Today was our last full day at our Disney campground, Fort Wilderness. So we did what we always do on our last day at a site. Live it up. Pool, water slides and plans for a little bbq at our campsite. On a whim, I went to talk to the folks at Fort Wilderness about the sold-out Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. And low and behold, they had a few walk-up tickets left. Ava’s lucky day! And you know what else? It was all you can eat and DRINK. Our lucky day!!
Dinner is ready!!! On our way into the outdoor dining area, they were handing out beers instead of lemonade. How about that! The food was decent. The beer was Bud Light. And they had all you can eat ice cream too. And no, no one got drunk from what I can tell. We all had kids to watch. Duh!
All the kids were allowed to join them on the dance floor. Ava was one of the first kids on the dance floor and super excited. But then a million other kids also showed up and she got a little intimidated.
So the moral of the today’s story is… if your kid is shy, it probably isn’t the best idea to shell out a nice chunk of change on this BBQ. Even with the lure of free alcohol. Ava spent most of the time outside, walking on walls, playing hide-n-go-seek, and screaming ‘you can’t caaaaatch me!’.
And it was super cheesy but super awesome at the same time. Yup, that is possible. It was as close as I was going to come to see the electric parade that Disneyland canceled many moons ago. Besides this, the Magic Kingdom did also still have the Hall of Presidents and Country Bear Jamboree which were also gone from Disneyland.