Disneyworld Diary: Day #13
So today is our last full day here. Sad times. I think I welled up about 3 times throughout the day. We woke up and headed to Magic Kingdom first. We hadn't spent much time here and since this is my favourite park, we thought we'd spend our final day here.
|Dress - Forever 21, Phone Case - Disneyworld, Sunglasses - River Island|
As we were absolutely famished, we headed to the Harbour House for a quick service lunch. I had read on various Disney blogs that this was a nice place to go and does a variety of seafood which you can't find elsewhere. It was actually really really nice, probably one of the best quick service meals I'd ever had! There is ample seating in the Harbour House, including an upstairs and the theming is really nice, with boat pictures and wooden interior.
I chose the salmon, vegatables and cous cous, which was delicious. Richard went for the battered shrimp and fries, again delicious (I may have pinched one... or three!) However Harbour House does lack on the old dessert menu, offering standard chocolate cake or yogurt but still, a really nice place to go and check out. We went at peak time (around 1pm-ish) and there was more than enough seating! We then went on a mission to find a photopass photographer. If unsure what "photopass" is, Disneyworld hires photographers around the park to take photos of you and your family in front of scenic or iconic locations. All these photos are put onto a card, which you carry around with you and give to each photographer at the various locations and you can in turn, get these photos printed out at the guest services or take the card home and order the prints. Yes the prints are expensive, but my boyfriend is going away for nine months in September for an apprenticeship and as cheesy as it is, we wanted a nice picture of us in front of the castle! We headed to the side of the castle, which has a really nice location without any people in the background as opposed to main street (directly in front of the castle) and hoped and preyed the photos turned out OK! We aren't the most photogenic people in the world!
After that, we went to Epcot. We had dinner reservations that night at the Boardwalk so Epcot seemed like a good decision AND I had some shopping to do in the World Showcase shops! I picked my best friend up a Sailor Moon keyring from Japan (she LOVES Sailor Moon, and we often sing the theme song together, so it made sense!) and some weathers originals popcorn from Germany for my mum! We then took a seat by the water overlooking the World Showcase, made friends with some ducks and chilled out for a bit enjoying the beautiful weather while we could!
|My boyfriend took this photo and I thought it was pretty good for a photography noob like him! Haha|
But disaster strikes when the strap on my beloved Primark sandals snaps! My boyfriend being the sensible soul he is, bought spare shoes in his backpack so I could borrow his flip flops until we got to Mousegears, a huge shop offering everything Disney. Now your probably thinking who keeps spare shoes in their backpack - but the restaurant tonight had a dress code and thank goodness it did! I hobbled awkwardly to Mousegears in his huge flip flops - looking quite the fool I expect! I spotted these adorable polka dot flats with a little Mickey embellishment and they went with my outfit... so I guess you could say it was fate! I happily walked out of the store in my new flats and headed straight for the Boardwalk!
|We took a seat before our reservation overlooking the waterfront and admired the local resorts. What you see here is the Swan and Dolphin and the Yatch and Beach Club|
|We think the Yacht and Beach Club is especially pretty|
|And it has a beach!|
We had reservations at the Flying Fish and heading inside we were quite excited! It smelt delicious and the decor was just stunning! We were seated quickly and given warm bread to start us off. The atmosphere is just lovely, it isn't loud or bustling like Planet Hollywood or Yak & Yeti, its very chilled, relaxed but you still feel like you are dining in luxury. The place is adorned with cute "flying fish" lamps, gorgeous starry lit up ceiling and golden pillars with fish scale detailing. The restaurant is probably one of the most "themed" I have been in, with lovely little details at every turn. The service was amazing, with the waiter offering us almost "mini reviews" of whats on the menu, including best sellers what he personally recommended. I love it when they do this, as it usually opens my eyes to a dish that I may have overlooked on the menu.
The best part of the restaurant is probably the amazing seats overlooking the chefs kitchen (we unfortunately were not seated here, I'm unsure if you actually pay to sit here or request it, but its worth doing!). You can see what the chefs are doing, how they prepare your meal and it gives you a real sense of "Wow, my meal is being cooked by a REAL chef" sorta thing! The restaurant also offers a huge selection of wine, they really know their stuff on the wine aspect and have actually won awards for their selection. Great for you wine lovers out there!
Both Richard and I went for the Red Snapper and Steak combo. I'd never had red snapper before but thought I may as well try something new and if I don't like it, then I always have the steak right?! Well no need to worry at all, it was delicious! Presentation was incredible and usually I am one to leave sauces and vegetables, but I lapped it all up!
Dessert for me was a bit disappointing as a lot of it contained nuts so sadly I was left with sorbet, not my favourite but probably the best sorbet I had ever tried nonetheless! Richard went for the bread pudding, which he rated very highly! Overall, I really would recommend the Flying Fish Cafe. The ambiance is what I can only call, beautiful. With so much detail, things to look at and such a lovely atmosphere you won't be left disappointed or with a headache! Its perfect for a romantic meal, celebration or special occasion. Service is impeccable and probably most importantly, the food is divine!
After dinner, we got a bus back to Magic Kingdom. We ignored Wishes this time, preferring to go on some rides as we have't really done many this trip! Richard grabbed a dole whip with his last snack credit and I went for a cookie sandwich at the Main Street ice cream parlor. Richard was suffering a bit though, he had a stinking cold and was hinting that he wanted to go, so rather than sticking around until 1am, we said goodbye to Magic Kingdom and headed home.
|Goodbye Magic Kingdom, until 2015!|