The trip is me DH, DD 4, DS 9, and DMom for her 55th birthday. We are staying offsite at an Airbnb rental in Windsor hills. We rented a car through Turo. I would definitely recommend Turo it was cheaper than a car rental and so far has been great.
Traveled out of clt to mco 9:05am departure. Clt airport was not crowded when we got there at around 7:15 ish. It did get really crowded around the time we were about to board(8:30) but people were social distanced and pretty much everyone I saw was wearing their mask properly. MCO was a completely different story it was crowded and social distancing measure really didn’t seem to be in place anywhere that I saw.
Disney springs for valentines date night. My mom is watching the kids (yay us). This is really the first time I’m eating at a restaurant during Covid Disney springs was crowded but basically what I expected. We ate at the boathouse I had a duck duck rax and my husband had the Christmas old fashion. His drink was too strong for me but I loved mine (which was also strong) I had the shrimp boil and my husband had the lump crab cake both were delicious. We also had oysters which were very good. My only complaint here is that I do not think tables were spaced 6 feet apart and every table was full. This is our only non park restaurant so I’m hoping for better COVID regulations.
Epcot. Crowd level 6 walk 6.7 miles
Reservation at topolino’s but I changed and canceled once on property. We ate at the QS instead. I’m not a huge breakfast eater but my husband and kids enjoyed their food. We rode the skyliner arrived alittle after 10:00 had to wait maybe 2 minutes before they begin letting people in we were in the park by about 10:20 and headed to Norway for frozen ever after. We kind of took our time walking there just checking out the scenery as the booths weren’t open yet. We got there around 10:35 ish (we walked the path going towards France which may have be the longer way but definitely less crowded). We were off the ride before official park opening at 11. Heading to Mexico we saw Elsa so of course had to stop and get a picture. Next up was the 3 caballeros which was a walk on.
Everything after this may be out of order, sorry.
Went to America and checked out the souls exhibit. We then did the drawing with an imagineer. My husband did amazing at this, I was mad lol.
We also got beer from Germany, I don’t drink beer or eat grapefruit but my husband got a beer that I would definitely drink again.
My mom and the kids did the spin art at one of the booths and it was so cool. If you have multiple kids in your party this is an activity that easily gets everyone involved. I would recommend it, my son is peddling the bike.
At this point it was time for our reservation at Coral reef. This restaurant is sooo cool. I wasn’t super hungry so I just got shrimp cocktail but my daughter got the jr steak and it was delicious. I would definitely come here again.
We did Nemo and friends and the aquarium we spent more time here than I anticipated but was definitely worth it.
We also did the Painted by numbers thing and I’m
So glad we did. It was a simple thing but another festival only activity that I think kids will enjoy.
We decided to end our ride day with soarin and my mom and daughter went in living with the lands (it was a must for her). I have never road soarin and honestly it is amazing, and it will definitely be top of the list for the future. We are going to walk through the worlds again before heading to the skyliner. This was not everything I wanted to do but we got to do pretty much all of our must dos.
We saw 2 calvacades with Pluto, Mickey and goofy, the second one added Minnie. We also saw Winnie the Pooh playing in the field.
I would certainly come back to Epcot to do everything but it’s not a park I would be mad at if I missed. Today is a rest day but we have a reservation for Sanaa so I’ll probably post about that and then tomorrow is MK