Dreaming of a Disney spring break - part three COMPLETED
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Sorry the crowds were so large. I have a hard time enjoying myself when I have to constantly swerve around people, especially with 2 kids in tow. I definitely have to plan my next trip in the off off off season!
Thanks, as always, for the wonderful pictures. You always show me so much I haven't seen before, and it makes me look forward to my next trip to WDW!
Huge Disney Fan...Always Have Been...Always Will Be!
We actually find it to be the coolest of the parks because of all the trees!
What part of the year do you go? If it's hot as you know what out like in the summer when we go, all the folige helps to keep all the dampness and humidity on the ground instead of letting it dissipate
Great start to your third installment of your trip. I find AK even on a good day to be very busy and crowded. I can't even imagine what it would be like at peak or near peak capacity. As usual I love all the photos but I have to ask about the Photopass ones - are those new borders for 2011 or specific ones just for the time you went (because the F&GF was still taking place, correct?). I think the foliage borders are cool and would love to be able to use them when we go in a couple of weeks.
I'm assuming they were new borders. As it's Animal Kingdom, I can't see why they'd do special Flower and Garden borders for there, but who knows?
Sunday 17 April – part three: will it be a roaring good time at T-Rex?
We drove over to Downtown Disney and finally managed to find a parking space, after driving around a few times. We knew it would be busy here, being a Sunday and lunchtime.
The final bits of construction work around the Lego store
We headed off first to find an ATM, as we were almost out of cash that we had bought with us. I wanted to check that our new travel money card worked, as that was where the rest of our money was stored. Fortunately, it did and, solvent again, it was off to T-Rex, where Sean, Sharon and Ciaran were waiting for us.
My goodness, it took forever to get seated in here. We probably waited about 10 minutes, because there was a whole room that they hadn’t opened up yet, because they didn’t have any servers for it and that’s where the tables of five were. Eventually, we got in, but only after the woman at the front desk went and had a few words. I got the impression that someone was slacking, as she was not happy, but then again, that could’ve been because we kept asking when we would be seated, having watched everyone else in line get in before us.
When we were seated, we were right by one of the T-Rexes, which wasn’t the best for Ciaran, as he got a bit anxious every time he roared. Fortunately, Sean told him that if he tickled the T-Rex’s foot, then he wouldn’t get Ciaran, which worked in the end and, by the end of the meal, he was taking no notice of it at all. He did OK with the meteor storm as well, after the first one which did freak him out a bit.
Our server was very good and looked after us very well. Having seen the size of the portions here before, I decided to just get the Supersaurus sampler, because there was no way that I could eat one of their entree dishes. The Supersaurus sampler gives you the chilli con queso dip with tri-coloured tortilla chips, Brachiosaurus Bruschetta, T-Rexadillas and onion rings.
I think Sharon and Sean were a little staggered by the size of their dishes, although mine wasn’t exactly small either, but I was able to pick at what I fancied. To me, the bruschetta was a real winner and the nachos and chips weren’t bad either. I was very impressed that they just left the chicken off the T-Rexadillas with no problem.
Talking of chicken, Mark went for that and, wow, that thing was huge! That was about all he ate on his plate. Unsurprisingly, we were all stuffed after just the one course and called it a day. We settled up and headed outside.
Food 8½ 8½ Service 9 8½ Atmosphere 9 9 Value for money 9 9
Average score: 8.81
It was still a bit early for Sharon, Sean and Ciaran to head to the airport, so Mark suggested renting a boat for an hour. We headed that way and ran into the biggest line I’ve ever seen here. We waited probably about 15 minutes and were told that all the Sun Trackers were already out and one family was waiting for them. We decided to go with a Boston Whaler instead, which wasn’t quite as good, as you can only stay on the lake and can’t go up to Old Key West and Port Orleans. Apparently, they had an incident where one got stuck and that’s why they’re not allowed up there anymore. We took it, but wouldn’t you know it, we saw the family who had been waiting go out shortly after us and then saw another Sun Tracker coming back. Oh well, never mind.