First stay at the Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
Stitch: Ginger (sister)
Jiminy: Rosemary (mother)
Dates: April 11th-April 17th
Celebrating my 60th Birthday at Walt Disney World
Today (Day 4) we spend the day at the Magic Kingdom(MK). Before leaving we wait for @EPCOT Angel and Bobby to check in to the Polynesian for their Anniversary stay!
They were greeted with beautiful leis for their anniversary!
The stored a few personal things in our room and we headed out to MK. The resort monorail is still down and we opt to take the quick walk to TTC and hop on the ferry across the lake to MK.
We head to the Haunted Mansion for a quick ride. Text messages are flying between Angel, Tom and I as we plan to meet up for our FP at Big Thunder Mountain (BTM) after lunch. We decide on an old time favorite at Pecos Bills. We have a relaxing lunch in a cool corner and regroup. We meet with our group after lunch to ride BTM and it was nice to scream together and not at each other too We split up as some are headed back to their resorts for a midday break and our little group heads to Adventureland to ride PoC. My mother will not ride this attraction because she doesn't like the drop so she waits for us in the shop. We then head to the Tiki Room for my mom, make it in right before the other show lets out and enjoy the show. Afterwards we enjoy a refreshing Dole Whip right that that the Sunshine Pavilion. We spend the rest of the afternoon shopping and hoping to avoid a downpour and soon head back to the room.
Tonight is a relaxing night and we grab dinner at Captain Cooks for my mom as she relaxes in the room and Ginger and I go to check out Trader Sam's
the new lounge at the Polynesian. We get there early and find a seat quickly. We order a couple of appetizers and spend a lot of time looking over the new menu. Its fun to listen to the crew and their chants with the drink orders. Ginger and I order a Pearl
It was a lot of fun as the bartender donned his mask to prepare and send our pearls on their way. It was smooth but a little too much cinnamon for my taste. Not an item I would order again.
We watch the different drink orders and listen to the chants and order a second drink. We both decided on the shrunken head.
This one is my kind of drink and one I would order again.. In fact I'm ready for another! We enjoyed our visit to Trader Sam's and highly recommend it for an entertaining and relaxing evening.
Today is EPCOT day but first we have breakfast at Be Our Guest (BoG). We meet with Bobby and Angel and my mom is not feeling well and decides to skip breakfast. We have meet at Angel's room and walk to TTC. Again the resort monorail is down so we opt for the Ferry to MK. Our Reservation is for 8:50 and we are running into rope drop crowds. The Mayor comes out to welcome the guests at the train station and I worry about missing our reservation so Ginger and I go ahead of Bobby and Angel. Big mistake. We get in and the don't let Bobby and Angel in the park. So we arrive at BoG and they want our entire party there. We tell them they are stuck at the gate. BoG allowed us to keep our reservation and so we all manage to get to breakfast together. We had to order at the Kiosks but it was quick. You can find my breakfast review with more pictures in dining.
We enjoyed our breakfast and was pleased with the quality of the food for a quick service.
After Breakfast we stop back at the Polynesian to pick up my mother and head to EPCOT, again skipping the resort monorail and walking to TTC and heading straight to EPCOT. Today is Flower and Garden Festival Day
. We have a couple of FP that we will be using at Test Track and Mission Space. Then its time to enjoy the Flowers and a few rides my mom can enjoy.
We have breakfast at the Main Street Starbucks and I was leery but had the breakfast sandwich and have to admit it was one of the better breakfast sandwiches I've eaten. We start in Tomorrowland which is atypical for this gang. Most fans head to fantasyland or tomorrowland first so we typically head to adventureland. Our FP helped to dictate our route. We had a FP for buzz and for Space Mountain. We love using FP so my mother doesn't have to wait alone for us when we ride the more intense rides.
We We do a little shopping.. I'm looking for something gender neutral for the expected grandbaby.
We make our way to the New Fantasyland and browse through the big top looking at gifts and treats.
A great place for a handmade treat. Now you don't have to run to Downtown Disney to Goofy's Kitchen.
If you missed getting your ears on Main Street you can grab some ears here.
We decide to try Pinocchio Haus for lunch. Years ago this was one of our favorite spots for lunch where you could watch the boats launch on their tour of It's a Small World.