Day 1 - check in and HS
Our flight arrived right on time. My parents were supposed to arrive 10 minutes before us but were delayed about an hour so we went ahead and got on ME because we thought it would be nicer to wait at hotel versus waiting at airport. No problems on ME and we were boarded and on our way to GF within 30 minutes of landing. My parents arrived shortly after us and had no problems on ME either (mom was nervous about it). Since it was early afternoon, our room was not ready yet. We left numbers for them to call (which they never did) and sent my parents to the pool while DD and I headed to HS for our Fantasmic lunch at Brown Derby. As we walked out to the bus stop, the HS bus pulled up - it was meant to be!
We were about an hour early for our ADR time so decided to grab FP for Tower of Terror and then see if they could take us early - sure enough, they seated us right away. This was our first time at Brown Derby. Food was quite good, although way too much of it. Our server was very friendly but very slow and not really on top of things. My DD didn’t want broccoli with her pasta and the server told her he thought she should get it as it was good for her - she did her best sad puppy face impression and batted her eyelashes at him. He said she could have anything she wanted with that face - and then proceeded to tell me how much trouble I was going to have with the boys as she got older! After he left, DD said to me, “see mom, the face really works well on boys”!! LOL.
After lunch/dinner, we hit some of our favs without lines (Muppets, movies, animation) and saw the Beauty and the Beast show. Then it was time for our FP for ToT. DD remembered loving it last visit and couldn’t wait to go on it (we rode it a few times last summer). Well, this time, not so much. Her screams were not out of fun - she had such a terrified look on her face - I felt so bad. She said it was fun but didn’t need to go on it any time soon!
After some shopping, it was time to head over to Fantasmic - this was our first time seeing it. I wish I had taken something for us to drink in with us because I couldn’t leave her alone and go to the concession stand and those that were walking around only had beer left when they got to our section. Doesn’t work well for a 7 year old!! We enjoyed the show but can’t say that I would do it every trip - the package was expensive and they were lining up a good hour to 2 hours before the show. Even though the park was open later, we headed back to GF as we were planning to spend the next day at Epcot and wanted to make rope drop.
During all of this, I checked in with my parents. When the hotel hadn’t called by 6, I sent my mom to the front desk to see what the problem was. No problems, room had been ready for hours but they hadn’t gotten around to calling us yet - found that a little odd.
Thanks for reading along!
We did not get the name of the photopass photographer because he had something over his pin. He was very unDisney like.