Since I was in Disney for my 51st birthday, I decided to make that a bonus Disney day. Of course, I had to be in the Magic Kingdom.
We tested out the early 30 minutes for resort guests and we messed up. It is new and I didn’t really know what to expect. At the gates, I didn’t see a separate entry for resort guests so we just went in. We just kind of shrugged and thought it didn’t seem different but whatever. I had wanted to grab a pin in the Emporium while it was quiet and then the Dapper Dans were on the trolley and, of course, I stop when the Dapper Dans are there. So it was about 20 minutes into the early entry period when we saw a sign for resort guests. So how it works at the Magic Kingdom is that everyone can enter the Main Street area up to the hub. Then you can go to the right to Tomorrowland for resort guests early entry (and maybe to the left towards Adventureland too but don’t quote me on that as we didn’t go that way). They checked our magic bands and we were in.. with only a few minutes left of the early time. Oh well..
We did Little Mermaid and then went to our breakfast reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table. I have never eaten there since the princesses are not really a draw for me. This seemed like a great opportunity to try it out.
We had a great table by the window looking out onto Fantasyland. We started with shared pastries. Then I had shrimp and grits and Chris had the French toast. I really loved the shrimp and grits. Chris’ French toast was more like a bread pudding. It was small but dense.
Cinderella did make an appearance at a distance to wave to all the tables. Instead of autographs they give you a pre-signed postcard. And they gave me a cupcake for my birthday.
The rest of the day we did all the attractions that we hadn’t gotten to yet for this trip and then a few other favorites as well. We had a late lunch at Comic Rays too.
The Main Street Confectionary was scheduled to open later that week but it opened early on this day. We took a walk around and then noticed they have my favorite thing – Mobile Order. So when we were finishing up in Tomorrowland, we ordered a treat for later in the room and picked it right up on our way out.
And that was the end of this trip and my 50 Days of Disney project. The project took a year longer to finish and wasn’t quite what I had planned but it was still fun. Thanks to everyone who was a part of it!