Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
This looked like one that our Grand Daughter would enjoy, and I was honored to be in the group to take her for a "Dino-spin". I have to say that I really enjoy this simple carnival style ride. It's a great view from up there, and everyone seems so happy and in a great mood while riding. The line was so short, that we hopped right back on and did a 2nd spin. I also took my first spin on The Magic Carpets of Aladdin at The Magic Kingdom. Again, the wait wasn't too long, and the views were pretty awesome! We played one of the midway games at Dinoland, I think it was a Wooly Mammoth racing game where you try to put the ball into holes on the board to move your Mammoth faster. I didn't win, but my Son-In-Law pulled out the victory to win our Grandy a nice little stuffed turtle! We had our first meal at 'Ohana, not for any other reason except that we were finally able to get in! It was everything that I have heard. The skewers of meats kept comin' and were good, but the "sides" were even better (in my opinion). The Salad and Bread, the chicken wings & pot stickers were fantastic, and that dessert was soooo good! It's a busy place, but it's so much fun and such a good meal, I look forward to a return visit. We also had our first lunch at the madhouse that is Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe. My Angus Chuck Bacon Burger was great. The place is really busy and I generally gravitate towards a quieter atmosphere, but I'm glad that we stopped in and caught a performance by Sonny Eclipse. We also made our first visit to an often overlooked little gem at Disney's Hollywood Studios - The Writer's Stop for some goodies including the World Famous Carrot Cake Cookie. Disney Pod caster Lou Mongello recently named it as his "Best of the Best" Snacks in WDW, and I have to agree. It's a chewy slice of heaven and it's plenty big enough to share! We also paid our first visit to Le Patisserie in Epcot's France Pavilion and picked out an assortment of sweets, it was a busy place but we were rewarded for our patience with some delicious snacks, found a table and just took a nice break in a beautiful place.
I'm such a disney fanatic, that even arriving in a new way is memorable to me! Almost forgot my first visit to La Cava de Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot. We tasted some Tequila and it was unusual for me to have a "salsa chaser". But, it was really good! I'm probably forgetting some other firsts from this trip, but each and every one of these were magical moments that are now stored in my computer of great disney memories. Fresh water from my Fountain of Youth.