Wednesday, December 16, 2015

[Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP

Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
On the second day of Aria's Disney Birthday Trip (you can find day one here) we slept in just a wee bit. Maybe a whole twenty minutes. I know, right? Crazy. But, eventually Aria got out of bed and found the first book of this year's book advent - Disney Christmas Storybook Collection. We read the Frozen story in it before getting ready for the day.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCPSweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Chris and Aria went down to the Roaring Fork eatery for breakfast while I got dressed in a nice quiet room. It's the little things. They brought back two plates of waffles, bacon, and an orange. You really can't go wrong with Mickey waffles on a Disney trip.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
After breakfast we sailed across the lake for another day at the Magic Kingdom.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
We started in Fantasyland with the Winnie the Pooh ride. It's the first time we've waited in the regular line instead of using a fastpass+ and Aria had a lot of fun in the interactive queue.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
We took a spin on the teacups and then had some ice cream and fruit pops.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
On our way to the Railroad we noticed that Barnstormer had a short line so we popped over for a quick thrill. Aria even got to ride in the front.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Next up was the Little Mermaid ride (that's her dark ride face) before a quick lunch at Gaston's. Aria made friends with the little girls at the next table while I finished my stew.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Then it was time for our Enchanted Tales with Belle fastpass. To my surprise when the castmember asked if anybody else wanted a part Aria said yes. She's a dancing plate. I can already see her name in lights! Although, she did get confused when they were doing the parade around the room. She just kind of stood there. Very cutely though.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
There were a few rides on the Carrousel to pass the time until our next fastpass over at Princess Fairytale Hall to meet Rapunzel and Cinderella (or Cinder White as Aria calls both Cinderella and Snow White).
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Again like on the first day the only fastpass I could snag was right around Aria's usual Disney nap time, so I was worried she'd fall asleep before we could visit the princesses. She made it though (barely) and was out cold right afterwards. Chris and I strolled back to the boats taking a few us-ies on the way and picking up another Disney Starbucks. I told Chris about how people do #coffeewithcharacter at the parks so he told the barista to put Rapunzel on my peppermint mocha frap. I'm not sure you are allowed to work at Magic Kingdom if you can't spell Rapunzel though...
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
We got back to our resort and I was sure Aria was going to wake up from her nap the second we got back to the room again just like on the first day, but no. She took a great nap, which thwarted any plans we had for a swim in the pool before our dinner reservations. When she woke up I tossed her in the tub for a quick wash, and then she got to open up day 1 on our advent calendar.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Her activity said attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
But, first we had dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe. Aria thought the lincoln log table was the best thing ever. Honestly every time we stepped foot in the lobby after this she asked if she could play with the lincoln logs.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
We had a wonderful dinner. It was loud, it was fun, there was a lot of ketchup, the food was much better than anticipated, and Aria got a birthday cupcake in her face. One of the best places we've eaten on Disney property. A lot of the time we go for the atmosphere over the food, but Chris and I both really enjoyed the family style platter of food.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
We lingered at dinner a bit more than we meant to - what with the horsing around, the second and third helpings of food, the cupcake, and dragging Aria away from the lincoln logs. So, we were a little late to the MVMCP.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Walking along Main Street with the decorations and snow was completely magical. Sadly that is where the magic ended for us. Because we were late the parade route was completely packed, so I thought we'd go ahead and do some other things before catching the second parade. Aria wanted nothing to do with the dance parties. We were too full to want cookies and it was just way too warm to want hot cocoa. We'd already done most of the rides already so that wasn't a priority. So we kind of meandered around aimlessly until Aria said she wanted to do Small World.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
I thought Aria would be ready to go late into the night because she had such a long nap, and naps always equal bouncing off the walls all night. But, she just kept saying she wanted to go back home (the room) and that she was tired. The festive spirit did not reach us at all. It was such a bummer.

I still really wanted to see the parade so we found a place to kill some time and rest our feet. We half watched the fireworks, which Aria had precisely zero interest in. When those were over we headed to the parade route. It was just as packed as before. By that point we just decided to cut our loses and head back to the resort. Total bust. It wouldn't be that big of a deal if the tickets didn't cost an arm and a leg. The silver lining is that because Aria was still 2 she was free. We learned our lesson. Don't arrive late to the party!

I also forgot to bring Aria's pjs and a night time diaper with us so we spent the walk/boat ride back poking Aria to make sure she didn't fall asleep. We got back and into pjs. We snuggled up and read some Christmas stories before calling it a night. Thankfully Aria decided to sleep all night long...and even well into the next morning.
Sweet Turtle Soup: [Aria's Disney Birthday Trip] Disney Trip #19, Day 2 - Whispering Canyon Ranch & MVMCP
Even though MVMCP was a flop it wasn't enough to outweigh all the fun we had on day 2. It was still my favorite day of the trip. Because we generally just do day trips I really treasure the times that we can both wake up in the morning at Disney and then fall asleep at Disney. It's definitely my happy place!

Here is the video for day two...


Just the final day of Aria's Disney Birthday Trip left to recap - her actual birthday. And, we spent it doing all the things she wanted to do!

Click here for day one:
http://sweet-turtle-soup.blogspot.com/2015/12/arias-disney-birthday-trip-disney-trip.html

10 comments:

  1. We haven't been to Disney in years and I loved seeing your pics! Looks like such a fun trip!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. Aria's dark ride face is amazing! I am just loving everything about her birthday trip!

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  3. Such a great looking time. She really is livin' the good life. :)

    PS - I love her polar bear jammies!

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  4. Oh goodness these make my heart happy. I want to go back! Sorry the party was a bust! That's so frustrating!!

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  5. Oh my gosh, this sounds SO fun!!! Love all the food pics, of course, but seriously, how could that Starbucks person work there and not be able to spell Rapunzel?? Seriously. It's not like you picked a hard one!
    I love that Winnie the Pooh is interactive for you guys. I don't think it is for us but I've really only been on it once because ours is... well... weird. Kinda of like you are on acid (or what I imagine that would be like). Hopefully yours is better :)
    YAY for the Mickey Christmas Party!!!

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  6. Two thumbs up for that delish looking family style platter!!! Will you please write a Disney travel book so I can glean all your knowledge? You would totally make a killing on an ebook. Aria looks so happy with the princesses, shes so cute!

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  7. Oh goodness what an amazing birthday trip. I was just telling Russ I should have enough saved for a trip back in 2016... we'll see!

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  8. Ah yes, the don't fall asleep yet poke. I know that well. Bummer about the party. Hot cocoa in 80 degree weather would be kinda ick. They need frozen cocoa. I could get behind that. The rest of the day sounds amazing though. Aria makes the cutest plate. Can't wait to hear about day 3!

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  9. Haha!! Poking her so she wouldn't fall asleep :D I know that routine, only usually it involves us being in the car around nap time. Another fun day, and it looks like Aria had a great time at Whispering Canyon. I've heard good things about that place, so I'm glad it was enjoyable for all of you. BTW, I LOVE that last picture of Aria and Elsa. Great photo!

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