As I've talked about in the past, The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney's Hollywood Studios is our favorite restaurant at Walt Disney World. It's got my wife, Barbie's favorite, the Cobb Salad, my favorite pork chop in the whole world, plus the Grapefruit Cake.
How could it get any better?
Well, we discovered how yesterday!
It was 11:00am, and we were at DHS and we were getting hungry. We hadn't made an ADR for The Brown Derby, so we walked up to the desk and inquired if we could get a seat as soon as possible. The restaurant doesn't open until 11:30am, but they had seating available at that time, and I responded with "That sounds great! This is our favorite restaurant!"
The gentleman taking our information, got a big smile on his face, and asked if we would like to be the celebrity couple of the day and open the restaurant. We said "Absolutely!"
We were give a plastic bowler for me, and a feather boa for Barbie, and asked to return at 11:20.
At 11:20, we returned, and a few minutes later, the manager came out, announced us, and took a photo, just as I was taking out my phone to ask for a photo. (You'll see why I mention this last fact later.)
They took a picture of us cutting a red ribbon, officially opening the restaurant for the day.
They then asked us again to stop, and strike a leading man and diva pose.
We were then escorted to a table strewn with silver stars and Mickey heads!
Our meal was wonderful, as usual. And we had one more surprise at the end! We were given this commemorative photo souvenir!
In the last photo, as mentioned earlier, I am just taking my phone out and asking for a photo. THAT is the moment captured forever here, which makes for a rather hilarious photo, in our opinion!
Another magical moment, at the most magical place on Earth!