Let the fun begin! - Part
Photos done, we picked up plates and
returned to our table and our tablemates had arrived by now.
It was their first time, so after some
pointers we all went to try our goodies. We both had a plate of the savory
offerings, which were all very nice.
Round one in the bag, we went to pick
up some more drinks. We chose something different this time, as the first
one was not quite to our liking
and then Tom went to get another plate
of savory food, while I went and got some of the galactic breadpudding with
a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
So yummy. And while we were stuffing
ourselves some of the Star Wars characters were coming through
and interacting with guests, mostly
ones that definitely displayed some Star Wars T-shirts and there was this
cute little Darth Vader who had such fun interacting with the (grown up)
Stormtroopers. They had us all in stitches. And after that Tom and I went
back a third time to taste some of the desserts. Tom just stuck to fruit and
a cupcake, while I tried some of the new dome desserts.
And then it was all over. Cast Members
came around and asked us to head back to the buffet if we wanted something
else, but we would all be marching over to the fireworks spot in a few
minutes. Tom and I finished our desserts, then went in line and waited to be
walked over. It took a few minutes while they found some cute kids to lead
our procession and soon we were on our way. The spot was different to where
we had been previously, right in front of Chinese Theatre. Not knowing how
the new show and fireworks were going to be we followed the rest and went
right up front. Not the best of places. While we had an absolutely wonderful
view of the projections, we were way too close to fully be able to see most
of the fireworks.
Once the fireworks were over we packed
the Stormtrooper mugs
we had gotten as a memento of the
party into our bag and hoping that many people would leave we walked towards
the Tower of Terror. No way, they were showing a 60 minute wait. Too much
for us. We slowly walked back to the Chinese Theatre, where the crowds were
lighter now, but still thick. We both were tired with it being our first
night and so we decided to just check out the new Toy Story Land. We were
pretty sure there would be no way to ride either ride, but at least we could
get a glimpse of it at night. So we walked past One Manís Dream and around
the corner and were in awe. How cute was this. It was great to experience
the land at night with all the lights and Slinky zipping through. We watched
the alien ride for a bit and it looked like good fun, but nothing we would
wait for for hours.
But we had to fight the crowds and so
after having a look around we decided to head back to our resort.
We took our sweet time getting to the
exit and then finding our bus and when we walked up to the bus stop one was
just loading people. Walking a lot faster we made it, even found seats again
and off we went back to the Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower. We arrived back
at our resort shortly before midnight and were happy to be able to fall into