This is the first of many posts about our vacation to Disney World. We had a wonderful time despite sweating to death, but we knew that was coming. What really helped was going back to our room to nap each day and having a washer/dryer in our room. We stayed at the Bay Lake Tower which is the new building at the Contemporary resort. It’s the newest building for the Disney Vacation Club, but we just stayed there like a normal hotel. Here is a shot of the living room and kitchen. The kitchen table can easily seat 6 and the kitchen was fully stocked. There was a second bathroom also so this would be a great set up for people with multiple kids. The master had a king sized bed and the living room had a pull out couch and chair. I also loved all the Disney art for decorations.
Here is the view from the living room.
Once arriving in Orlando we got a ride to the Bay Lake Tower and our room wasn’t ready so we headed to a restaurant in the Contemporary called “The Wave”. The food was awesome especially the crab cake and shrimp appetizer. The waiter offered us a smoothie for Nadia that came with a light up tinkerbell or Buzz Lightyear. Of course we picked Buzz and when he brought it Nadia had the most delighted look on her face. She was also thrilled that he lit up blue and could clip on to your clothes. It was the perfect way to start our trip! Nadia was so happy.
Our room was ready when we finished and so we went straight up to have a nap. After that we met up with Eddie, Kim, Evan, Julie, Claire and Reagan at the pool. We asked them if they wanted to join us for a quick trip over to the Magic Kingdom to at least check out the Buzz Light Year Space Ranger spin. We walked up Main Street and got Fast Passes for Buzz (one of the best inventions Disney has come up with). The kids and I went on “Stitches Wild Ride” which used to be the Alien Encounter. Stitch promptly spit on me during the ride which was pretty funny. We rode the Buzz Lightyear ride and Nadia wanted to ride again but the line was too long. We came out to the gift shop and she immediately fell in love with a plush Little Green Man who also talks and moves. I told her we weren’t getting toys on the first day, but if she still wanted him we would get him later in the week. He has now joined us almost everywhere we have gone since coming home 🙂
We headed back to our hotel and picked up a quick dinner to eat in our room and get to sleep because the big breakfast at Cinderella’s castle was early the next morning. Getting to see the fireworks from our balcony was AWESOME!!! It really ended up being a highlight of mine each night.
I asked Nadia what she liked best about our day and she said, “The Buzz ride and the Little Green Man.”