Our Last Day in Florida at the Magic Kingdom

I think it’s so fitting that I’m listening to the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack while I write this post. 😉 Anyways, our last day in Florida at the Magic Kingdom was everything we hoped for – sunny, warm and fun! We purposely saved our last day for Magic Kingdom because that’s where we had the most fun last year. We wanted to end the vacation on a high note!

Our Last Day in Florida at the Magic Kingdom - Magic Kingdom EntranceMagic Kingdom Main Street DayJumping in front of Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom
 
Just like I mentioned in my recap from our day at Hollywood Studios, I’m even more grateful for the pictures that we have from our trip last year since quite a bit was under construction at Magic Kingdom. You don’t exactly get the same effect with a fake facade of the train station, but hey – it works.

Since we really had the lay of the land down this time around, there was zero urgency on our end to get to anything. We had a few Fast Passes set up, but for the most part, we kind of just winged it. That’s probably not surprising since we packed SO much in during our two days at the park last year. (You can see part one and part two here). But, that made it so much more enjoyable. The crowds weren’t even that bad this particular day, so walking around to just take it all in was easy enough.

Being the girl that I am, we had to fit in a few meet ‘n’ greets that didn’t make the cut for last year’s princess parade. First up was Ariel. I forgot just how cute her little grotto is, and she was adorable and so personable! We had a lengthy discussion about hair and what products we use. These pictures crack me up because I’m so into it. Ha!

Ariel meet 'n' greetAriel meet 'n' greet talking about hairAriel meet 'n' greet 3Ariel meet 'n' greet in her grotto at Magic Kingdom
 
Next up, Ryan graciously waited in line with me to see Cinderella. In all honesty, she was a big disappointment. I got the impression that she thought I was too old to be there – I didn’t even get a hug! What Disney princess doesn’t hug someone?! She at least showed me her shoes, so that was fun enough.

Cinderella showing off her shoes during meet 'n' greet at Magic KingdomCinderella meet 'n' greet at Magic Kingdom
 
We also made an effort to meet Pluto before he was gone for the day. We tried to meet him last year, but the line always was so dang long. This was so worth it! I had so much fun watching him interact with those in front of us, and it was one of the cutest character meets that I’ve ever been a part of. The picture of Ryan kissing his nose is just precious to me. I think we both were missing Finn pretty hard at this point, so Pluto gave us some of that puppy love.

Hugging PlutoKissing Pluto's nose during meet 'n' greetPluto meet 'n' greet on Main Street at Magic Kingdom
 
After that, it was a lot of walking, eating, photo taking, and enjoying our last day of vacation. We left before the fireworks to beat the crowds.

Our Last Day in Florida at the Magic KingdomDisney Memory Maker Beauty and the Beast promoWalt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue at Magic KingdomCinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom at Night
 
When we first decided to head back to Disney, we were worried that it wouldn’t be as much fun as our first visit. We were so wrong! It was probably even more fun this time. It was so nice to leave with a full heart and aching cheeks from all the laughing and smiling. It’s true what they say that there’s no place else like it!

If you missed the other recaps of our Florida vacation, check out our day at Kennedy Space Center, my 28th birthday adventure around the world showcase at Epcot, and our day at Hollywood Studios and night at The Boardwalk.

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  • I love all these pictures! The ones with Ariel are amazing! Man, now I’m itching for another Disney trip 🙂

  • Debra Stachelski

    What a perfect way to spend your last day at Disney, it all looks like so much fun! I’m still cracking up over your interaction with Cinderella – what?! no hugs!!!

  • Christina Sotherden

    A perfect way to end the trip! I kind of like days at the park with not much planned to just enjoy and go with the flow. I’m right there with you – I love meeting the characters!!

  • What a fantastic way to end your trip! I love all the character photos, and that’s so sad that Cinderella thought you were too old 🙁 The Pluto photos are perfect!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  • So much fun and the perfect way to end your trip. Ariel is so cute, and I love the shirt you’re wearing!

  • I can’t believe that Cinderella didn’t hug you! You’re totally right that everybody should get hugs when meeting characters at Disney World because I feel like everybody is a kid at Disney! It looks like y’all seriously had the best time, and I felt like your second time to the Magic Kingdom was exactly how our trip was last year. A lot more low key because we’d been there and done most of the rides so now we were just trying to enjoy our time.

    • Yes! It definitely was more low-key this time, and that made it that much more enjoyable. I was so mad about Cinderella, lol!

  • I want to be bestie with Ariel now! I loved your faces while talking to her, so genuinely happy! That’s frustrating about cinderella though! It looks like y’all were having a blast!

  • i love that you guys had such a great time again. and that you met ariel as a mermaid! i have only met her with legs. that sounds weird haha. bummer about cinderella, my bummer princess was Elsa. she was awful. my cinderella was AMAZING. i am not a huge fan of cinderella, and the actress/fake princess made me love it more hahaha.

    • You can meet Ariel with legs?! I had no clue. Her little grotto is adorable and just adds to the whole experience. You’re so lucky you got a good Cinderella! Our Elsa last year was decent enough, I just started talking about Olaf and that kept her going, lol.

      • yes, in epcot – in.. akershus restaurant or something? all the princesses are there, though none of them are ‘guaranteed’. belle is always at the front (she was awful) and then all the princesses come out and walk around from table to table, then they get all the little kids and do a little walk. it’s adorable haha. but super hard to get reservations! and expensive.

  • I love your Minnie shirt! So adorable! Glad you had a great time!