I am 9 days out from leaving for Florida, and since I am in a complete panic due to all the things I have to do between now and then, this seems like the perfect time to start the trip report that I’ll probably never finish.
Who: Me (40), DH (42), DMom (69), DAunt (70), DS9, DS7, DD4, and DD15mo
What: A redo 40th birthday celebration for me (my birthday was last April, but I opted not to take the trip to Disney because enough stuff was not back yet) and a 10th birthday celebration for my oldest. He will turn 10 on 3/12.
Where/When: 2/26 - 3/1 at Lego Land, 3/1 - 3/5 Poly, 3/5 - 3/9 AKL-J, 3/9 - 3/15 YC
Why: Umm, because it’s Disney?
How: We are flying from DFW and will rent a van for the duration of our trip. DA is mobile, but not Disney mobile, so will need an ECV. DH had back surgery a few months ago, so he will have an ECV just in case the walking gets to be too much. And we’ll have a double stroller. I am not trying to mess with all that on Disney busses. So van. And monorail, boats, and walking where applicable.
So, why am I panicked? Well, I only have touring plans for 2 out of our 10 park days. I’ve never been to Lego Land and have no idea what to expect there/how to tour/etc… Genie+ seems incredibly hit or miss. Crowds are probably going to be out of control. I’ve barely started packing. I have a bunch of deadlines for work and our new business before we leave. My mom just had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago so she’ll be in a sling for the duration of our trip. I feel like I made some ADR mistakes and it’s too hard to fix them now with such a large group. I haven’t even begun planning which matching shirts to wear which day. In fact, neither of the sets of shirts for Lego Land have even arrived. And the other 40 new shirts I ordered for this trip still haven’t been washed. And I always dread the whole airport/flying experience with 4 little kids. So yeah, my right eye won’t stop twitching.
Anyway, here is a very loose breakdown of my daily plans:
Saturday 2/26 - travel day, our flight doesn’t get in until 8pm, no idea what to do about dinner
Sunday 2/27 - Lego Land Park, dinner at the buffet, Creative Workshop in evening
Monday 2/28 - LL Waterpark and Peppa Pig Land, dinner at Skyline Lounge, Creative Workshop in evening
Tuesday 3/1 - we have LL park tickets if there are any must do’s, otherwise, packing up and heading to the Poly, explore the resort, swim, hoping to get my whole crew into Trader Sam’s for snacks/dinner, watch fireworks from beach/CL lounge/room
Wednesday 3/2 - HS 11 - 4, lunch at 50’s Prime Time, back to Poly to freshen up, grab dinner at CL lounge or Captain Cook’s, walk/monorail to MK, Extended Evening Hours
Thursday 3/3 - Celebrate my birthday! AK 10 - 3, back to Poly to freshen up, MK 5 - 10, dinner at BOG, After Dessert Party
Friday 3/4 - Resort time, HS 4 - 9, dinner at MM
Saturday 3/5 - Pack up for transfer, head to DS, lunch at City Works, Lego Minifig Build, get settled at AKL, date night for me and DH at Morimoto Asia (I had Bull and Bear booked, but cancelled because I didn’t want to have to bring fancy clothes. I am now regretting that decision. But, my husband loves sushi, so hopefully it will all be ok.)
Sunday 3/6 - Breakfast at Boma, AK 2 - 7, dinner at Y&Y
Monday 3/7 - Explore the resort/swim, EP 3 - 11, early dinner (still lunch menu) at Space220, Extended Evening Hours
Tuesday 3/8 - Typhoon Lagoon, possible another date night, I have Topolino’s booked
Wednesday 3/9 - Fairy God Mother in Training doing a surprise makeover for DD4 in room, check out, drive to Contemporary, valet for the day, lunch at Steakhouse 71, MK 2 - 10, dinner at CRT, Extended Evening Hours, very late settling in at YC
Thursday 3/10 - Stormalong Bay! Cabanas rented! Dinner at Trattoria al Forno
Friday 3/11 - HS 11 - 3, EP 5 - 9, graze at F&G booths
Saturday 3/12 - Drew’s Birthday!! Breakfast at Chef Mickey (valeting at Contemporary again), MK 11:30 - 3, back to YC to park van, HS 4 - 9, dinner at Sci-Fi…some fun surprises for the birthday boy throughout the day
Sunday 3/13 - Stormalong Bay again with cabanas, hopefully dinner at Geyser Point and then MK Fireworks Cruise with friends from home
Monday 3/14 - I’ve got another cabana rented at Typhoon Lagoon, so we may or may not do that, EP 5 - 11, dinner at R & C, Extended Evening Hours
Tuesday 3/15 - AK 8 - 2, airport and home
We are not rope droppers, it’s just too stressful with my crew. We’re night owls at home, so I’m not too worried about the late-ish nights. I will spend the mornings trying to stack LLs. I’ll purchase ILLs. I, like so many others these days, am hoping to slow down this trip. I intentionally only got us 10 day tickets instead of APs so that we would be forced to have some days not in the park. We’re staying at some really great resorts and I want to take the time to enjoy them.
I am so stinking excited and so ridiculously stressed all at once!