cast- me AKA grandma, grandpa, DB (who is staying at all stars), DD and two DGDS ages almost 3 and 7. Staying at a one bedroom at BCV and then AKV kidani. Sorry, not too many pictures and those are mostly of my DGDs.
We left early tues on a 7 am flight. Got into Orlando, went to ME and walked right onto a bus. Within an hour of landing we were in our room at BCV. We were on the fourth floor just around the corner from the elevator. We’ve never had a room so close, it was wonderful.
My brother came over and took me to Walmart. After picking up almost everything in the store, we returned to BC. My DB pulls up to the drive and before he stops, they are ready to shoot him away. I explain we were just stopping to get help from bell services with the groceries. Well, that’s ok then. Someone comes over with a cart, helps to unload the bags and then explains, he is not bell services but valet. So he can’t help any further. Well, since he already unloaded the bags onto the cart, I felt I should tip him but I wasn‘t happy to do so. If I had know the difference, I would have looked for bell services first. Then I went to find someone from bell services to help. So of course, when bell services brought the bags up to the room, I tipped again.
Meanwhile, my DD was coming with my two DGDs. Her first flight was delayed, so she missed her connection. The next few flights were full, they were going to put her on a 4 oclock flight. Which means waiting for 6 hrs in an airport and MISSING OHANA. I told her to try calling the airline 800 number, not talking to gate agents. Well, she tried and they said oh we can put you on the 1 something flight. Whoo hoo.
But she’ll still be late for ohana. She called disney dining looking for another time/day, but nothing. Disney dining said Ohana would still seat us ever though we were an hour or so late. We were a little unsure of traveling over to the Ohana to only be told sorry can’t help you. So I called dining and went thru the whole tale of air travel and my concern with the credit card thing, and the CM suddenly says “hey, there’s a ADR for 6:35, how’d that happen?” So DD lands, get to resort, rushes to room, we all rush to dinner, still got there about 15 mins late, and was seated about 7. Enjoyed the meal, kids did the dancing and all the fun stuff. Got back to the room about 9:30, got kids to bed. Grandparents already worn out.