The girls had seen a commercial for the Rainforest Cafe and had asked to eat there but the nearest one to us is about 3 hours away. Since there was one in Downtown Disney, we figured it was as good a time as any for them to get to eat there.
Elizabeth and the water-squirting elephant.
Felicity, Cecilia, Elizabeth, (Teresa in the stroller) and James
Olga, my brother's girlfriend
The girls enjoyed eating surrounded by tropical fish and all the decorations but none of them liked the artificial thunderstorm every 30 minutes.
They also liked the robotic elephants and gorillas.
The Rainforest Cafe has acceptable food but the prices are ridiculous. It is definitely a unique dining experience but I don't think it is worth the expense. The girls got to experience the place, but having them cower on our arms every 30 minutes because the lights dimmed and it thundered above us wasn't ideal either.
After lunch we walked around some of the stores in Downtown Disney.
One fun store at Downtown Disney is Goofy's Candy Co.. The sign is made of jelly beans.
Felicity and Elizabeth at the pin trading store. Elizabeth especially loved the Mickey and Minnie statues that were just her height!
There is also a huge Lego store and it has tables set up outside for kids to play legos. They even had shorter tables with the big duplo blocks for kids Elizabeth's age!
James, Olga and my brother Jon help Cecilia and Felicity with Legos.
After a couple hours at Downtown Disney, we stopped at Publix (Oh, I SO miss Publix!) for some milk and OJ for the week and checked into our hotel. We shared a 3 bedroom villa with my parents, my brother Michael and his friend Stephen and my other brother Jon and his girlfriend Olga. The villa overlooked the Magic Kingdom.