Wow. I already have a dumb Q. Isn’t there a spreadsheet somewhere that says what time you’re supposed to be at the bus stop if you want to rope drop a park? Because I can’t find it, and here we are, awake and rarin’ to go, but I have no idea when we need to actually go!
We arrived late yesterday afternoon. I couldn’t figure out where our room was or where we were supposed to park, so we actually went to check-in – just like the old times! It was awesome. We got an Earning-My-Ears trainee with a trainer, and he was so eager to help! He wanted to teach us how to get a boarding for ROTR. I let him do his thang, but frankly, he was not as well versed as Liners. He did have one good tip: If you are in the park trying for a 1:00 BG, go find a quiet place away from the crowd; do not go to ROTR. LOL!
Our room is nice – it’s been 15 years, but I think the remodel is very good.
[Couldn’t figure out how to upload a selfie here, so just imagine sweaty grey-haired lady in a Pop Century room]
Took a 20-minute nap while DH watched ESPN, and then we headed off to the Disney Springs bus stop. Quick trip to DS, walked around, got lost. It’s soooo pretty!!! I nearly cried. A nice security guard helped us find Sprinkles, which I never got back to later. Wandered down to the West Side and were still way too early for our Jaleo ADR, but we checked in and begged for mercy. They offered outdoor seating, but I said no – ROFL! We waited only a bit and got a table in the bar.
I could rave for days about Jaleo. I had been looking forward to it so much, I was afraid it would have to be a disappointment. It Was Not. Oh, my goodness. There was a special tasting menu offer for 37 bucks that we could not resist. We tried so many divine little things! The famous chicken fritters are better than advertised. I ate mine so slowly to taste all the things going on in that filling! The spinach, the gazpacho, the watermelon skewers – everything was just wonderful. The waiter asked early on what our pace would be, and we told him to take his time.
DH got the wine tasting to go with it; I had sangria… and a cachaca and coke… and an espresso with liqueur. I failed to steal the paper menus the waiter brought, and now I can’t remember everything! Argh. But it was sooo good!!! Highly recommend!!!
We managed to have an amazing meal for under $200, and I would not hesitate to go back. In fact, we need to go back because I really wanted to try the iberico ham and cheese board. LOL!!
After dinner, we waddled to the bus stop. So hot and sticky down here! A quick ride back to the Dod – er, I mean, Pop – and we were snoozing before 11:00.
Today – and again, this is NOT a live trip report – MK! BWI! AK and Yak & Yeti! And hopefully… back to the MK for HEA!!!
It’s so good to be back.