Friday, October 12, 2012

Daily Diary from WDW

A full trip report will come once I get home, with lots of photos of course, but for now I will post a short daily diary so you can know what we are doing until the trip report is written.

Each day I will update this entry, so check back each day - though I can't guarantee that it will be updated at the same time each day - but I will try.

Day 0

Was afraid we would miss our flight as there was a massive traffic situation on our only access to the airport. Once over the bridge, however, I took a local route and managed to get to the airport. Two flights later - with digs and cats onboard - we arrived in Orlando and our daughter picked us up. We got ourself set up in our Pop Century room and then went to Via Napoli in EPCOT for dinner. We caught the end of Illuminations as we left the restaurant and stopped for carmel in Germany before heading back to the room.

Day 1

Slept in this morning and had breakfast at the Pop Century Food Court. Our daughter picked us up around mid-day and we went to Earl of Sandwich for lunch. Then to the Magic Kingdom where we would be staying for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. (Don't forget to check back when the trip reports are written - lots of pictures!) Dinner at Liberty Tree Inn and the Trick or Treating - Boo To You Parade - Hallowishes Fireworks.

Day 2

Slept in again since we would not be going into Epcot until evening. Went to breakfast at the Pop Century Food Court and then hung out by the pool. Lunch time we walked over to Disney's Art of Animation Resort to have a quick look and have lunch at the food court there. After a short rest in the room we took the bus over to EPCOT and started our journey through the Food and Wine Festival. After Eat to the Beat with Smashmouth, I set up the camera for Illuminations. Had a nice "conversation" about photography with an elderly Japanese gentleman. (He spoke no English - I speak no Japanese). After Illuminations we headed back to Pop Century.

Day 3

Today is a non-park day as we head to Downtown Disney where we meet our duaghter, her husband and his mom. Lunch at Earl of Sandwich and then shopping at the World of Disney. Headed back to Pop Century to hang out a while - with a side trip for my daughter, her husband and his mom to check out the Art of Animation Resort. Dinner offsite and then back to my daughter's apartment, which she moved into just after we left for home our last time down here, so this was our first look at it. Finally a trip back to Pop Century.

Rest of the trip

Bad cold had me really knocked out and this diary got left behind, but never fear ... just go to the top of this blog as the full trip reports (with photos) have started!

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