First Visit to Rainforest Cafe

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

How do you explain a child’s first visit to Disney World? I grew up in Florida so I don’t remember MY first visit. I just know it was and still is magical. I have been to many theme parks. And there is absolutely no comparison to Disney World. Even the parking lot seems better! Part nostalgia, part vacation glee, our visit to Disney was one I will never forget.

We arrived in Lake Buena Vista, FL on Monday night and checked into our hotel. We got a great deal on a suite so we were already off to a great start! We decided to walk around Downtown Disney and do some shopping before dinner. We got our annual Christmas ornament (a family tradition) and ate dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. Oscar loved the huge fish tanks! We were kinda sad that we got seated right away. He would have enjoyed standing in line!

Of course it didn’t matter when the gorillas and elephants came to life! Those happen to be two of Oscar’s favorite animals in the world. And they sat us RIGHT by the gorilla. Score! The food was great and even though Oscar was pretty beat from the long trip down, he had a great time. After dinner we walked around a bit more and saw the lego statues. Of course we HAD to get a Ghirardelli Sundae on the way out. Delish!

Oscar went straight to bed when we got back to the hotel and Jerry and I spent the evening catching up on Cable TV shows. And folks, this is exactly why we don’t have cable. Because on vacation we watch shows like Intervention and Obsessed. We finally cut it off after a few hours so we could get rested up for our big day at the Magic Kingdom!

….to be continued

You May Also Like

About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to

Get new recipes sent to your inbox!
Don't miss out! Subscribe and get all the new recipes first.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.