Birthday in the Magic Kingdom with my Pregnant Wife - August 28, 2011

Walt Disney World: A 6 1/2 hour day in the Magic Kingdom with my wife.

From Nick Dakuginow
Posted August 29, 2011 at 1:24 PM
Hello all,

My 29 week pregnant wife and I had a pleasant day in the Magic Kingdom yesterday on my birthday. We took it easy, walked short distances from attraction to attraction, got a lot of water, sat in air conditioning a good amount, and the crowds were extremely manageable. Here is how it went down...

- Arrived through the turnstiles at 8:58 AM and watched the end of the rope drop show before the countdown to entrance.

- Walked directly to Space Mountain and grabbed 2 FASTPASSes (she would walk through the line with me and head to the waiting area after people get off of the ride.).

- Our first ride of the day started with Snow White's Scary Adventures. Had fun. A little girl was screaming before us in the queue, I imagined her screaming during the ride too, could be scary for children.

WAIT TIME - 1 minute.

- We then walked over to Peter Pan's Flight, such a peaceful ride above the city and one of the better dark rides, it's understandable the long lines it attracts during the day.

WAIT TIME - 3 minutes.

- Regal Carousel was next, my wife enjoyed that.

WAIT TIME - 1 minute.

- it's a small world was there, we looked at it, we did it anyway even though we weren't the biggest fans of it.

WAIT TIME - 2 minutes.

- Haunted Mansion, we skipped the interactive queue just because we walked through it in February and we went directly into the stretch room, first ones out of the stretch room. Classic attraction.

WAIT TIME (after stretch room) - 30 seconds.

- I fetched FASTPASSes for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, she saw it as we were looking to get Dole Whip Floats, however they weren't even open yet anyway (believe it's about 10:15 AM at this point.)

WAIT TIME - 5 minutes.

- We then walked to Main Street Bakery and ate a Crumb Cake and Cinnamon Roll, delicious.

- Afterwards we headed to Space Mountain and we went through the FP queue together, she took the exit, I boarded and when complete, she was right there waiting for me. Love the roller coaster.

WAIT TIME - 3 minutes.

- I grabbed another set of FASTPASSes for Space Mountain for one more ride later on in the day.

- Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, I tried to get that 999,999... still fell short with 864,000.

WAIT TIME - 5 minutes.

- TTA was next, one of the best relaxing attractions in WDW.

WAIT TIME - 0 minutes.

- Mickey's PhilharMagic 3-D show we did, the best 3-D show on property.

WAIT TIME - 3 minutes.

- Saw Pooh and Tigger, went in line for pictures, they had to take their break when we were next, we waited, they came back about 8 minutes later. Got our pics, wife loved them

WAIT TIME - 15 minutes.

- Rode Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, she walked the queue with me, walked across the train once I was ready to board to the exit.

WAIT TIME - 2 minutes.

- Got our Dole Whip Float, sat down, ate it all up.

- Got FASTPASSes for Jungle Cruise.

- Went to the new Enchanted Tiki Room... I've never seen any version of it... and I gotta say, it's awfully boring. I appreciate it, but at least it had nice A/C.

WAIT TIME - 12 minutes.

- Our FP return window already was up for Jungle Cruise, rode that.

WAIT TIME - 2 minutes.

- Shared Corn Dog Nuggets at Casey's Corner, very good. Dipped them in ketchup and cheese sauce.

- Got a Birthday Button at Guest Relations, love how people working there say Happy Birthday, makes it special.

- Went to Town Square Theater to meet Mickey, she loved it.

WAIT TIME - 15 minutes.

- Headed over to Space Mountain and rode once more.

WAIT TIME - 4 minutes.

- Decided we'd finish the day at Stitch's Great Escape, probably one of the worst attractions ever, but it was allowing people in right when we were walking by... why not...

WAIT TIME - 0 minutes.

- On our way out, we got a Minnie Mouse onesie for our baby and grabbed 1 more Crumb Cake for her at the bakery, she loved it.

- Left the Magic Kingdom.

Time: 8:58 AM - 3:25 PM in the MK.

Wonderful day!

From Lauren Hayhurst
Posted August 30, 2011 at 7:47 AM
Hey Nick, wow, can't believe the wait times! You hardly had to queue at all, you lucky thing! Glad to see your wife was happy queueing with you whilst you did the rides (not sure I'd be so patient!)

Did the Tiki Room have Zazu (Lion King) and Iago (Aladin) in there? I liked it better before they got added.

And what's this Dole Whip Float? I've never heard of it but it sounds interesting!

Thanks for your report, it certainly sounded like a nice relaxing day :-)

From Nick Dakuginow
Posted August 30, 2011 at 9:01 AM
Hi Lauren,

Love the feedback!

The Enchanted Tiki Room didn't have Iagu and Zazu, it's now called Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room after the small fire it had a few months ago.

I only did 3 rides alone(Space Mtn 2x and Big Thunder once), she was happy for the quick rest in the air conditioning in Space Mountain exit and well, she took a video of me on Big Thunder coming down towards the end, lol!

And you need to try a Dole Whip Float, Pineapple Ice Cream Soft Serve inside of Pineapple Juice, the best treat at Walt Disney World bar none!

From Amanda McGuire
Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:02 PM
No Pirates of the Caribbean???

From Nick Dakuginow
Posted August 31, 2011 at 2:38 PM
I decided to skip that, I asked women who were pregnant and went to Magic Kingdom, majority said they went on Pirates, but with that slightest drop, didn't feel comfortable having my wife ride it.

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