Saturday, April 9, 2016

Our Disney Vacation - Day 7 (Magic Kingdom & Disney Springs)

Day 7 - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (Magic Kingdom & Disney Springs)

Once back on Main Street, we talked about what we wanted to do next. Our last Fast Pass (for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train) wasn't ripe for another hour, but we really wanted to take a break at the resort, which we ended up doing.


We got to the bus stop and it was deserted. I guess nobody leaves Magic Kingdom at 3 pm! This extra-long double bus pulled up, our first ride on one like this!

I couldn't believe we had the whole bus to ourselves! Normally, when we leave MK, we are packed like sardines! A young couple from Canada ended up joining us for the ride back to ASMusic. They had two small kids with them, one being a 3 month old baby boy. We had a very nice chat on the way back and I couldn't help getting excited about coming to WDW with our family and the baby someday!!

We got back to our room and found that Mousekeeping hadn't been in yet. I really like coming back to a fresh room, but when she knocked a few minutes later, we told her to just leave extra towels. We gave her our last tip envelope and thanked her for the great service we had gotten all week. :O)
I couldn't wait for our dinner ADR tonight! We chose Fulton's!
We were both impressed right away by the atmosphere, then the service, and most importantly, the food!!
First, they brought out these delicious crackers with a crab/cream cheese type spread. YUM!

We both got salads: Peter got the House Salad - mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, hearts of palm, sherry vinaigrette and I got the Caesar Salad - romaine hearts, Parmesan traditional Caesar dressing and garlic croutons. Both salads were just average, but good.

Peter also ordered the Mussels & Beer - Maine mussels, Yuengling lager, leeks, creme fraiche. I think he ate these at every place we went this week! :O)
He said they were VERY good!! :O)

For my entree, I chose the Seafood Combination - fresh from the fryer jumbo shrimp, sea scallops and cod filet served with Old Bay french fries. It was delicious!!

Peter got the Atlantic Salmon - cedar plank roasted, butternut squash puree, edamame-smoked bacon succotash and said his was delicious as well.

We skipped dessert because we were too full at the moment (and I had ideas for later!!!).
An overall wonderful dining experience! We will definitely return on a future visit!
$111.83 + cash tip (OOP)

We wanted to do some shopping after dinner, so we spent a little time at World of Disney. Oh my!! that place is HUGE! I couldn't help myself in the princess section!! :O)
We realized that our trip was quickly coming to an end. We thought about finishing the night back at Magic Kingdom, but we both wanted to spend the rest of the night right here in Disney Springs. We had enjoyed the live music when we came here a few nights earlier, so we just walked around a bit, stopping to listen to different performers. I really love all the changes here!
I suggested getting dessert and we headed over to try something from Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop.
I got this......

The Ocean Beach - Sea Salt Caramel Sundae. Vanilla ice cream smothered with creamy caramel, handmade hot fudge and sea salt. Perfectly topped with whipped cream, creamy caramel, sea salt and a Ghirardelli SQUARES milk chocolate.
OMG!!! I am not a big sweets fan, but this was amazing!!! :O)
Peter was boring in his choice, and chose a double dip of Black Cherry Vanilla. He ended up sharing mine too!!
There was a DJ/Dance party nearby, so we found a seat there to enjoy our treats.
Other than stopping by Goofy's Candy Co. to finish using our snack credits on treats to bring home, we were ready to call it a night.
Day 8 - Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Travel Day

We had an early wake up for our Magical Express bus ride to the airport. Our flight was at 8:15 a.m., so we were scheduled for pick-up at the front of the resort at 5:15! We checked our bags there, then boarded the bus for our sad ride to the airport. We had an easy walk through security and had plenty of time to get breakfast at McDs before boarding. The flight was good and in no time (less than 2 hours to be exact) we were safely back in Baltimore.
We had an absolutely amazing time!  We say this every year, but this trip will be hard to top. The weather was gorgeous and we had such a wonderful time! Once again, we didn't get to do everything on our list, so, of course, we just have to go back!! I was so happy that Peter loved flying, because as much as we enjoy our road trips, I much prefer spending that extra time in Disney!! We almost went a different route for our vacation this year, and we both mentioned several times during our trip how sad we would have been if we hadn't gone back to WDW!!!

I can't wait to go back again and have already started thinking about plans for next year. I have been a little homesick (more than usual) since we got back home. It is such a special place for Peter and I, I am very thankful that we get to enjoy that time together there.

Until next time.....I'll be dreaming of Disney!!! :O)


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