Travel: Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration – Magic Kingdom {Day Two}

Yay! We made it to the end of our vacation. We decided to spend the final day of our Walt Disney World 50thAnniversary Celebration vacation in Magic Kingdom because it’s our favorite park. Since we focused on Fantasyland and Tomorrowland on Day One, we decided to focus on Adventureland and Frontierland on Day Two.

{If you would like to catch up on our trip, be sure to read about our first day in Magic Kingdom here, our first day in Hollywood Studios here, Epcot here, Animal Kingdom here and our second day in Hollywood Studios here! The Magic Kingdom Day One post has a primer on how to use Genie+ and Lightening Lanes}.

We originally chose to do the parks this way so we didn’t have to rope drop or go early every day, but then we decided to rope drop or go early every day because we could get so much more done.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Magic Kingdom Day Two

What We Did

Since we were staying at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and we were on day six of theme parks {meaning we were so tired,} we wanted to ride the Monorail to the resort in the morning. In the elevator on the way down, we talked to a nice man who advised us that wasn’t the best plan if we wanted to use our Early Theme Park Entry.

The Monorail would make stops at the Transportation and Ticket Center {TTC}, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort before arriving at Magic Kingdom. If we walked, it would take 10 minutes –  so we walked.

We had booked a Lightening Lane at 7 a.m. for Splash Mountain, which we got for late morning. Our first stop was to rope drop Space Mountain. The line was so long, even early in the morning, but it did move quickly.

Walt Disney World Space Mountain

Once we were done there, we headed to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. That line was also extremely long, but again, moved quickly. Next, we went to ride Pirates of the Caribbean. By now the park had been open for about an hour, but the line for this wasn’t long and we did Stand By.

Disney World Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

We decided to go get breakfast in Liberty Square, then go redeem our LL for Splash Mountain and on our way there were able to catch Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade.

After the ride, we decided to go back to the hotel. It wasn’t even lunch time yet. But before we left, we booked a LL for Jungle Cruise later that evening.

For some reason, the line for this is ridiculously long. I’m guessing the movie made people nostalgic for the ride? IDK what else it could be. Any thoughts?

When we left, we took the Monorail since Disney’s Contemporary Resort would be the first stop. From there, we went back to our room and had a long nap. I was able to book another LL to Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater around dinner time.

The Evening

Now that we were refreshed and ready to go, we grabbed a late lunch/early dinner at the hotel then rode the Monorail back to the park. We redeemed our LL at Meet Mickey, caught the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade on Main Street and then walked to Adventureland for a Dole Whip.

Adventure Friends Cavalcade

Next, we went to the Enchanted Tiki Room. Afterwards, we headed to Frontierland to catch the Country Bear Jamboree. We were trying to escape the heat by going to these shows, but I also remember loving the Country Bear Jamboree the first time we went to Disneyland {it’s no longer there, being replaced by The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.}

Of course, I wanted Ella to see it because she was going to love it, too. Unfortunately, it wasn’t what I remembered {I must’ve been easily amused in the 80’s}, but we did get to sit in the A/C for a little while, and when we exited the show we were lucky enough to catch the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade for a second time.

Walt Disney World Country Bears Jamboree

Here’s where our evening hit a lull. We got in line for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad again, but the line was moving slow, and I was concerned we would miss our window for the Jungle Cruise. We decided to jump out of line and come back later in the evening.

I wanted to ride the Liberty Square Riverboat, so I suggested we go do that with our free time. When we got over there, it was just after 7 p.m. and it closed at 7 p.m.

Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion

We got a snack and decided to ride The Magic Carpets of Aladdin which didn’t have a long wait. This is basically Dumbo, but Aladdin themed. Our magic carpet was very squeaky so we were hoping it wouldn’t break down while we were on it {maybe this was the carpet used by Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian on Saturday Night Live? IYKYK.}

Magic Carpets of Aladdin

We were finally able to ride the Jungle Cruise and then go secure a spot for Disney Enchantment on Main Street. FYI – they make you stand while you wait. Why??? We’re so tired we just want to sit, but I guess it’s a way to get as many people onto Main Street as possible.

Cinderella Castle at Night

We enjoyed the show, but Ella wanted to ride one last ride, so we left early and went to ride Big Thunder again. This time the line had thinned out quite a bit, so it wasn’t too bad.

We grabbed a snack on Main Street and did some shopping before taking the Monorail back to the hotel once the crowds had died down a bit.

The Final Day

We had a later flight, so we stored our luggage and decided to go to Disney’s BoardWalk.

Disney's BoardWalk

We took the bus from the hotel to Hollywood Studios and from there, took the Sky Liner to Epcot. When you exit the Sky Liner, go right for the BoardWalk, instead of left to enter Epcot.

Disney's BoardWalk Hotels

We walked around, did some shopping and ate lunch, before reversing our journey back the Contemporary Resort. From there we got our bags and took a cab to the airport.

Epcot Sky Liner

What We Ate

Sleepy Hollow – We used Mobile Order for the first time, ironically on our last day. It was a disaster. Everyone used Mobile Order and the line was long. Honestly, probably as long as if we hadn’t used it.

I ordered a Mickey Waffle with Strawberries and Powdered Sugar and Ella ordered a Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich, which was a waffle with strawberries, blueberries, banana and chocolate-hazelnut spread {basically Nutella.}

Hers was delicious, mine was not. By the time I got our order, it had sat there for a while and the juice from the {I assume frozen} strawberries made the waffle a soggy mess.

It was also very crowded and seating was limited, but Ella was able to scope out and save a seat while I waited to get our food.

Contempo Café – This is the casual restaurant at the Contemporary Resort. It had a lot of the same food as POP Century Resort. I had a Kale Power Greens Salad and Ella had a Caesar Salad. We sat in the seating area to eat, which was great because no one was there since it was an off time. The staff were very helpful at this restaurant.

Aloha Isle – We stuck to the traditional Dole Whip here. It was very crowded, but we found a table which Ella saved while I stood in line {do you see a theme here?} Dessert before dinner. Yum!

Frontierland Popcorn Cart – I got cinnamon nuts and Ella got cotton candy. This was basically our dinner.

Casey’s Corner – We got Corn Dog Nuggets with French Fries here before we left the park. It wasn’t very busy because it was later at night and most people had left after the fireworks.

BoardWalk Deli – Ella got what she described as “the best sandwich I’ve ever had” {an Italian Sub} and I had the Mixed Berry Salad. Both were delicious.

BoardWalk Deli Italian Sub

That concludes our Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration vacation! We kind of fizzled out at the end. I don’t think I would do all four parks in six days again, but we did almost everything we wanted to and there’s still more to do next time.

Thanks for following along!

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