We were in the world October 20-25. Me- Chrystal, my boyfriend Matt, both 40, our son Harrison, 2, and stepdaughter’s friend, Kayla, 20. I did a pre-trip report here:
We arrived on the 20th to Kidani Village around 11:30. Left our bags with bell services, picked up stroller and got ready to head to bus stop for MK. Got the room is ready text as we were walking out the door, oh well. We got into the park around 12:45. Rode magic carpets and then started a round of A Pirate’s Adventure. We only played one round so no fastpass, but we enjoyed it. I was looking hard for the egg roll wagon and couldn’t find it, so we ended up eating at Peco Bill’s. I’d planned on watching the parade from nearby but the restaurant was PACKED. We were able to find a table outside and watched the parade kinda through/over the fence.
Next Kayla and Matt rode BTMR with FPP. I know people love it, but I just don’t care that much about it so I just skipped it to not have Harrison waiting twice since. It was getting brutally hot and we found a little relief while we waited on the boat dock. Next we used FPP and rider switch for SM. Kayla and I rode first and Matt was grumbling “that’s not rider switch, that’s just waiting in line twice.” At our local park you wait in line with the non rider, and then an adult and the non rider wait on the platform and then switch. We had practically zero wait with the FPP though. After we rode he said he didn’t want to ride and again started complaining about it, but we talked him into it. Harrison and I went to the little play area while they rode. We still had time until our next FPP, so we all hung out there for a while before heading to HM. We probably waited about 10 minutes with FPP here, and we all rode. Harrison was a champ! Next we did Pirates standby and after that even though we had more time before the park closed a 6, we were just done with the now heavy crowds and the heat.
We took the monorail to the Poly for our Ohana 7:20 ADR. We got there early and they said we could check in 15 minutes early, so we just had to wait 5 minutes to check in. After checking in we were seated within 10 minutes or so. I was so shocked, I’m used to waiting quite a long time for Ohana and even Kona. Dinner was much better than I remembered. The noodles, potstickers, and bread pudding were favorites for everyone. Of course the meat was a favortie for Matt. Afterwards we headed out back and watched a movie on the lawn before heading to the beach to watch fireworks. I’d thought fireworks were at 10, but they were at 10:15. After waiting for so long, you would think that extra 15 minutes wouldn’t matter, but we were all yawning so we decided we could watch from the boat and from outside the MK before getting on the bus. That turned out to be a good plan because even though the view wasn’t as nice and we didn’t have music piped in, we beat the crowds to the bus stop. We got back around 10:45 and still had to get our bags and shower before getting up at 5 for HS! That is, after I had to go to the front desk because my phone had died and I’d forgotten our room number.