We left home at 2:30 am for a 4:55 am flight. Flight was uneventful and we made it to Florida and DME without a hitch.
We didn’t have tickets for the day, so I was going to try to add them on. We bought a package from through Dance the World- it’s a long story, but it was more to add on the arrival day tickets than an actual ticket to the park for us. So, I was going to try to upgrade them upon arrival. Pop was very helpful, but I couldn’t upgrade. It was classified as a “sports” ticket and those cannot be upgraded- might be helpful info for other people.
It was a blessing in disguise as my family petered out quickly. Our room wasn’t ready, so we headed to Disney Springs to walk around. It was hot. We were exhausted. And DD15 had lost her magic band. I thought I was going to lose it. I was turned around and had no idea who to even talk about it. I saw some guy standing at a DVC stand, so I popped over there. I figured at the very least he could tell us what to do. Best decision of the day!
Our new Jamaican friend scolded my DD15 for being irresponsible, she cried, he hugged her and we assured her he was joking. My husband tells him that I was a super planner and this lost magic band was not on our list He proceeds to pull out the laminated cards I made- several for each day outlining the day’s plan including detailed maps. Our Jamaican friend believes I should be working for them, now. He turned a rotten situation into a great one!
We got a new magic band at Pop- no big deal! The concierge did tell DD15 to not be so irresponsible, but at least she didn’t cry this time. Ha!
We finally got to our room where we found our luggage- awesome service! We all took a nap then got changed for our dinner at Artist Point.
OMG. The dinner was amazing!!! I was so worried my kids wouldn’t eat anything, but they had a great time. I was really impressed with their choices. DD11 chose the Sorceress of the Sea meal with clams and pork. DD15 had the salmon, DH had the prime rib and I had the pork shank. It was all delicious! We loved the appetizers and frankly, some of them looked weird. I guess not everyone loved the mushroom soup, but at least everyone tried it. Desserts were great and the presentation of the Hunter’s gift to the queen was fun! DD11 got a magic potion drink which was fun. She poured her potion over cotton candy to make her drink- it was quite tasty! Character interactions were great and so much fun. I left being so glad I made that plan.
Arrival day started a bit bumpy, but with a little magic and positive vibes it ended up being a great day.
Lesson learned: I’ll never pick the earliest flight out because it’s the cheapest. I think the day would have gone better if we had been able to sleep until at least 5 or 6.