So my family arrived at the Poly around 2 AM on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. We had a room only reservation and by the time we walked into the hotel, the CM at the registration desk said, “oh, you must be the Wagner’s…since you’re the only ones left to check in today!”
So, since we’re all dead tired and I should really be catching up on my HW now, I’ll give you a quick synopsis…
After our room only res, we were upgraded from a garden view to a Lagoon view for the stay on our package. We’re in the Tahiti buiding now, and as I write this, I’m staring out the window at a beautiful purple lit castle!
We got to AK late in the morning yesterday, despite our best efforts. The 2 AM check in then switching rooms at 7 AM just weren’t on the original agenda! We had a GREAT breakfast at Tusker House, then rode the safari (with fast passes we got while checking in at Tusker house). DH and I used the single rider line and walked onto EE 4 times in less than 35 minutes! Watched the new Nemo show (even though I was here the week it originally opened at 2 times since, we’ve always missed it) and bugs life was a complete walk in. It POURED rain from about 3 PM forward and pretty much on and off for the rest of the night. We hung back at the hotel for a while and DD sat around doing loads of crafts with the CM’s in the lobby. She colored and made her own lai and bracelet and some other stuff. There were lots of activities for kids in the hotel on a rainy day. Later, it cleared up enough for us to go to the luau and have dinner.
Today, we were at DHS. We arrived around 930 AM and walked straight to TSM and were on standby and in and out in 2030 minutes. We took some pics with Buzz and Woody and did all the rest of animation courtyard. We even FP’d TSM again and rode it after we watched the new block pary bash, which we all enjoyed, but I especiallly loved. We walked back into TSM with our FP’s then had dinner at Brown Derby. I was actually surprised with the beauty of this restaurant, as it is nothing that I imagined. Just as we arrived for our 5 PM reservation, the sky opened up again adn flooded the walkways just as we got in for dinner. I had a lovely choc mousse birthday dessert, which I will post pics of later.
In general, the weather is hot and very humid, but bearable. It has rained pretty much every day, but we’re pushing through it! But, for now, I’ve got to get some sleep since I’ve only had about 8 hours (cumulatively since Sunday night). I will give you more details and some pics soon! Stay well everyone!