We began this morning by having breakfast at the Grand Floridian at 1900 Park Fare. We dined with Pooh, Tigger, Mary Poppins, Alice, and the Mad Hatter. Breakfast was a buffet, and it was yummy. I think I sampled a little bit of everything because I wanted to make sure I ate my money's worth! Character meals aren't cheap by any stretch of the imagination. We ended up having Pooh and Tigger come by our table twice, which was pretty cool. The Mad Hatter is pretty hilarious and shouts a lot in the restaurant.
When swim time was over, we all cleaned up and headed over to the Wilderness Lodge for dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe. We had an all-you-can-eat family style meal with mashed potatoes, cornbread, green beans and carrots, ribs, pulled pork, BBQ brisket, chicken, sausage and corn on the cob. It was amazing!! We all ate way more than we actually had room for in our bellies. The whole premise behind Whispering Canyon is that it's a rough and tough atmosphere. If you want to play along, the waiters will shout at you, throw napkins and sweetener at you when you request it, give you a hard time about eating, yell loudly about your birthday or other celebrations, and all of the ketchup in the restaurant travels together. So when a table requests ketchup, their server yells (LOUDLY) "KETCHUP!!!!" and someone from whatever table it is currently sitting on must bring all of the bottles of ketchup to you. I think there were 8 or 9 bottles there. At one point Nick asked for more tea, and she brought him a half gallon mason jar and said (with an attitude) "Here, is that enough?" He drank the whole thing. It was pretty amusing.
Today's Character Count: Mary Poppins, Alice, Mad Hatter, Tigger, Pooh