day 5 was scheduled as sort of a break since the night before we partied til midnight. i had also read that you could visit santa at downtown disney and thought that sounded way more enjoyable than our typical santa outing where we stand in line for hours at the mall and pay a ton of money for some janky picture taken with a cheap camera.
so, we spent our day at downtown disney. we began by shopping at the disney store. we had received a coupon at several of the food service locations at disney for 20% off before noon. after a little christmas shopping, we headed to visit santa. we waited for less than thirty minutes in an outdoor pavilion area. when it was our turn, we handed over our photopass card and josh took a few pictures of his own just like we did at every other character spot. santa chatted with our children for several minutes asking them what they wanted and if they were naughty or nice.
they each asked santa for one thing:
carter: a password journal
miller: a green lantern costume
spencer: a purple ladybug pillow pet
i wonder if he was listening??
so, after our crazy lunch, we thought we should try to make amends with a little ice cream . . . mickey mouse ice cream bars to be exact.
she didn't look very happy about it.
on our way out, we thought we would try to get a christmas card picture. it was nearing the end of our trip and though we had several ideas, we had never been able to carry them to fruition.
let me just say that i dread visiting santa next year at the mall. it was so much more enjoyable to visit santa at disney that it might just justify a yearly trip!