Sunday started with a very early breakfast at 1900 Park Fare. (whose idea was that??) This is certainly one of my favorite breakfasts at Walt Disney World. They have really great food here - the cold strawberry soup and lobster eggs Benedict are to die for. The characters here are Pooh, Tigger, Mary Poppins, Alice and the Mad Hatter. I adore the Mad Hatter, he is so into character. When he first arrived at our table, he sat on Bubby's lap and of course, no one had a camera ready. He is just so goofy, and when he has his photo taken with guests, he almost always sticks out his tongue. So, Rod and I decided to do the same. Here's the result.
After a nice nap, Rod and I returned to the Magic Kingdom and met up with the kids. We did the "Jingle Cruise" - the Jungle Cruise with a Christmas twist. Mary and I love this ride since we are big fans of the pun. The captain usually tells the corniest jokes, and ours was the best ever. We left there and Mary said we should do the Enchanted Tiki Room, since I had really wanted to see that show (although now, I wonder why). What a ridiculous performance this was! I just kept shaking my head while laughing all the while.
After dinner, we prepared for the Christmas Party. It was a lot of fun. Pam found me a great spot for viewing the parade. I was right in the front line, and got to interact with quite a few of the characters. We then proceeded to the Castle area, to watch the projection show and finally the fireworks. If you've never seen Disney fireworks, you don't know what you're missing. They are phenomenal! The kids decided to stick around for the second parade, but the "old folks" returned to the resort.
Notes on today: a fun day, but I don't think I will waste my money on the party again. We have real snow in PA, not the soap snow they have on Main Street. I wanted a pin from the Christmas Party, but was told that they had been sold out two weeks before. The free cookies and cocoa were really good.
Tomorrow - Hollywood Studios