Today, we went on all the rides we went on yesterday; Snow White, Pinnocchio, Peter Pan, It’s a small world and Buzz Lightyear – how about that for a routine? Disney give you a disability pass which allows Chris to wait less time in queues, it’s a blessing on green paper.
Next, we went to Adventureland, and looked around Robinson Crousoes treehouse. The weather is miserable, but he was just walking around, being himself when suddenly, we lost him.
It was 20seconds of pure, utter panic; 20seconds of losing sight of your kid in a park the size of Canterbury with millions of people, in the rain, is like 20hours. He’s bigger now, more aggressive. 20 seconds of thinking, what if we are going in the wrong direction, what if he ran, why are there so many people walking around in the rain? And then mum turned around and said she saw him. He was just casually on the bridge, in front of the pirate skull, chillin. Unaware of losing us, blissfully unaware. We just looked at eachother and breathed.
Moving on swiftly, we went to the Pirates of the Carribean ride. It’s in caves, pitch black, damp, little boats that ride around the caves. Christos didn’t want to go in that ‘pool’ (as he calls it) he wanted to go to Small World. The exact opposite, by the way, with loud music, bright lights and smiles all over. After a lot of repeating that we were going to the other pool 5pm, a lot, we got in the boat. It had a couple of moments where the boat drops but Chris didn’t bat an eye – fearless. We got splashed with water, but he didn’t complain – adaptable.
Our day consisted of a lot of repeating of the rides we were going to, that we were going on Small World at 5pm, that we are going to Sri Lanka in December, that he wanted chips, that he wanted dinner at 6pm, a shower at 7pm and tea at 8pm. We had no other conversation than the repetition of the above – can you even begin to imagine that?
He met Cinderella and charmed her pants off, as usual. He was a bit scared at first, but the characters and staff are, so far, so good. We also caught Goofy’s Tea Party Parade. He waved at Donald and Daisy as they went past and Minnie blew him a kiss. He enjoyed all the rides, and is looking forward to tomorrow’s agenda, which includes all the rides we went on Friday and Saturday, food and shopping.
Bring on the magic….over and over and over and over (x1000) again.