I decided to try a trip report. I’m not much of a story teller, but thought I would give it a try, especially since it was one of our shorter trips.
Day 1 - Tuesday
Up and out of bed at 2:30am to be sure everything was packed and ready to leave at 4pm for the airport. USAirways flight departed right on time and we were on our way. Arrived a few minutes early in Orlando around 9:15am. Luggage was just a few minutes and we were headed to ME busses. Again, non-eventful and only sat waiting on the bus to depart for about 10 minutes. We were off to Boardwalk Villas. Ride was only about 30 minutes. Since we did on-line check-in, the process took less than 10 minutes.
We were handed our packet by a trainee, everything was verified and we set off to check out our room #3013. A little far from the elevators, but not a big deal. Our room was right over top of Big River Grill on the Boardwalk. Despite thinking it would be noisy and you would be able to smell the food, neither was noticeable. Room was very clean and nice for just the two of us.
After quickly unpacking we headed down to the Boardwalk gift shop to purchase our rain ponchos as it had begun raining on the trip from the airport. We headed to ESPN on the Boardwalk for a burger for lunch. Excellent choice – Muffaletta burger was fantastic.
We then headed right to the Magic Kingdom. DH needed a hat to keep his rain poncho hood up and he has a tradition of getting a safari hat every time we go to Disney. He uses them for work every day, so they do get used more than just at WDW and they only last a few months before he needs a new one.
We stopped for a Dole Whip which is another one of our favorites. Crowd level was medium to low for us as we have been to WDW during peak attendance times. This was nothing compared to other times. We headed off to our favorites…Buzz Lightyear, Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain and a few others. Wait was not more than 25 minutes at each ride, mostly less than that. Humidity and heat was ridiculous, but we ventured through. Being from NJ and the heat we had been experiencing lately, we were used to it.
We grabbed a bite to eat and kept going at all our favorites. Did a little browsing in the shops and then headed for the train station for the parade. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate for the regular afternoon parade; but we did get to experience the Rainy Day Parade that we had never seen before. Glad Disney has an alternative for all the guests who were counting on the parade. The rain was ridiculous, so we just hung out at the top center of the train station to see if it would pass. The rain did lighten up, so we stayed and rode more rides. We had been through rain issues before, so this was not new to us.
The rain stopped in time for the Main Street Electrical Parade and Wishes. We stayed for both events and then headed back to the hotel.