OK so I am probably not going to get nuts with all the little details but I will skim over the finer points and observations instead.
We arrived to the Beach Club via Quicksilver in the early afternoon ( I would recommend them ) and upon arrival seeing that a ME bus had just pulled up I recommended that my wife go get in line at check-in ahead of them while I took care of the payment to the driver. As I was finishing up I looked over and saw my wife and daughter sitting on a bench and not in line. So I am thinking “oh what the…why aren’t they in line!” so I go over and my wife tells me they told her she had to wait there for me. A few moments later the concierge walks up and greets us and informs us that we are a part of the year of a million dreams and that we were being upgraded to the concierge level:eek:. So that was a VERY cool way to start out.
We settle in and have lunch @ Beaches and Cream…YUMMY! Then we partake of the pool, yet another WOW on that topic as well. Very cool and fun for the whole family. Spent the afternoon there and then got cleaned up for dinner at Marrakesh. Not too bad but glad we had the DDP so that it was not out of our pocket as the price was not on par with the food. The food was not bad but as is so many times the case with resort dining the food does not coincide with the price. Back to the room and early bed.
Day 1 - Animal Kingdom.
head for Killimanjaro Safari 1st thing…5 minute wait but pretty much a walk-on. Great time of the day and the animals were still active. At one point we passed between two girraffes and could have reached out and touched them! After that we head to A Bugs Life. Bad experience for our 5-year old and I would heavily recommend that parents consider this attraction carefully. Our daughter is pretty rough and tumble and this soured her to putting the 3D glasses for anything else including Mickey’s Philharmagic. After that we walk for a while and then have an early lunch at Pizzafari. Good food but the kids choices on the DDP kinda stink and do not include pizza:confused:. After lunch we head to Festival of the Lion King. That was a blast and we all enjoyed the heck out of it! DD was pretty pooped so back to the pool for some R&R then kiddo wanted to go to the kids club so we drop her off and walk to Epcot for dinner at Chefs de France. This was kind of a dissapointment. We both had the duck and felt like it was more like diner food than fine dining. Don’t get me wrong it was not a bad meal but it was not great either.
Day 2- Epcot/MK
Breakfast @ Cape May Cafe…great character meal. Off to Epcot. 10 minute wait for Soarin’ and I loved it, wife was OK after the initial shock wore off (she’s not good with heights), DD was not crazy about it and the scene where you fly through the fireworks was a little much for her but that reaction may have been fallout from the Bugs Life incedent. After that we head to the living seas and cruise there for a bit and then walk on to SE. DD was getting a little low on stamina so we headed to the MK via monorail to perk her up! Lunch at Casey’s (yum!). Made a “B” line to Dumbo as that was her big priority. about a 15 minute wait but we did get there midday so not too bad. Then walk onto the carousel. Next we went to Philharmagic and had a walk on there too. Next over to “It’s a small world” where we waited 5 minutes. 35 minute wait for Peter Pan so we bailed out on that. Walk around for a bit and then back to the pool.
Gonna break away for a bit but I will try to continue the TR before the weekend is over.