I’m loving this report. But you’re also really making me miss my dad.
I’ll update our last full day on my next day off. We did 4 parks but not AK. (We did 1 park twice)
A few notables about the trip:
Buses were on point from ASMo to and from parks. We did Uber a couple of times but it was just to save a fraction of time because we were only there for 2 full days and 2 half days.
Yak and Yeti is 3 for 3 on great food and service. While RR is 0-2.
Ability to take off masks was wonderful. We didn’t always take them off but the ability to do so made a world of difference from my last trip.
ASMo is a great value resort. I’ve stayed there 4 times in the past few years and I’ve never had a bad experience there. Paying $66 a night via JJT’s Hotwire special was nice but I wouldn’t hesitate to pay rack rate to stay there again. Enjoyed staying in the Mighty Duck section and the pool there was never crowded. Most times we were the only ones in the water. They do need some additional outdoor seating outside the food court. Only about 4 or 5 tables.
I’m awful with names but I believe it was Jose, but I don’t recollect for certain.
I only seem to remember names from positive experiences.
Like “Juan Pablo from Boston” at Y&Y. I’ve shared my experience with Landry’s Co.
I rarely share negative experiences with management unless it’s extremely bad. I honestly wouldn’t have shared my experience with the manager at RR if she hadn’t approached me. I would of simply paid the bill, shared my experience with you all, and never returned. I’m glad they comped the meal. I did leave an appropriate tip because that’s just who I am. But I’m done with RR. I know others rave about it. I’ve tried it twice and it’s just not my cup of tea.
Your pictures are amazing and your DD holding your hand couldn’t be more precious!
5/20 (last full day)
Day started off promising as DD17 snagged us BG21 at 7am from our hotel room @ASMo. Called for an Uber to be dropped off at the Speedway and we were at the Speedway by 7:20. A little confusing as to where to cross from there but I figured it out. No crosswalks so I don’t think I’d recommend it as a dropoff point. Next time I’d go with a dropoff at the Swan parking lot. Looks like same distance and a tad more safe as well.
Walked the path along side the water and arrived at HS @ appx 7:30am. Held at the skyliner. 2 lines, right and left, and we were standing right behind @Elaine5715. “Liner meet” no pic sorry. But in one of the pics you can see the top of her head between my DD17’s Minnie Ears. LoL.@Elaine5715. Through security by around 8ish and held at tapstyle til about 8:20am. We headed straight to RnRC
Only other must do was Slinky and ToT but those wait times were insane midday so we decided to take a ride on the only attraction with no wait time…“the skyliner” but as we were walking by the Frozen Sing Along show was just beginning and still loading for the 11am show, so we walked right in and the show started within 2 minutes. Great show for all ages. I have an older video of DD’s both singing at the top of their lungs when that show first opened. So cute.
On the way to the skyliner I took a chance and stopped by GS to see if they had any info on RotR. They gave me a card with a reference# that is linked to my MDE acct that gives me a fastpass to RotR the next time we are down. Very nice!!
Hopped the skyliner to AoA and showed DD the grounds as she hasn’t been there yet. Plus it was still too early to hop to MK.
I was trying to get DD to mimick the Ariel drawings and a woman walked by and said “Aw C’mon, do it for your Dad”. I was so excited she said “Dad” and not "Grandpa"
From AoA we hopped the MK bus but still too early we decided to hop the ferry to TTC as I was looking for a new hat and wanted to check out the Poly. We had the top deck of the ferry to ourselves. From there we walked over to GF and grabbed the monorail to MK.@2pm. Hit the giftshop for some matching shirts and I got me a hat. Decided on Lobster Rolls and Chocolate chip lava cookie for a late lunch at Tomorrowland terrace.
That pretty much ended our night. Hopped a bus back to ASMo. Next day was departure day but we had some Mickey Waffles and sausages for breakfast from the food court, Yum!! Then some more pool time before we caught an Uber to MCO (which was insane BTW)
Thanks for following along. No future Disney trips currently planned but if I see a hotel or flight deal that’s too good to pass up, you never know what will happen
Thank you again for taking us along! You have a great family and those girls are lucky to have you as a dad (and you them as daughters!!) They seem to appreciate the time they get with you which is all sorts of inspiring. I wish I was that self aware at that age.
DD21 and I have the same matching shirts. But she won’t wear hers if I’m wearing mine! . Great trip! I recently took both of my daughters on separate trips. It is so nice to be with them one on one.
Thank you for sharing this trip!!! So great that you got some 1:1 time with each of your girls
We stayed in Mighty Ducks last trip - liked it too. The last day we explored and realized we were about 200 feet from the AS Music food court, compared to walking across half of the Movies resort to hit that court.
Moral of the story: Always explore the resort first day. Could have saved some steps on my early morning coffee runs.
I was probably checking Chat! Nice to meet you both!