DisneyLove28's Trip Report for March 5th-March 12th
So I'm not sure how soon after a trip we're supposed to post these, but I feel like I should have started this already so I'll do a little tonight.
We left in the late afternoon on Wednesday March 5th and arrived in Florida around 10:20pm. By the time we got on the bus (my mom loved the bus, lol! It was her first time staying on property) and got to our hotel it was closing in on midnight and I had forgotten that the food court closes at midnight so instead of getting something to eat right away, my mother and I decided to take our luggage back to our room and come back down. Of course, we find that it's close so we were upset cuz we were starving!!! But I had some snacks I brought thankfully, so we were able to eat that to hold us over until the morning. We walked around a little bit and took a few pictures, but nothing major because we were pretty tired.
The next day (March 6th) we decided to take it easy so we slept in and it felt good! When we finally got ready we went down to the food court and ate some real food! She was blown away by how everything looked (as was I) and it was just cool to be able to wander around. Then we started to realize that all the music they were playing was from one of the different eras the hotel represents so that was pretty cool and while we were eating we heard the Backstreet Boys, which I got excited about because I used to LOVE them when I was younger (and kinda still do, although I'm not a teenie bopper anymore lol). Then we walked around our building a little bit taking some goofy pictures and just having a good time! Later, we decided to do a little resort hopping so we took a bus to the Magic Kingdom and did the Monorail resorts. It was the first time we had ever been inside of them and it was awesome! I didn't think the Contemporary was all that great, but I was blown away by the Polynesian and my mom adored the Grand Floridian (probably cuz we could never afford it). On the way from the Poly to the GF I got to ride in the front seat of the monorail so that was pretty cool! There is a picture, but it's on my mom's camera so I can't put that one up. From the GF we decided to check out Downtown Disney.
We had heard it was supposed to rain that day, but it haddn't and it was around 8pm or so. We took the bus to the Marketplace and went in a few stores and sure enough, it started to come down. Thankfully my mom had remembered to bring her umbrella which helped us to stay drier, but our hair was curling up terribly (we both straighten our hair daily) and we both looked hysterical! It was fun, though. After we poked around the World of Disney a little bit we decided to just head back to the hotel and get something to eat there so we wouldn't be stuck in the rain anymore. It was a pretty fun day and nice to go at a slow pace and not be rushing trying to see or do things. Also, this allowed us to just relax in our hotel room for a little while and I started to read the Trivia books in prep for our trip to Epcot the next day.
Here's a few pics from the day (I don't have any of the DD ones yet):
We love Hidden Mickeys!!! °o°
PS - How do you make the pictures smaller on here? I couldn't drag in the corners or anything like that!