A few months ago, DS9 wrote his version of our quick Christmas trip report. Now that we are “socially distancing/quarantining/whatever you want to call it,” we have been taking lots of family walks. The boys like to listen to trip reports, their own or others, on the walks.
DS6 has been wanting to help write a trip report from our last big trip, a trip for his 5th birthday in 2019. He’s not quite ready to type, or even dictate, a trip report of his own. But, he did enjoy sitting down and looking through all the photos from his trip to help write the report. Hopefully, reading the report will help others escape back to our happy place. If nothing else, the boys will enjoy knowing it’s out there for others to read.
Mom (38), Dad (38), Brother (DS7), Birthday boy (4, turning 5)
Dates: Friday, March 1, 2019-Sunday, March 10, 2019
Resort: Studio at Bay Lake Tower
Night before: Dressed and ready for bed in “This kid loves WDW” shirts. Ready to go for early morning departure.
Friday, March 1st
Wake up call at 3:30 am. Everyone was packed and ready to hit the road. Trip went smoothly with some stops for breakfast and gas. Arrived at the welcome gates at 1:10 pm. By 1:30pm, we had a room ready and were unloading at Bay Lake Tower. We had a view of Space Mountain from the balcony of our lake view studio. Made for a nice place to apply sunscreen.
We were able to walk to Magic Kingdom by 3 pm, and stopped at train station waiting for the parade. This is where the boys had their first surprise; their cousin and aunt arrived! The boys had no idea they were coming.
First FPP for Splash Mountain (4 pm), then right to BTMRR FPP. Then we trekked across the park to Space Mountain FPP. DS7 sat out with his aunt and then left his hat in the gift shop. Quick run back to retrieve the hat and then we were back on the way out of park.
We caught the monorail back to Contemporary to then catch a boat. Caught up with dad on the way to the boat dock (he had been napping after the long drive). We were on the boat to Wilderness Lodge by 6:30 pm.
Upon checking in to Snow White’s dinner at Artist Point, surprise #2: GeeBee and Chief (grandparents) arrived. We had our first special dinner with magic potion lemonade, buckets of butter and shovels, and some entrees too.
After dinner we took the boat back to CR. Then DS(almost)5 and Dad got an extra monorail ride over to the Polynesian, where the family was staying, to drop off some gear (special shirts). They caught the electrical water pageant on the way back to the room.
Long day #1 in the books!