Day 2 we woke up early so we could catch the first bus to Magic Kingdom. The boys were absolutely amazed by the castle and the atmosphere... and then we introduced them to the rides. We started out on It's a Small World and Matthew danced his way through the ride. He loved it! We made it through all of the rides in Fantasy Land- we even tried to pull the sword from the stone (no luck with that, by the way). Next we headed to Frontierland to ride Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain.
By 2:00 we were ready for lunch. Today we had a buffet scheduled at The Crystal Palace with Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore. While we were waiting to be seated a show called "Dreams Come True" began in front of Cinderella's Castle. We could see it pretty well from where we were standing and the boys begged us to take them to watch it later. It ended up being one of their most favorite things about Disney World. We saw the show 4 times! Anyway, lunch was amazing and Sam and James loved meeting all of the characters. Matthew's reaction was still absolute fear. Poor kid.
After lunch and the show we went to Adventureland and did the Swiss Family Tree House (The boys need to see that movie!), the Jungle Cruise (Our driver had thee most obnoxious voice I have ever heard in my life!), Aladdin's Flying Carpet (Watch out, the camels really do spit!) and Pirates (Did you know they added Davey Jones, Captain Barbosa and Jack Sparrow to it?)! We went back and rode Splash Mountain again and then it was time for the Electrical Parade and the fireworks. Disney really knows how to put on a show! Some of the fireworks looked like Tinker Bell flying over the castle- like at the beginning of Disney movies and then they had an actual person dressed as Tink fly on a zipline from the castle tower to the other side of the park. Very cool!
We went home exhausted and grabbed a quick snack before bed- at least Samuel, John and I did. Matthew fell asleep on the way out of the park and James fell asleep on the bus.