Walt Disney World: Spring 2018

Walt Disney World: Spring 2018

img_1414Ryan and I took an extended weekend escape to Disney World a couple of weeks ago. It was just what we needed to relax and have some magical fun together. We enjoyed two days in the Magic Kingdom and one day at Epcot for the Flower and Garden Festival with a day of resting in between. we flew Frontier out of ATL for an amazing price. We stayed at the Baymont Inn close to Disney but not on property and took Lyft or Uber for all of our transportation needs.

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Magic Kingdom

We spent Thursday and a rainy Sunday in the Magic Kingdom. We rode all of our favorites. I also did Splash Mountain for the first time. It was not as terrible as I thought but I definitely did not love it.

Thursday we ate at various places around the park. We had for the first but CERTAINLY not the last a cat tail from Chershire Cafe. How have we not had these before? It’s a chocolate pastry braid but also has a buttery swirl.  We had our standard go to Sleepy Hallow Waffle sandwiches while we rested on the Hub grass waiting for Happily Ever After.

We decided to skip Saturday in the parks to keep our ticket prices down, crowd control and so Ryan’s foot would have a break. Our in between day we spent having Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian, resting and our favorite dinner at Ohana. I dream about those dumplings.

Call me ordinary but I as many times as we have been to Disney, this castle view in the afternoon light gets me every time.

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Sunday night we had Be Our Guest for dinner. We have not had dinner here in three years and I wanted to try it before the pre fixed menu starts this summer. We did dine in the West Wing for the first time. Honestly, I don’t know if the newest has worn off but it just was not what it was a few years ago. We split the cheese plate, bisque and grilled strip steak. Although the cheese was good I feel like the portions were comically small. Maybe I am just not used to ordering cheese plates since I am a master at cheese plates creations at home.

 

 

 

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Epcot

Our recent trip was during the Flower and Garden Festival. We were here during Em’s birthday three years ago but it was our first rodeo. I do not feel like we aptly made use of all the festival had to offer then. I love all the beautiful blossoms and topiaries around Epcot but I also love the special outdoor kitchens.

 

We usually enter through the almost always empty entrance to World Showcase. This time we noticed the new travel system, Skyliner, station being built I am unsure how that volume will effect the almost always non existent lines at this entrance. We also saw what we think is construction on the new Ratatouille ride in France. We rode this ride at Disneyland Paris and loved it.

We grabbed breakfast at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie in France. We finished the day grabbing pastries to go to the next mornings breakfast, along with everyone else. Honestly, I have never seen it so busy as before 9 pm trying to grab things to go. But a macaron and pastries for breakfast the next morning well worth it.

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We rode all the usuals: Soarin’ I think we rode about four times all with Fast Passes and we finally got to sit on the top row, Test Track we just did once because Ryan felt it jerked his foot too much, Frozen Ryan is an ace at scoring us this FastPass later in the day, Mexico, Nemo, Turtle Talk, The Land which I feel like is one of the more underrated rides at Disney, and Mission Space Green I enjoyed the updated graphics.

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We snacked around the world all day for our meals. We took advantage of the Outdoor Kitchens. We did go with a few old favorites such as the Cheddar soup in Canada and we tried the Schnitzel from Germany. Below are the special Flower and Garden offerings we tried. I could have overdosed on Violet Lemonades and I would have been ok with that.

We are hoping to head back with friends in December so I better get my work on. I hope you are having a Magical Day wherever life finds you today.

xoxo

 

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