I'm back! Dissy's spring break road trip...
I have returned from my spring break/dissy's birthday week road trip with my DS and DD...and since I have done lots of trip reports and don't have that many new experiences to share, I won't get in to it much, but below, a few quick thoughts from my trip and to give you all updates:
Driving: I had no troubles driving from Michigan to FLA with alone with two kids....short of the traffic, traffic, and more traffic near Atlanta...:sneaky:
But I had great weather, got to see lots of the country, and made it sort of a school lesson for the kids as we drove thru the states. They are great travellers, watching lots of Disney movies on the portable DVD player on the way down in anticipation for our Disney adventure!
Disney itself: Hotel: Port Orleans, Riverside. I rolled in last Sunday before noon, and was pleasantly surprised that I could check in. Staff was nice, and we were able to drop off our bags and head right to the MK!!:hurray:
The parks: Packed, but it was the start of spring break, so I was not shocked. But the weather was perfect, sunny and 70's every day, so I have no complaints!!:sun: Being smart about fastpasses and travel patterns, we were able to avoid terrible waits, and took advantage of the morning extra magic hours to do all of fantasyland one morning before the park opened, and MGM another day....
The Pooh factor: We have made plenty of comments on the darned Pooh playground on these boards, and I agree, that we hope it is a temp filler and a bigger, better attraction is coming. However I feel I must report-my kids loved the pooh playground! They didn't want to leave! And it looks like lots of kids were having fun in there. We spent some serious down time in there waiting for fastpass times to roll around...if the success of this place in any indication, I think it could be here to stay.
Disney gossip overheard: And another reason I think that: While there one time watching my kids play, a group of clearly "Disney" executives came up-one sort of a tour leader, and the rest in business suits. The leader was showing off the playground to the group, and while I could not hear all the conversation, I did catch her say this-The pooh playground was an example of a successful way in which the Disney "direction" is going for some future attractions. She mentioned how it was a great low cost investment with high returns-a great decoration that the small kids loved....just an fyi to my disney trivia friends....:popcorn:
More info to come below....:mickeykid