After that we went on the carousal and as we were on that, Aunt Ruth and Uncle Jeff called and said they were in the park. We met up with them and did some rides (they were great tour guides!). Rainah was starting to get tired so we stopped to let her play in one of the water areas, which she LOVED. She got soaked- of course right before our late lunch reservations. We headed over for our character lunch with Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet. The food was amazing and Rainah just loved all the characters coming and going from the table. She got and gave lots of hugs and kisses, and even wanted to take a nap in Eeyore's lap! She was so cute. After that we played a little more and then ended up catching the Stand and Move Celebration, which was like a big street party with characters dancing, floats, and music. She was one of the chipmunks and ran right out to him and danced with him for a long time while we all stood on the sidewalk watching. By the time that was done, we decided we would get back to the hotel, so we got on the bus and headed back. The bus was pretty full, so Don and I ended up standing and Rainah sat in between two ladies. We had a nice chat with one of them (who had a 3 year old dressed up as Snow White fast asleep in her lap). At one point, the woman's husband who was sitting nearby started laughing and said, "Boy, she's fighting it hard", and motioned toward Rainah. She was holding onto the pole and was nodding off, but would jerk back awake. It was so funny. Just as the bus was coming to a stop, she almost fell right out of her seat as she just couldn't keep her little eyes open anymore. We carried her back to the room, where, of course, she started to get her second wind. She hung out in the room with Don while I walked about the hotel to take some pictures. When I got back we laid down in the bed together and she was out pretty fast. We had so much fun today, and tomorrow we're headed to Hollywood Studios!
The Aladdin ride - we had to settle for this because the wait for the Dumbo ride was way longer than Rainah would have ever been able to handle.
The characters just kept making a circle around the restaurant, so we got to see them several times. Each time, Rainah got even more cuddly with them.
These are all photos of the hotel we stayed at - Pop Century. It was so fun seeing all sorts of things that brought back fond childhood memories!