I can't remember the song from the parade, but I do recall the word "Christmas" being used once or twice. Or forty times. It was a cute parade. Benny stood right in the front and waved vigorously at every dancer, every character, every vehicle driver -- everything that could potentially have waved back. Then he'd come vaulting over to us and say, "I will now list the names of people who have paid attention to me from the parade: Alice from Wonderland" and then he'd vault back to his spot.
He and Sadie dressed like Woody and Jessie:
They were so cute it was making me faint:
The lines were so short! We rode Goofy's Barnstormer a dozen times *without getting off the ride* because there weren't enough people waiting to warrant them evacuating the whole train. Benny and Sadie sat together in the front car, and she screamed enthusiastically all the way around, every time. It was hilarious, and I also cried because there they were, sitting together in the front car, just like real people.
Here are Sadie and Dan pulling into the docking thingy from the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway:
Here's Benny driving his car:
We also rode Small World, Peter Pan, Snow White, Haunted Mansion, and more -- whatever Sadie wanted. We saw the fireworks. We saw the parade. And when Sadie fell asleep, Dan and Benny rode Space Mountain until the park shut down at midnight.
On his way out of the ride on his last trip, Benny actually fell asleep on the moving walkway. He said he was going to take a rest and put his head down on the moving handrail, and then the people he had been talking to were suddenly getting no response. They told Dan he had fallen asleep, and sure enough, Dan had to wake him up. He loves Space Mountain.
The party was a good party. Hot chocolate and cookies, real fake snow falling all down Main Street USA, all the characters dressed up for winter, and Sadie actually interacted with a character (Goofy) for the very first time. And survived. Here she is on the spinning teacups: