Friday had arrived....our last official park day. I couldn't even stand to think about it, and I didn't want to talk about it. Kate asked me if we had to go home the next day and I told her that we weren't allowed to discuss that. It was just too depressing to think about.
We had early breakfast reservations in Animal Kingdom at Tusker House with Donald Duck, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, and Daisy Duck. The food was a buffet, and it was quite tasty. There were standard breakfast items and Mickey waffles, but also a few African inspired dishes that I was happy to try out. Of course the characters were fun as usual, and this time our reservation allowed us to enter the park before it was actually open, so it was kind of cool to walk around and feel like you had the whole place to yourself.
I made it over to Magic Kingdom around 5:30, and we met Mickey Mouse, again, only this one talks so he was slightly different. Kate also met Tinkerbell. We hooked back up with Will and Heather, and the rides started. We ended up doing Big Thunder Mountain Railroad twice (it was so cold!), Pirates of the Caribbean again, the carousel, and It's a Small World. We had some pizza for dinner, and eventually decided we were too cold to stay. The weather was really chilly, windy and rainy on Friday, so we were actually quite cool that night.
We had some gift cards to blow, so we hit Main Street to spend our last few dollars. Will and Heather finished shopping first and headed back to the room, but by the time we finished shopping the throngs of people trying to all leave at the same time was crazy. Since we were only 30 minutes from park closing time, we decided not to fight the crowds and headed back to Tomorrowland. We walked into Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Station, Journey of the Little Mermaid, and then got in line to end our trip with one last ride on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. It was about 40 minutes past closing by the time we walked out of the front gate and after midnight by the time we made it into our hotel. Kate fell asleep in the stroller again. We managed to close down the park three times this week. It was awesome.
Today's Character Count: Mickey x2, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Minnie Mouse, Tinkerbell, Baloo, King Louie