Magical Blogorail Yellow Line

Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail. This month we’re talking about our favorite lands in the Magic Kingdom, and our favorite attraction in that land.

This is a tough one! My initial thought was Fantasyland – I’ve always been a sucker for princesses and happily-ever-after! But then there’s Main St. USA (does that count as a Land?). I’ve always wanted to slow down and wander up and down Main St. and never have! As a teenager visiting Disneyland, Main St. was something you hurried through on your way to Space Mountain. Visiting Walt Disney World as a parent, Main St. was something we hurried through on the way to the rest of the park! Then of course there’s Liberty Square and the Haunted Mansion….which I simply cannot get over not having New Orleans Square surrounding it!

Yep, going to have to go back to my first love and call Fantasyland my favorite! There’s just something about stepping into the fairy tale atmosphere that makes me walk a little lighter and gives me the urge to hold my skirt and swirl!

Princess Beth

Princess Beth

So what is my favorite attraction in Fantasyland? Well….in the old Fantasyland, since I haven’t seen the expansion yet! I’m going to have to go with the Mad Tea Party teacup ride. I can’t help but laugh maniacally every time I ride them, spinning faster and faster! I have a history with the teacups that goes back to my very first visit to Disneyland when I was 8 years old. My sister, who is 20 years older than me, took me to Disneyland right after we moved to Los Angeles. She insisted I was going to love the Haunted Mansion and talked me into going on the attraction. I didn’t love it. It terrified me! At 8, I was not totally sure those ghosts weren’t real and that the walls in the entrance room weren’t really going to squeeze in all the way. After the ride, she promised to let me choose the next ride. Anything I wanted (isn’t guilt a wonderful thing!), so I chose the first ride I could think of that was as far away from the Haunted Mansion as I could get: the teacups. She was a trooper, and rode them with me as I made them spin as fast as I could. She even managed to hold onto her lunch, but just barely! Every time I ride the teacups, I remember the thrill of sisterly revenge 🙂

Fast forward  a couple decades later, and I again encountered the teacups, this time at Walt Disney World. Bill had taken the older kids to do something, and I had the younger two for a while. Toward the end, the whining started. They were bored, and tired.

Hot and Tired

Wandering back toward our meeting place, knowing I had another half hour to kill, we came upon the Mad Tea Party – with no line. None. I wasn’t sure how my intensely sensory kids would take the fast spinning motion, but it was worth a shot, right? We started out slow, just letting the motion of the ride take us, then I showed them how they could control the speed of the spin.

They loved it! They’re my kids, all right! Fast as we could go, and still wanted to go faster. When the ride came to an end, we hopped back in line and did it all over again. We must have ridden the teacups four or five times in that half hour! Yet again, the teacups saved the day.

Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Yellow this month. We will be back May 4th with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney info, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~  DISTherapy
2nd Stop ~ Delightfully Disney
3rd Stop ~ Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
4th Stop ~ Return to Disney