Saturday, Nov. 10, left the house at 3:15 am for a 7:20 am flight out of Pittsburgh, PA airport. We flew Southwest and they implemented the new letter and number boarding passes. Actually this system seems to work well. We were A24 and A 27 (tell me how that happened when the tickets were booked together and checked in together?)
But they actually have all 1-30 and 30-60 board together. Disabled board first and children do board between A & B, unless you have an A boarding letter and you can board during that time then. I agree this is a fair way. Our flight was great. I slept part way because of the early time. We got into Orlando 25 minutes ahead of schedule, arrived at 9:15.
We took the Magical Express. My only disappointment with this was that we had a regular Mears bus and did not get to see the movie I heard so much about. This bus was not equipped for the movie. But seeing the Disney World signs along the way helped with the excitement!
By 10:30 we were checking into the hotel (POP Century).
We did not have preferred section (I could not get that with our Visa discount) but still requested a King bed. They assigned me to a far side of the 90 section. I asked them if they had anything closer to the food court. She looked and gave me 422 in the 70?s. (The big wheel building) The room was only a couple minutes walk to the food court. It was nice. It was on the 4th floor back side of the building and I can honestly say the only noise we heard was when kids were running outside and once we heard the kids next door, but there was nothing disturbing, or kept us awake. I never heard the toilets flush either.
The room was nice and clean, the king bed was very comfortable. The room was ready for us too check in.
We then ate lunch at the Food Court. My husband got the double cheeseburger and fries, I got the steak cheese wrap and pasta salad, both got ice cream bars. I was definitely impressed at this point on the CS food (We did purchase the dining plan).
We decided to go to MGM since it was the closest park and we could come back in a few hours and check on our luggage to be delivered.
MGM was having soap weekend. Since I have watched All my children for 30 years I was excited to see Susan Lucci. We saw her doing the view show and a few more characters from the soap.
Around 3 we decided to go back to the room and the luggage was there! It was a great way to go!
We then headed out for the Magic Kingdom.
Oh yes, had to take time to “read the sign”