Hi everyone! Just got home last night around 11 after our magical stay in the World! Here's a quick look at our trip (okay maybe not so quick) .....
Sat. June 3 into Sun. June 4
My MIL and SIL arrived around 2 in the afternoon. They live on the western side of the state (PA) about 4 1/2 hours from us. They graciously agreed to take care of our three kids while we made an "adults-only" trip. We showed them everything they needed to know about surviving in our house for the next few days i.e. where we kept the Tylenol and hard licquor Just kidding...my kids are wonderful!!!
We ended up leaving our house at 5:15. We actually left at 5, but had to turn back around because we forgot the laptop. We got on the highway and drove for the next 18+ hours. Yes, we drove and drove straight through the night. It was reminiscent of our trips 10 years ago. We have learned we are not as young as we once were though! We stopped here and there for the necessary breaks and switched drivers occasionally. We arrived at SSR by noon and were in our room by 12:30.
We were not yet members of the DVC so we rented points for this stay. However, during our visit, my husband told me that for my anniversary gift, he is buying me the DVC. And I thought the trip itself was gift enough! Our room was a studio on the 4th floor in Congress Park overlooking the water to Downtown Disney. The nice thing was we were also able to get the meal plan.
We took our showers, got dressed and before going to the parks headed to get lunch at Artist's Palette. Good thing we did because just as we sat down, it started to pour! The brief thundershower was over by the time we finished eating. We headed toward AK since we had dinner reservations at Boma for 7:00. As soon as we arrived we headed straight to guest relations and bought our Annual passes. At AK we saw the parade, rode the Safari, and walked the Pangani trail. The animals were very active after the rain. No Everest today. The wait was over an hour so Nate didn't bother.
We left AK a little after 6 and drove over to AKL. We walked around the hotel and visited the gift shop while we waited to check in for dinner. We had never been to Boma before since we didn't think the kids would find too much appealing there. It was a great meal! As soon as we arrived, they gave us a card for our anniversary and when we were done eating, they brought out a special dessert tray with "Happy 10th Anniversary" written in chocolate. Yum!
After dinner we headed over to my favorite place, The Magic Kingdom. It was EMH and the park was open until 2 am! Of course, as soon as we got there, it started to rain again! I forgot to bring rain gear so we bought Mickey ponchos. The first SpectroMagic parade was cancelled due to the rain. We headed to CoP, and by the time we finished riding the rain had stopped. We rode TTA, and Buzz Lightyear twice. Nate & I have an ongoing battle on that ride. We are both very competetive! He won the first time, but I got my revenge and beat him by 200,000 points the next time! We watched Wishes and headed to Fantasyland. The crowds were not bad at all. I think alot of people left because of the rain. We rode Small World, Snow White, Pooh, saw
Philharmagic, and shared a hot fudge brownie sundae as a post midnight snack. We then headed over to ride HM. After that we called it a night. The long drive caught up finally and we were ready for bed!
Next day's plan...MGM!! More to follow!!