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This morning, we got up and had breakfast in the lounge. Both kids wanted to ride the monorail, so we hopped on it in Downtown Disney. They both wanted to go on the Finding Nemo Subs, so we headed that direction from the monorail. When we got seated and DS8 started to try to fold his legs under him on the seat, I knew we were in for trouble! The close quarters in the dark really terrified him, and I had to really hold him close until we got deep into the story line. He made it through without a major scene, so I count myself lucky!
DD11 wanted to see the Lunar New Year edition of Family Fun Weekends, so we headed to Big Thunder Ranch. DD11 was happy to get to see Mulan and Mushu just before they left for a break. The only specially dressed character that we missed was Mickey.
DS8 was already so enamored with Vinylmations that he had to show his to Minnie and explain to her how it was Mickey-shaped.
Afterwards, DD11 wanted to go on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride again. DS8 said he wanted to go, too, but I wasn’t so sure. He had talked himself out of it before; even though, he likes the driving part of the ride. DD11 said that he could ride with her, so we went on it. He made it through okay because he was concentrating on the steering. From here, we moved on to Storybook Land Canal Boats. I was so excited to finally get a decent picture of Toad Hall.
We were able to fit in a ride on Alice in Wonderland and the Tangled Meet and Greet before making it to our lunch at Cafe Orleans. I have to tell you about our meet with Rapunzel and Flynn. DS8 has perfected the “smolder.” Those of you familiar with the Tangled movie will understand what I am talking about. DS8 decided to try his smolder on Rapunzel and Flynn. It was so hilarious to watch!
At Cafe Orleans, DD11 and I shared Pommes Frites, and I had my usual Mint Julep and Creole Ratatouille (kids had Mac/Cheese). Yum! Yum!
After such a wonderful lunch, my children thought that it would be a wonderful idea to spin around at Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin. Fortunately, I sent my kids in one car, and I rode behind them. It wouldn’t have been a pretty sight any other way! We walked some of lunch off by going through Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk Through and, then, off to Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters we went.
Then, the moment came. The moment I had been dreading. DS8 said that he was ready to try Captain EO. Now, I must say that I am old enough to have seen Captain EO in its first run. When I lived in Orlando, Captain EO was one place that I went to cool off when the line for Spaceship Earth was too long. But DS8 wanted to see it, so we went. DS8 does better in the back row of 3D shows because he seems to feel more secure that way. The nice lady handing out glasses let us wait in the wheel chair line, so we could get in the back row. I have to say that DS8 seemed to like it. Some parts really scared him, but he liked it enough to try to dance like Captain EO when he got out of the theater. Yes, DD11 tried to hide her face, so she wouldn’t be seen with him.
It was now time to head back toward the Paradise Pier Hotel.
Day 5 is our semi down day. We spent the day relaxing, but we went out that night to try to see some of the weekend night events. Next blog, I’ll do Day 5 night and Day 6 together.