Hi All -- Greetings from WDW! Our trip is off to an awesome start. We did have a delay in getting our room but was so worth the wait -- we're right on the waterway from Old Key West to Downtown Disney, an awesome view!
WDW really made all Mothers feel special yesterday. We had lunch at Olivia's and every Mom received a carnation, a very nice touch. As each server passed a table, they wished the Mom a Happy's Mothers Day.
We chose Boatwright's for dinner, since we never have spent time over that way. We took the boat from OKW to Downtown, then took the boat from DD to Port Orleans. Was a beautiful evening for a night on the boat. We had a great boat captain, Grant. We really enjoyed the boat ride to the Port Orleans area and seeing those resorts (French Quarter and Riverside) for the first time from that view. The Riverside Resort (formally Dixie Landings) buildings are beautiful! The facade had a very Gone With the Wind look to them.
We docked and headed to Boatwright's for dinner. Impeccable service and a great meal. As like at Olivia's, each Mom was presented with a carnation as well plus a cup of corn chowder made especially for Mom by their Chef. Mary said she couldn't have asked for a more special day.
We headed down to DD after dinner. I was able to see Frollo for the first time in person. Much larger than I anticipated and very detailed. Patrick did an awesome job. Will definitely be adding this one to my Festival of Fools Scene. Found some really cool Cars items at the World of Toys that were a must have .. LOL! My only disappointment, not seeing the Mickey Pretzels. Hoping these haven't been discontinued. Our chex mix will never be the same :( Will be keeping an eye out for them today.
After we docked, took a nice leisurely walk back to room. What a perfect start to our trip!
Heading off to Magic Kingdom tomorrow and then over to Disney Hollywood Studios after lunch to check out Toy Story Mania .. can't wait!
Until my next update ....