Just got back last night. Had a fantastic time on our “Girls Only” trip except for my kids bickering constantly. Hardly any wait at restaurants and for buses. Not nearly as crowded as I had expected except for Christmas Day. We had such a great trip. I’ll post the details of our first couple of days now and then add more later.
Me, Kate (17), Kennedy (12) and Karlie (8)
Day one: Wed. December 19
Took a 7 am flight out of Philly and arrived at Orlando at 9:05. Used Magical Express and we were taken right away to Pop and checked in by 10:30. I asked if there were any rooms available now and she said our room was in the 90’s and was not ready yet but that there was one in the 50’s available now. I jumped at that, a better location, view of the lake and the fireworks from Epcot at night.
We went over to AK and had lunch at Tusker House Buffet. We were on dining plan. It was okay, but not great. I have picky eaters so If we weren’t on the plan it would not have been worth the $90 price tag for lunch. We got fast passes for the safari and went on the single rider line for everest. Saw the Nemo musical with little wait time and also went on Primeval Whirl and Triceratops spin with no wait time. We were pretty pooped from traveling so we returned to Pop , ate dinner at the food court and returned to our room. We had a certificate stating that the housekeepers had picked us as “Guests of the day”. They had turned down the beds and given us chocolate mints and left a magnetic photo frame for us.
Day 2 - December 20
We went to DTD shopping. Ate lunch at Wolfgang Puck Express. I had the chicken salad-really yummy. Kids had chicken fingers and Kate had BBQ chicken quesedillas. She said it was good. We then went to WCC for and early dinner at 4 before the MVMCP. The food was good there too. The Christmas party was lots of fun. Yummy hot cocoa and sugar cookies. Little or no waits for the rides, a wonderful parade, and the castle looked so awesome lit up at night with all the icicle lights. The only downside of the evening was that Karlie got run into by some crazy lady on an electric scooter. She ran right into her thigh. She was driving way too fast and knocked Karlie right down. Thankfully she ended up with only a bruise on her thigh but if it had been a toddler that she ran into she would have done serious damage. The lady behind her yelled at her and told her she needed to be more carefull. She did apologize and mumbled something about her 'foot getting stuck" but we saw her again later also driving very fast. I’ll post more later. Got to do that vacation laundry.