A Friday in the Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom, Friday 2 February 2018the best way to arrive is by ferry

Entrance - Main Street Railroad Station

At 8:39 a.m., only the Main Street USA area is open. Most people are gathering in the hub waiting for “rope drop” at 9 to rush recklessly to their first destination.

Main Street Square

A second-story Emporium window.

George Bruns

Minnie, Mickey, and Pluto are music lovers of the Emporium.

Walt Disney World is littered with skulls.

My first FastPass+ is for the Jungle Cruise. But something not very magical is underway there so I use my Disney-offered alternate at Pirates of the Caribbean.

“Auction: Take a Wench for a Bride.” Human trafficking is just part of the fun.

A glimpse of booty before we disembark.

How grisly is this?

Country Bear Jamboree

In Rapunzel’s Potty Plaza,

I have never seen him perform, although he is prominently advertised.

"because he insisted"“because he insisted”

In spite of the clouds, there’s a nice view from the terrace at Pinocchio’s Village Haus.

a view from the terrace

Little towers of Fantasyland

Somewhere a child wanders unpacified.

pacifier on a trash can

In the Move It Shake It But Don’t Break It Street Party, Mickey exhorts the crowd to “scream and shout–let it all out.”

some mouse or other

“You know what? I don’t think we need a window here after all.”

there is no window here

Sometimes this is as close as you get to Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire.

seen through the foliage from afar

At the Fantasyland Station of the Walt Disney World Railroad, a look back at where we’ve been.

tracks

He wants me to have lunch at Columbia Harbour House. So I do.

what the hell is he holding up?

You mess with the hat, you get blown away.

Donald Duck

The bookend you need but cannot buy for your upside-down books at Bonjour! Village Gifts.

Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom is not to be confused with Voyage of the Little Mermaid at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Ariel

Guess who’s been barnstorming again.

I'll bet it's Goofy

Everyone at Chick-a-Pin Hill knows that Critter-a-Lene is the best laundry soap.

Brer Soap

When in Fussell Springs, you must not fail to sample

Muskrat Moonshine

Look who still gets his milk delivered.

I bet it's B'rer Bear

“How to Catch a Rabbit”

a best-selling how-to

Following the plunge into the Briar Patch, the drive home.

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