Day 3, Friday was supposed to be Disney day. But we never went to Disney. Orly had seen a huge pirate ship in a magazine at the hotel and was desperate to go to it. When we inquired we found out that it was Disney Quest in Downtown Disney that had that pirate activity. Being that we weren’t planning to be at Disney for many hours in the first place, we opted for Downtown Disney instead.
Breakfast was the typical continental breakfast offered at most hotels – an array of frozen pancakes, waffles, muffins, doughnuts, bread, and cereals…. oh and some hard boiled eggs and oranges. The boys had some raisin bran cereal, a muffin, and hard boiled eggs.
I had coffee, hard boiled eggs, an orange, and a muffin. Not very satisfying, and on we went.
At Downtown Disney I would like to report that I found 1 healthier alternative restaurant – Fresh A Peel. They served salads and smoothies, and all-natural burgers (doesn’t mean grassfed or organic so beware). But to be honest, I was more intrigued by Fulton’s crab house. The thought of some nice, hot seafood was way more attractive to me than another chicken salad. At Fulton’s we ordered mussels, a lobster bisque, and a seared ahi tuna salad. The food was way overpriced and nothing out of this world, but it seemed like the best alternative for what we wanted.
The Tuna Salad was pretty good. Had avocados and hard boiled eggs, and decent greens.
The sauce of the mussels was delicious but we would not order this app again. There wasn’t enough mussels to warrant ordering it.
Disney Quest took up a large chunk of the day – it is a cool place!!!!! so we decided to stay one more night at the hotel just to avoid driving too tired that evening.
Dinner – Pizzeria Uno. Here’s a cool surprise. Pizzeria Uno has a gluten free menu! We always like to have one pizza night on vacation and it was great to be able to enjoy a gluten free pizza.
We ordered a mushroom cheese pizza, and a broccoli, fig and goat cheese pizza with a balsamic glaze.
It was weird because it was a thin crust, and gluten free and yet the pizza crust felt doughy. I expected it to be a lot crispier. The upside, however, was that the ingredients were good and at the end of the pizza we did not get that full, bloated feeling that one normally gets when they stuff their face with pizza!
Interesting note: My kids loooove vegetables and eat them without the need for hiding them in the food. However, they seem to always reject vegetables in their pizza! They ate it, but it took some coercing. Both of them said no to the veggies initially. My point is, don’t let one experience fool you. Kids will always surprise you. You may never get them to eat broccoli in their pizza but they’ll love it with some sweet potato. Keep introducing the veggies. Something will stick!