Wednesday, March 14
Day started as a bit of a bummer as Nate woke up with an excruciating migraine and didn’t have it in him to join us for the day. He is never one to spend the day in bed, especially on vacation, so we all knew he was feeling terrible. So mom, dad, sis, & I headed out without him through DTD and back to DL. Once in, the trolley was waiting right at the start of Main Street, so we hopped on and let Dave the horse lead the way down the street (Dave had his own Disney nametag inside the trolley!). It was fun ‘cause it was a new experience for all of us. Got a better look at Main Street this day, and I now understand where people’s descriptions of “quaint” and “charming” come from when describing DL. That is really how Main Street felt. Lots of details on the buildings and, to me, it felt like there were more building facades here than in WDW. I really loved the feel of it, as Main Street is one of my favorite places to explore. I, again, almost want to say that MS had more detailing in DL than WDW just as I had noticed about Adventureland. I would also have to say the same about Fantasyland, as far as the buildings go. Anyway, we enjoyed our ride up Main Street by Dave the horse and disembarked at the castle. It was the first time we actually got a really good look at it. It really didn’t feel small to me, as I expected. Yes, it is a lot smaller than WDW’s, but it fits in perfectly and it didn’t feel any less impressive than Cinderella Castle. So pretty to just look at and one of those “I have arrived” moments. I noticed the golden spike driven into the ground as we walked through it.
Our goal was to hit smaller, less popular rides in the time that Nate wasn’t with us. We started off with the Sleeping Beauty Castle walk-through. Just a cute retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story, but you really don’t have that “oh my gosh, I’m in the castle” feeling. Next we hit the carousel, just a simple classic that we usually try to hit once every trip. I asked the CM where Julie Andrews horse was and he pointed it out to me.
This was taken in a little alcove area of the castle.
Next was Mr. Toad, something my sister was dyin’ to do. I have vague memories of it from our first WDW trip, but my sister didn’t remember it at all. She still proudly sports a Mr. Toad shirt that I found for her while I was on my CP though, lol. Line was short and we were on it in no time. Fun little journey to nowhere in particular with the not-so-classic Disney ending. Next up the Storybook Land Canal Boats—not exactly a thrill ride, but it is something I have wanted to do for years and I really enjoyed it, as did my mom. I actually think it was one of her favorites. The one thing I didn’t expect though was the Jungle Cruise-type jokes, thought it would be more of a quiet little ride through. Didn’t mind though because our boat driver was pretty funny.