We finally arrived at Ft. Wilderness around 3:30pm on Sunday and we were greeted with gray skies and rain. Not exactly what we were hoping for, but maybe that means we're getting it out of the way!
We had big plans for our first night: dinner theater at Pioneer Hall called the Hoop-de-doo Revue. We don't know anyone who has done it, but on the Disney boards it's gotten rave reviews!
We were not disappointed. People off all ages were laughing and singing and clapping along with the entertaining performers while we ate our salad, corn bread, fried chicken, barbecued ribs, cowboys beans, and corn. Believe me, no one goes hungry from this meal. It's topped off with a really good strawberry shortcake.
The performers go out into the audience and there are lucky ones who get to participate, but even though we didn't have the spotlight shine upon us or be called up on stage, we did have Flora Long come up to chat with us.
Afterward we were waiting for our family picture to print and Kevin took the kids around the area. The kids found their first "Hidden Mickey!" We hope to post more as we find them.
This is a sentimental shot for me. We went to Disney when I was Lou's age, Billy was Benny's, Joe was Charlie's, and Joanie was Mere's. we got this exact shot, except I photographed in agony because my finger was pinched between two rockers just as the picture was taken! I loved Ft. Wilderness as the kid and think my kids will have just as much fun!