This was our 3rd Labor Day Trip in a row thanks to the MVT Labor Day deal. Participants in this one include myself (40), DH (42 and not a big Disney person so that makes for a very different trip) and DS9 (for now - his birthday is this month so he calls it his ‘birthday trip’).
DS started school on Tuesday of Labor Day week and had Friday and Monday off. We left from ORH after school on Thursday (tiny, tiny airport with only a few flights per day on JetBlue). DS calls it the ‘tiny airport’. It’s been unbearably hot here which is unusual and unfortunate because in the most of the schools in this region don’t have A/C. With temps higher here than WDW, we were looking forward to getting away.
Here’s DS’s first day of school photo (we moved over the summer, so first photo in front of the new house!)
We arrived at the airport around 8pm. I wanted to make sure we had a full day, so we got a ride from Happy Limo instead of DME. Before we knew it, we had our bags and were on our way.
We stayed at the Grand Floridian for the first time. While we enjoyed it, we decided afterward it was a one and done for us. The style of the rooms just didn’t appeal to us and if we want to stay on the monorail, DS and I decided we like the Contemporary better…but Beach Club is really home.
We ordered a cake and balloons from Disney Floral & Gifts for DS, which wasn’t in the room and did not arrive until just after 10pm at night. This was the first time I experience a delay in delivery. We kept stalling DS who wanted something to eat!
(The balloon played Happy Birthday sung by Mickey…wicked cute)
With travel day in the books, we went to sleep to get ready for our first day at Magic Kingdom!