First trip report here! DH and I are here with his parents and our DD4 and DS2. Staying at BLT for 7 days. I’m hoping to document as much as I can!
We landed on Saturday around 1:15 and grabbed some quick pizza before heading to DME. It was crowded so we waited about 45 minutes before loading up. We arrived to BLT around 3:15-3:30. We score a great room (though a little high up!) and make the 4:30 boat just in time to head to Wilderness Lodge. We are early for our reservation so hang in the lobby before heading to Whispering Canyon. At this point my kids had been real troopers considering the prior night’s poor sleep, early flight, and lack of naps. But my daughter started complaining of ear pain, so I took her back to the hotel early while everyone else ate. My husband said he enjoyed the food though no one was super hungry for the AYCTE so they didn’t necessarily get their money’s worth. He noted their waitress wasn’t super into the Schtick of the service there, but was good and friendly. My reheated salmon was great, didn’t love the side dish. I bathe the kids and we struggle with bedtime sharing one room but manage 8:30 sleep for kids.
Sunday we wake around 7:45 and are out the door around 8:15. We walk over to MK and go through tap stiles at 8:35. It’s cold!! We are dressed warm though and my kids have two light jackets and hats on, so it was manageable. We head to Dumbo at rope drop and are first on. Head next to Barnstormer for literal walk on and done at 9:20.
We head toward Fantasyland and see Under the Sea is walk on so head in. We had a FP for it later so I switched it for evening Pooh. At this point, DD4 is loving life while DS2 is still waking up but just going with the flow. Short potty break before Enchanted Tales. It’s the first line we encounter at 20 minutes. My kids enjoy the show and cooperate for pictures! This is a big deal as characters have typically made them uncomfortable in the past. They are shy by nature but enjoyed it for sure with no fear.
Next as head to Carousel for about 10 minutes wait. My kids adore this ride and DS2 did not want to get off. Hopped over to Philharmagic just as a new show opened - our timing is spot on today!! The kids love this show too. We get out around 11:05. We have 11:25 ADR for BOG and decide to check in early. I couldn’t mobile order and the line to order is long and slow. We waited at least 15 minutes for this. My husband got us seats in the main ballroom which is loud. We’ve eaten here once before and loved it but this time it was just okay - I had the French dip sandwich.
At this point it’s about 12:30 so we take the monorail back. I take my son to the room for a hopeful nap while DD4 and DH hang outside since now it’s warmed up. My son rests a bit but won’t fall asleep but I’m still happy with the break we got and we head back to monorail around 3:15. The loop back is long and my son falls asleep on the ride. We transfer to the stroller and he is out like a light.
We decide to do COP while my FIL stays with my sleeping boy. This ride is so nostalgic and it had been a while since i had done it. We have FP for Buzz and get in line around 4:20. It breaks down for a few minutes while we are on it, and my son was still a zombie since we woke him up right before coming on.
Next we have a FP for SDMT. My husband and I tap in about 1 minute before it is broken down. There was about 15 minutes of confusion, but we get scanned for a free walk-on FP for today and head out. We had an automatic one already put on our accounts so we each scored 2!! But so many rides are broken down at this point we don’t know where to go. The kids are hungry so we pop into Pinocchio’s village haus for chicken strips and flatbread.
I should say at this point my kids are still being angels. We only have one stroller, and I forgot to pack my Ergo carrier for DS2, so the only issue has been which one needs to be carried (obviously DD4 Walked a lot but does get tired!). I’m thrilled with the lack of meltdowns (please don’t let this jinx myself!). We have a nice leisurely meal and leave around 6. We still have no idea where to go but Pooh just came back from being broken so the line is open. We still have to wait about 10 minutes but go standby hoping we can switch our FP to something else. All I get is 7:10 Mad tea left but oh well. When we get off my husband decides to use his bonus FP on Space while the rest of us take the kids to Tiana and Rapunzel since DD has been asking for princesses. The wait is quick and The kids are happy. We have some more time before our 7:10 teacup FP but sit nearby until our time. The kids smile and love it. We meet up with DH and head back to monorail and home. I had originally wanted to be back much earlier but everyone was enjoying themselves. Kids get Mickey bars to eat on the way and go straight in the bath before we watch HEA from
Our window. Bedtime takes a bit thanks fo my husband but kids are down around 9. So much later than I had wanted but whatever, I’m learning to roll with the punches at least a little bit!
Stay tuned for more adventures!