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photos.ALBj.net2015 → New Year's Day Trip to Magic Kingdom, January 1, 2015

Lori and I had been gifted single day passes to Disney World by our friend, Jeff, more than a year ago. I was fearful the passes had expired. Thankfully, they hadn't; although they were only valid for Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom ever since Magic Kingdom cost about $5 more for a single day. We were able to pay the difference and had a 14½-hour visit to The Happiest Place On Earth™ 😉 It was extremely busy, but I've seen worse. Perhaps just a little bummed I didn't get to ride the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, but I had absolutely no desire to wait in line for it. The queue was never less than 90 minutes and was 110 minutes much of the day. I figure it'll be there for a LONG time, and I'll find a way to return to Magic Kingdom one day.