So, about a month ago, DW told me she had a work trip in March and would have to leave us for a few days. It got me thinking… “hmm, why don’t I take DS4 down to the World for a long weekend while she’s gone.”
We left a damp and cold D.C. at 8:15 am and arrived at MCO to mid-60 degree temps at 10:30 am. DME was a breeze, and although we had to stop at CBR and BW first, we arrived at BCV just before noon. We made it just in time to catch our 12:00 pm ADR at B&C. Shout out to @SillySamsMom, @bswan26, @missoverexcited and everyone else for your advice on that one.
Then, we stopped at the check-in desk, where the CM figured out that we were on a daddy-son trip. She gave us a pair of these awesome buttons…
Then, they insisted we wear these awesome hats and take a picture with “the captain”. The CMs seem to be much more interactive here than at the Poly where we stayed recently.
Then, we walked over to EP for the afternoon. I’ve always been a big proponent for staying at the Poly or the “monorail resorts”. But, this stay has totally changed my opinion. Walking 5 minutes to Epcot’s backdoor is beyond awesome. The Flower and Garden Festival is happening right now, so we stopped to check out a few things.
I’m also stoked to have picked up these bad boys. Big Hero 6 is my all time favorite Disney movie.
We rode FEA, Nemo, Imagination, Mission Space, and “the big ball” as DS4 calls it. Interestingly, sometime between 2/9 (when we were here last) and now, the activity area at the exit of the Imagination ride has been transformed into the meet & greet area for Vanellope and Wreck-It-Ralph:
Then, dinner at Akershus, where DS4 enjoyed some one-on-one time with all the princesses.
We passed by the Garden Rocks concert, which was featuring Ambrosia tonight. Not really my cup of tea, but we stayed for a song or two.
And finally, since DS4 and I have a major weakness for ice cream, we checked out Ample Hills at the recommendation of @missoverexcited and it did not disappoint. Without hesitation, I say it is better than B&C.
Tomorrow, we’re returning to EP in the morning, then midday break at Stormalong Bay, then DAH - HS. Busy day, so we’re turning in a little early. See you tomorrow!