[B]Me - Brandon [/B] 31 - turned 32 on this trip
[B]Greg - My Partner[/B] 32
[B]Joey - Our good friend and roommate[/B] - 34
[B]Dates - Friday May 15t - Friday May 22nd[/B]
[B]Resort - Saratoga Springs Resort[/B]
When I booked our cruise last December I was told no vacation in 2009. I whined and begged but was told no. So i eventually moved on and accepted that I was not going to go anywhere for a “real” vacation in 2009.
On Valentine’s Day I received a card from Greg and written in the card was a note asking where we were going on vacation this year. Three days later, after comparing WDW and DL we were booked at Saratoga Springs and hoping for our wait list to come through. When i booked we had 83 days to go before our trip. So I made our dining reservations the same day as confirming our resort reservation.
[B]Departure Day - May 15th[/B]
We had an 8AM flight from Dayton, Ohio and we left the house at about 5:45AM and were checked in and through security by 7AM. Our flight left right on time and we arrived in Orlando about 10 minutes early at 10AM.
We headed right for the Magical Express bus and walked up checked in right away and literally were put on the bus right away and we were the last to board so the bus was on its way with Saratoga as the first start. So far so good we were on the ground, on the bus, and to the resort by 11AM.
We had used the online check-in process and we only waited about 5 minutes before we were up to the counter. We showed ID and were given our room keys and were about to be sent on our way and then the cast member noticed the memo on our account that I was celebrating my birthday. So he ran off and got me a birthday button. (Later we realized there was a birthday button already in our checkin packet).
Our room was not ready, no big deal. We checked our carry ons in at the Bell Desk and we were off to Epcot.
Here are a couple of pictures to tease you with… I will post more tomorrow once i am home. We are at the Orlando Airport and will be boarding our flight soon.