Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Disney at Christmas Day 5: Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom

Happy Wednesday! The week is halfway over and we are already on our way to another weekend! Can't wait! :)

Today, I'm continuing with the "Disney Wednesday" theme I've had going for a while - this is the remaining parts of our last full day at WDW from our December 2015 trip. We started the day at Animal Kingdom, then ended it at Hollywood Studios and the Magic Kingdom. 

If you're interested in the other aspects of our trip, here's previous recaps:
After dinner at Trails End, we took a bus from Fort Wilderness Campgrounds to Hollywood Studios. Although we'd seen the lights once already, we wanted to say our final goodbye!

First, we stopped in One Man's Dream - my favorite Hollywood Studios attraction. This is also where I've taken a picture with "Mousketeer Karen" ever since our Honeymoon in 2007. I was sadly disappointed in 2014 to see that Mousketeer Karen had been replaced by Mousketeer Cubby.

Boy was I in for a surprise! I'm sorry for anyone I scared by jumping up and down in excitement when I realized they replaced Cubby and returned Karen to her proper location. Yes, that really did happen. Sorry...

After a quick walk through of One Man's Dream, we meandered over to the Streets of America.

In all, we spent about an hour looking through all the details one last time. It was sad to say goodbye...I've had so many wonderful memories here!

We left Hollywood Studios and caught a bus to the Magic Kingdom. They had extra magic hours until 2 a.m. (although we didn't plan on staying that late) but we definitely wanted to catch Wishes at 10 p.m. and the Main Street Electrical Parade at 10:45 p.m.

Although the street was crowded, Wishes was amazing as always!

After Wishes, we walked over to the castle hub and found a spot along the curb to wait on the parade.

The castle is so gorgeous at Christmas!

This parade is one of the memories I have from visiting Walt Disney World as a kid. My family and I sat on a curb much like this one and as Goofy drove by in the train, my dad and brother would say "No Goofy don't hit us..." They got suck a kick out of it as they laughed and giggled while the float passed by. It kinda became a little joke that carries on today! It's memories like that which make our WDW trips so special!

We hadn't seen this parade in ages, so it was nice to experience it once again!

After the parade, we walked around a bit, rode pirates and haunted mansion, then decided to call it a night!

What a day!

Goodbye Magic Kingdom! Next time I see you, I'll have a little one in tow! :)

Are you a fan of Disney parades? What's your favorite parade to see at WDW?


  1. I like the Disney parades, but sometimes we skip them to get in some rides while the lines are shorter. I get nostalgic seeing your posts since we too will miss the Osborne Family lights display.

    1. That's a great idea, too!! I love shorter ride lines! :)

  2. We watched the parade when we were there last February, and it had been awhile for me, too!

  3. Gorgeous pictures! I'm glad your Mousekateer (sp?) was back!

    1. Thanks, Lauren! I was so excited to see Karen, I couldn't contain myself! Haha!


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