Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Disney Trip-Day 2 (September 20, 2008)

Today's destination: Magic Kingdom

Breakfast-'Ohana (Polynesian) 7:30am
Lunch-Cosmic Ray's (MK-counter service)
Dinner-Cinderella's Royal Table (MK) 4:25pm

Today we had a character breakfast at 'Ohana. We got to see Stitch, Lilo, Mickey and Pluto. The food was simply wonderful! Everything was served family style and the food was on the table rather quickly. I particularly loved the Lilikoi juice. It was super yummy. It's a combination of orange, passion fruit and guava juices (I think!).

We made it to rope drop for the MK at 9am. I had to make a stop at Town Hall because I had left my Halloween party tickets at home. Darn it, they were the only thing I forgot and yet they were the one thing that I absolutely needed. I didn't tell Clayton at first because I knew he would pick on me. The tickets were pretty pricey and the confirmation sheet that I had said that Disney wasn't responsible for lost or stolen tickets. I thought for sure that I would have to re-buy them but Disney took care of me by giving me another set of them. Thank the Lord! If I would have had to buy more, I don't think that Clayton would have ever let that down.

Anyhoo, we shoved off to Fantasyland. Clayton & the boys headed off to ride Goofy's Barnstormer and Dumbo while Judy & I went to ride It's A Small World and Snow White. I am glad we previewed Snow White without the kids because that one would for sure give Hayden nightmares. Mom met back up with us and we did a few more rides before lunch at Cosmic Ray's.

I can't really remember what all we did that day but I do remember that the crowds were horrible. They were much worse than last year. I expected there to be a lot of people since it was a Spectro night but it was ridiculous how many people were there.

Dinner was spent inside the castle. We got to meet Cinderella (who was amazingly cordial and believable enough to be the real thing). The boys were both charmed by her. After that, we headed up the winding staircase to the dining room and it was so pretty. I didn't even bother taking photos though because the windows were facing us and the light was way too bright to show up correctly on camera. I had read many bad reviews of this place so I knew that we were just going to be paying for the experience. Boy, was I in for a treat as the food was fabulous! I had a great BLT salad followed by yummy prime rib/potatoes au gratin/asparagus and then a wonderful dessert called chocolate cream cheese buckle. I highly recommend dinner here. It is a bit expensive but oh so worth it. :)

That night we went to the Spectro parade with Sage, Sandy and her parents. We had a great time catching up. It was a great end to a long day.