As a way to honor our first and likely last annual passes we used up the remaining days of our passes along with some DVC points to check out a few resorts and the parks on a 5 day trip. There was lots to see with the new Star Wars stuff along with the start of the Flower and Garden Festival. This was one of the BEST TRIPS I’ve ever been on – mostly because we didn’t over plan and went with the flow (I also had the best company you could ask for – my Mom!). The next few posts will go through each of the five days on the trip.
Day 1 – Magic Kingdom and Bay Lake
Now that Uber picks up at MCO we decided to avail ourselves of this service. Word of caution – this was pricey. I’ve taken UBER TO the airport from the parks and it was about $22 (and this proved to be true with this trip too). Since a regular cab is about $60 from the airport to the parks, I figured that even though UberBLACK is more expensive it would still be worth it. I was NOT expecting $20 in airport fees alone. Uber does offer fare estimates that did indicate it would be this expensive so I recommend checking that out.
We dropped off our bags at Bay Lake and went to the Contempo Cafe for lunch. The Contempo Vegetable Salad had tofu and quinoa and was actually quite good!
Since we did online check-in we got the message that our room was ready via text and headed there and ordered our bags.
Since the perk of Bay Lake is the quick walk to MK we went there even though it was mid-day on a Saturday. The lines were NUTS but we were able to visit the Enchanted Tiki Room. The weather was perfect so it was nice to just walk around.
Since it was the last day of the trial of same day reservations for the Skipper
Canteen – we were able to get a reservation for dinner. The place is pretty big, has an eclectic but really good menu and a great amount of detail in each of the themed rooms. There is fez case in the corner near the bookcase! I wish I could spend the whole day with a Jungle Skipper.
After dinner we rode the Wedway People Mover and for the first time in years we had a ride with no issues! I was almost bummed because it made the trip shorter. We capped off the evening at the Top of the World Lounge then ran back to the room so we could watch the Electric Water Pageant.