Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

I could not think of a better place to celebrate Mother's Day than at Disney World. It beats Chuck E. Cheese big time (for those of you who have been reading since last Mother's Day.)

We started the day at Hollywood Studios (my least favorite of the 4 theme parks.) Knowing it would be a short day there (because of our lack of interest) I planned for a big time dinner - The Hoop-Dee-Doo.

We took a bus from the theme park to Fort Wilderness, a campground in Disney World. That place is so huge, we had to take an internal bus to get to the other side of it for dinner. We got there right on time and checked in.

Luke was in a mood, but after some lizard chasing while we waited for the restaurant to open, he perked up slightly. He was not about to be entertained, and certainly intended to be a sour-puss.

He had no power. The performers of the dinner show had us laughing so hard we were nearly in tears. I had no idea the song "The Hokey Pokey" could be so funny.

We were sitting right up next to the stage which made us in the direct line of fire for heckling. Luke got the worst of it. One lady took a real liking to Luke and that got to be a hilarious tangent for the show.

He didn't realize he had received one of these:

So the entertainment was great, but how was the food? Awesome~! All of my favorites - fried chicken, BBQ ribs, baked beans, cornbread, salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. All served on metal plates (great for babies who love to toss their dishes!)

Sangria and beer were included in the price. That's a Disney-unusual. But of course, this dinner didn't come cheap, as you can imagine. It takes 2 sit down dinner credits if using the dining plan. We charged our bill to our credit card and it put us out about $180 with tip. You're damn right I'm drinking sangria.

Hands-down this was our favorite memory from our trip. I would do it again in a heart beat. In fact, I am making ribs for dinner tonight, per Luke's request. I think a family hokey pokey is in order!!

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