Hey Guys! I wanted to make a trip report because reading others were so helpful! I’m the DD22 of my family and I planned the ENTIRE trip. Touring plans really helped me out a ton. I could not thank everyone enough that answered all of my silly questions on chat.
We went to Disney World Nov3-9th, 2016. My mother (DM), father (DF), and sister 17 (DSis) went on this vacation with me.
My DSis and I went to Disney World in March of 2015 for 3 days. It was a last second decision because my spring break plans got cancelled. I had the money aside and I said lets go in two days. It was exciting but very unorganized as you could probably imagine. After that trip we needed to go again and do it right. So we booked this trip and after a few months decided to invite our parents to join in on the fun. The last time we all went together as a family I was 10 and my DSis was 5.
Here it goes…
Day 1 (Thursday, Nov 3rd)
We had a 6:10am flight from BWI (Baltimore) to MCO. We checked our bags with Southwest and had the Magical Express luggage tags on our bags. At BWI I had my very first liner meet with @Sorcerers_Apprentice! Here is her post on Instagram (https://instagram.com/p/BMV82LXlPgO/). It was so great getting to meet another liner, especially one so close to home. That made the start of the trip very magical. The flight went well with no problems.
Once we arrived we went to the Magical Express. It took a bit to load on the bus but I was kind of expecting that from others experiences. We arrived at Port Orleans Riverside around 9:45am. I did the online check in already but wanted to go to the front desk to ask a few questions and see if they got my room request. I requested building 34 and got it! We were very happy! I picked this building because it was closest to the west bus stop. The west bus stop is the first to be picked up and the first to be dropped off. The CM at the front desk was very helpful. We got the Disney Dining Plan so we went to pick up our refillable mugs to get a drink and walked around the resort a bit to get a feel of it. Our room was not ready yet so we could not go in. After walking around we got a case a mini water bottles ($7) from the resort store and gave the Bell Service our carry on bags and water.
We jumped on a bus and went off to the Magic Kingdom. ~Originally we did not plan on going to the parks the first day but a nice liner pointed out that it would only cost us each $13 more to go to the park so we decided to add it on a few weeks out~ We got to MK around 11:00. We walked in right during a parade with everyone singing “all I want for Christmas is you”… perfect timing… it was a magical start. We had never seen Christmas at Disney before so it was a very special moment walking down Main Street and seeing the castle with everything going on around us.
We purchased the Memory Maker and got a picture in front of the castle right away. After that we went to Columbia Harbor House for lunch. DF and I got the shrimp and chicken, DM got the salmon, DSis got the shrimp mac and cheese. Everything was amazing!
We had FPP for a meet with Mickey, SpaceMtn, and Splash Mtn. We also rode a few other things in between. After Space Mtn we went to the Festival of Fantasy Parade. It was AMAZING! I highly recommend it!
We picked up an extra FPP for it’s a small world and after that one for Philaharmagic. When we got to Philaharmagic it was closed so we were given 4 any time FPP for another day… Score!
We did a few other things and then took the monorail to Poly for our 6:20 dinner at Ohana. Ohana was pretty good. With some of the reviews I was expecting a little bit better. But it was still great. The bread pudding… out of this world!
After dinner we took an Uber to POR. Uber was a great decision. My DF started a joke by re-naming Uber to goober. So from that point on we called many goober rides lol. When we got back to POR we finally got in our room (3433 - look for our bible note). Our luggage arrived just like it was supposed to and the room we perfect. My parents shared one bed, I took the other, and my DSis took the murphy bed. She is 5ft and it fit her just fine. She was pretty happy to have her own bed… So was I! lol
The plan for the next day was MK for the morning and DHS for the evening.
I’ll continue this later and post pictures