Saturday, December 6, 2014

Wishes at the Contemporary

Even though we were at Disney for two weeks during our September vacation, we actually never got to see Wishes (we did get to see Hallowishes, but it poured on our Wishes night).  We can hear the fireworks from our house, and since it's been such a long time, I was dying to get over there to see the show!  We decided to watch from the Contemporary because the kids had never done that before, and it'd been over fifteen years since Doug and I had.  We got there fairly early and looked around, first scoping out the observation deck, then checking out the gift shops and the gingerbread display.  I'm not a big fan of anything contemporary, but the kids liked the Frozen theme.

We had time to kill, so we decided to do a circuit on the resort monorail.  Unfortunately, when we got to the Grand Floridian, the monorail broke down.  We had to get off the monorail and get in line behind everyone who was already waiting to board.  We briefly debated just taking the boat over to the MK and walking to the Contemporary, but that would have taken forever and they assured us that another monorail was on its way.  We only had to wait a few minutes before another one arrived, but boy, we were crammed in there.  We made it to the Contemporary with plenty of time to spare, so no biggie!  The good spots on the observation deck were already taken, though, so we climbed up the exterior stairs (just one flight was enough) and got a great spot.

It was a great view, but the music wasn't piped in, so I think next time we'll go to the Grand Floridian dock.  Either way, you're a little off center, but we don't mind.  On our way out, we stopped by the big tree out front to take some (blurry) pictures.  Niall loves this tree.

I don't know what Lachlann was doing here.  Maybe measuring his head compared to the giant ornaments?  Looks like he's voguing.

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