I had ordered baskets for the rooms to surprise the kids about a week before we left. I got Nemo for my DD and Star Wars for DFDS. The baskets were not in the room when we checked in, so I figured they would come randomly. I didn’t want that to happen while we were in there, so I went down to concierge with my basket confirmation numbers to ask them to deliver them while we were at Chef mickeys for dinner. I was told at that time that mine was already being delivered. I kept DD out of the room while that was supposedly happening. We went back to get showers and get ready for what I thought was a 5pm seating at Chef’s. Neither basket was there, so I thought maybe they were able to get in touch with the runner and they would be delivered while we were at dinner…so I thought.
It started to seriously rain at this time and we decided to just grab a cab to the contemporary. To make the first night even more magical, I had ordered special desserts for both my DD and her son. They were pirate and princess cakes. We checked in for what I thought was a 5pm seating and the girl couldn’t find my ADR. I had verfied all ADR’s before leaving for WDW, so I knew it was in there. It was at this time that the CM thought ruined my cake surprise and announced that she found the ADR for 5:30pm and that we had cakes. She mentioned this in front of them…I said " oh…well you let the cat out of the bag on that one. I was trying to make them a surprise". I wasn’t even annoyed to be honest and kinda laughed about it. She walked away without saying anything. I watched her talk to two other CMs. She was being very animated and I didn’t understand what was going on. Another CM, who I guess was the manager, walked up and said “you wanted to see me?” I really had zero clue about what she was talking about. I never asked to see a manager nor did I have any need to see one. I told her as much. The original CM was now talking to a guy CM and he comes over and asks me what the problem is. Now, I was not only baffled, but annoyed. I said "there is no problem. I had my time written down wrong and the girl accidently ruined my cake surprise, but it’s not big deal.
The original CM comes back and hands me a buzzer and said, “it will be ten minutes, but we can seat you right away”. She was snippy and rude and I still dont understand what happended. We got seated in the “celebration room” and started getting our food. Our waitress was very nice and took great care of us for the first ten minutes. As soon as she got more tables, she kinda forgot we exisited…lol I was careful about my food selections and ate barely anything. This meal was for the kids and I was content with just picking at stuff I knew would not make me sick. The family from ##$#% was seated next to us and their seriously energetic child proceeded to run around the room and walk up to any character in her area whether that character was at another table or not seemed to not matter. The CMs went to the table multiple times and explained how it worked. The parents made no attempt to stop her behavior and many times encouraged it. It was seriously annoying while you were trying to take a picture. After several attempts to get a picture with Sara and mickey, I finally had it and told the girl to go sit down. She said “ok and sat in her chair”. Now if it was that easy, why didn’t the parents do it??? Holy lord!
We waited forever for our server to appear…I had to ask for the surprise cakes…lmao. This meal was a disaster. The cakes were cute though and worth the price of $15.99 each.
We cabbed it back to POFQ and the kids changed back into swim suits and went in the pool. My DD was determined to teach this kid to swim by the time they left. My and DF sat at the bar and just laughed. Her basket was in the room…mine was “lost”. The concierge people were so emabarrased and were deseratly trying to find out what happened. I didn’t even care at this point. I knew it would be found eventually. I had a confirmation number and my card it was paid for with. It was comical that two chances to surprise my DD were ruined. I can never keep anything a secret from her and the two times I managed to, the surprise was ruined…ironic.
Instead of allowing this to annoy me or ruin my day, I just laughed. I moved past the speed bumps and just proceeded with the trip.
We had some wines and called it a night. Everyone was tired from an early wake up and traveling. We were in our rooms by 8:30 and in bed by 9pm.