In a little over a week I’ll be heading back to Walt Disney World for a few days of fun on land before I start my journey on my very first cruise! I wanted to tell our readers all about my exciting plans for the trip. However, there will be so much going on with my few days at WDW and then five days at sea I decided to divide and conquer. This week I’ll discuss the land portion of my adventure and next week I’ll talk about my preparations for my time aboard the Dream. So without further ado, let’s get to the first segment of my journey.
My friend, Doug, and I will be spending our first night using his DVC points at the Boardwalk Villas. I love the Boardwalk so I’m thrilled to spend an evening here. The next day we’ll transfer over to the Beach Club for a couple nights before heading for the Dream. The Beach Club is one of the resorts remaining on my list of places to stay so it will be great to experience it. There are several amenities at this resort to be excited about. I’m really hoping it will be warm enough to visit the famous pool shared by the Yacht and Beach Clubs, Stormalong Bay. However, the main attraction at this resort is its proximity to Epcot’s International Gateway entrance. Since Epcot is my favorite park I love being able to take a short walk between my room and the park.
When you say you are going to Disney World people always want to know where you are going to stay. After that detail is discussed, the next question is where are you going to eat? On this trip I’m excited to dine at the California Grill with a small group of friends to celebrate a few birthdays among us. I’ll also be grabbing a pint and some dinner at the Rose and Crown one night. I’m sure my friends and I will enjoy breakfast at the Cape May Cafe as well. Characters dressed in their beach finery will join us for our buffet breakfast. I was surprised how much I enjoyed my last character dining experience, so I look forward to giving the Cape May Cafe a try.
One of the highlights of the land portion of my trip is sure to be the Wild Africa Trek. A group of my friends and I will be heading to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at 8:30 Saturday morning to take part in this new backstage tour. I’ve heard great things from the folks who have already participated so I can’t wait to see it for myself! From what I hear I’ll get an opportunity to get a closer look at many of the animals on the safari along with several action packed adventures. I’ll be sure to write all about my experience when I head home!
Something I’m especially excited about is our touringplans.com meet! Come join us as we chat with readers and enjoy the Hall of Presidents. Several touringplans team members will be on hand to chat with readers before heading inside to take in the show. I have fond affection for this attraction so I’m really looking forward to sharing it with readers! If you will be in the Magic Kingdom on February 25th come on by to meet some of your fellow Disney fans!
There are miscellaneous items about this trip as well. For starters, I’ll be celebrating my birthday! This will be my first time wandering around the parks with a birthday button. While it won’t actually be my birthday during my trip, it’s close enough and I intend to do it up. Also, I’ll be switching up my usual laid back approach to the parks in favor of rope drop and a touring plan for the first part of my day at the Magic Kingdom (MK) on Friday. We’ll have my friend along who has yet to experience many of the attractions MK so we thought a touring plan would be the best way to do it. We are especially leaning this way since it will be during the busy President’s Day week so crowds will be heavy. I’m sure our day of touring will be a great success, and I’ll be sure to report back on our venture.
On Sunday morning I’ll get up early to enjoy the Cape May Cafe character breakfast with some land lubbing friends before my cruise roommates and I take off for the Dream. So I’ll leave it there for now and pick back up next week to discuss my first cruise! Stay tuned!
I can’t wait to see so many friends and meet some new ones on this upcoming trip! Will you be in town at the same time? Let me know about your plans, and hopefully we’ll see each other at the touringplans meet!