I think this is going to be the boringest (is that really not a word?) update ever. As Disney security would tell you, “Sometimes boring is good.” It’s not in this instance. But sometimes it is. We have another Extended Queue Saturday over at Magic Kingdom. Such is life with the Mickey’s Party schedule and the limited availability of the nighttime entertainment.
Busy right off the bat at bag check.
Signs amuse me for some reason.
At Cosmic Ray’s or Pecos Bill I guess. Hard to eat elsewhere before 11am when they don’t open until 11am.
I’ve walked by Santa over a dozen times and never actually seen him out meeting guests.
A line out the door for Grand Floridian upgrades.
Guest: My steak was cooked medium-well and I specifically ordered medium!
Cast Member: Sir, did you have to eat the whole thing?
The Magic Kingdom’s Christmas Tree is up.
It might be time to increase the ornament budget.
The hanging wreaths are back. They were gone last weekend for the Christmas Day Parade taping. The Christmas Tree isn’t installed until after the Parade taping as well, which is why we didn’t see it earlier in the season.
This train merchandise is new. As you may be aware, Walt was big on trains. Very big.
A moderately attractive button-down shirt. Pretty dorky outside Walt Disney World, but you’re in good company here.
A t-shirt for t-shirt enthusiasts.
While we’re here…or should I say…there…here is a similar display over at the Art of Disney store in Epcot.
These signs are $79.95. It would be less expensive to just steal one on a nearby street probably.
These mugs are much larger than they look. I think I’m going to have to bring one home. It’s just about “my size.” Not quite large enough, but I have really little arms and probably couldn’t lift anything much heavier.
Some appropriately themed cupcakes at the Main Street Bakery. One of these days I’ll muscle through the line at the Confectionery and grab some photos over there. They have a ton of holiday specific treats. They’re all probably good.
Do you see it? I’m not sure I would hire him as my gardener. I can appreciate a nativity scene created out of leaves as much as the next guy…but is that I’m paying you for?
Astro Orbiter was actually spinning. Very rare when it spins for 90 seconds and then takes a break for five minutes while the next group loads.
Space Mountain had a 60 minute posted wait time. Too long to wait for permanent back trouble.
The entire blogosphere is in town this weekend for a variety of events. AllEars is celebrating 15 years online. TouringPlans.com is celebrating their invention of RideMax. easyWDW is celebrating that we’re “not dead yet.”
A lot of people in Tomorrowland.
One of the 87 Winnie the Pooh Meet and Greets is here in the back of the Park to the right of Mad Tea Party.
People tend to get excited when they see a line this short, but it’s only “short” because it’s closed off as you can see. They take a lot of breaks. A lot of breaks.
Still a lot of people in Tomorrowland.
The line is all the way out here at Winnie the Pooh.
With a frighteningly accurate 60 minute wait time.
It’s about 1:40pm.
Busy in Fantasyland.
Rumors indicate that Disney will be giving away these Castles with any merchandise purchase over $25 in February. It would look nice on top of your fridge or something.
I think they’re going to need to build two new Fantasylands. One for us and one for the strollers.
FASTPASSes just about exactly three hours in the future at Peter Pan’s Flight. Peter Pan’s Flight almost always runs out of FASTPASSes before the other attractions and has the highest wait times in the Park. Since it’s not necessarily a “headlining attraction,” this catches people by surprise. You’ll want to visit before 10am (and ideally by 9:20am), potentially during the 3pm Parade, late at night (ideally after 11pm), or use FASTPASS.
The line is all the way out the door.
We’re in decidedly “you don’t want to know” territory. So much so that Disney won’t even tell you.
Extended Queue Saturday continues over here at “it’s a small world.” You know you’re in trouble when you see this sign at the entrance to the outdoor queue. The line is so long the building can’t even contain it!
Wait times are on their way up.
I think the 35 minute posted wait is a little optimistic. This extended queue out here is almost never up.
I don’t think I’ve seen this sign before either.
Diamond Horseshoe was open, as it has been on Saturdays in recent memory.
My assumption is that someone asked her, “Is the food good here?”
Insert a synonym for busy.
Christmas songs sound better when there’s a banjo involved. And when there are two banjos involved!
About as long as wait times get under “normal circumstances” at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
While it was moderately warm out today, Splash just doesn’t see the high wait times in December.
We’re on our way to a 45 minute standby wait at Pirates of the Caribbean, which is really pretty ridiculous.
In line for Pirates of the Caribbean with one of my 14 rabid fans.
And then it started raining so I had to put my camera away.