After February’s solo success, I knew I had to go back by myself again! I had work training Aug. 26-28 in Orlando so I flew down a couple of days early to experience the world by myself again.
I decided to try Yacht Club this trip and it did NOT disappoint. LOVE the ability to walk to Epcot and HS. We are staying there as a family in March and I am SO excited for the kids to experience Stormalong Bay!!
I flew down on Saturday morning, the 24th, from ORD and arrived at MCO at 2pm. The wait for ME was brief and I was one of the last on the bus so I made it to the resort by 3. My room wasn’t ready so I dropped my bags and walked over to Epcot. My plan was to focus on world showcase and then do the Frozen dessert party.
I had a fast pass for Soarin’ starting at 4:15 so I started by grabbing a pear cider in UK pavilion to enjoy along the (hot) walk.
While I was waiting in line for Soarin’, I got an odd message from Disney regarding my room. I didn’t want to leave the park to figure out what was up so I hoped it wasn’t anything serious and went about my evening.
After Soarin’, I walked over to Living with the Land because the wait was short and I wasn’t ready to step back into the oven that is a sunny August afternoon in Epcot.
Someday I will do the Behind the Seeds tour. Next solo trip, maybe…
After Living with the Land, I walked over to the Visa character greet and said hi to Mickey and Goofy. There was NO ONE in there so it’s definitely preferable to the Character Spot wait if you have the Disney Visa.
After greeting two of the boys, I headed over for a quick spin with Figment and then a snack in the DVC lounge. I filled up my water bottle with COLD water while I was up there.
FYI - this collapsible water bottle I bought was awesome. I could roll it up and put it in the pocket of my backpack when I wasn’t using it. It also worked nicely to cool off my neck when I got super hot.
There was a photopass photographer on my way back into world showcase so I stopped to cheese it up again.
Once I was done in Future World for the day, it was only 4:30 so I decided to forget my touring plan and start my trip around the world in Mexico.
Three Caballeros was a 10 minute wait so I gave that a spin. I so wanted to take this kitty home. I don’t remember seeing them last month!! Are they new?
The wait to meet Anna and Elsa was short (15 minutes) so I stopped there to say hi to the girls and have them sign a feel better card for my daughter (she broke her arm a few days before I left).
Elsa and I had a great talk connecting over our little sisters driving us nuts.
I shopped my way through the countries, stopping in France to get some ice cream for dinner.
Had my picture taken in Paris
Stopped and visited with Aurora at the gazebo (There were only 2 families in front of me)
I checked in for the Frozen Dessert party after that and was seated near the sweets table (WIN!). Fantastic seats for the last time I would see Illuminations (CRY!) and the food/drink selection was very nice! The park music wasn’t turned off for the show so it was SUPER distracting with a speaker right behind us. The table next to me mentioned it to me as well and we talked to one of the CMs. They were very nice about it.
After Illuminations ended, and the crowds leaving thinned out a bit, we were walked over to Frozen Ever After where we walked on for a ride. I asked if I could sit in front (YOLO SOLO) and was given front and center.
After the ride, I made the walk back to Yacht Club to find out whether I had a room for the night.
The Skyliner looks highly claustrophic BTW.
Yacht Club, on the other hand, does not. It looks beautiful at night!
When I went to the front desk, they acted like they didn’t know why I would get that message and gave me my room number. I had booked a standard room but was given a corner garden view King room. BONUS! My balcony view was of the pool/windmill. Pretty sweet!
Next up - my epic 16 hour park day…