Well it is Columbus Day today and we are going to The Magic Kingdom, now this may seem silly but there is a reason the DIBB recommends the Magic Kingdom today, I am not sure why some other guides don't recommend MK today.

We were actually scheduled to go to Kennedy Space Center today, we even had complimentary media tickets, however with the US Government still in partial shutdown this meant that no tours were available at KSC, so we decided Magic Kingdom for today instead.



We had a late start and arrive at the Magic Kingdom around 10am.
Checking the wait times everything still seems ok, splash mountain and thunder mountain state 5 minutes, space mountain is currently down.

We head for thunder mountain









The crowds seem light at the moment









The spitting Camel, squirting water at unsuspecting guests :-)


















BTMR says 10 minute wait time












Thunder mountain said 10 minute wait but it was nearly a walk on, probably less than 5 minutes in reality.



Next to Splash Mountain, again the posted wait time is 10 minutes.















Wait time was again less than the 10 minutes posted.



Park is still quiet












Pirates of the Caribbean posted wait time 5 minutes









Mickey and Minnie, all in Green.



Called in at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe for lunch.

Disney Quick Service Park food is dire at some of these places. Anything other than standard burgers and fries and it really is bad.

I had the chicken sandwich, ok to fill a hole but completely uninspiring :-(



Tracy went for the chicken lunch to try something different to burger and fries, I just asked what she thought of it, she said "Not a Lot". Even the coffee was terrible.
This ranks as the worst meal we have had all holiday :-(



Some construction pictures of the seven dwarfs mine train ride opening next year








































































Move it Shake it
























We left MK mid afternoon to go for a dip in the pool back at CSR.
The Magic Kingdom was still relatively crowd free as we left, about the only time we saw much of a crowd was when we passed Be Our Guest Restaurant, there was a 30 minute queue waiting for lunch.

Later this evening we are eating at the Boardwalk's Flying Fish Cafe.









Time for Dinner


















We started with some great flavoured bread, the bread alone was better than the quick service meal we had earlier in Magic Kingdom :-)



Appetiser, we both had,
Roasted heirloom beets and fresh Vermont Goat Cheese



For Entree Tracy had
Oak grilled Faroe Islands Salmon



For me
Duo of Char crusted Angus New York Strip Steak and Potato Wrapped Red Snapper



For desert,
seasonal House made Sorbets with fresh berries and crisp tuile

Tracy had the same except we asked them if they could swap one of the sorbets for ice cream, so she had two sorbets and ice cream where mine was a trio of sorbet flavours.

The Flying Fish restaurant is quite noisy, almost cafeteria like and lacks atmosphere. However the food is top notch and the servers were great, willing to help in any way they could.

Overall this signature dining experience was excellent, if you are looking for romantic or quiet then go elsewhere, maybe next door to Kouzzina, The Flying Fish has great food but it comes with lots of restaurant noise.















End of a great night


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