This trip was our girls 3rd time going to WDW, they are 5 and 7. If you ask them they are old pros, but honestly I cannot believe that we STILL have things we have not done yet, Disney has so much, its crazy to think in 3 visits we still have rides we have never been on and a million other things still on our Disney Bucket Lists. This was our first time going during the holidays.
I had a couple work meetings to attend and my husband had worked a midnight shift (firefighter) the night before, so we let him rest and the kids go to school, I picked the kids up about an hour early from school to get on the road by 3pm.
The kids were fantastic in the car, but it was LONG….18 hours non-stop LONG. We made it to AOA for our first night to stay in our Little Mermaid room. Luckily right before we arrived we got our text with our room number, my husband who did all the driving was happy to go nap, and the girls and I headed to the Big Blue Pool. We swam for a while, then decided to quietly go change and get some lunch and visit the gift shop. Then we just walked around, trying to give my husband as much of a nap as we could before our first ADR of the trip: BEACHES AND CREAM. I had thought after a long drive the Kitchen Sink Sundae would be just what we needed, and I was right! It was great. I was surprised how small the restaurant actually is, I think I counted about 10 actual tables and then some counter chairs too…makes sense why I had to use RES FINDER to get this ADR. The kids loved how they made a big deal when they brought the sundae to us, the flashing lights and the big announcement. People around us actually asked us if they could take a picture of it. This made the girls even more excited about it because of all the attention. We all stuffed our faces with ice cream and every topping imaginable and when we were all done we looked up and it looked like we hadn’t even taken a bite! LOL, that’s how big this sundae is. All in all, it was a fun experience, a good way to start the trip. The food beforehand was fair, nothing special, just burgers, fries, and onion rings, but the sundae was the real treat. We headed back to the hotel to get to bed early since the real fun would start the next day.