Tuesday, June 25, 2013

{Travel}The Happiest Place on Earth-Part 7

In my last post we were about to change up our evening plans for dining in EPCOT. We decided to go back to the hotel to rest and have dinner later in Downtown Disney.
First we headed over to the Grand Floridian to do some shopping and what did we finally get to see? The Ironman 3 Monorail!   We were hoping it was still in circulation but hadn't seen it all week.
We boarded it and took it back to the Polynesian. When we got off we asked if we could get a photo of it before exiting the platform.  This usually isn't allowed but we got permission and snapped away as quickly as possible before it took off again!
Back to the Club Lounge at the Polynesian for some snacks...
This is the view from the bus stop at the Polynesian.
We decided to forego our Advanced Dining Reservations in Mexico for a more casual meal in Downtown Disney at Wolfgang Puck Express.
The food here is always top quality. We had already had lunch here earlier in the week but we just had to come back one more time.  This place is a step up from most counter services in Disney. You order your food and get a number for your table then your food is delivered to your table by a server.  They keep you supplied with extra napkins and drink refills (and anything else you need).
They also bring out the dessert if you ordered it. They have indoor and outdoor tables. We decided to sit outside because it was such a gorgeous night.
 I had the Oven Roasted Salmon -fennel,tomatoes,arugula,roasted potatoes and horseradish cream.
 Hubs had the Half Rotisserie Chicken-garlic butter, rosemary and mashed potatoes.
And the child had the Roasted Vegetable Sandwich-buffalo mozzarella, pesto, lettuce, tomato and horseradish cream. Oh those sweet potato fries!
After dinner we explored Downtown Disney. There's something magical about being there at night.
Look at these views!
That's a dragon made out of Legos (coming out of the water!).  It's fun to stroll by the stores and restaurants. There was a lot of entertainment going on as we walked through. We got to hear a saxophone player, an Irish duo and a middle school band.  

We were also entertained by these golden statues.  They each drew quite a crowd. They were a lot of fun to watch as people walked up to get photos with them. You never knew what they were going to do. They reminded me of the Moving Sculptures that used to be in Italy at EPCOT.
We stopped in at the T-Rex Restaurant and perused the store.
 That's an experience in itself.
Time to head back to the hotel to watch the fireworks with a night cap one last time.
to be continued...(I promise, only 1 more !)
Part 1 starts here.
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Jules said...

I have loved seeing all of your Disney posts, and will honestly be a little sad when they are over - yep, I living vicariously...lol.

Katie said...

I wonder why you aren't allowed to take pictures of the monorail...

I'm sad that there is only one more Disney post left. I've been enjoying your Disney pictures!!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

@Katie You're not allowed to stand on the platform like that after you exit but we wouldn't have been able to get as good a photo if we were behind the gates. Sorry that was confusing!

Tamar SB said...

That salmon looks amazing!!! I'd love to ride the monorail!

Bliss said...

I feel like I've just been to Disney with you. Last time there we stayed at the Swan. Or was it the Dolphin? Anyway, each night we loved walking on the Boardwalk, always so much to see and enjoy.

Dawn said...

You should be a Disney travel agent!

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