My Revamped, Reorganized & Rejuvenating Reunion with the Snowbirds
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It's so hard to plan for a group with such different wish lists! I hope your dad loves the atmosphere of the parks and wants to do more. Great solution with the ticket dilemma. Can you split into groups for a short time maybe so Rachel could go with her dad to go commando for a bit while you show your parents the Christmassy things?
This our MVMCP night . Which would be great enough on its own but I also have the opportunity of meeting some fellow PPer's. Cheryl, Mark, Laurie, Heather and Regina . We'll be meeting up for the 2nd parade.
Now my parents who don't own a computer might find this meeting a little strange but I don't want to pass on the opportunity to meet some of the people behind the TR's .
So the day will start off with everyone being able to sleep in. Late morning we'll head over to Grand Floridian to see the Christmas displays & also the Poly . Does the Contemporary have a display worth seeing ?? I think we'll also just do a loop on the monorail over to Epcot.
I have to say that the hardcore tour person in me wants to get up early and do a park for a bit before our other activities . But I know that slower will be better.
Meals will be a bit awkward timing wise today. I booked this holiday about 90 days ahead and getting any kind of lunch/ dinner around or in the MK was impossible. I did eventually get Liberty Tree Tavern for 2:45. I have toyed with cancelling it because it's too late for lunch and too early for supper. But I figure it will kind of be like our Christmas dinner.
I am looking forward to MVMCP. The priorites are the lights, parade and fireworks.
Since we'll be in the park earlier than the party, we'll tour Adventureland , Frontierland and Liberty Square.
UP NEXT DAY 5 : what will we get up to while the folks are at La Nouba ?
Why does a Disney week seem to go by so fast even if you're just typing out plans
So today we start off with a bit of a sleep in and then breakfast at Kouzzina for 10 am at the Boardwalk hotel. We will then check out the Christmas displays here and then head over to the Beach Club to check out the displays there as well.
Then I plan on spending some time in the World Showcase checking in on the Storytellers.
Helping Agent P of course. Rachel really enjoyed this when it was Kim Possible and we're looking forward to it again in its new version.
About a month ago Rachel came home from school and her French History class was about to start on their research projects and each student was required to choose a subject from the list provided. Rachel chose........
Cirque du Soleil I'm still not quite sure how she's gone from studying Canada's military role from World War 1 to present day but Cirque it is ! I guess it's successful Canadians/businesses in history. Anyways, she's quite excited that it is a topic she's interested in and there is plenty of materials in both French and English available at the library.
But it got me thinking wouldn't the ultimate research be seeing a show ??
I remembered that there had been a post on the boards about $50 dollar tickets. So I was able to find us some tickets for the same show my folks are taking in.
I do have to echo others here and say that just being offered what Cirque considers best seating is not ideal. There is a cheaper section behind the front and center section that I think would be more ideal than what we have but I took the 3rd row seats we were offered. They are quite far downstage so I'm not sure how great they'll be but Rachel was quite keen to be so close.
When I booked my parents tickets , I tried through the WDW website to pick up the tickets at will call to save the $25 delivery fee but it would not let me check the will call box. So I phoned WDW and they weren't able to check it either nor were they able to offer up other seating options. Then there was some trouble with the system and I spent over 30 minutes booking the tickets. I was not asked to do a survey after the call
So when I booked our tickets I went through the Cirque site and was able to get tickets at will call.
So I think we will get to Downtown Disney around 5 and have counter service at Wolfgang Puck Express and head to the show.
It's a chilly 20 degrees here today with the white fluffy stuff coming down. So I'm very anxious for the next week to go by & can't wait for some Florida sunshine on my face. In the mean time.. at least the dog likes it
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You're so lucky to have your Mom's quilts. I had no idea that people pass them off to others to finish them. I just want to give your Mom a hug and tell her it's okay that her stitches aren't perfect -- they'd be perfect because she did them! We're so hard on ourselves sometimes, aren't we?
You've created really thoughtful touring plans. My stomach dropped when I read your Dad mentioned that they didn't need park passes. I imagine making Epcot your parents' first park will be the perfect way to ease them into the magic, especially since it's decorated for the holidays! Also, once he gets on Soarin', I bet he'll change his tune.
Love the photo of the dog in the snow! That is so cool to be able to do a project on Cirque du Soleil. I read their 20th anniversary book about their origins and it was absolutely fascinating, so I can see how it would be a good subject.
Enjoying the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot on the second Disney World portion of our Disney Dream and Walt Disney World vacation.