As many of you know, my family and I recently went to Walt Disney World for our vacation. At first, we did not think we were going to be able to go because of some things that were going on with our family, but we were able to push our trip back one day thanks to the wonderful people at Disney, and we were still able to go and enjoy our trip.
When we got to POP Century, we stayed in the 80’s building which is the one with the giant Rubik’s cube, and I thought it was really neat. It reminded me of playing with one of those during my childhood and how challenging they were. The rooms had been updated and there were flat screen televisions in the rooms, which my DS6 really appreciated because he has to watch his Phineas and Ferb when we are in the room for a break or the night.
We had driven for fourteen hours that day and did not get to our room until about 7:30 that night, but we somehow mustered the energy to go to Magic Kingdom where we had the pleasure of meeting Pam Forrester from the Be Our Guest Podcast and her family. We got to see the new castle show, The Magic, The Memories & You. I thought it was amazing. It did not look as though the images on the castle were being projected. The music went perfectly with the pictures, and it was purely magical. I saw Main Street Electrical parade that night, and although I liked it, I generally think Spectromagic is a better parade and I would love to see it return to WDW. I suppose it is which parade you see first when you go to the park that influences what your favorite is. Spectromagic has some wonderful memories for me, and therefore will always be special.
Now, the reason for writing this article in the first place. We went to EPCOT.. actually, we spent most of our trip in EPCOT, which I did not mind in the least. We went to Innoventions for the first time, and my son and I rode Sum of All Thrills together. For those of you that may not know, it is where you can create your own roller coaster, and then “ride the ride”. Thankfully DS6 did not put any loops in ours. I do not think this mommy could have withstood it. The ride was fun, although very constricting, and I think it could do with more space so you don’t feel so closed in, but maybe that is just me.
The Flower and Garden Festival was amazing as always. One thing I noticed is that when you walk past Lotso with the Toy Story topiary, you could smell strawberries. I thought that was a very unique touch. Yes, we bought a vinylmation, but only one. We bought the Flower and Garden Vinyl, and it is cute. Oh, and the one thing I swore would never happen but did; Mark tricked me into drinking Beverly. I’m telling you readers, it tasted like hairspray (you know how sometimes you can taste something when you smell it?) DS6’s reaction was hilarious, and he still will not trust a Sprite that we give him unless we drink it first.
We had so much fun that it was hard to leave, but we came home, and while it was wonderful to be at WDW, it was also nice to be home and back to our normal schedules. Oh, not to mention, our cats missed us like crazy. They were attached to us like shadows for a few days after we got back. Also, I must mention that we went to Animal Kingdom and the Studios as well, but EPCOT kept our attention.
So, our Spring Break trip is over and it is back to the daily grind. We have pictures and video, but it is never as good as the real thing. We met some wonderful people like Karen and Andy Lund, Jenny Petrie, Jenn Ginn,and Sarah Hollodick to name a few, and all of these people have become very dear friends. I can’t wait to get back to Disney so I can see them all again. I just know that time with them will be magical and something to remember for a long time to come.