June 17, 2009 - Departure day
Cast of Characters - Myself - Stacey - 31, Husband - Bryan - 35, Step-Daughter - Briana - 11, Son - Owen - 4, Daughter - Kate - 2
We got up around 8 to get on the bus and monorail over to the Contemporary to go to Chef Mickey’s. There were a million people there and we got there a few minutes late. So after we took our picture we thought we were going to have to wait a long time, there were 40 or 50 people waiting, the room was full. Our buzzer went off after about 5 minutes, so we were surprised. We were sat down right by the buffet. We got everyone’s food and the characters started coming around. They are really spread out here. So it’s hard to have time to eat.
I was scared to leave, I didn’t want to miss anyone. We used 3 adult table service credits, and 1 child table service credit. There are five characters here instead of four, so that was nice. We hadn’t seen Goofy yet, so Owen was excited to see him. He still talks about when Goofy touched his head.
We saw everyone and got everyone’s autograph. Then they did a celebration for birthdays and Owen got a little cupcake and a little extra attention from Goofy. He was pretty excited. He always asks to see the picture of the time when Goofy touched his head. When we were done we went back to the hotel and it was time to get ready for the bus to the airport. We packed everything up and went down to the magical Express desk at 12:45 p.m. The bus came around 20 minutes later and we were off to the airport. We got to the airport in plenty of time for our 3:30 flight, so we had some lunch at the food court and boarded the plane. We did have TVs on this trip, so that made the flight a bit better. Briana said she felt sick and sat by herself. We got in around 7 p.m. and got our luggage right away and were promptly picked up to end our vacation. We’ve learned we don’t want to go back unless we can afford a monorail resort. Bryan wants to stay at the Polynesian. We can wish, can’t we?