Lately, it’s been a tad difficult getting to the parks, especially Magic Kingdom. On the days I could get in, I had to work and vice versa. However, thanks to the incredible foresight and news following prowess of my friend, Carmen, I was notified that the Festival of Fantasy parade was coming back and on which day. I put in my park pass request and as luck would have it, it was available.
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I arrived at the park offensively early in the morning. I also borrowed a different camera lens from my roommate. This one was a SUPER ZOOM lens. You’ll see evidence of that later but it was also like four times the weight so that was fun to deal with.
So, needless to say, I was pretty excited because for one I was back at the Magic Kingdom and it’s kind of hard to have a bad day there, but also, I’d never seen a full Disney parade before. The cavalcades were my first introduction to the sort of bigger, “Get off of Main St.!” production. Of course, we were there hours before any event so we kind of moseyed on down Main St. and ended up where one should end up.
The Mother ****ing PEOPLEMOVER!!!!!! *airhorn sounds*
So my one friend went home after this and my other friend, who showed up later, wanted to get one ride in before we both left the park. I’ll give you one guess as to where we went.
After the ride, Magic Kingdom was hit with a pretty significant storm (the lightning was WILD) so we headed back. It was raining almost the entire trip back and so the monorail was down and with the ferryboats being a nightmare, we took the boat to the Polynesian Resort (fearing my camera getting wet, I didn’t get any pictures on the trip back sadly.) From the boat queue I did manage to get one more shot of one of my favorite buildings on property.
And with that, the day came to a close. One for the history books for me. I had an incredible time and one that is not soon forgotten, for sure. I’m not a big proponent of the parade and I hope to see it again real soon.