This is a short one, as we only had a few hours in Epcot before we needed to head to the airport.
We left the house early for once, but Aly was still in bed, so it was just the three intrepid explorers heading to Animal Kingdom on this day.
Here’s the tale of our day at Epcot, the Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary Resort, then Magic Kingdom, then a late dinner at Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge.
This is Leah’s 7th birthday, told in pictures.
Leah’s birthday eve!
After another long day and late night at the parks, we were all dragging this morning. But we managed to get out the door and head to Animal Kingdom in time for an early lunch at 11am at Yak & Yeti. But first, we will have to talk about the screaming monkeys.
As with the previous day, we didn’t start as early as we should have, letting the kids (okay, mostly the adults) sleep in a bit after the long day and late night yesterday. But we headed off to Epcot excited for slightly warmer temperatures and slightly smaller crowds.
We slept in a bit on Sunday after being out late last night, and woke up a to a sunny Florida morning. Sunny and 40 degrees with a real feel of 32. No urgency to get out and going this morning.
This was planned as our only day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on this trip, with a focus on shows and things we haven’t done before. It was very chilly and already pretty crowded by the time we rolled in around 11am.
A year ago, we bought annual passes while at DisneyWorld, planning to come back a year later to celebrate Leah’s birthday again. (Yes, we snuck an extra trip in on the passes in July, but #dontjudge). Thus begins that second, um, third, trip.
You went to Disney in the summer? Wait, what?
Most of you know we are fairly regular visitors to Disney World, and slightly obsessive trip planners. Thus, our trips have always been in the slower times of year (although there aren’t really any slow times anymore), and the cooler times of year. We’ve been to WDW in January, February, April, May, September, October, November, and December.
Because the girls had a 9am flight on Saturday morning, we decided to take it easy on Friday morning, pack, and then start our day. After getting things situated mid-morning, we drove to the Contemporary Resort for our brunch reservation.