I am loving your report! We were there the first week of December, our first time and reading this REALLY makes me want to go back, like right now!
Thanks for following along. It looks like you have caught the Disney bug as well. It’s definitely bittersweet reliving our trip with this report. Makes me want to go back so badly. It seems like I’ve been home for an eternity.I am loving your report! We were there the first week of December, our first time and reading this REALLY makes me want to go back, like right now!
LOL You sound just like Jerome. He kept saying it wouldn't feel cold because it was Florida. It felt cold to me haha. Jerome wore shorts the entire trip.I'm glad your in laws got on FOP. I couldn't imagine them saying no, but I guess you never know. I did the same thing to Kelly. She had tons of warm stuff packed and last minute I told her only to take a couple of warmer items. We were leaving -30 temperatures we could survive the Florida cold. She was not happy. She ended up buying the rose gold jersey.
Thanks so much for following along. Wasn't Pandora epic? I loved it. Hopefully I'll have a few more parts up later today.Just jumped aboard your TR.
It's cool hearing you talk about the same feeling I had just a few months earlier when visiting Pandora & Rivers of Light for the 1st time. (Although smuggling in a couple extra riders on FOP was certainly more exciting for you).
Can't wait for more!!!
You now have me sold on this restaurant, its gonna be a place I will have to tryDay 3 Continued:
On our way to Spice some family members (mostly my sister) started to complain A LOT. It was too cold, I was forcing everyone to walk to Morocco and eat this late. You know the usual from the non-planners who offered no input leading up to the trip. I brushed it off tonight but this pestering would turn into a full on fight later in this trip.
We arrived at Spice just in time and were led to the most perfect (at least to me) table right on the railing overlooking the World Showcase Lagoon. We would have the PERFECT view of Illuminations in just one hour. Spice Road Table is our FAVORITE restaurant in World Showcase so we were excited to show my in-laws what all the fuss was about. We spoke about it a lot when telling them about previous trips. Everyone settled in and because of the 4 heaters beating down upon us it turned out to be a very pleasant night to be dining outside. My number one priority was to order alcohol to drown out the non-magicalness of certain members of my traveling party. I went with the Spice Road Table White Wine Flight to get me started AND I took a photo.
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If memory served me right the Ksar White from Morocco and the La Cana Albarino from Spain were both delicious. I didn't care for the Ksara Blanc de Blanc so I had to drink that one first real fast. My mom also had the flight. I'm not sure what everyone else drank but everyone was super happy with their choices. We started with Brie Fondue, Fried Calamari, and Spicy Garlic Shimp. All were exceptionally delicious. The calamari had fried peppers in with the calamari which is my FAVORITE so I especially liked that appetizer. Also the Aoili it came with was TO DIE FOR. For dinner I had the mixed Grill Skewer and all I can say is OMG. Man was this delicious. I'm not a huge vegetable person but these green beans were like eating french fries. I could have eaten them by the handful. Actually too be truthful we did get another side and ate them all. YUM. The meat was also super tender and delicious. Jerome had the Rack of Lamb and he said it was the best meal he has ever had. I believe him because he had a mini photo shoot with his meal.
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I know there were a lot of mixed grill's for the rest of the crew and I believe my Dad had the NY Strip Steak. Everyone loved what they had. This meal was getting two thumbs way up from the previously grumpy crew.
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After dinner we waited patiently for Illuminations to start. Another glass of wine may have been ordered. Illuminations is one of my favorites and an absolute "must-do" every-time I go to WDW.
"We're gathered here tonight, around the fire" AGHHHH goosebumps every time
"We hope you enjoy our story tonight: Reflections of Earth" Blows out the lights and cue the waterworks. I start crying as soon as he blows out the lights and that dum dum dum music starts.
Here's a picture to prove that sisters can hate each other and then sit on each other lap less then an hour later.
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Illuminations was epic as always and the tears flowed as per usual. Afterwards we all ordered desert. I had the chocolate pyramid with vanilla ice cream (can't remember what everyone else had) and then settled up our bill. By the time we were settling it was well after 10:00. Spice Road was excellent about not rushing us out of the restaurant and held off desert until after Illuminations were through so we could all take in the show. I felt like we were the only people leaving the park as we slowly made our way to Future World. I love being in the park after closing. It's way more magical when you have the park to yourself to dance around on the lit up pavement. I don't really remember getting on the bus but Jerome claims I was his little gazelle. Apparently I saw the bus from a distance and sped off. All he could see was my head bobbing up and down on my way to hail down the bus.
Sleep came quickly tonight as we had a VERY full day and I was asleep before I could even remember hitting the pillow.
Up Next: Magic Kingdom and Jillian's Birthday.
You will love it. Me and Jerome have never gone to Disney without going to Spice. It’s a hidden gem. I don’t know why it doesn’t get more love around the boards. It’s a real “foodies” restaurant. Lots of different things to try.You now have me sold on this restaurant, its gonna be a place I will have to try
Thank you so much. I miss being there so badly. OMG the horror, I had to cover my eyes. It’s a sad day when a beard leaves the planet. I’m sure it will grow back in no time. Unless you got the job with disney but that’s epic as well. It’s so funny whenever we are walking around guys are always nodding at him. It’s very strange. HahahahahaThe way you relive the trip is great! Plus your BF is giving me beard envy( had to cut mine down for a meeting this Disney!)