Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Day At Downtown Disney

The day after we went to Sea World, we decided to visit Downtown Disney.

This is a Disney character on the marquee of one of their stores. He was noteworthy because he randomly spits water on those passing below. Some folks even stood around and waited to get hit by the water since it was quite hot that day.

A Lego shark and fish located outside the Lego Store.

A giant Transformer made of large Legos.

Some of the Legos displayed in exhibits in the outer wall of the Lego Store.

A Lego Tyranosaurus Rex dinosaur with a tethered hot air ballon in the background.

A closeup of a Lego window display.

Another Lego window display.

A Lego family with their dogs displayed outside of the Lego store.

One happy shopper. She likes Legos in the fact that she can dissassemble what her brother builds.

This fellow has the beginnings of a serious Lego dude, just like his uncle. Here he is at a table where you can assemble and purchase your own people dressed pretty much the way you want.

Here our Lego "assembler" is getting some parental assistance. The cup on the left of the picture you can fill with as many Lego parts as you want from bins on the walls. They had a lot of different parts but many people were asking for wheels. There were no wheels.

A picture of the "Wall of Bins." Each bin is filled with a bunch of Lego parts. Things such as doors, gates, and all kinds of unidentified Lego parts. The secret is to put the larger parts in first, into the middle of the cup. Then add the medium size parts and finally the smaller parts. Keep shaking the cup so smaller parts filter into the voids at the bottom of the cup. Keep working at it and you can make it almost solid plastic inside the cup.

Nana helps out at every level. Here she is assisting at the "Make People" table.

A wall of Lego people premade and mounted behind the cash registers. This picture only shows about 80% of what is on the wall.

A Lego Sea Serpent. This only shows the head. The whole thing is probably 30 feet long.

Strolling with the newbie. I was walking her around while the Nana got some chow ready for her. In front of us is the new T-Rex Restaurent. We thought about eating there but decided to go to the Rainforest Cafe. If the kids got scared by the dinosaurs, lunch would have been screwed up and that stuff costs an arm and a leg.

Nana and Newbie working on a yogurt, while Newbie works the crowd.

Outside the Rainforest Cafe. The baby is excited by the parrots hanging across the walkway. She has become conscious of birds.

A fish tank inside the Rainforest Cafe. Their fish tanks are tubular and connected to each other by tubes in the overhead.

A tethered hot air ballon that kept popping up over the tree tops.

This looks like a helmsman from "Pirates of the Caribbean." He was located at the entrance to one of the Disney stores.