(What you’re about to read was really going to happen…but alas it wasn’t meant to be. As has been the case for many of you, our trip that we were planning for the last 12 months was canceled. The following is my trip, as it should have been.)
My flight arrived at MCO this morning, right about 8:30am. We all lined up for the Magical Express with that giddy feeling of knowing we’d have 6 days to spend in my favorite place on earth! You know the feeling of seeing your first cast member - you just want to hug them!
My family of five including my 85 yr old Grandma, two kids 14, 9, (I’ve got 3rd but the 25yr old lives in England) and my wife and I are enjoying the cheesy welcome film on the express on the way to the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We’ve never stayed there before. So excited to see the view from our room! We didn’t get savanna view rooms, but used touringplans room finder to hopefully snag a room with a partial view of the savanna
We don’t have park tickets for today. We plan on exploring and relaxing at the resort. Maybe head to the Boma for a late breakfast? I’ve never eaten there before. I can’t wait to try a Zebra dome!
After breakfast, we thought about maybe going to Typhoon Lagoon for the first time, or maybe one of the mini-golf courses? Or, just wander through Disney Springs? There’s plenty of ways to spend a fun afternoon outside of the parks. The Market Place Co-op is a ton of fun to browse. I usually find something that needs to come home with me in that area. Last time I picked up a fun vintage-looking T-shirt with the 1950’s Mickey Mouse Club House lyrics on the back!
We’ve got reservations at Jaleo for 6pm. For those that haven’t tried the Spanish restaurant in Disney Springs, I highly recommend it. I was there on a business trip last July and had the Jaleo tasting menu. It was one of the best meals fo my life! I’m looking forward to sharing this place with my family!
Tomorrow is Epcot! Touring all the construction walls will be a new experience…lol. Epcot really is my favourite park! My Dad took us to Epcot in 1983. Every time I’m there I turn into a little boy. Spaceship Earth will be closing soon. I’ll get a chance to ride it one more time before it’s re-done…hopefully not too much…how do you improve perfection!?
I hope to post an imaginary continuation of my non-trip, trip report tomorrow.