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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Disney Planning

Okay, let me share a little secret about my family. We LOVE Disney. And we are slightly obsessed with all things Disney. So, naturally we have been planning our trip to Walt Disney World for the last 2 years…I kinda wish I was exaggerating. I’m not. But to justify this crazy behavior, we have been planning with a lot of extended family. At one point we had around 30 people that were on board to go. Sadly, life happens and we are down to 11. We will not let that harm our fun though!

 

We all have our room reservations now. Unlike normal, we are all staying at different resorts. Jake and I are staying at Art  of Animation. Alysha and Zach are staying at the Yacht Club. Mom and Dad, Patty, Eddy, and Alicia are all staying at the Grand Floridian. Pat and Leigha are staying at Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary.

 

We are planning our meals out now because we can make reservations 180 days out.  Actually, we have even made our dining reservations already. That is insane to me that we are already so close to the trip. My mom and I went online to make our breakfast and dinner reservations for our whole group. Unfortunately, since we have such a large group, we had to split into two groups for dinner. But they are all within 5 or 10 minutes of each other, so hopefully we will be able to sit near each other. Here is a list of where we are going for dinner:

 

Sunday: ‘Ohana

Monday: Tiffins

Tuesday: Artist Point

Wednesday: The Hollywood Brown Derby

Thursday: Yachtsman

Friday: California Grill

 

For now, that is all we can plan. We are able to make our fast pass reservations at 60 days out. I will share ALL the photos and reviews in a few posts after the trip! Bye for now 🙂