Ohana Means Family: The Disney Difference
Day 3, Part 3: Dinner at Lumiere’s and the First Adult Variety Show.
After braving the AquaDunk and spending some time in the nearly empty adult pool area, Dave decided he wanted to go for a run. Good for him for wanting to keep up his routine (well…. at least this time), but since it’s not something I enjoy at home, I decided to find something else to do. For running, there is an outdoor “track” on deck 4 where signs indicate which way to run to stay with traffic. There are also treadmills up in the fitness center behind the Spa. Dave decided to run on the treadmill because he said running on the deck and seeing the same things over and over would be too boring (why the treadmill changes that, I will never understand).
While he went for a run, I went to go see “The Hundred-Foot Journey” in the Buena Vista theater. I thought this was a really nice feature of the ship to be able to see first run films included in your cruise fare. Sure, it’s something we could do at home, but we usually don’t because movie tickets in New York City can be upwards of $20 at times in some areas and there aren’t many matinee deals! Not having to worry about whether a movie is REALLY worth the $40 for the two of us to see in theaters was nice, especially since any movie is better on the big screen and getting 3D for some was a bonus!
I really enjoyed this movie. Yes, it’s a feel-good romantic comedy that follows a predictable path, but it’s an enjoyable one. The competition and cooking elements of the movie are great additions to the story plot and succeeded in making me very hungry through the film! The only thing I do have to say about the theater is legroom. Yes, I realize we’re on a ship, but the theater is tight. For those with long legs or who like to spread out a bit when they relax to see a movie, this isn’t an ideal setting. However, the stadium style seating allows for all seats to be great seats and you can’t beat the ticket price!
After the movie we went down for some adults-only Disney trivia at O’Gills. This is another thing we did a lot on our trip. It’s funny that we became regulars (especially to this time slot) for the adults only trivia and started to get to know the other people who were attending and what their strengths and weaknesses were as far as topics. There were a lot of dates in this one (and I’m not good at dates) and some tricky questions that tripped me up. Dave also did not know much of this at all. Needless to say, we didn’t win, but we had fun!
After trivia, it was time for dinner at Lumiere’s. Out of all the rotational dining restaurants, I think this was my favorite food wise. Again, no pictures but for dinner we had:
Melissa- Escargot (delicious and a small enough portion to order a soup too!), French Onion Soup (One of the best I’ve had. The broth was so flavorful and had just the right amount of cheese for the serving. I almost tried to see if I could finagle ordering this the following night at Animator’s palate since it would still be rotational menus and I heard of people doing this in the past, but I chickened out.), Roasted Duck Breast with some kind of puree and cabbage (the duck was delicious, but the puree was too sweet for my taste) Tahitian Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée (definitely a great choice).
Dave-Escargot, Onion Soup (he was hoping I would try ordering it elsewhere so that he could too!), Lobster Mac n Cheese (this was actually a little bland to me), Grand Marnier (he really liked this).
We also found out at dinner that all three couples we were sitting with would be at Palo the following night, so we would be dining alone. Obviously, it’d be nice to have dinner to ourself, but we enjoyed their company. There’s also a big difference between having a two top table to yourself for dinner and an eight top!
After dinner, we went to Fathoms to see the adult variety show. This night it would be Matt Baker who is a comedic stunt juggler. I thought he was pretty funny and had some good tricks. A lot of the things he had done I had seen before through working with the circus and their hospital clowning program, but he was good at it and made us laugh quite a few times.
Then it was back to the room where we ordered room service before bed. Dave got some tomato soup and I got the cake of the day. The tomato soup was good, but I was a little disappointed in the cake of the day which was a White and Dark Chocolate Mousse. I think I was just disappointed because I had a craving for cake and to me the mousse just wasn’t the cake I was looking for.
Next Up: Brunch on the HIGH seas!