If you keep up with my blog, you know that I travel alone with my kids a lot. This year for Spring Break was no different! We decided to go to Walt Disney World, shocking, I know, lol. We were there for 3 days and visited Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach.
Now, I know what you are thinking “Disney during Spring Break? No thanks!” because of the crowds. But honestly, it wasn’t that bad! It was crowded but probably not any more crowded than a normal weekend (even though we were there during the week). It was a “different” crowd though – there were people that were clearly unfamiliar with the parks so they would stop and look around a lot. But that didn’t bother me at all! I actually kind of like the idea of seeing people experience Disney for the first time, it’s well, magical! Pun totally intended.
I was still able to get fast passes to some of the best rides like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan at Magic Kingdom. We also got a fast pass for the Na’vi River Journey at Animal Kingdom. The Avatar Flight of Passage of course was unavailable – but it is normally unavailable anyway, so no biggie. And as I mentioned, I was alone with my kids – my daughter isn’t tall enough yet for it, so no baby swapping for us!
We stayed at Bahama Bay Resort in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 4 bed condo – that was nothing short of amazing! It had a full sized kitchen that allowed me to cook breakfast and dinner every night that we were there. I was able to go Grocery shopping at Publix which was just a short 5 minute drive away and stock up on all of our goodies. The resort had a splash pad that my kids just LOVED! It was really a home away from home experience. I also liked that it was in more of a residential neighborhood, so it gave me the feeling of not really being a “tourist” which I liked a lot. But yet we were so close to all of the action!
One of our favorite places to eat in Orlando is Texas Roadhouse (the fresh baked rolls, OMG! – Try them with ranch dressing, don’t judge, just try it!) which was just 10 minutes away on the 192. If you are familiar with Orlando at all, you know the 192 is one of the main roadways and it is very close to Bahama Bay Resort. Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach were also just a 20 minute car ride.
Our experience at Blizzard Beach was SO. MUCH. FUN. I cannot express what a good time we had there. Right before our trip, I upgraded our annual passes to the Platinum Plus because it includes the Water Parks and has no blackouts. Boy, am I happy that I did that!! I can’t wait to go back to the water parks. My son did an epic backflip on the zip line attraction – I am pretty sure it was unplanned but it was amazing! You can enjoy a little video clip of it below:
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How did you spend your spring break?