Family Disney Trip 2017: Day 7 – Disney Springs
We didn’t buy park tickets for the last two days of our trip and instead spent them visiting Disney Springs and checking out the Christmas decorations at many of the Deluxe Resorts.
We had a leisurely morning on day 8, then went to Disney Springs. I’d finally decided I was going to get myself the sketch pattern Disney Dooney pouchette so I wanted to start hunting around for the perfect pattern placement.
First up was Starbucks (of course) and then we wandered into a few stores. I’d gotten a text from my mom that none of the Disney Springs stores had the sketch Dooney, so I had to just hope the stores at the resorts had them the next day, since I waited so late in the trip to decide I was getting it.
We’d gotten such a late start that we were already thinking about lunch after not very many stores (tho, truth be told, my husband hates shopping so it may have just been a way to get a break).
We pulled out our phones to check some menus and discovered the Polite Pig was pretty close to where we were standing AND it sounded amazing. Let me tell you, the menu didn’t lie. This food was FANTASTIC! I had brisket, mac ‘n cheese, and brussel sprouts and they were all so amazing. I honestly couldn’t tell you which item on my tray was my favorite.
We spent some more time in the stores right around where we were, and then headed towards The Landing (what used to be Pleasure Island).
If you haven’t been to the Ganachery yet, you need to make it a top priority when you go back to Disney Springs. We got a small box of 6 chocolates to enjoy when we got home, and got a cup of the drinking chocolate to share right then.
Drinking chocolate. With Baileys. It was absolute heaven!
Even tho, at this point, we were mostly done with all the walking, I really wanted to check out the Sanuk store because I’ve heard amazing things from so many people about how comfortable they are. Well, I caved and gave in to the hype. They really are amazing. So I got a pair and changed into those for the rest of the day. 🙂
We strolled all the way to the end of the West Side, wandering in and out of some stores and just generally enjoying ourselves. When we got to the end, we decided to hop on the boat to the Marketplace end because we really didn’t hit any of the stores all the way at the end, where the buses used to drop you off for the Marketplace.
We got to see some of the Amphicars driving around in the water as we rode by and, of course, took in the gorgeous views of the water and Saratoga Springs.
We shopped and we strolled and we strolled and we shopped. We took in the Christmas decorations as the sun was setting and just enjoyed the more relaxing day we were having.
Then we decided it was time to grab some drinks.
First stop, since it was too early for our dinner reservation at Raglan Road, was to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in The Landing.
They have a really extensive drink menu with lots of fun concoctions, so we tried out a few different ones!
We had a great time sitting outside by the water, enjoying our drinks and each others’ company, and starting to talk about our plans for when we arrived back home. I like having plans made, so it was a good winding down type of conversation. Of course, dinner was going to be lively, so we picked it back up after a couple drinks and headed to the restaurant.
We ended the night at Raglan Road, which is one of our favorite restaurants in Disney. I love Ireland and Irish dancers / traditional Irish music just makes me so damn happy. We did end up arriving for our reservation a bit early so we snagged seats at one of the bars, grabbed some drinks, and continued our wonderful evening.
I didn’t even take any pictures because we’ve been to Raglan Road several times now and we were having a phone-free evening.
When we go away, something we really like to do is find a cool bar, sit and chat, maybe order something to munch on, and make friends with the bartender(s). So we got to chatting with the bartenders and had a great time until our table was ready.
As usual, the food and entertainment did not disappoint. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.