Lesson Learned #1: Don't depend solely on phone apps to find the nearest gas station. Open your eyes and look around first.
We waited in line. The oldest complained, the tot wanted to swim in the mote and the 7 year old decided to hug me the entire time. Once inside, we had our photos taken with our paper crowns on, we shopped in the lobby area, checked out the horses in the stalls, and then sat down and watched kids sword fight (wooden swords $10) one of the employees. The 7 year old took two turns sword fighting, and the guy was nice enough to let him borrow a sword (saving us $10!). It was fun to watch, and I was glad we arrived early enough to do that. Although, if we go again, we will arrive no more than 45 minutes before show time!