The thing about The Magic Kingdom is that by the time you actually get there, it's like you've already ridden two rides....the tram and the monorail or ferry. It' a whole production. This is the ONLY negative thing I could ever say about the MK. I'm working on learning to enjoy the journey but I'd rather just park my card and be there already! Baby Girl seemed to have a blast taking it all in...tram, ferry, whatever....she loved it all!
The beauty of living so close and being able to just come and go as you please is that you don't have to rush there first thing in the morning, and you don't feel pressured to stay all day just to get your money's worth. We got there at about 1:00 and stayed until about 6:00...just enough, especially for our little Disney rookie! We were able to do the carousel, The Little Mermaid ride, the Tea Cups, and the Dumbo ride. The new way they do the fastpass with the Disney app is just amazing! We've since gotten our magic bands....phenomenal! They are complimentary for passholders -you have to order them so we didn't have them for this first visit. As you can see, we all had the best day! Ella Rose was in her glory and of course so were Hubs and I. We can't wait for many more trips to come!