Thursday, April 7, 2011

Downtown Disney

We decided to spend our first day in Florida at Downtown Disney.  Because our train was not suppose to get into Sanford until 9:30 and unloading can take up to two hours (ours was the 11th last car on the train - at least it was not the last) we decided not to "waste" a park ticket but instead check out the Downtown area.

We met my husbands parents there and we first headed off to find some lunch.  We parked in the middle of Pleasure Island (Exit 3) where there is not much to see or do during the day, so we headed off towards the shops (Exit 1).  We had a great lunch at the Earl of Sandwich and it was worth waiting in the long line.  After lunch we had about an hour to kill before we could check into our hotel so we wondered through a few of the shops.

Having two boys it's a must to go into the Lego store even if they are only 3 and 4 months old.  The Lego store is under renovation right now so they have set up this temporary tent nearby.  I don't know who's idea it was to make the tent yellow but wow is it hard on the eyes.
 See.  Weird yellow light.  I'd go insane working there

Next Tavish rode the Train and Merry-Go-Round with his Nana.  He really enjoyed both of these ride and I don't think they cost much ($2 I think).  We then did a little shopping before heading to our hotel.

If you have the time Downtown Disney is worth going to but I would not cut a park day short to visit it.  The shops are neat but you can find most of the stuff in the parks themselves.

 Mr. Potato Head - outside the Toys shop

Callen was really focused on the the Potato Head inside the shop
Tavish enjoying a train ride with his Nana
Callen's Disney Decoration
Tavish loved the Lego Loch Ness (or Ogopogo as his Nana calls it)
Another ride with Nana
Callen chilling out in his Mickey Ears

1 comment:

  1. I love the Disney decorations on his helmet! Looks like you guys had an amazing time! What special memories!

    Margaret (@goodbadfamily)