Shop Downtown Disney!
Downtown Disney is nice because you don’t have to pay to go in. Parking is free, entrance is free, it’s just a nice place to be able to shop and take pictures and eat!
The Lego store there is the coolest one I’ve ever been to. The Lego sculptures are amazing, like the dragon in the water. Elise had never seen anything like them.
We went to the Rainforest Cafe for dinner. It was around 3:30pm, so you could consider it either a late lunch or early dinner. We got a seat (which I was thrilled but surprised at, even at 3:30pm). What a cool experience for a child (and adult!)
We did some pin trading with the Disney employees. Did you know that the employees who have pins on a vest or lanyard will trade you any authentic Disney pin for free? You decided which one of theirs you want and you can pick any of your pins to trade back. It is so cool, you ask one and a couple others in the area will come up and show you their pins. Elise and I both had fun doing that. One of the things I did on another trip was to buy some of the “surprise” dollar bag of pins at the counter and use those to trade with. This time I had ordered some trading pins off the internet for Elise to have fun with.
We had some Ghirardelli ice Cream after dinner. Yum!
We did some shopping in one of the Disney stores and bought the boys a couple pins for their lanyards since they weren’t with us.
There is a new T-Rex restaurant that looked cool. We didn’t go in, but by the looks of the line, it looked popular.
We had a lovely evening at Downtown Disney. This is an easy must do on any day of your trip. I’m glad we did go in the afternoon rather than in the evening, because a storm let loose right as we were leaving.