Some of you might be wondering about Monday as I skipped blogging about it. We went to Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and MGM Studios, hitting some of the rides that were too busy to enjoy with all of the Thanksgiving crowd hanging around the parks.
Dinner was at the Brown Derby at 3:30, and was probably the one I was most looking forward to. The dinner didn't live up to my memory from last year.
We purchased the Fantasmic Dinner package again, which meant the we both got to order an appetizer, entree and dessert for 40 bucks a person. We also received a special ticket that allowed us to sit in reserved seating at the light show.
I started with Seared Sea Scallop with barbecued pork rib belly and corn relish. It's too bad I dropped most of the pork rib and didn't get to eat it. Clumsy me! Dean had the Crab Cake with potato crust, avocado mustard sauce and napa slaw.
For dinner, I ordered Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna with honey-gingered spaghetti squash, warm soy vinaigrette, and Wasabi oil. I was disappointed with it. There was hardly any wasabi favor and the tuna wasn't as tender as it could have been. Dean got the Pan Roasted Duck Breast and Duck Sausage with toasted garlic grits, natural reduction, and chili jam, which I had contemplated, but passed up on it.
Dessert was an easy choice: tiramisu creme brulee with dark chocolate dipped lady finger. My two favorite desserts combined! Better than a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup! Dean settled for the Grapefruit Cake - A Brown Derby Original! Light Layers of Yellow Cake with fresh Grapefruit Cream Cheese Icing, which turned out to be his favorite dessert of the trip.
We lingered after our meals at the park, waiting for Fantasmic to begin. The Osbourne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights gets turned on at 6, so like dummies, we went and stood with the throng, waiting for the switch to be flipped. We only stayed a few minutes after, as there were too many people crammed onto too small a space.
Fantasmic was wonderful as always. I forgot how good a show it is. The only downside is having to get a seat 30 minutes before the show starts. I hate waiting!
After Fantasmic, we went back to see the Christmas lights. This year, they added snow (foam that they blew from the rooftops), and the lights "danced" to music. It was really cool to watch, but again, it was way too crowded.