DWT Girls WDW Trip: Magic, Magic, and more Magic!
DWT Trip Report-Overworked and Under appreciated Gal’s Trip to WDW
It was a big gamble for me-taking a vacation to one of my favorite places in the world with 3 complete strangers.
All we had in common was a love of Disney and a membership to this little place we spend so much of our time called the “Walt Disney World Trivia” website.
And I had never met any of these girls, and to be honest, the Michigan girl who has traveled the globe has never been to the home states of any of her group mates…Nevertheless, the adventure began, after months of talking, planning, and hundreds of PM’s, with four girls meeting in one spot from four different places…
Wednesday: Day One: Let’s start from when and how the entire group met for the first time-we chose a central spot, and one you can’t go wrong with-the Magic Kingdom!
However, some of us got a jump-start on our trip. Lara flew in early on the day we were to meet, and got a head start checking out the Animal Kingdom. Summer got an early start on her drive from Georgia, and I drove in earlier in the day than I was scheduled as well.
So we arranged to meet prior to our official “meet” with our fourth group member, Jerrame later that evening.
Lara, Summer and I met at EPCOT and excitedly talked and walked as we planned our trip. The three of us, killing time in the best place to do so, went to the “Character Connection” at EPCOT and started out our trip meeting Mickey and some friends. And we were all excited, but let me tell you something-nothing adds to the excitement like being around like-minded Disney lovers!!
We checked out the wait at Soarin' (80 minutes, so decided to wait until later in our trip) and then decided to ride Spaceship Earth. It was great, but I do hope with the addition of a new sponsor the ride gets a sprucing up.
Around dinnertime, we decided to head to the MK to await the arrival of Jerrame. We walked down Main Street, my new friends, and I, and it was magical. We were all jumping up and down, screaming like the little kids we are at heart!
Hungry, we felt like a sit down meal, and decided to try a walk-up to the Crystal Palace despite the evening crowds Wednesday. We were told it would be about a half hour wait, so we put in our name, and waiting, taking in the sights and sounds around us-and soon enough, we met Pooh, Tigger and the gang while we dined on an excellent buffet of prime rib, salads, baked chicken, and delicious deserts!
OK, so let’s jump to the moment Jerrame arrived-and of course; it was full of plenty of excitement! The parade was coming down Main Street, Jerrame called and told us she was on the other side of the parade line, and soon enough, there she was!
We hugged like long lost friends, and our adventure began!
First impressions: Lara (GaRain), Summer (4Mickey), and Jediprincess (Jerrame) are three lovely, sweet women, and for me, it really was like seeing an old friend in each and every one of them….. I just KNEW it was going to be great! Lara is the epitome of a Southern Belle-bright with lovely hair and smile, she was a joy. Summer, is a 6 foot tall ball of energy, who is absolutely infectious with her smile and positive attitude. I really had a blast with her. Jerrame-she and I were like sisters from the first moment! Can you believe we had never met? She is fun-loving and enthusiastic. A great pleasure to share this trip with, for certain!
By the time we met up, it was late, and most of the little ones were starting to leave-but when you plan a trip to Disney with three other Disney fanatics-you make the most of the time you have! We walked around, talked, and enjoyed rides like Peter Pan (thanks ladies for humoring me!) and later we caught Wishes, a first for me!
After exhausting our first evening at the MK, we headed to our hotel. Port Orleans was great-I think our deluxe snob, Jerrame, was pleasantly surprised, but did notice the room size difference, and obviously, the fact that we use bussing instead of the monorail to get around! Soon enough, the charm of this Disney moderate resort won her over.
(Read on for the next day's excitement!)