Sunday, December 25, 2011

Trip Report from November, continued...

Saturday Nov. 12
We got up early to make 8:00am breakfast reservations at the Crystal Palace. We took the boat to the Contemporary, and the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom. The best part about early morning reservations is the park is empty and you get the chance to relax and enjoy the moment, take some photos, maybe horse around a bit. The food was great as was the service. They really bend over backwards to make sure you get what you ask for.
Jill came to see Tigger. That was all that was on her mind! The rest of us were there for the food! The characters as well. The Crystal Palace is a great place for family fun times.

The day and the weather was perfect and we rode on all of the rides we set out to ride. We then took the boat to the Wilderness Lodge so Josh and Jill could check out the resort. It truly is an awesome place.

Then it was back to the Cabins to nap a bit before heading to the Disney Hollywood Studios for dinner at The Brown Derby. The food served there is always outstanding. Nick had the Lobster Bisque and the Duck. I had the Cobb Salad and Wild Mushroom Canapes. We had a great booth, looking out towards the main entrance.

After dinner, we wandered around the Osborne Lights. It was chilly that evening, just adding to the experience. Nick was recognized by some Facebook friends, which always stuns me, and we wound up becoming instant friends and talking to them for quite a while. Nick also wound up in someone's home movie which was posted on many of the Disney sites, and he was recognized in the movie by many people as well. Nick and I went back to the cabin, while Jill and Josh enjoyed the extra magic hours, which went to 3:00am that evening at the Magic Kingdom! Way too late for us!!

Sunday, Nov. 13
Nick and I made it to rope drop at Epcot, while our friends slept in. Rope drop is when you get there before the park opens, and once you are let in, you reach a certain point and are held back by ropes until the designated time. There is usually a show to keep one occupied. We rode Soarin, and got fast passes for it to ride again later on. We then had breakfast at Sunshine Seasons. Josh and Jill met us there, and Josh and Nick used the fast passes to ride Soarin. When they were through, we then took the Living with the Land ride. We got FPs for Test Track, did some shopping, and Nick got a photo with Baloo.

1 comment:

  1. It's so cool to see all the lights they hang. Very magical (and tons of work!).


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