Friday, May 23 was the Rock Your Disney Side party at the Magic Kingdom. The park opened at 6 a.m. and remained open until 6 a.m. It was a very hot day with record heat Friday, but that didn’t stop the crowds. We were going to participate in the event, but not until the sun went down.
We started the day off at the gym for a quick workout at the contemporary fitness center before we went to Blizzard Beach.
We spent the entire afternoon at Blizzard Beach and it was the perfect location for such a hot day. As usual we closed that park and got the last raft ride down on Teamboat Springs, the family raft ride. Despite being there for several hours we weren’t as tired as I thought we would be. The kids have a good amount of energy and stamina this year.
After the afternoon at the water park we ate dinner at our room, the kids took a bubble bath, then after a little rest, we watched the sun set, then ventured over to Magic Kingdom.
There was a feeling of excitement in the air. We got there just before 9:00 and had the chance to see the fireworks and Tinker Bell fly across the sky! Of all the years we have been coming to Disney we only saw her fly from the balcony in our room. It was so cool to see it up close! People were all dressed up and rocking their Disney sides!
We had fast passes for the Tomorrow land Speedway, Buzz Lightyear and Dumbo. When I made these reservations early in the day I thought it was a stretch that we would actually be there that late and actually use them!
We left the park at midnight. I was hoping to get to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train because it was open
to the public for the event. But the wait time never got below 95 minutes. It was a great time and we all enjoyed ourselves. My son and I even did a ride together that I NEVER rode on in all the years we have been coming! The Astro Orbitor! It was great!
Were you at the Rock Your Disney Side Event? Did you get on the Mine Train?