Wednesday, March 23, 2016

disney day seven :: chef mickey's and home

I got up that morning and packed up all our stuff.  Our boarding passes and Magical Express ticket were hanging on our door.  Jody and I took our bags down to the lobby where they weighed them and checked them into the airlines.  So convenient!  Something they have added since our last trip.  Disney does a great job making airplane traveling easy especially with 3 kids and 5 bags of luggage!

I had us an 11:30 reservations for Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary.  Jody and Wesley opted out of Chef Mickey's but the rest of us went!  Mary Reese, Banks and I took a bus to the Magic Kingdom and then rode the resort monorail over to the Contemporary.  The rest of the crew ended up taking a taxi from the resort because when they went to check their bags a huge baseball team was in front of them. Owen was excited because he was with Julie and William and got to experience his first taxi ride!

We checked into Chef Mickey's. and waited for our table to be ready.  They called our party and we got our picture made which was linked to our photo pass account.

We were seated and hit the buffet. Mickey Waffles were a favorite along with the soft serve ice cream machine!

We ate and visited with some iconic characters...
Donald Duck

Minnie Mouse


and of course Chef Mickey!!!

The kids had a ball doing the napkin dance...

The lobby had beautiful Easter Eggs made by Disney employees because Easter was that Coming Sunday...

We hopped back on the monorail riding through the Polyinisan and Grand Floridian Resorts...

I think they were all over my picture taking by this point!  We got off at Magic Kingdom and caught a bus back to the Caribbean Beach Resort. We got off at the bus stop near the lobby and had a few minutes to spare before our Magical Express bus arrived to take us to the airport.

We got to the airport, went through security and made our way to the gate. We ran into several friends who were on the same flight as our party of 12.

Uncle David and Aunt Stacey had picked up our car at the airport Thursday night. David picked us up curbside and we headed to Davenport's Pizza to meet Stacey, Weezie & Hartman. We enjoyed pizza with them before heading north.

We made it home and I immediately got the washing machine going! I was very thankful we still had Thursday and Friday of Spring Break to get everything unpacked, washed and put away! And for a few days to recover! Disney is so fun but very tiring. We went until we were Disney tired everyday but I wouldn't have it any other way!!!  We are all ready for our next magical vacation!  We hope to see the gang real soon!

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