I have never been a fan of modern day Disney but agreed to have a big family holiday in Kissimmee celebrating the 3rd birthday of our only grandchild. The day started with breakfast with Winnie and friends as we celebrated a 3rd birthday. As we had reservations for breakfast we were able to gain access to the park before the daily crowds, which gave the bonus of getting some decent photographs of Main Street and the Disney castle. The breakfast experience was 1st class. We were greeted at the door and escorted to our table where our waiter kept us well supplied with fresh florida orange juice and coffee. The food part of the breakfast was via a huge buffet, with lots of healthy choices alongside the usual fare- everything being named after Disney characters. The stars of the show, Winnie, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger made their way around all of the tables, taking time with each child(and quite a number of adults) to make sure they were confortable and were happy posing for photographs.
After breakfast we spent the rest of the day touring the park, enjoying the rides and various experiences. The park was spotless and the staff plentiful and well trained. There is a "fast pass" in operation for most of the shows and rides which means shorter times in queues. A really nice touch is that if you have someone celebrating a birthday, a badge can be obtained from guest services, then all members of staff that come into contact with the "birthday" person wish them a happy birthday by name. Our 3 year old and her parents were delighted by this touch.
My cynicism about the Disney money making machine is still there but I have to admit that we had a really good day and came away in the evening feeling glad that we had visited just once.
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