Okay, the secret’s out! The reason I was so busy and hectic lately and the reason for the lack of updates this past week is that I was at Disney World from Saturday to Saturday. I have been to Disney World many times, but this was a trip of firsts.
This year my family took advantage of the free dining plan offer and I was able to eat at some fantastic restaurants we would not have been able to eat at otherwise. Highlights included The filet mignon at Le Cellier and the onion soup at Chefs de France. We also ate at Cinderella’s Royal Table, which was wonderful! All of these restaurants were a first for me and my family, and we really enjoyed them. My only complaint about the dining plan is that it’s so limiting. It seems like the days of walking into a restaurant in the parks and having a meal without reservations are over. Some of the restaurants book up six months in advance! I personally like being able to do do things as I want to and to not have to follow a plan thought up months in advance.
The weather couldn’t have possibly been any better. It wasn’t too hot, nor too cold, and it was consistently sunny with a few clouds.
We went to Disney World during the Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney, which was a lovely experience. There were many beautiful displays of sidewalk chalk art and other exhibits, including a demo of the new Wii game, Epic Mickey. There was also a large Mickey Mouse statue carved out of peppermint soap! I really loved the whole atmosphere and experience.
Crowd levels were reasonable. I wasn’t able to ride all the rides I wanted, but the longest I waited in line for a ride was less than 20 minutes.
One day early in the week I walked into the Art of Disney store in Epcot and was asked if I wanted to be the guest artist of the day. I was thrilled! I drew Figment and my drawing was displayed in a special frame for the rest of the day.
I picked up a few blank Vinylmation figures as well. I can’t wait to start working with them!
Overall, I had a wonderful trip and I can’t wait for my next Disney trip, whenever that may be. And now, back to working on comics!