I did pre- TR, but here is the cast of characters:
me- the trip planner
my DH-reluctant to go because he is too busy at work
myDS-10 months-bear bear
my parents- Memommy and Nangy (pronounced like tangy but with an N)
Here is the background story…
We had been planning this for months, with my parents… They were on a cruise the week before the trip and they were due to arrive back in Tampa on Thursday. They were going to come through town to pick the kids up from school so they could spend the week with them (and I could get them packed). On Friday, my husband picked the kids up from school and told them that the grandparents had car trouble and we had to go get them.
So we left Atlanta about 4:00- an hour later than we meant to. We inched through normal afternoon traffic south of town. I was planning on going as far as we could before we told the kids that we were going to WDW. Well, about Macon, my son starts asking all kinds of questions about where my parents were. So we decided to stop in Macon for dinner. As we were getting out of the car, I asked the kids “What did Eli Manning say when he won the Super Bowl?”. Both immediately answered, “I’m going to Disney world”. Well, I just sat there. And the looked at me waiting for the punchline… I gave them a prize for answering correctly. They were shirts that said “I’m going to Disney World”. i then had to tell them that Memommy and Nangy were waiting on us down there…
Then they got excited. They were stunned really. They could barely et their dinner…
After dinner we got into the car and i told them where we were staying and eating:
First night: All Star Sports
Rest of the trip: PO Riverside
Liberty Tree Tavern
50’s Prime Time Cafe
The new mexican restaurant
Cinderella’s Royal Table
For the trip- I am going to give you our impressions of what we did and my thoughts on each park, and what was new and different-since i had not been in 18 months.
Here is the link to the shirts that they got:
’‘I’m Going to the Walt Disney World Resort!’’ Tee for Adults | Tees | Disney Store
The were cute.
We arrived at WDW about midnight and it looked like it was about 7pm at All SS… It was a zoo. By the time we got into our room, and got the crib and got to bed it was about 1:30am. We had no plans for the next day, so that was great.
Our plan for Saturday was to tour the hotel, walk around, and then make our way over to the other hotel to check in…
The only glitch in the trip was at check in, and it was minor. I wanted connecting rooms, and we had adjoining rooms when we got checked into Parterre Place (which was gorgeous, btw). I had them move us (the bellman took care of switching our rooms with the front desk) to new rooms that were connecting, and we got the last connecting rooms in building 28. Newly renovated rooms, which were very nice (and I am a hotel room snob). So, we were farther to the bus, and the main room, but the walk was not too bad… We through our bags in, and ran off to our next activity.
The boys went golfing, as a surprise to my son. The girls went for tea at the GF.