This is a little known fact about Disney. If you come in early for a trip, you can pick up your tickets early if they are part of a package. The girl at the Magic Kingdom was not convinced, but entertained me anyway. I threw out a friend's name who is a Cast member (I don't think I ever told Megan I did that), and next thing I know, I was on my way. I had no intentions of going into the Magic Kingdom, though. I needed to be over at the Polynesian for dinner, so I hopped on one of these:
I was going to dinner. I chose a place I had never been to before, but had read good reviews about: the Kona Island sushi bar.
This was true deliciousness in a plate.
Now the new plan for the night was to go to Epcot. Although it was cold, I walked around the Polynesian for a little bit, taking in the sites:
The lobby waterfall
From the beach
Up the hill. I think they may do weddings up here
The neverland club building. Looks a lot like the creepy Polynesian people on It's a Small World and clowns. I'm not a fan.
I was grateful that this started a real leisurely night. There is something to be said for taking things slow, and that is definitely what I did.