While most of the day was spent on Disney property it was actually a non-park day. We had a lazy morning where we cooked some breakfast and made the villa smell like sausages. Just after 10 we headed over to Disney to the Winter Summerland Mini-golf course for a round of mini-golf. Nikki isn’t a fan of mini-golf and her back was a little sore so she sat out while the boys and I played a round. The course was a neat course but the highlight of the round was Alex finding a black rat snake slithering across one of the holes. He didn’t even freak out. I managed to snap a picture before it disappeared under a bush.
After the mini-golf we headed over to Typhoon Lagoon, one of Disney’s two water park areas. The focus of this park is a giant lagoon that doubles as a wave pool that offers two types of waves – surfin’ waves and bobbin’ waves. While the bobbin’ waves were fun it was the surfin’ waves that were the real draw. A wave about six feet high would start at the end of the lagoon and sweep towards the beach. The wave packed a punch and if you weren’t ready it would be very easy to be swept off your feet. The boys loved the waves but only if they were being held by us. And really, I wouldn’t want to send them into those waves without us being right there. As I type this, Alex is reading what I write and is pestering me to tell all of you that the waves went on for an hour before switching to the bobbin’ waves. In actuality, they operated the wave pool on a schedule that flipped back and forth between the two wave types throughout the day. We also went on a few of the tube rides the park had to offer but steered clear of the large slides.
We headed back to the villa for supper and just hung out here for the night.