Hello, Disney friends! It’s been awhile, but I’m back! I just got back from a week-long vacation at Disney World, and I’m excited to blog about my trip! I’m going to try to talk about my trip in at least two posts because I don’t want it getting very long.
There’s really not much to talk about for this day since it was our travel day. Our flight was good, and then we went to our resort and checked in. Our favorite resort is Wyndham Bonnet Creek, and that’s where stayed this time. Although it’s not owned by Disney, you actually have to drive under the Disney sign to get to it. It’s very close to the Parks. (You can see Epcot fireworks from some places at the resort). It was late by the time we got unpacked, so we went to bed since we had a busy day in the Parks the next day!
We had not been to Animal Kingdom since 2010! Yes, you read that right… I know it’s a little crazy since I go to Disney a lot, but it’s true. We had an 8:40 reservation for breakfast at Tusker House in Animal Kingdom, so we went straight to that. It’s a character buffet, and you can meet Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy. We had never eaten there before, and it was really good! Also, the jungle juice they have is AMAZING, and I definitely recommend it!
Then, we went to It’s Tough to Be a Bug, and just as I remembered it from last time, I really did not like it. After that, we headed to Dinoland and rode a dinosaur version of Dumbo followed by Finding Nemo the Musical. Afterwards, we had a FastPass for DINOSAUR, which was my first time riding it, and I loved it.
Since we had a lot to eat for breakfast, we just brought snacks into the Park to eat for lunch, and it did help save money after spending a lot on breakfast. Next, it was time for our Kilimanjaro Safaris. After that, we got Mickey ice cream bars and Starbucks and just sat down for a bit. A Disney Vacation Club Cast Member somehow convinced us to sign up for a presentation of the DVC the next day.
We went Asia for our FastPass for Expedition Everest, and it was my first riding it. It was probably my favorite ride of the day. We rode in again after the FastPass, and it was a really fun ride. Then, we had dinner at Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafes, and the food was good but not amazing. Then, we went to the Festival of the Lion King, and then went to Avatar land to look around. I was really disappointed because we were not able to get FastPasses for the Avatar rides, and we didn’t feel like waiting in line for three hours. We got the Night Blossom drink at a drink at Pongu Pongu in Avatar land. It just tasted like a bunch of Sour Patch Kids were combined. I didn’t love it, but it was not bad.
We got another FastPass for DINOSAUR, so we went back to Dinoland. It was 8 o’clock by the time we left the park because there was nothing else that we wanted to do.
Surprisingly, for a non-park day, it was a really fun day. We woke up, went to the pool for a bit, and then, went to Saratoga Springs for the Disney Vacation Club preview. It was really interesting, and after the 30 minute presentation, you could talk one on one with another Cast Member about it in this private room if you wanted, so that’s what we did. Before we did the additional presentation, we got free drinks, including jungle juice, and we got free desserts. The Cast Member was very helpful and answered our questions. He took to this building where you can actually see what a few of the Disney Vacation Club timeshare rooms look like in inside. It was really cool. Afterwards, there was this place to get free ice cream, and it was really a fun experience to learn about the Disney Vacation Club. I definitely recommend to go to a preview of the Disney Vacation Club! We may become apart of the DVC, but we are unsure at the moment.
Since we went to the preview of the DVC, we got a 100 dollar Disney gift card, and since we went to an additional preview, we got three FastPasses to use wherever we want for the rest of our vacation.
After that, we went back to the resort to get ready for our dinner reservation at Ohana at the Polynesian Resort. The food was amazing, as always, and we went on the monorail to look around at the Grand Floridian and the Contemporary.
And that’s the end to part one! I hope my trip reports are somewhat entertaining, but I really enjoy writing about them! More posts will hopefully be coming soon. I’m going back to school Monday, and I’m hoping that I will be able to do some more blogging before I start the fourth quarter! You should follow my Disney Instagram account @pixiedusteddineyfreak for more photos of my Disney adventures!
Have a magical day!