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1 night in Disney and 2 at Legoland

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My mom has been wanting to go to Legoland ever since we went last year and we talked about it but never made any real plans. About 3 weeks ago Brian told me to just book it before we never did go and I’d end up regretting not going. I was surprised with short notice I was able to get decent priced straight through flights with Southwest. It was $811 for the 4 of us round trip, which sadly is a pretty good price. I couldn’t bring myself to go to Florida and not end up at Disney somehow, which is how we ended up in a cabin.

 

Monday morning, we left my house around 6:30 and was at the airport shortly before 7. We lucked out that security was really fast even with them swabbing the liquid meds I had. For such a short trip, I still had a lot of stuff.

 

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Plane selfies. I put crib sheets one the kids seats because of Adam’s allergies (also why he has long sleeves on). 59121fa37b332909c9601f17d8d92e95.jpg

 

If you notify SW ahead of time they won’t serve peanuts on the flight and will allow you to preboard to wipe everything down. I really appreciate that they let me do this, but Adam has to come on early with me which kind of defeats the purpose. So he has to stand there awkwardly not moving and not touching anything while I clean like a crazy person.

 

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We had to wait probably 20 mins for our turn to take off, there was a pretty long line ahead of us. While we waited we saw some construction. I can’t imagine working that close to planes taking off and landing. 765c3b78768bfe23a54450f606c1dc7d.jpg

 

When we flew last year Elizabeth complained about her stomach hurting, she never got sick but pretty much reminded us constantly how she didn’t like flying. I was worried she freak out and we’d be on the need for getting kicked off a plane. Since I didn’t know if it was just the feeling of flying she didn’t like, or if it made her feel queasy. So I bought Dramamine for her, thankfully it didn’t knock her out and she complained a little less. Not sure if it really helped her or if it was a mental thing.

 

Before we left I downloaded a bunch of stuff from Netflix on the iPads (my goal for Adam on a plane is basically to not move, and not to uh anything). I couldn’t get Netflix to work, so that was a bummer (I’ve since found out you have to turn the WiFi off on the iPad to get it to pull up the downloaded movies).

 

Some pretty clouds.

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Since they didn’t give out peanuts this was the snack f033c776f24282a2e077683cdbd25ed2.jpg they are pretty decent. My kids ate the apples and goldfish I had brought. Thankfully it was an uneventful flight.

 

Once we got to Orlando, our bags were already on the carousel when we got there. I noticed my large duffle bag had the straps broken off. I didn’t know if SW would do anything, I just assumed it was a risk you took when you flew but they gave me paperwork to go online to a special website and order a new bag and a $25 voucher to use to fly again.

 

We rented a car from Alamo. Originally I was paying $168 for a mid sized suv for Mon-Thursday. It was the best deal I could find and from what I could find because it wasn’t a week rental or a weekend one, there wasn’t many details. While chatting with a friend before my trip she said she would check Costco and got me a way better deal, $128 plus a second driver for free. We ended up with a Chevy Equinox which I really liked, the back up camera was great, something I’d like when I get a new car.

 

 

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38 minutes ago, DaveInTN said:

It's required on all vehicles now.  

What about windows that roll down for kids 😂😂 their favorite part of vacation was windows that roll down. 

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I'm in. 
 
That's great SW is so accommodating. 


It really is, but I wish they’d just stop with the peanuts all together. On the flight home I didn’t realize there was some peanuts on the floor in our row until Adam saw them. He was freaking out and his anxiety was horrible the whole flight. I felt awful because I didn’t realize soon enough to move. I’m glad he knows how careful he must be but the stress it put on him for that flight was terrible.


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After we got our rental car we went in search of food, we ended up at the McDonalds by an All star resort. It was fast and easy, which is what we needed.

