for them. In the meantime, Archer and I took baths in the fancy bath tub and got dressed and ready for our evening plans.
One of the things I was looking forward to the most was our dinner reservation for the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review. It is the longest running show in Disney World history and the show that is performed is still the original show that opened.
The show takes place at Fort Wilderness. We drove our cars over and rode the Fort Wilderness buses to take us to the building where the show was. We still had a good wait when we got there, but thankfully there were a few things there to keep the kids occupied.
Unfortunately we were only able to get reservations for the late show that started at 8:30. Considering this is an hour past our kids normal bedtime, I knew it would be a stretch. I tried to prepare as much as I could with napping and with having them eat a pre-dinner dinner. All things considered they did fine. But they were very tired and a little fussy.
The show itself was fantastic! Absolutely amazing. Archer passed out just a few minutes in which was a little distracting, but nothing could distract me from the grand finale. They chose members from the audience to help with the finale and my dad was chosen! Trust me when I say, he was the hit of the show. Absolutely hilarious.
Also, as a very fun added surprise, I randomly ran into a friend who I had actually only known online. She is on my Scentsy team and is a dear friend's sister-in-law. Such a fun coincidence!