My Siestas Are Getting Shorter and Shorter – Day 3 Part 1 cont’d

On our list of rides for today was the Tiki Birds – we hadn’t done this in years – the last time was at WDW for the “new” Tiki Birds. We were looking forward to enjoying the original Tiki Birds. And this time we would order the Dole Whip Float from within the attraction – a favorite thing to do.

We were still rather full from breakfast so we ordered 1 Dole Whip Float and shared it.

Dole Whip Float

We sat in our usual row in the back and enjoyed the air-conditioned, relaxing show. Afterwards, we noticed that Disneyland was getting very busy, and the Adventureland area, in particular, is narrow and shows the crowds. So we popped into the shop right there – don’t remember its name, although it’s a favorite – and I bought a fun, sleeveless, tropical-looking top with Minnie Mouse on the front.

Then we wandered through Frontierland, past Big Thunder, past Thunder Mtn. Ranch (where the bbq has been revitalized), and on into Fantasyland, heading for Peter Pan to check out the length of the line. Too long so we strolled through the Castle, and took some pictures, before heading out.

We then found our way to Downtown Disney: World of Disney for a quick peek at the merchandise and then on to Basin for more of their fabulous body butter for our moisture-starved bodies and on to the Grand Californian for a yummy lunch, drink, and respite in the really cool Hearthstone Lounge (the best in all of Disney property) just off the lobby. Ah, the Grand Californian – nobody does it better – can we just live here?

Next: No Place Like Home, uh, the Grand Californian

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