I thought it would be fun to do a short trip report (because who has energy for long ones after chasing two very energetic boys around the park all day!). For similar reasons, a live report seemed out of the question so I’ll post once I get them to sleep each night. Hopefully this will help someone in their planning.
WHO: DH, me, DS6, DS4, and grandparents for the first two and half days.
WHAT: 5 days/4 nights
WHERE: AKL - Jambo
WHY: uh, because Disney (MK) is the most magical place on earth? Also, DH and the boys have never been!
Day 1 (Arrival): Epcot
We left the grandparents house shortly after 7 am. We arrived around 10:45 to the gates at Epcot. We had FPs for Spaceship Earth and Test Track to start off. Then we walked over to Frozen for our only wait of the day (about 35-40 minutes). I had to modify my TP because the boys didn’t want to meet any characters and I had scheduled some time to do that.
We then headed over to Figment to use our last FP (yes, I know this is weird choice but I wanted to see if I could get a FP for Soarin’). Used a FP for Living with the Land right after since there was no time to wait between. During Living I was able to get FPs for us for Soarin’. I couldn’t get a time until 8 pm booking it as a party of 6, but was able to get 3 groups of 2 for 3:10 and 3:15.
We went to WS for a treat and tour around. Kids had icecream while some of the adults had Grey Goose Slushies from France. We headed back toward the front after about an hour touring WS.
We had some time before Soarin’ so we knocked out Seas with Nemo (walk-on) and Turtle Talk. Did Soarin’ with our FP and left shortly after 4 p.m. We accomplished everything we wanted to do, which I thought was good for 5 hours.
Next was Sanaa for dinner. This was a great choice for our group. We have 3 plant-based people, including a child, and one child who is not very adventurous when it comes to food (spoiler he got cheese pizza with green beans and fruit). They didn’t have any plant-based child options for the second child, but the menu said to ask. We were able to select from the adult menu for him (even being on dining plan) and they just gave him a smaller portion (which he finished plus some of mine!). We got the bread service (delicious!).
Headed back to Jambo to see if our room was ready since we didn’t get a text or email. Turns out MDE “dropped our credit card” from our account at some point so they needed us to check-in to give them a new one. Not sure how that happened, but it turned out.
Rooms are great! Love the view of the Savannah (without the Savannah prices!) with our standard room. A bit of a walk from the lobby and buses, but we don’t mind for the views and quiet. I’m writing this report on our balcony listening to the strange animal noises. Very peaceful. Off to bed since we have another early start planned.