“What I Did On My Easter Vacation”
My mom and grandma didn’t have to work on Friday, and since I couldn’t go home for Easter because of my class schedule, they decided to come to me! And since we were all together in one place, and we had the time, we decided to finally do what we have been trying to organize for months…
The Grand Floridian Afternoon Tea!
So we drove down to Orlando bright and early Saturday morning. We planned on spending the day in Epcot, going to the GF when our 3:20 ADR came up, and then coming back to Epcot for the night till we had to drive back home. I have a season pass, so I waited while my mom and grandma bought their 1 day tickets. We get our bags searched, go up to the little ticket reading machines, and I put mine in first. I stick my fingers on the reader thing like a pro and push the turnstile… but it won’t turn. The CM says, “This is an invalid date. You can’t use a season pass on a blockout date.”
What a slap in the face for a self-proclaimed Disney pro! I forget to check the dates!!! And Easter weekend - COMMON SENSE that I wouldn’t be able to use it!!
Oh well. We go back, explain to the ticket lady why we’re back, and she sends us over to Guest Relations, saying they might be able to do something for us. They don’t. So we just buy me another ticket and head on in. By now, it’s almost noon. My grandma has never been on Soarin, and I really want her to get to see it, because I know she’d love it. So I grab grandma’s ticket (mom doesn’t like Soarin because she’s afraid of heights) and run (ahem… speedwalk safely) to Soarin to get us fastpasses - I get them for 5:30!! Five hours later! Craziness.