Disney World 2017 Highlights!
May 3rd 2017 :
My mom and I got to our hotel (Pop Century) early in the morning around 11am. My mom and I were so happy to be there! We first had lunch at the food court and guess what most of the food had changed from last year! They did not sell anymore of Johnny Appleseed sandwich. oh well. it kind of put the weight on me. So I had a pulled pork sandwich with pasta salad. We got word that we could go to our room and unpack. We were so happy!! For the rest of the day we hung out at the hotel and planned the next day (My mom's 75th birthday)~ It was so great to be on vacation and it could start now!
May 4th 2017 Mom's 75th Birthday / Star Wars Day
It was our first breakfast at POP what to have? I had my usual Chocolate Chip pancakes, which tasted good. The nice thing we were on vacation and were on our own time and having a late start of the morning. We caught the bus to the Magic Kingdom. First thing we did was we took the Walt Disney Rail Road past Adventure land and ended up at Fantasy Land (aka Mickey's toon town fair) and we walked over to The Little Mermaid ride and did that. Kind of fun. Then we were off to "Beauty and the Beast's Be Our Guest Restaurant" For my mom's Birthday lunch. It was so very magical and just still very "aw" inspiring and we both loved it. Lets see I had a carved turkey sandwich (was only able to eat part of it) and mom had Braised Pork (slow cooked) Both were very great and filling. Our deserts were The master's cupcake and a triple chocolate cupcake. Both were great and tasty until we hit the cupcake. After lunch that was my treat we moved onto Dumbo circus and I got soaked and wet. very funny! We went into a few shops. Mom went back to the hotel for awhile and I stayed at the park. I was only able to do only I think 3 attractions on my own because it was so filled with people such as Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion. Thats about it. I forgot to do the people mover and the caracul of progress and I had past thru. It was kind of getting hot. I was not ready to leave the kingdom yet so I stood up near the entry way of the magic kingdom and it was time for their daily flag retirment ceremony and I was up high. I wanted to do something very cool so I stood in one spot and I recorded all 20 min of it and made a time laps video and in the end it only lasted a few seconds but very cool. I did the same thing with a disney duck.
....Meanwhile later that night....
Mom wanted to stay at the room so I took the bus down to hollywood studios. And I sure was happy. I could just feel it in me. It was such a magical feeling. So when I entered the park gates I did not know if i should go left or right? So I first made my way over to star tours and that was my first ride. And the ride they were featuring was a trip to Hoth and a place in Eps 1. After the ride i went into the gift shop and at that moment i said money is no object when it comes to star wars. I was in vacation mode! I picked up 3 star wars shirts and star wars mickey ears and the total was more then it should be but it was disney. I had a meal at the backlot express and then waited for the star wars nightly show. it was fun but i had a better time last year when it was more fireworks then film clips from the series. It just does not really work as well as it does on the magic kingdom.
Friday May 5th 2017
It was a day to relax and we went to downtown disney springs market place for the day. And the bus let us off at the new shops...the more expensive side of the market place...more on that....We went to the movies to go see "The Circle" another one of those too much what we share online is bad/social media is bad type of movie looking like its google, Facebook or mac. Overall it was a good movie. Tom Hanks was good also Emma Watson also was good. So after the movie we walked around picked up some snacks to eat such as pretzels and i picked up a shake. It took us awhile to get around to the original market place. It just seemed so dead, also they stopped using the bus stops over that way so guests will just go to the new end and not the older end. We had some ice cream and it was a nice cool treat to have. After looking around we went to the coke store on our way out and it was so nice 3 floors worth of coke stuff and a coke bar on the top floor. We also met Mr. Bear aka Coke Bear. He was so cute!
Saturday May 6th
We spent the first few hours of the day in the pop century pool and it was glorious! 4 HOURS! Later we went back to the movies to go see Gardens of the Galaxy Vol 2. It was a bright movie. Was it good yeah it was but nothing to write home about....it was also very cold in the theater! A nice relaxing day!
Sunday May 7th
We were back off to Hollywood studios and this time mom was with me. But also we were going to meet Danny and his wife Linsey for the day. We did the great movie ride, walked around and then we had to go have some lunch at our fav place Prime Time Cafe!
After we met back up with Danny, mom said her good buys to them and she went back to the room so it was just the three of us. We just hung out in the park just talking about our lives and just stuff that we enjoy. After a few hours I walked them out and I stayed in the park (oh yeah I got my money back on those star wars shirts - turns out I had gotten a chid and female shirt without knowing) and took some photos with star wars people again and recorded the meet and greets.
Monday May 8th
Just spent the day at the hotel, in the pool really relaxing. But also I had found out that Paul McCarney was going to play in MSG in Sept later this year and so I was asking mom about it and what she thought. She told me i should go for it because its going to be one of those moments in life where you will enjoy also to see a living legend like that in concert is rare. So I bit the bullet and i bought a ticket to see Paul at MSG! (That is one big $$ gift to buy in Disney) I also laughed and said Pop Century hotel would be proud! haha.
Tuesday May 9th
Epcot Day= A lot of walking! We tried to ride Frozen but the ride froze so we had to get let out by Disney co. It was just getting kind of hot. We did the coke store. Had lunch in Norway. It was a nice day for both of us. Long day but good. Back at the hotel we just relaxed, went in the pool. I played Disney trivia and once again I won. But I could not use my prize because we were checking out the next day. It was such a nice vacation something we both needed!