It was our last morning. We had an flight around noon which meant a Magical Express pick up time of around 9 am.
Originally, I wasn’t going to even count this day as a Disney day as we would just be getting up and leaving. My sisters had an earlier flight so there was no way they could squeeze in a breakfast reservation. Chris is not a fan of getting up early but he said he would do an early reservation, if I could find one. The best option was Chef Mickey’s as it was right at our hotel. It is a tough reservation to get in general and I needed it to be early – between 7 – 7 am. It took a few weeks of searching daily and I found one at 7:10 am.
So we were up early and walked across the bridge from Bay Lake to the Contemporary. Love the view:
Chef Mickey is a buffet and a character meal. I have done it for breakfast once before. I didn’t really remember the food being that great last time but I really enjoyed it this time. It could have been because it had just opened so everything was hot and fresh.
The characters are Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and Goofy. We were seated right where the characters come out so we never knew when one would pop up. We had a couple with a young girl next to us and they commented that you don’t know when you should go get food because a character could come out and you would miss them. I said that all I really care about was Mickey so if I miss one of the others, no big deal.
I had my picture with Mickey and I was just going up to the buffet when I saw that Pluto had come out. When I came back the couple said, you missed Pluto! I said it was okay. Then, just before he was leaving our section, Pluto came running over to our table. I don’t know how they keep track but he knew he missed us!
And after breakfast, it was time to get our bags and wait for the Magical Express to go to the airport.
It is never lost on me how lucky I am to go to Disney at all and certainly how often I have been able to go. I have written most of these trip blog posts while being completely home bound due to the coronavirus situation. At the time I am writing this post, all the Disney parts in the whole world are closed and do not have an opening date. Yes, that does make me sad. But I know this will all come to an end. I look forward to seeing the parks open and the cruises set sail again. And, of course, I look forward to being there again.