Disney Vacation Pt 3

Thursday September 20

Today we started the day with breakfast at Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. It was delicious. And the atmosphere was great. It was nice to get to meat one of the princes as well. That is relatively new for Disney, so I am happy that we were able to experience that.

We then took the boat to Hollywood Studios and spent the day there. We rode all of our favorite rides again but sadly, we came out of Rockin’ Roller Coaster to a typical Florida afternoon downpour. Naturally, I had no umbrella or poncho and I had my camera in my bag. Thankfully, BFF Alysha came to the rescue and had an extra poncho. We walked to a covered food stand and waited out the worst of it. Naturally, we had to get a Mickey pretzel and Churro for the break. We debated powering through the rain to make our fast pass at Tower of Terror or just sit and wait it out. Tower of Terror won, duh.

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We had dinner at Hollywood Brown Derby and I wish I could say it was the best thing ever. But it really was nothing special. We had eaten there before and it was really good. Now the menu is just sad and the food is nothing special.

 

After dinner, we went to make our fast pass at Slinky Dog and my dad got to ride it for the first time. This ride is so much fun! No, it is not a thrill coaster, but it is still so much fun. I love it so much already.

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After dinner, Jake and I were exhausted so we headed back for an early night.

 

Friday September 21

 

Today was the last day for my lovely cousins from Cali. We met at their resort to say goodbye and hang out one last time before they had to leave for the airport. It was so nice to be able to spend this week with them and catch up.

 

The rest of the was super chill for us. We went to Disney Springs and walked around a bit. Holy shit that area has changed SO much since I was there last. I had no clue where I was.  The changes are insane and we didn’t even see it all.

 

Dinner was a double date night for Me, Jake, Alysha, and Zach. We went to the California Grill at the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. It was amazingly good. And the atmosphere was incredible.

 

Saturday September 22

This was our last day. Sad Face. We all met for breakfast at Cape May Cafe. Breakfast buffets at Disney are the best. After breakfast, we went back to Studios because I love the shops there and we had some money left to spend.

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So we went and hung out for a bit. Got to meet some pretty classic characters and explore a galaxy far, far away.

After our shopping and fun, we headed back to our hotel to catch the magical express and head to the airport. Sadly our Disney vacation had come to an end…but here’s to 2022!

Disney Vacation Pt 2

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Finally to my home, Magic Kingdom.

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We started the day at The Crystal Palace for breakfast. We had the privilege of visiting with Winne the Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet. We had a lot of fun and breakfast was great!

After breakfast, we went to Splash Mountain and I love it so much. But, there is another ride in Frontierland that holds my heart. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. This was my home for 8 months in 2015 when I was in my college program. This ride will always hold a special place in my heart.

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We met up with my mom, dad, and cousins Patty and Eddy to watch the parade. Which, also has a special place in my heart because I was able to work the parade route and watch the parades daily. Though I will say, the parade is not the same without Maleficent…

After the parade, wee went over to Tomorrowland to ride Space Mountain, the People Mover, and Carousel of Progress before heading to dinner at Artist Point.

 

Dinner was delicious, but we were even more excited for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This event is, in my opinion, the single best thing that Disney ever does. Seriously, I love every single thing about it.

Wednesday September 19, 2018

 

We started our day at Epcot with breakfast at Akershus. After breakfast, we rode the new-ish Frozen ride. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

We then headed to Test Track and Mission Space. I think Jake enjoyed Test Track the most. Mainly because he was able to design his own vehicle to ‘test’ on the ride. It was really cool.

 

After Test Track we went over to Soarin and Living with the Land. I LOVED the new video for Soarin. It was amazing and just made me want to travel the world. And Living with the Land was cool as usual. I think Jake like it a lot. Being able to see the work that Disney is doing with sustainability and agriculture.

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After that we intended to walk around the World Showcase and experience Food and Wine. But it was just too damn hot. So we went back to the resort and chilled in the air conditioning. Dinner was at Yachtsman at the Yacht Club. It was amazing!!!!

 

This night we  went to Hollywood Studios for a Vacation Club Member only event and got to experience the park with a super low amount of guests. The wait times were super short and we got to ride Slinky Dog Dash for the first time! It was AWESOME!!!

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