Another addition of family vacations with my crazy family! This time around, cast of characters is myself, DH and DS10. Planning this one was a little strange, as I knew I wanted to go the first week of December again, but DS’s school calendar wasn’t out when I booked the DVC Rental, so I only booked 3 nights. When I found out that he had a half day Thursday, I added 2 nights to leave Wednesday after school and return Monday, so he misses a total of 2 1/2 days of school. I booked Beach Club Villa through the DVC Rental Store and added 2 days at Boardwalk with my AP discount. Flight in was uneventful (yay! Last time was a nightmare). When the flight out of ORH (Worcester, Ma) works, it’s great. I had a car service take us to the resort to save some time since we were arriving later. I used Ultimate Limo this time after a not so great experience with Happy Limo last time out, but DH and I agreed the driver had no personality and drove like a bat out of hell (as did the return driver - we’re done with Ultimate Limo). But we arrived safely to a great room 2 doors down from our requested room.
Thursday was Magic Kingdom day. DH is not a huge Disney fan, so I get a lot less accomplished when I go with him than without him.
We made it close to rope drop and my plan was to head to Haunted Mansion first. But alas, it had a delayed opening. So that was a no go…changing plans, we headed down to POTC which was an easy walk on. First FPP was for BTMRR which we really didn’t need but I was trying to burn to get my 4th FPP underway. DH went on the ride which was a surprise as he usually skips due to his bad back (More on this one later!) but he survived.
The boys were starving at this point and I had booked breakfast at The Plaza. DS and I had Mickey waffles, DH had the All American Breakfast. A pleasant enough experience, they decided it was too cold for Splash, so I flipped that FPP to Space Mountain and DS and I headed there (no DH on this one).
We moved onto the PeopleMover while I tried to move up our FPP for 7DMT, which I was able to do. Again, just DS and I on this one. DH’s 6’4” frame does not fit in well with this ride. I still love it, even though it is incredibly short.
While in line for 7DMT I snagged FPPs for Buzz, so we headed over there. DH beat my score, which stung a little, not gonna lie.
And with that, they were done with rides. So we did some shopping, I got my new Pandora charm (I’ve been getting one each trip - this one was Dumbo) and we headed back to BoardWalk. We relaxed for a bit and killed some time around the resort (I love their gingerbread display)
Dinner was at ESPN (DS’s request). It was ok, nothing to write home about. Spent some time on the Boardwalk just walking around (the boys played Pokemon) and hit an early bedtime for AK tomorrow…and the worst day of our trip. I was furious when I went to bed that night…luckily 2 great days after that saved the trip for me.