Just got back, so I thought I would start my TR. I don’t know how to load pics just yet, so it will have to pictureless until I learn how.
Cast: Michael (DH-37)
I had to work on Tuesday July 1, so we hit the road around 4:45 pm. After a pit-stop through a Mickey D’s drive-thru we arrived @ Courtyard Orlando Vista Mariott @ Vista Centre around 9 pm. We all ooo’ed and ahhhh’ed over the room, which was a 1 room suite w/ pull-out couch and balcony. Very nice, but we were there to sleep.
Got up Wednesday morning and checked out and moved across the road to IHOP for some breakfast. Of course kids were excited so we finished breakfast as fast as possible and went to check in @ Disney’s POR! Checked in and our room was gonna be in building 18 on the bottom floor. I had requested something close the main building, so we had a choice between building 16, 2nd floor or building 18 1st floor. They have no elevators and we hate to climb, yes we are lazy that way… so we chose building 18.
We then headed off to AK, I had braced myself to expect crowds…and there were crowds…:pinch: We did the safari first, rafikis planet watch. The kids got their picture made w/ Jiminey Cricket, which I was excited about, because he is not a main character who you see out and about. We saw the tree lady which is really neat. She moves so gracefully. We did the tiger trek, kali river rapids. Got soaked! DH and DN did Expedition Everest…So me and my two kids went over to Dinoland where we played games. DH and DN met us in Dinoland and then he did primevil twirl, I don’t handle rides like that very well. So I sat and watched people. We ate lunch @ Yak and Yeti, it was good. DS, DN and myself had the honey chicken, it was good. I think One bucket could have fed all three of us. DH had the shrimp lo mein which he said was good. DD had chicken fingers. We checked on our room and found that we were assigned 1805 and headed back to then hotel for a quick swim and rest before our dinner ressies @ DTD @ Capt n Jacks.
We were not that sweaty, the kids decided while were in line for Kali River Rapids to get into a water fight with their spray bottles… I was in the middle
We were going to take a boat to DTD but when we got in line for the boat it was lightning and the guy said it would be another hour before it started to run. So we hopped into the car and headed that way. We passed La Nouba entrance and DH asked if I knew where it was, and I said Yes it’s located in DTD Westside… I completely forgot about DTD marketplace. :pinch: So after parking and walking a gazillion miles we made it to Capt n Jacks. :pirate: (We did make it before it started raining :happy: ) I got our buzzer and we all set down. It was like 5 mins and our buzzer was vibrating. We sat by a window and began discussing our meal options. Of course DN, DS decided on the lobster tails. DH and myself decided on the shrimp and penne pasta and DD had the mac n cheese. We ordered the spinach dip, which was delish. DD and DN got clam chowder and DS got ceaser salad. Our food came and everything looked great. I took one bite of my shrimp and penne pasta and had to chew very fast and then drink. I DID NOT LIKE IT… DH loved it, so I was like uh-oh… The waitress was very nice and noticed I had not made much of a dent in it and asked what was wrong, I told her that I did not care for it and she said that she would switch it, no problem :happy: She brought me back the lobster, which was wonderful. We had the dessert, which was yummmy. After dinner we shopped for a bit in DTD but it was getting chaotic so we left and went back to the hotel, we were tired…
My review of POR, it was Okay. We usually stay at FQ but being we had our DN with us we needed a trundle bed. The resort is big, and the beds were not comfy to me. My DH loved them. I will prob not stay at this resort again. If you have any questions about the resort just ask me.
This concludes day 1.