Wednesday March 15:
We were up early and had breakfast at the hotel (Hampton Inn, our favorite). We were back on the road by 8:15AM. We had a very smooth uneventful drive. I really thought DD would start noticing where we were when we hit Orlando but she was into her DVD and never looked up. When we took the exit to Downtown Disney I told her to start looking around for her surprise. About the time she looked up from her DVD player we rounded the bend and she saw the Welcome to Walt Disney World sign. Her eyes got huge and she screamed: “OH MY GOD I’M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!” DH and I both said yep, surprise! She was elated! She kept saying thank you and this was the best day of her life. I was in tears! :wub: It was so worth keeping it a secret!
We found POFQ easily and headed to check in. It is such a beautiful resort. Check was quick and smooth. Of course we arrived at 12:30 PM and no body was at check in. We timed it just right, as soon as we were done checking in the Magical Express bus drove up and about 10 families got off. We headed to our room, 3330. AWESOME location! Building 3 is the one right beside the check in building which also holds the gift shop and food court. We dropped our luggage and headed to get something for lunch at the food court. It was much smaller that the food court at CBR or POR but we loved it. Emilie was still just floored that we were there. She just kept saying thank you over and over and over and over. Emilie had pizza, I had the kids pasta, and DH had a double cheeseburger. It was good, DH said the burger was really good. After filling up we went back to the room so I could unpack.
After unpacking Emilie was BEGGING to go swimming. I mean BEGGING. So DH agreed to take her. We headed down to the pool. AWESOME pool! They swam for about 30 minutes. We had to force her to get out. She kept coming up with excuse after excuse on why she needed to remain in the pool or get back in. The reasons ranged from it was too cold out of the pool :glare: (it was chilly witht he wind blowing) to she needed to rinse her foot off because she had gotten dirty and she needed to put her whole body in to do that. :nonono2: After finally getting her out and dryed off we headed back to the room for them to change so we could go to DTD.
After they were changed we headed to the boat dock. When we first walked down there, there was no line. The line quickly filled up. The doat arrived after us waiting maybe 15 minutes. The captain came over to tell us that there was only room on the boat for 4 people. Great for us! Bad for the others line. He did assure them another boat would be along in 10 minutes. On the ride to DTD we had a wonderful conversation with a couple from Mississippi. They had been coming to WDW every year for 18 years and they told us their teenagers still love it as much as they did when they were little. So that made us feel good that Emilie will still love it as she ages.
More to come tomorrow… got to go.