We didn’t have a traditional Thanksgiving with family, turkey and all the trimmings, but it was fun. We started off with a leisurely morning at Hollywood Studios. The parks were already decorated for Christmas.
We had breakfast at Starring Rolls Bakery and then stopped by to say “Happy Thanksgiving” to our friends!
We love the new costumes! You can find the characters with their new costumes in the morning only at “The Hat!” We missed Chip and Dale, but we’ll get them next time.
Next, we headed over to the Polynesian where we were having lunch (which turned out to be our dinner) at Ohana. The Christmas decorations at the Polynesian were beautiful.
Even the Tiki Men were dressed in their holiday finest!
I love the tropical flowers incorporated into the greenery.
Lunch was wonderful!
Ohana serves their meals family style. They bring all the food to the table and you can ask for seconds and thirds of anything you want. It’s all you can eat. We love the atmosphere there.
They actually bring those huge skewers to your table, and give you as many pieces of meat as you want. You get a lot of food for your money.
We actually DID have turkey as they had turkey skewers! Along with pork, steak and shrimp. The appetizers were fantastic too!
Dessert was banana bread pudding in a caramel sauce with ice cream.
We were all so full by the time we left, we just rolled away.
After lunch, we went by to visit Liesl at the new Best Friends Disney Kennel.
Just like everything else at Disney, it was well themed. You should see the VIP suites, complete with televisions. Only the best for your canine children. This kennel will even house your cats, hamsters, mice, fish, etc.. As a matter of fact… They’ll accept most small pets, except for primates and venemous snakes and the like.
They even have a “gift shop.” Unfortunately, it doesn’t sell Disney themed items. Weird, huh? You’ll have to get your pet a Disney souvenir from the parks and hotels.
They were decorated for Christmas with an adoption tree!
Because it was Thanksgiving, we had some special treats for Liesl.
We took her for a walk and spent about an hour and 1/2 with her at the kennel’s dog park.
Before we left, we gave her a special dessert. A doggie cannoli.
We spent the rest of the day at Epcot, where we all thought the Christmas decorations were pretty skimpy this year.
Spaceship Earth had no line, so we jumped on that.
And then we waited on line for about an hour at Test Track.
When that was over, we headed over to World Showcase and Germany where we had dinner reservations at Biergarten. We stopped along the way to admire what little there was of the Christmas decorations.
After a brief stop in Norway to douse myself with Laila, we headed over to the Christmas shoppe in Germany.
I just love this store! I could go crazy here.
I had to have at least one ornament, so I got this one with the little birdies and some incense.
It was a unanimous decision to skip dinner entirely, as lunch really left us stuffed. Instead, we all shared a pretzel and hubby got a beer. Not much of a Thanksgiving dinner, but none of us complained.
Even though we didn’t have any extended family to share the day with, we were thankful to have each other. And I was thankful for not having to cook and do dishes.