The 1st thing on our agenda for “Things we never seem to get around to doing”, was Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. You take a raft across the Rivers of America and your children are free to get lost, I mean…play for as long as they like! Or mom and dad get tired of waiting..lol!
So..after the boys and I rode Haunted we stopped at the little park area by New Orleans Square to eat some lunch we packed in. We had a cherry pit spitting competition but Jared blew everyone away with his skilz and it really wasn’t a fair competition. 😛
Next, we headed to ride Pirates of the Caribbean because that’s my very favorite ride! They’ve added Black Beard to the fog/mist as you enter the cavern, to coincide with the newest movie they released last month. He replaced Davey Jones.
After my Pirates fix, we went over to Main Street to catch the new ‘Soundsational Parade’. Another item we checked off of our ‘to do’ list. Of course we got there a bit early and so I took some pics to pass the time. 🙂 Let me also add that being in a wheel chair has some pretty nice perks. You get special reserved seating for parades and you save several hours a day not having to wait in long lines at attractions. I guess that makes up a little bit for feeling like a dork riding around in one.
Here are just a few of the characters and floats from the parade:
Our next ‘to do’ was Alice. It’s very odd that we ride every ride in Fantasyland pretty much every trip but seem to NEVER make it to Alice in Wonderland. This time we made it and it was a great little ride. One note: When the ride first opened it went in chronological order, but it lacked a big finish ending. So when they re-did Fantasyland they changed it and put the Tea Party at the end to give it a better finale. Fun Fact! 😛