After a filling lunch at the Polynesian Resort, LaRae and I took a boat over to Downtown Disney. Traveling by boat is one of my favorite ways to travel at Walt Disney World (topped only by traveling by Monorail). It kept our pace calm and peaceful after our leisurely lunch.
I love shopping, so I don't have very many photos of this part of our trip. I usually wait until I get to the World of Disney Store to get most of my souvenirs, but since we went to Walt Disney World in November, I didn't buy too much. I did grab a few "must have" items though. Our goal was to have a late-ish dinner at Earl of Sandwich and then have a LATE evening closing down Magic Kingdom.
You see, I LOVE Earl of Sandwich. Their Italian sandwich is toasted to perfection, ooey-gooey, cheesy, perfection, and before our trip I got a birthday email from the Earl with a free sandwich coupon. There is not an Earl of Sandwich within driving distance of my home, but this year I got to save my coupon for Walt Disney World!! Best. Sandwich. EVER! Magical Moment #10 is even sweeter because is was FREE!
If you make it to Downtown Disney, I highly recommend a sandwich from Earl of Sandwich. The queue inside the restaurant might make you feel like you're back in a Disney park, but don't be alarmed. The queue moves quickly and efficiently. The first time I ate here, I was pretty confused because I thought it would be more like Subway where you move down the line with your sandwich telling the food preparer what you want as toppings. At EoS you order a sandwich as is from the menu, but don't be afraid to ask for changes or clarification. They are always slammed and seem hurried, but I've never had anyone make me feel bad for asking a question there. The other tip is this: don't get a table until you have your food. Nothing is more frustrating (well some things are...) than getting your food and seeing 10 tables being held by a single person waiting for people ordering and no tables open for those with food. Please wait. If you do, there's almost always a table opening up either inside or outside. One time my friend and I took our sandwiches down the ways a bit to some tables by the water. That proved to be a beautiful, unique place to enjoy our meal.
**Edit** Want to join the Club and get your free birthday sandwich coupon? Go sign up for free here on the Earl of Sandwich website. I signed up never thinking I'd be there for my birthday, and look how it paid off! :)
When you go to Downtown Disney, where do you love to eat?