Oh what a Magical Monday it is! At least I’m really wanting it to be a magical Monday. I’ve been sick the last few days which is not fun at all especially when pregnant. I’m pretty sure I have a bad case of allergies gone wrong. The pollen in Houston is no joke. I tried to push through and pretend it was just allergies and such, but I think I pushed too hard.
I kind of disappeared last week because I had so much going on. I had some posts half ready to go, but couldn’t quite get them finished. I was single mom-ing it while JP was in London for work, kind of. We were actually staying at my parents’ house, so I had help, but it’s not quite the same. Plus we had to get out of our house so that our painters could start painting the whole thing! Literally the entire interior. Checkout my Instagram Stories to see updates. We’re hoping to be back in our home and putting it back together in the next couple of days.
Now let’s forget about the craziness that was last week and look back to last month when I had the most wonderful time frolicking around Magic Kingdom.
When you’re wearing skirts like these, you naturally frolick wherever you go. How could you not? In case you’re wondering, that lovely lady in Punzie purple is the creative genius behind these skirts! You can check out all of her inventory or even create your own custom design by heading over to her Etsy shop: Pineapple Tree by Rae!
One of my most favorite things to do around Magic Kingdom is walk around, take in all of the magic, and snap all the pictures! Of course I love to ride the rides too, but sometimes waiting in long lines doesn’t sound as appealing when your feet are aching from running all the races. This year we took LOTS of pictures, so I thought it would be fun to share some of the best photo shoot places in Magic Kingdom.
We’re going to start with the most obvious…Cinderella’s Castle!
When in doubt, you can always get gorgeous castle pics from the hub grass! You can find the hub grass in two places: off to the left or right of the castle. This picture is shot on the right side towards Tomorrowland!
You can continue along the right side of the castle and snap some more pictures on the bridge to Tomorrowland! The best part of this spot is that you can get pictures without tons of people in them. In fact, you can get pictures with NO other people in them. There are Photopass Photographers over here, but not all the time like in front of the castle. We never had trouble getting one though!
This spot is also a great place to take post race medal pics! Sometimes there is a PhotoPass photographer hanging out over there for you. See below from our second day at Magic Kingdom!
The evil stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella! They are some of the most hilarious characters to meet. They rotate in and out with the Fairy Godmother who is also just magical. Photopass photographers are always at character meet and greets. They capture the sweetest moments! Be sure to check the app or the Disney Times Guide to see when they’ll be out. They’re usually easier to catch earlier in the day. You can always ask the character guide what times they’ll be there.
He’s always good for a laugh and an insult. He definitely loved Alison’s Belle skirt, but thought she was a little crazy pretending to be Belle. I personally thought she was fabulous.
Since you’re in the area, you should definitely think about riding the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train! This ride should be at the top of your FastPass list. The line is crazy long if you don’t have one.
When you’re done, don’t forget to stop by Rapunzel’s Tower! It’s over by the Rapunzel bathrooms where you can also take some fabulous pictures. It’s so magical and whimsical over there.
Then you can stop by and meet Rapunzel at the Princess meet and greet spot. The best part about this is that the line is inside in the air conditioning. Plus you get to meet two princesses at once! Right now it’s Rapunzel and Tiana or Cinderella and Elena of Avalor.
It’s always fun to meet the princesses! Their energy is contagious. Tiana is one of the most underrated princesses. First of all, she’s gorgeous. Second, she’s got such a fun personality and tons to talk about. Plus she likes to talk about food, and we all know just how much I like food!
Some other great spots in Fantasyland are meeting Ariel in her Grotto and snapping pictures by the Castle wall.
I bet you wouldn’t think of going to Storybook Circus for pictures since that’s where most of the younger kid rides and attractions live. However, you should definitely find some time to visit Pete’s Sideshow for a chance to meet Madame Daisy Fortuna, Minnie Magnifique, The Astounding Donaldo and The Great Goofini. You can meet Daisy and Minnie in one queue and the boys in the other. The wait usually isn’t too long and again, it’s inside and out of the heat!
One more photo stop you need to check out is Merida! She has her own spot called Fairytale Garden around to the right of Cinderella’s castle just where Tomorrowland and Fantasyland meet. Merida is super sassy and fun for a strong, powerful female to talk to!