|05-08-2011, 08:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2005
Two Foodies and our Two Year Old Travel 'Round the World
Hello everyone! We just returned from a 7 day trip to WDW. First I will introduce our cast of characters:
Me- fifth trip to the World. I am an elementary teacher and love WDW!
DH- possible fourth trip (he says he can't remember how many times he went as a child??). He is a lab analyst and not quite the Disney fan that I am.
DD2- our little princess who just turned two in Feb. We waited a long time to be parents and adopted our sweetie in Sept. of 2009. She was born in Taiwan. She loves Disney princesses and her favorite movie is Monsters, Inc.
DH and I had honeymooned in WDW and on the Disney Magic in 1999. That was DH's last trip. I went on a trip with my friend in 2006. We were both very excited to take our DD on her first trip to the parks! Typically I have stayed at POFQ, but we got a pin for 35% off Deluxe so we went with the Beach Club. Now that we have gone there, I don't think I can ever go back to POFQ!!. I loved the FQ, but the close walk to World Showcase was awesome.
Our trip began last Sunday at 6:30 am. We booked our trip through a local travel agency. They happened to offer a charter flight from our local airport (about 5 minutes from our house!). This was DD's 2nd flight ever. We had flown 14 hours home from Taiwan. She was a champ on the plane. We bought a mini dvd player. She watched a Tink move (Lost Treasure) and ate some plane snacks.
Our flight left our airport at 8am and arrived in Orlando at 10 am. The line for ME was fairly long, but we ended up at the BC by 11 am. We did online check-in so it only took about 10 minutes until we were in our room. Yes, our room was ready at 11 am! We were on the fourth floor room 4552. It was close to the elevator, had a nice balcony overlooking the gardens, and was close to the quiet pool, Stormalong Bay, and the Marketplace Cafe. It was also near the lobby and other restaurants. Everyone at the BC was so friendly (with the exception of one MC employee). The lobby smelled like sea grass and beachy flowers! I am embarassed to say that we never got to go to SB. Our itinerary was booked and our afternoon break involved a 2 1/2 hour nap for DD.
We went to our room and put down our carry-on bag. We headed to Beaches and Cream for lunch. By this point DD was tired, cranky, and hungry. She had a mini-meltdown so I housed my veggie wrap and fries. DH had a grilled chicken sandwich and fries. The meals were okay and the price was a bit expensive. I know everyone loves this place and the fries but it was just okay. It was time to head back to the room and let DD take a nap. She still sleeps in a crib so we rented one from A Baby's Best Friend. It had not arrived by that point so she napped on the bed with us. We also rented a City Mini from Magic Strollers. It was already at Bell Services. The stroller was easy to maneuver but a bit bulky in my opinion. The crib arrived later that evening. It took some time to put together and was a bit old looking. The bedding was Pooh and was fresh and clean. DD LOVED her crib and went to sleep with no problems! The BC has a nice curtain that separates the sitting area and bed/tv area. We had no idea that would be there and it was great for her naptime.
She took a nap for about 2 hours and we headed out to World Showcase. This is one of our favorite places in WDW so we were exited to be a 5 minute walk away! We had park hopper passes for 7 days. In the future, we will get 5days of PH and single day passes for our first and last day. We had 6:30 reservations for Biergarten so we headed there. We had been there on our honeymoon and both loved the buffet. It was great as usual and so was the show. We had a married couple and a couple with one daughter at our table. My DH was bummed no one else was having some beer!! We ate up and I was loving the German cheesecake. Very light and spongy, yum! I also loved the rolls and salads. I don't eat red meat and not much chicken or fish but it was really easy to find things to eat. We watched the show for a bit and DD shook her booty to the German music. The rest of the night we spent walking around a bit and headed back to the hotel for a good nights sleep.
Edited to add: Forgot to mention we used the DDP. We had the snack, QS, and TS for 6 days.
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Last edited by mherb; 05-08-2011 at 08:21 PM. Reason: Forgot dining info
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