Places to Go (Vacation) - Disney World 2015, Part I (Epcot)
So this is our family's third trip to Disney, which some may find overkill, but ideally I'd love to continue with biyearly trips to the "happiest place on earth". Plus, winter is Northern VA is cold. And my foot has healed. And plane tickets to Orlando are insanely cheap (thank you US Air!). And I had absolutely no interest in Superbowl Sunday (though we've heard it was the best game ever).
So before we knew it, we were on our way . . .
Turns out that Thursday night flights are quite pricey, compared to Friday morning flights. So the alarm went off at 6 am and the cab arrived by 6:45.
A few moments of sisterly bliss while we wait for Dan and T to pick up the rental car. "This is fun fighting mom, not 'real' fighting." In case you you were confused.
Um, we usually rock a mini-van, but sedans rent for much less. Three kids in one backseat turned out to be utter chaos. And not in a good way.
This was our first trip to Disney using the new online fastpass reserve system. I'm not really a spontaneous person, but it still seemed odd to arrive and already have our day mapped out for us (carefully planned by me, of course).
I'm terrified of small spaces and motion stimulators, but I decided to go on Mission Space with the rest of the family, so as not to miss out on any of the "fun". I will never do that again. This ride was the absolute low point of my vacation, I couldn't stop shaking for thirty minutes after it ended. Whereas the kids said, "it was just okay, not really scary enough." WTF?
Apparently, everyone needs a new hat before they can explore the world.
German beer garden buffet. I could have stayed all day. Really.
After Soarin', T started to melt down. So after a quick stop on Spaceship Earth (F's favorite Epcot ride), we drove to our rental condo and caught the tail end of a gorgeous sunset from the balcony. I had planned on staying through Epcot's light show, but apparently that was a little too ambitious.
A good first day (though somewhat exhausting) . . .