Hey! I can’t believe I’m still writing these Florida posts! I’ve got to part 4 and day 18. This was my favourite day from the entire trip as it involved Dr Robotnik taking part in his acting debut with Belle, meeting Louise Pentland, Be Our Guest and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! So I’m dedicating this entire post to the fun packed, hilarious day 18, another Magic Kingdom day! 🏰
We headed to Magic Kingdom, I was already itching to see the castle again. We ate breakfast at Gastons Tavern which was incredible. Dr Robotnik still talks about the cinnamon roll he had, he announced it to be the best thing ever. I had a Pain Au Chocolat and LeFou’s Brew, LeFou’s Brew is an apple juice flavoured with marshmallow and topped with creamy passion fruit froth – Only in Disney hey?!
Okay so if you don’t know Dr Robotbik and I personally here is a little bit of background information for context on what I’m about to tell you.. I am the Disney mad one, prior to our Disney Holiday Dr Robotnik wasn’t so much. He’s very tall and has a beard and tattoos. He hates having his photo taken and if by some miracle you succeed in taking one he rarely smiles for the camera. Most of all…He hates being center of attention. 😏 Now that we’re all caught up I have to tell you about ‘Enchanted Tales With Belle’ I didn’t really know what this was, I knew it wasn’t a ride and that obviously it would be with Belle. Poor Dr Robotnik however thought that we were in the que for a ride. Imagine his thoughts as we enter a room as the only adults not accompanying small children. There we were stood at the back as some dramatic story telling took place and they start asking for volunteers to play parts. Obviously they included as many of the children as they could but then they asked for a ‘grown-up’ to play the knight. To my absolute joy they chose Dr Robotnik. The daggers he gave me as he was pulled up to the front, handed a knight mask and asked to march on the spot next to the talking wardrobe will live in my mind forever. They were all given their roles and told what they needed to do at what points of the story then we moved onto another room with seating so that all the parents could watch their adorable children taking part, and one proud girlfriend could watch her also adorable 30 year old boyfriend in his acting debut. Belle came out looking like a totally beautiful princess and all of a sudden it wasn’t very funny as she linked Dr Robotnik’s arm and starts parading around the room – Where was the Beast!? Hands off my man Belle! (She did compliment my OTT sunflower Minnie ears though so I’ll let her off.) All of the time while this story telling was going on there were Disney photographers taking pictures, I could feel Dr Robotnik’s awkwardness from behind his mask. Once we were out I could finally let my laughter free and I honestly think Dr Robotnik was still confused about what had just happened. What a highlight!
We ran around the park trying to get as many rides done as we could. One thing on my bucket list was to meet Rapunzel because Tangled is one of my absolute favourites and I’m a big child. I made sure I had a Fast Pass for this! As we entered the que I suddenly realised we were stood behind Louise Pentland! – If you don’t know, she is a British YouTuber, UN change ambassador for gender equality AND she’s a best selling author. I’ve watched her channel for years! She has two little girls called Darcey and Pearl. So anyway there we were stood behind Louise and Darcey waiting to meet Rapunzel and I didn’t know what to do. Inside I was fangirling hard. Dr Robotnik was making faces at me because he knows how much I watch her videos, especially leading up to our holiday as I was watching her previous Disney vlogs! I knew if I didn’t say hello I would regret it and what came out of my mouth? ‘LOUISE!!’ Pretty sure I made her jump and I definitely wasn’t acting cool. What made things worse was I was actually wearing a massive t-shirt with a massive picture of Rapunzel on the front and I was sweating like crazy. I probably looked like an absolute loon and that poor woman was trapped in a que with me. She couldn’t have been nicer though, we spoke until we were called in, Darcey was the cutest little human, so polite and chatty! What a day!
In the afternoon we popped back to our room to get refreshed and changed ready to go back to Magic Kingdom again for our ‘Be Our Guest’ reservation and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! I’m sorry to say after much deliberation we didn’t dress up, and I’m kind of glad we didn’t as the heat was insane! Instead Dr Robotnik wore Sid’s t-shirt from Toy Story and I wore a Hocus Pocus one with the Sanderson sisters on the front.
Oh my god the party was awesome! Straight away you’re given a trick or treat bag and people are stood on the side handing out sweets, or should I say candy as we were in America! We had our ‘Be Our Guest’ reservation so headed straight there.
Be Our Guest, woooow. The Beast’s castle was SO cool. We were sat in the ballroom but had a little nose around, we even braved the west wing! The food was ah-ma-zing and the grey stuff is most certainly delicious! Once you’re finished you have your photo taken with the Beast on the way out, this is one of my favourite pictures!
Full of food we were ready to fully embrace Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! The effort people had gone to with their costumes was brilliant, I started to feel bad that we hadn’t dressed up!
We trick or treated our way around Magic Kingdom and my smile honestly didn’t leave my face.
I need a moment to appreciate the Hocus Pocus show. I had been looking forward to it so much and it was one of the main reasons I was so desperate to go to Disney near Halloween. I grew up adoring Hocus Pocus so I was in my element. The ladies that played the Sanderson sisters were perfect for the parts, they definitely put a spell on me!
We watched the ‘Boo To You’ parade, Dr Robotbik and I still can’t get the parade’s song out of our heads months later! – Loved it!
Possibly the worst photo taken in the history of pictures ever…But I couldn’t leave out the headless horseman who starts off the parade!
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has different Disney characters and villains to meet than usual, I made sure we got a hug with Lotso because he’s so cute, also Tarzan, for obvious reasons… 😏
Be with a man who isn’t afraid to hug a giant pink teddy bear! 💖
Getting towards the end of the night we crowded round the castle for the ‘Hallowishes’ fireworks which of course were every bit incredible.
Dr Robotnik had spent our whole trip banging on about Splash Mountain and begging me to go on it, my extra happy mood and time for one more ride meant I finally caved, so that’s how we ended our day. Wet, so very wet.
As you can see… I loved it. 😒
My little heart was so happy heading back to our hotel room after the most perfect day, giant bag of sweets in hand, although I resembled a drowned rat, I was a very happy drowned rat!
Thank you for reading! As always it’s very much appreciated!
If you’d like to read my previous Florida blog posts I have linked them below! 💛
Florida Part 1 🌞
Florida Part 2 🌎
Florida Part 3 🏰