A post from the past. Maybe you will learn a new tip or two!
We decided to go to Hollywood Studios for rope drop on Monday so we could have the opportunity to ride Toy Story Mania. I sent Jason after fast passes while the kids and I waited and browsed the various gift shops.
Emily and I decided to go and see The Little Mermaid while the boys went off to see Playhouse Disney Live again. The show was a lot better than I had expected. I would of liked to see it a couple more times if we had the opportunity.
We still had a little time after the show before we had to meet up with the guys. We went into Annimations and met Sorcerer Mickey. They also had these neat computers you could draw on. We met up with the guys and told them about the great fun we had had, and of course we had to go back and do it again!
Finally it was time for us to go ride Toy Story Mania. I was excited to see what all the hype was about. The ride did not disappoint! Even though Jason ended up beating me, I had a great time. I can’t wait to return and ride it again and again and again! After the ride, Emily met X. She finally got all of the Little Einstein’s signatures! She was so proud of herself. She got so many signatures on the trip that she filled up her home made book and 2 Disney books!
We headed to the Grand Floridian for the Unbirthday Tea Party at 1:30. Emily was so excited to get to party with Alice and the Mad Hatter. Parents weren’t allowed, so we went to the café for lunch. We also stopped by the gift shop and found a small tea pot shaped plaque with Alice and the Mad Hatter on it. We got it for Emily to commemorate the event. She loved it!
We had dinner reservations at The Garden Grill in Epcot for dinner. We had just enough time to go to the private meet and greet for Visa card holders. This is located in Innovations West. We were the only ones there. When we entered, we rounded the corner and we saw Minnie Mouse! Goofy and Mickey were hiding behind the décor! Jacob immediately ran to hug Minnie and they ended up in the floor together. He would not let her go! Emily was having a blast playing with Mickey and Goofy and I had so much fun watching them have the time of their lives. Mickey was getting so jealous of all the love that Minnie was receiving and was able to convince Jacob to let her go for a minute to get a hug himself. Goofy tried to get Jacob’s attention, but it was Minnie who had his heart. We ended up with 10 whole minutes with them and a 100 amazing pictures!
We went to the Garden Grill and it was so crowded! Jacob and I went to check in for dinner and Emily and Jason rode Soarin’. We finally met up together and got a seat. The dinner was so worth it! It was the best
meal we had at Disney. The vegetables were grown right there in Epcot and tasted so fresh and delicious. The restaurant was neat because it rotated. And we got the more attention from the characters that we had received at any meal! Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale came by our table twice! It was so fun. Mickey and Pluto even got into a sword fight! I went out of my way to find a manager and let him know how wonderful the meal and environment was.
After the meal, it was raining and we were tired so we headed back to the resort. I had added an extra night to our trip while we were there, so we were excited to have an 8th full day in the parks.