Background to the trip: I had been wanting this pair of crocs I saw there last year and could not find them anywhere. I even called disney merchandising and they said they didnt have them anymore. My mom is a teacher and chaperoned the end of the year day trip to Epcot. While there she saw the crocs I wanted and bought them. So I picked them up from her saturday morning. Turned out, they were a little small. So I was going to have to wait until the next disney trip to exchange them. Saturday (yesterday), about 11am, as I was running errands, I called disney to find out my seasonal ticket had another week before it was blacked out. So I called h, and ran this crazy idea to get in the car, drive 2.5 hours, to exchange my crocs. I wanted to have them for the Universal trip in 3 weeks. I got home, and he was all for taking a spontaneous trip. He had a few errands to take care of before we could leave. So he went and did that while I packed. My DS couldnt believe we were just going to pack up and go. He got home about 2:30pm, about 2:45pm I was on the phone booking the Coronado Resort, and at 3pm we were on the road to Disney to exchange my shoes…lol
We arrived at the Coronado about 5:30pm. Checked-in, then went into the gift shop and there were the crocs. I was able to exchange them there within 5 minutes. It was funny we drove 2.5 hours for a 5 minute exchange that ultimately costed us $149 h, otel room, and then having to buy DS a seasonal pass $234, and then food for a night and a day…lol
We dropped off our luggage in the room, then hopped on the bus to Epcot. Arrived at Epcot, ate at Seasons, then got in to a 55 minute line for Soarin’. Got off the ride just as the park was starting to shut down rides at 9pm. DS was tired and wanted to go back to the room to go to bed.
Got up 7am this morning, ate breakfest, then headed to Magic Kingdom. The crowds were not bad AT ALL. We were there for the opening ceremony, then headed to Spash Mountain. Walked right on. Then Thunder Mountain…walked right on. By 10:30am we had done about 6 or 7 rides. We ate lunch at the counter service next to Small World, then went on more rides. About 1pm we tried to go to Peter Pan but the line was 40 minutes. We decided to pass on it and we went to Philharmonic. Then did a couple more things and decided it was time to get going. Got on the road about 2pm…got home around 5pm or so this afternoon.
DS is still walking around saying he doesnt believe we just packed up and took off for disney . He is use to my planning weeks in advance. It was a fun time and am just sorry we couldnt stay longer. And I have my new crocs…they are soooo cute! The fushia and orange ones…