Day 24: It’s A Small World After All / WDW-40, 2016

The final thing we did before Chris and Meg left was going on the Walt Disney World Railroad which circles the whole park. The 20 minute journey has stops at Main Street USA, Frontierland and Fantasyland, so it’s a good way to get from land to land if you want a break from all the walking.  It’s great to see some stuff behind the scenes as it were – things you can only see when on the train!

Walt Disney World Railroad

Walt Disney World Railroad

Walt Disney World Railroad

Walt Disney World Railroad

Walt Disney World Railroad

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom - Stitch

We said our sad goodbyes to Chris and Meg – we were all gutted it had come to the end for their holiday. They caught a bus back to their Disney Resort to pick up their luggage and board Disney’s Magical Express to Orlando International Airport (MCO). We had such a great time together, and I’ve never laughed so much as I had done with my brother during these two weeks. It has been on my Disney Bucket List to visit with my siblings – one down, two more to go! Maybe when I win the lottery we will all get there at the same time!!

Steve and I hung out at Magic Kingdom for a while longer before making a move ourselves to grab a late lunch at Red Lobster.

Red Lobster

Red Lobster »

After two years of doing the Disney Dining Plan, this was our first time back at Red Lobster since 2013. The menu seems largely unchanged since then – one thing definitely not off the menu are the free, and unlimited Cheddar Bay Biscuits which are to die for. They are so yummy – soft, buttery and full of flavour – delicious!

You can buy a packet mix of these biscuits in the supermarket – not sure if I have seen them in Walmart of Publix, but I’ve definitely seen them. I really must buy a package next time we go so that I can make them back home in the UK!

Red Lobster

Starters…

Me: Crispy Calamari and Vegetables – A generous portion of hand-breaded, golden-friend calamari, broccoli and red bell peppers, prepared to order. Served with tangy marinara and creamy ranch. ($9.99)

Red Lobster - Crispy Calamari and Vegetables

Him: New England Clam Chowder – cup ($4.99)

Red Lobster - New England Clam Chowder

Steve and I are that couple that often shares food, especially somewhere like Red Lobster where the dishes are very shareable. We’ve had both of these starters before, and they both taste good. The calamari and vegetable platter is huge, so definitely worth sharing with others!

Main Course…

Me: Endless Shrimp – Shrimp Linguini Alfredo & Grilled Sriracha Shrimp ($17.99)

The Endless Shrimp is an offer that Red Lobster do from time to time, so I can’t find this on their menu at the moment, but from the bill I can see what I ordered. I’m more amazed at myself for the carb (pasta), on carb (rice), on carb (baked potato) over load! Since it is endless you could reorder the shrimp portion of your plate as many times as you wanted to.

Red Lobster - Endless Shrimp

Red Lobster - Endless Shrimp

Him: Bar Harbor Lobster Bake – Named for the idyllic seaside town of Bar Harbor, Maine, where lobster bakes are a way of life. Split-roasted petite Maine lobster tails with shrimp, bay scallops, mussels and tomatoes, piled over a bed of linguini in a garlic and white wine broth. ($28.99)

How awesome does this bowl of seafood look? I definitely had pangs of “I ordered the wrong thing” when Steve’s lobster bake came to the table! Which is ultimately why we end up sharing food because he quite often seems to order the better dish!!

We also had a couple of iced teas to go with, but was way too stuffed for dessert.

Red Lobster - Bar Harbor Lobster Bake

Red Lobster - Bar Harbor Lobster Bake

Red Lobster, 7780 W Irlo Bronson Memorial HWY

Bill: $68 + Tax: $4.76 + Tip: $12.24 = $85
TiW Discount: $n/a


Total Paid: $85

After paying our bill we went back home to Kidani Village and spent the night at the resort. We watch the sun setting from our balcony, and later in the evening we could see fireworks in the distance – I think they were the Star Wars fireworks coming from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Excuse the pants pic, I just took a quick snap on my phone rather than haul out the big camera!

At night too, you could also just see the Awakening of The Tree of Life! So Animal Kingdom Lodge may well be the furthest away from all the parks, but, you still have some great views!

Sunset at Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village

Fireworks view from Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village


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Day 25: Spectacular, Spectacular!
La Nouba Cirque du Soleil / Dinner (Take-Out) from Bahama Breeze

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Day 23: Singing In The Rain
Shopping / Hollywood Studios / Dinner at Manny’s Chop House

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