|Dreamfinder Man with Figment in lower right corner of photo|
|I want Dreamfinder back!|
|Yes, Figment - this ride stinks...|
|Welcome to Florida - did you pack a poncho?|
For lunch, I was able to score an ADR for Chefs de France. This is a restaurant that I've always wanted to visit, but was hesitant to try because of my other picky eaters. I’m so glad that we got a chance to eat here! Check-in was easy, we only waited a few minutes before we were seated in the glass atrium-type area by the fountain. Great spot for people watching, AND we got a banquette (booth), so tushy-cushy for me! We looked over the menu and all decided on the croque monsieur, but I still wanted to try the macaroni gratin. I wonder if they do like a side dish or something?
|Get me a fork! It's hard to gauge the size of the bowl, but this was a HUGE amount!|
|Croque Monsieur with Fries|
With our Tables in Wonderland card, I think our meal came to around $50 or $60 bucks. Not bad for a table service meal!
|Sarah is in the Figment hat; Tom in the Rainbow visor|
Voices of Liberty came out and sang a song. I gotta say, while I appreciate their talent, they are a little too…. How do I put this? Perfunct? Clipped? Each word is very precise and snipped. Slightly ‘bad-opera’ like. They were good, but not my favorite style of enunciation.
With that out of the way, I walked around a bit, taking photos of the space (because how often do normal people get to be in there!) Lo and behold, who do I see but Brickers! I know he’s a normal guy and all, but to go up to him and start talking about photography would be like a 6th grader talking to Michael Jordan about basketball (yeah, even my references are old school, deal with it.) So what does any normal stalker do? Take photos of them!
|The Man of the Hour - Marty Sklar|
|What is (was) United Technologies?|
After the talk, I think it must have been nearing 6pm, so I think we just started making our way towards Italy and DINNER! We had 7pm ADRs for another new restaurant – Via Napoli. Hubby is not much of a pizza guy, but he agreed to this one because there were other things on the menu. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some food.
|Lemons for my water and my Diet Coke|
|Bread and Oil for dipping|
|The Child didn't like the bread as much as I did|
|The chicken is longer than the rolled up parcel of utensils at the top!|
|Coppetta de Gelato|
But the end… OH, the end!
It sounded and FELT like Disney shot off every single firework they had in stock that night. I could feel it in my bones. I felt the ground shake under my feet. I think at one point fireworks came out of the lake right in front of us. It was AMAZING!!!! I had tears in my eyes by the end of it, it was mind-blowingly fabulous, and what better way to finish off an amazing day at my favorite park than some balls-to-the-wall pyrotechnics! You know how everyone claps at the end of a good fireworks display? There was so much more than clapping this time! There were hoots and hollers galore, and it went on for quite a while.