Sunday, September 17, 2017

disney day three: mickey's not so scary halloween party

hotel breakfast
We start every day with a good breakfast-- especially when we stay at Embassy Suites!

riding the monorail
After breakfast we headed back to the Polynesian so that we could do a couple of loops on the monorail-- it's one of our favorite modes of transportation at Disney World.  This time, we also switched to the EPCOT loop at the Ticket and Transportation Center and got a glimpse of EPCOT!

dole whips
We enjoyed dole whip floats for "lunch" from the Pineapple Lanai back at the Polynesian.

back on the monorail
And then it was back to the monorail for a ride to the Magic Kingdom and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!!

our happy place!
Our happy place!!

secret nachos one
Since we go to Disney World often (at least by out of state standards!), rides are not always our first priority.  Priority Numero Uno for this trip was the Nachos Rio Grande (or the "secret nachos") at Pecos Bill's especially since it was a limited time offer (and ended a couple of weeks later!).

secret nachos two
As soon as we got into the Magic Kingdom, well, after taking the obligatory castle pictures, we made it to Pecos Bill's and put our name on the list.  We rode Pirates of the Caribbean and Pecos Bill's called just as we were leaving to let us know that our table was ready!!  We eat at Pecos Bill's, a counter-service restaurant, on almost every trip to the Magic Kingdom and really appreciated having a reserved table (no more juggling food, drinks and the stroller while trying to find somewhere to sit!) and REAL plates and silverware!

secret nachos three
The Nachos Rio Grande includes two pitchers of soda/tea with unlimited refills-- worth it's weight in gold on a hot, Florida day!!

sweet and silly
- The many faces of Ellie -

three sweethearts
Three of the Albaeck sweethearts.

secret nachos four
There was a lot of fanfare when the food came to the table and quite a few cast members participated in the hoopla to the table.  Our waitress brought out the nachos and all of the toppings followed behind in a covered wagon.

ginormous nachos!
Even though we'd seen pictures and videos of the nachos, I don't think any of us were quite prepared for the actual size of the platter-- it was gigantic!!  We ate, and ate, and ate, and couldn't quite finish the nachos but everyone said the food was delicious and it definitely deserved a spot on our favorite meals list.

we love the peoplemover
After our HUGE lunch-dinner, we figured a ride on the Peoplemover was in order.

we love the peoplemover two
Even though it's not the fastest ride in the park or full of thrills, the Peoplemover is one of our all time favorites!

just the two of us
While Jacob and the big kids went on Space Mountain, Ellie and I took another spin on the Peoplemover!

space mountain kids
- Space Mountain -

trick or treat
Since we were attending the Halloween party, we made sure to get some trick-or-treating in-- and ended up with about 40 pounds of candy!

riding the horsies
The horsies are still Ellie's favorite ride and the big kids still go on it willingly, just for her.

Though they much prefer Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!

end of the night
At the end of the night we took a very leisurely approach to exiting the park.  We stopped for ice cream on Main Street and then enjoyed watching people leave until the park was almost empty.

empty main street
As we made our way down Main Street we stopped at almost every Photopass photographer-- nothing beats castle pictures on an empty Main Street!

magic shots one
The kids wanted to take advantage of all of the magic shots and insisted on individual pictures.

magic shots two
And then they had to get the Halloween edition magic shots, too.

magic shots three
We stopped for one last round of pictures on our way out of the park at around 1:30am.  The monorail was done running for the night but we were able to take the boat back to the Polynesian to get our car and go back to the hotel.  Another fun Halloween Party for the record books!

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