We recently returned from our third trip to WDW. I enjoy writing a trip report to re-live the fun and so that I can re-read it in between trips. I originally booked this trip in August 2019 for a July 2020 trip for DD’s eighth birthday. I rented DVC points through DVC-Rental to stay at BCV. We had to reschedule the trip because of COVID as the parks re-opened on the day that we were originally supposed to check out. This was the second time that I have used DVC-Rental, and they were great and quickly had us re-booked at BCV for Spring Break. This trip included myself, DD8 and my parents who are in their early 70s. I was a little apprehensive about a Spring Break trip, but we had a fantastic time!!
Day 1 – Saturday, March 13
We had a direct flight on SWA from Indianapolis to MCO. We arrived at MCO around 2:30 pm. We retrieved our luggage and made our way to DME. There were long lines at DME, so we had to wait awhile until we finally boarded our bus. Once we boarded, we were quickly off to BC/YC!
Our Amazon Prime Now order had already been delivered. Unfortunately, our room was still not ready when we arrived at BC. It was approaching 5:00, and we wanted to get over to Epcot. So we headed to the bathroom in the BC lobby to get park ready and then left our bags with bell services. Naturally, I got the room ready text within a few minutes of being inside Epcot. I did not get my room request, but we still received a room in a great location on the second floor close to the elevator.
The goal was to do a couple of lower priority/wait rides before our dinner reservation at VN. We first stopped at the World Traveler store to purchase a Spike scavenger hunt map. DD8 absolutely loves doing the scavenger hunts at Epcot on each of our trips. Alice was out when we walked past the UK, so we stopped there to chat & take pics with Alice.
We then walked up to the Land pavilion to ride LWTL. Next, we headed across to do Mission Space Green. Then we made our way back to World Showcase. We leisurely made the stroll from Mexico down to Italy stopping along the way to browse various kiosks, take pics, and find Spike. We were fortunate to come across Anna while in Norway so we stopped there to chat & take pics with Anna.
We arrived at VN for our 6:45 dinner reservation and were seated right away. We have eaten here before and still very much enjoyed our pizza and salad. However, we were seated inside this time and realized that I prefer the ambiance of dining outside at VN. It was fairly dead inside as apparently their ovens stop making pizza at 7:00. I will definitely request an outside table next time we eat here.
I suggested the possibility of riding FEA after dinner, but the group was tired and not wanting to wait in that line. We enjoyed the nice stroll around to the IG and back to BCV. Once inside our room, I called bell services, and they quickly delivered all our groceries and luggage. It was a great start to our trip! And now we were off to bed, ready for an early Sunday morning with the time change and trying to get a ROTR boarding pass!