We are officially on the road! Our group includes me, DH, DD5, DD1 (who will actually be 2 in 2.5 weeks!), my parents, my brother, his wife, and their two kids (niece is 4 and nephew is 2). My parents and brother left from Mississippi this morning. We left from Tennessee yesterday afternoon, spent the night in Georgia, and now we’re all meeting in Lake City tonight, then arriving in the World tomorrow! Our kids aren’t really used to long car trips, so we decided to break it into manageable chunks this way. We almost talked ourselves into flying, but the prices really weren’t great with it being weekend, and I had a coworker get stranded in FL last month during all the Southwest cancellations, so we decided to avoid that. So, here we go, checking out all the Tesla superchargers on the way to Orlando.
We’re all staying 11/14-11/20 at Bay Lake Tower (on rented points) in a theme park view grand villa. I can’t wait to see the fireworks from there! DD5 has been once when she was 2.5yo, but this is the first trip for all the other kids. My SIL has only ever been on cheerleading trips as a teen, so this will be her first trip to focus on the parks. My parents adore WDW, so treating them to DVC rooms this trip and last time has been really special for us. We’re all also celebrating that they both retired this year!
I’d love to promise this will be a live trip report, but we will just have to see. Hopefully I can at least post a few photos during the day and then do more updates in the evenings/during breaks. Even if I get behind, I’ll try to give all the updates I can on how things go using Genie+/ILL/Rider swap, etc. I’ve loved following everyone’s trip reports here, so happy to finally contribute some of my own!
Breakfast at the hotel this morning: