Friday, May 15, 2015

Our Adult Only Trip to Disney (Part 2)

As I had mentioned in my last post, my husband and I decided to take a trip to Walt Disney World without the kiddos. Since we had such a full first day, Sunday should have been restful but I had other plans. As a surprise for my husband, I booked him a ride along at the Richard Petty Speedway. It was hard to keep it a secret but I managed until we had to wait on the shuttle and he saw the sign. He had a blast! Sadly, The Richard Petty Speedway experience is closing this June so I am glad he got to do it this time.

We spent the rest of the afternoon at Hollywood Studios where my husband rode the Tower of Terror for the first time. He loved it and we got a video and picture on our Memory Maker. Dinner was at the Sci-Fi dine in, a first for both of us. I've read mixed reviews of this experience but ours was all positive. We shared the Shrimp Pasta and the Sci-Fi Salad. It was just the right amount for the two of us and both selections were delicious. I hate that we did not have room for a milkshake. Now we will have to go back.

   Monday was our Magic Kingdom day and the only day it rained.  The rain was short and we just threw on raincoats and carried on. We were there at park opening and stayed until it closed. Our trip had many food highlights and lunch at Be Our Guest was another one. We were able to secure a Fastpass for lunch and pre-order our food. It was so easy and lunch was amazing. I had the braised pork and my husband got the turkey sandwich. Strawberry and Master's cupcakes completed the meal. It was quick and we toured all the rooms after our meal. Be Our Guest is worth your time especially for lunch. And make sure you walk around and see the entire restaurant. I also secure a Fastpass for the Seven Dwarves Mine Train. It is a great addition to the Magic Kingdom. Not a big thrill ride but fun and so well done. Another video and picture added to our Memory Maker from this ride. Our dinner choice for Magic Kingdom was Tony's Town Square. If you go get the pistachio creme brûlée. Fabulous!

   Tuesday we were up early and off to Epcot. This is one of our favorite parks and we made the most of it. Between Fastpass and low crowds we were able to ride Soarin twice and Test Track all before noon. Even with no children I made a Fastpass for the Character Spot because even adults need a picture with Mickey and Minnie. Our tour of the countries always takes us to Germany for some caramel corn and my husband's new favorite cookie, a caramel apple oatmeal. Yummy!  By afternoon we were ready for a rest so we did something we rarely do and headed back to take a nap. Everything you read in guidebooks and blogs recommends this for people with children but it was pretty nice for a couple of adults too. We headed back to Epcot for the evening and watched Illuminations before calling it a night.

   Wednesday was supposed to be a Downtown Disney day or rest at the hotel before we go home day. It turned into a go back to Animal Kingdom day. What a great call. My husband got a picture with his favorite character, Donald Duck and we caught Flights of Wonder bird show.  It was not busy at all and we enjoyed a full morning of AK before going back to the resort to wait on what my friend Claire and her daughter call the "Tragical Express". That is the Magical Express that takes you away from Disney World and back to the real world.

   We had a wonderful time and can not wait to go back. I think it will be a fall trip next time. The nights in winter can be cool and lots of refurbishments take place. I hear the first week in November is nice. Also, we need to try a new resort and we still have tons of places we have not eaten.

Forever Disney,

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