Ok, so, I’ve never done a TR, and my style of writing is almost always short and to the point, and I don’t know that I will have the time to do a proper TR, so, I’ll hit the main points… Lots of crazy things have been happening in recent months and this trip has been desperately needed. I finally had the opportunity to be excited about our trip the final week prior, then the stress hits again. My husband and I are both state employees and his department is lead in opening and running special need shelters, so with TS Lee in the Gulf this past weekend, we were on pins being that we were to leave early AM on Sat. (Our fault for planning a vacation during peak hurricane season.) He got the okay to go, and we left 5 hours prior to our original plans in order to miss the worst of the first rain bands.
We arrived at WDW at 8 AM, and we grabbed a bite to eat at McDonalds and then went to the hotel. I had completed online check-in, so we didn’t have a long wait in line, however, our room was not ready that early, and the CM was not exactly experienced in front desk service. He didn’t ask if we were celebrating anything, which we were, DS’s 5th birthday. When I asked that I receive a phone call letting me know that our room was ready, he kept telling me to wait till after 3 PM and to call the number on the card that he gave me. As soon as we walked out of the lobby, I called the number and asked that they call my cell when the room was ready, no problems there…
Off to Epcot we went, exhausted, but with full force except that I was so tired that I hardly took any pictures the first couple of days and kept up with the trend somewhat for the rest of the trip so as to not spend the whole trip looking through the camera like I normally do. Finally around 1:00, we got the call that our room was ready, so we headed to our room, quickly unpacked the car and did our best to take a nap. I thought the location was perfect, Jazz building 9 facing parking lot, no pool noise, close to parking and not too far away from Melody Hall. We went to MK that evening and decided to ride rides during the parade, but caught Wishes before leaving the park.
Sunday went well, still tired, DS got to meet McQueen and Mater and then, Phineas and Ferb, then lunch at H&V, he wasn’t into the characters as much as he would be later, being that we were still recovering from the prior 36 hours. We enjoyed our day at HS and again returned to MK that evening to catch some more rides and the Main Street Electrical Parade. I was very excited about the parade, being that I haven’t seen it since my first trip to MK when I was about 5 yrs old. I bought resort mugs on this day, for the first time and not sure that I will do it again. I am the only one that got our money’s worth and those mugs hardly hold anything.
Monday, we had a great breakfast at Tusker House, this year DS was tall enough to ride EE, which he thoroughly enjoyed. I got soaked on Rapids. Did our usual rides at AK and then headed back to resort for nap. Before we left out to eat dinner at food court, I had to call room service to change sheets on bed because DS had accident. When we went back to the room, the sheets had not yet been changed which was fine, because we were headed to HS to see Fantasmic. I am never trusting of room service and put away any valuables, never would have guessed that something would have come up missing. CM stole a cold Coca Cola that we had brought back from the food court and left on the table. Of all things! After searching the room to make sure that it wasn’t simply misplaced, I called guest services to report that we didn’t require replacement, but that if they would steal a soda, they may steal something of value. I was quite disappointed that I never got a call back regarding the issue.:nonono2: