Thursday, November 10, 2011

Minnie Moms: Disney Dream Date, Still Dreaming

All of the Minnie Moms are married and in most cases, we ladies are the Disney fanatics in the household. Our husbands patiently listen to us talk about the latest updates to the dining cancelation policy and hear about what's new in Fantasyland.  Of course the men enjoy their Walt Disney World vacations that we have so meticulously planned for them.  Wouldn't it be nice to plan a date night to give us both a chance to really relax?  You know, a rare dinner where we don't have to worry about what anyone else is eating, wearing, throwing, etc.

Corby:  Oh to be able to plan a dream Disney date night! I truly dream of being able to do this one day. Right now with two young children, it's pretty difficult to even fathom doing anything Disney related without them. As soon as our 1 year old gets older, I would love to take advantage of the child activity centers at select resorts or even the Kids Night Out babysitting service where a sitter comes to your room so my husband and I can have a night out Disney style. Until my little one is a few years older, I guess I will just fantasize of doing something truly spectacular in the meantime.

I think if I could do anything, money not being an object, first of all, we would stay somewhere on the monorail. Since I am dreaming here, we'll go all out and have it be a suite with club level at let's just say the Grand Floridian...with a theme park view. I mean, a girl can dream, right?! I have always wanted to take the Keys to the Kingdom tour so I think that would be a wonderful way to start our day. We'd then proceed to hit some of our favorite rides at the Magic Kingdom. We'd go back to our resort to relax and perhaps I'd even throw in a massage from the spa...yes, that sounds fabulous indeed. We'd freshen up and enjoy dinner at Victoria and Albert's and then we would take a cruise on the water to view Wishes. I don't think it would get much better than that.

I'll come back to reality and be a little more realistic. I think it would be a blast to have an evening out at Epcot. We would use the Kids Night Out service and spend the evening going to our beloved park. It would be so nice to walk around World Showcase at night. Enjoying the various music, going in and out of each country, particularly during the Food and Wine Festival. Perhaps we'd enjoy a concert at the Eat to the Beat series and then stroll around testing different foods and drinks around the world. We'd probably have dinner at Le Cellier and then enjoy viewing IllumiNations.

My husband and I did recently have a fabulous date on the Disney Dream. We dropped our son off at the Oceaneer's Club and he and I had the most amazing meal I have ever had at the adults only restaurant, Palo. It was truly spectacular. Our server was exceptional, the best I've ever had. The food was outstanding and it doesn't get any better sitting in a semi-circular booth with a view of the ocean. We enjoyed a delicious antipasti, individual pizzas, as well as tuscan white bean soup, and arugula salad all before our entrees came out. For our entrees we had lobster and marscapone ravioli, rack of lamb and gnocchi. Because I couldn't decide between the gnocchi and ravioli, our server brought one of each. For dessert we enjoyed chocolate souffle (which was to die for) and tiramasu. Again, we couldn't decide between the two, so our server brought us both (the joys of being on a cruise). We enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary. I am thrilled we got the opportunity to have such a wonderful date and will treasure that dinner as long as I live.


Thanks to Corby from Travel with the Magic for their personal tales of Walt Disney World in the Fall.  We have one more article left in this series, so don't miss out.  Please visit the Minnie Moms page for past articles and more information about these fabulous ladies. 

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