Hello beautiful liners!!
In just a week, I will be heading to the most magical place on Earth, with two of my besties; excited does not even begin to describe the feeling shared by the three of us. I am hoping to hear your feedback and maybe some suggestions to help make this trip one for the books. It is a birthday celebration for myself, but also a much needed vacation for the other two.
Here’s the important info:
Our ages range from 30-43; I’ve travelled with each of them seperately, including my last trip with the WDW newbie; she and I essentially did a bootcamp over the summer and had an absolute blast. We utilized Genie+ and crossed off nearly every item on her wishlist. It was an incredible trip, but she is aware this go-around is meant to incorporate relaxation. The other party has also joined my partner, along with hers, in years past, so she is seasoned. We will be arriving Friday, 03/03 for the first night at The Swan. Full disclosure, I have never stayed there, I am a Hilton gal myself, but BFFN (I will refer to them as BFFN & BFFB for ease ) was generous enough to utilize her rewards points… score! The remainder of the trip will be at The Riviera, with checkout on 03/07- this will be a first at this resort for all of us! We are driving from CLT (if you see an orange Audi SUV with three ladies having too much fun, that is us!), leaving at midnight to avoid traffic and to utilize our short trip. This is the way. Less traffic and less crazies on the road. On our way home, we will stop in Savannah, but instead of our usual stay in a decent Hilton, we will be living it up at the Grand Bohemian on River Street. I was born in Savannah, so celebrating the end of my bday trip there will be super special. Breaking the return trip up has proven to be the best choice for me, as I can return back to work and not torture myself doing so.
We are all bestie girls, and love to relax but would also like to incorporate a good full day to World Showcase. Do you think a full day at Epcot would be enough to enjoy the Flower & Garden festival and World Showcase? BFFB really wants to experience going around the world, as that was really the only item we didn’t check off her list last trip. We all love gardening and flowers (we are actually part of a plant club and each get together at our respective houses includes a plant tour to catch up with each others green babies) so this is the perfect festival for us.
Our arrival night we have an ADR for Topolinos, we are REALLY hoping to see our favorite CM of all time, Alfred. Ask for him when you are there; he is an Egyptian gentleman, who looks a bit like Keegan Michael Keye and is an absolute gem. You will thank me later.
The rest of our ADRs are:
Sat: Le Cellier
Sun: (my bday) Coral Reef- I love this place. We had originally booked Citricos, but I pivoted at the last moment and decided I would like to spend the evening with sharks as dinner guests.
Tues: Saana before hitting the road.
GoTG is obviously a must. We were sad to learn there are no cabanas at the Riviera, and cannot rent at YC without being a resort guest. I do hear the pools at our resort are lovely, hoping the weather will allow for the pool. We have park hoppers for each day, using my spouse main entrance pass and guest passes; I would imagine we will probably add Genie+ for the majority, if needed. Other than the plans above, there are no other plans. We’re not big into DS, but love to shop. We love to drink and eat and most importantly have fun together. Are there any must do’s you suggest? Is a monorail drinking tour fun, or do the logistics make it complicated? I have never been to Trader Sam’s, would this be a good starting point?
I really appreciate your feedback and will try to do a live report, but at the very least, a report upon arrival back home.