Disney World – 4

This morning we woke up late and headed over to Typhoon Lagoon water park. What a perfect day for it! The weather started a bit chilly, but warmed up fast and the park was fairly empty. We all enjoyed the wave pool; especially Zoe. She loved jumping over the waves. The kiddy area was nice, but all the spraying water was a bit cold compared to the heated wave pool. Bryan and I took some time to ride the speed slides and snorkel with the sharks while Sue and Dave played with Zoe in the sand. It was a blast; no lines at all!! After a quick lunch we drove back to the resort for a nap while Sue and Dave spent some more time swimming and sliding. In the evening we rode the Disney busses to Magic Kingdom and arrived just in time for the flag ceremony at 5pm. It was neat. We then went to the character area and realized the lines were just too long, so we rode the Teacups a few times and Zoe went with Dave on the car ride. Bryan and I then left Zoe with Nana and Pappy for the evening and took a ferry ride over to the Polynesian resort for our date night! We had reservations at Ohana Restaurant, checked in and then got some sushi for an appetizer at the sushi bar. We were seated near a window where we could just barely see the castle. It was cool, like a Brazilian restaurant, they bring meats on skewers around to the table. Delicious. There were a few luau dances for the crowd to participate in. We both got lei’s since we were chair-dancing and waving our ‘shakas’. From there we wandered down to the beach to watch the evening fireworks over the castle. What a great vantage point. As a bonus we got to see the Electric Light Pageant; I remember seeing this as a kid. It’s a bunch of boats with cheesy old-school light boards of animals and goofy music. Quite fun. We then sauntered to the Grand Floridian along the lagoon; it is a super-fancy hotel. Took their ferry back to the Magic Kingdom and hopped our Pop Century bus. Zoe, Sue, and Dave spent the evening on a couple more rides and then had dinner with Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet at the Crystal Cafe. I guess she didn’t take to Pooh but liked Eeyore and Tigger again. She fell asleep on the ride back to the resort. Another long, fun Disney day!

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