There's a quaint lunch spot at Liberty Square that serves chicken and seafood and their upstairs is pretty much abandoned because no one knows there's even an upstairs. It's a great spot to watch the hustle and bustle of Magic Kingdom.
Gotta get the Nutella and fresh fruit waffle sandwich from Sleepy Hollow. I didn't, biggest regret.
Frontier Land has the best turkey legs and churros, hands down.
We honestly probably rode Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad probably eleven times, combined. It's just that fun. Thomas was super impressed with Splash Mountain because inside there's an incredible story with the best decor and then you get a thrill at the end. Best of all worlds. Ride Row 1 if you want to get soaked and Row 4 if you don't want to get touched with water (words from the wise).
Pirates of the Caribbean is not worth the wait unless you're a serious fan. It takes you through the movie, which is pretty neat but it's pretty slow, no thrill and the animatronics aren't as impressive as others. Just sayin'.
The second day we were there was Todd's birthday and the Dapper Dans sang him Happy Birthday, quintet-acapella style.
I got a little lost on the second day, plus I really loved the light up balloons so sweet Thomas bought me one for everyone's sake. Also, another quick tip, get to the Castle ASAP because about 15 minutes out from the fireworks show, it's a maze and quite stressful. No one likes to be anxious at Disney, right?
On Main Street, you can meet a talking Mickey (also worth the wait) at the Town Theater, there's a great candy shop that you must try the caramel apples at -- says Thomas and Hamilton -- and you have to go inside the ice-cream parlor on the corner. Across the street from the ice-cream parlor is Casey's Corner Hotdogs. I'm not a huge hot dog fan but mmm they were delicious!
After the Wishes nighttime spectacular and Once Upon A Time show, the Castle shuts down for the night and there's a "goodbye message" from Mickey. You must stay till closing and see it!
If you leave with the rest of the world, the monorail is packed. Honestly, the worst. But, if you get on the other monorail, that takes you to the Contemporary Resort Hotel, you can basically walk on and it takes you through a few more stops before the Ticket Station, but you'll get there before the rest of the crowd.