Hi !!! I don’t have a lot of time to write a trip report tonight but quickly… (and again, sorry for all the mistakes)
Our trip was planned from Jan. 12 to Jan. 18 ! Me, my husband, my sister and her husband. It was cold during the first 3 days ! We had our coats and mittens on during the day.
Day 1, we arrive at our hotel at the beginning of the afternoon and then leave for Magic Kingdom. The guys never went to DW before but 2nd time for me and my sister, so we were acting as “guides” and loving it! Last time we went was in 2009 (January again)… so Splash Mountain was closed AGAIN but since it was so cold we would’ve not ride it anyway for sure ! My husband couldn’t resist the Turkey Leg, he had to buy one ! haha !
Day 2 was at DHS and it was the coldest day of all. We had to watch Fantasmic that night because the other day we planned at DHS they were not doing the show. I wore one long sleeved shirt, one hoodie, a coat, a scarf, gloves and a hat + had a fleece blanket and I was freezing… all of this and at the end of Fantasmic, the dragon was nowhere to be found. NO DRAGON! Talk about bad luck! So the guys thought the show wasn’t worth the wait and sitting in the cold… of course ! Without the dragon… Fantasmic becomes a lot less interesting in my opinion.
Day 3 at Epcot, super nice day, the guys loved the park, especially Test Track and WS!
Day 4 at AK, sunny again ! We were able to ride Expedition Everest 3 times in a row because they let people ride it even though the park is closed ! So we went at like 4h40pm, came out, entered the line again 5PM… entered again… 5h15pm! hehe ! it was so cool! but after 3 times in a row I started to feel a little dizzy! hahaha!
Day 5 at MK again, we watched all the parades that day and Wishes
Day 6 at DHS again. Oh lord… the insane RAIN for all morning and half of the afternoon. My shoes and pants were soaking wet. Terrible. When the rain started to calm down, we went back to the hotel to change socks and shoes. Such a relief !
Then … last day (no park)… we go to Downtown Disney for lunch and come back to the hotel to leave for the airport. As we arrive at the airport, we notice our flight has been cancelled… they switched us on another flight… 2 days LATER ! hahahhaa! We panicked a little bit but there was nothing we could do… so we head back to Pop Century !!! Since we had one full day + one half day ahead of us… we kindly ask the concierge if it was possible to have low price park tickets (for the next day) since we stayed at the hotel for almost a week. Since we already checked out and our “vacation package” was over we thought she would say no. But then she made our day by saying : 5$ per park ticket. OMG !!! I could not believe it!
So the next day me and my husband went back to MK and my sister and her husband chose Epcot. It was a BEAUTIFUL “bonus” day, the warmest since the beginning of our trip!! We were so happy, just walking around in the park, holding hands, fresh popcorn scent in the air. And then on the last day, we went back to DD a little before we left for the airport. What is really awesome is we bought a vacation insurance for this trip so the extra hotel and food fees we had to pay because of the cancelled flight is gonna be refunded by the insurance company !!! Imagine, staying @ DW for two more nights and the only thing you pay is 5$ for park entrance haha ! Truly a MAGICAL day
Here are some pictures
MouseBuzz.com - Neverland’s Album: My 2011 Vacation