When we got to the Fort, I forgot I was going to need my is, after realizing it was in the back of the car and I fumbled with trying to unlock the car doors the security guard said never mind and waved me on. I guess he figured I was too dumb to cause any issues

I thought I was going to have to check in at the building but we did it all from a booth. The lady gave the kids a huge thing of stickers and they were thrilled. 1e43a9ecee6d19c31b62ee9cf8ead79d.jpg
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We had hoped to be in the cabins in 100 loop but knew that was probably never going to happen, but 2503 was perfectly fine. c4653ff5235bbf72ecce6062060539ce.jpg


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5 hours ago, GaDawgFan.....Kelly said:

I’m in! We’ve never done LEGO Land.


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It’s neat and we enjoy it but if you go expecting Disney you’d be disappointed. Just seeing the Lego structures they have is really neat.

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Some mandatory inside the cabin pictures cf1ee3341bf702e8064de063e7113f9b.jpg90b9e34d2a90b3f2ea0cb2d25109d47c.jpgc1494f17fe4bbb26ecb35a9144c5e81b.jpg

While we were on our way to the fort we were notified our Instacart delivery was there. Bell Services held it and brought it to us, we weren’t charged for them holding anything. Bell services delivered it to our cabin once we checked it.

We had a tight schedule to keep and Adam really wanted to go to the pool at the Meadows because of the slide. The quiet pool was super close but he said he’d rather swim less and go to the slide. I was kinda freaking out because somehow time went really fast and it was already after 3 while we were getting ready to swim. I picked up my phone to do something and realized the clock in the bedroom was actually an hour ahead, it was only a little after 2. So that was a big relief.

No pictures of the pool because I didn’t want to bring my phone, but it was pretty empty, plenty of chairs and the kids had a blast. The splash pad/little kid section was closed.


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After swimming we all showered and got ready for dinner at Chef Mickey’s. The one thing that drives me insane about the showers in the cabins are the floor and the bottom of the tub aren’t the same height so it’s that awkward step out that you have to be careful of.

Waiting for the bus
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Waiting for the boat.
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These were by the Mickey statue at the Contemporary
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Adam had fallen a week or so before our trip and needed a new bandaid so we popped into the pool area at the Contemporary (no MB readers on the gate) and got some from the lifeguard. Much better than buying them from the gift shop


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We had reservations at 6:20 and got there around 6:10, it wasn’t very full so we didn’t have a wait. c504da4cef7515d8ee8a5b3ae9b5e726.jpg

When we checked in we were given this because of Adam’s allergies. 612b94ee6ceccee6cf9b4350bd1fbd69.jpg1294abe74c9a532b4328e02995d9452b.jpg7063378c7bcabaa16ab7f76d192c8efe.jpg

So had time to look it over before sitting down. There was also this paper b9b87c0301ee8501b366311396a5c1bf.jpg

I still requested talking to the chef and had Adam’s food come from the back due to concerns of cross contamination from food on the buffet. They gave him way more food than he ever needed 3430109d6ca72a006320a888c6b0e51a.jpg

We were seated kind of back in a corner against the windows. It was hot, soooo hot because the sun was beating down on the windows. Thankfully they had the blinds down, but I think if they were down (and the sun wasn’t blinding us) we would have been able to see the castle.


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I bet the people who stayed in your cabin before you were wondering why they were always early for their ADRs.  :lol:


I tried to reset it but couldn’t figure it out so I just unplugged it 🤪


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Character wise we really lucked out, within seconds of being seated they were coming to our section. We didn’t even bother getting our food until we saw all 5 of them. I don’t have any food pictures besides Adam’s but we enjoyed it (except Elizabeth who only ate strawberries ).

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There was no character attendant near by so a crappy selfie had to do.

 

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I think we managed to see all 5 in about 15 mins.

 

Pretty much none of the dessert (except the ice cream) was safe for Adam so the chef brought him out a plate of safe stuff. All the cookies are Enjoy life brand and they make the cup cake in-house but it’s free of egg and dairy so it’s not exactly the best when you are used to eating stuff with eggs and dairy. He ate some cookies and licked the icing off

 

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While I was wondering Walmart a few days before our trip I found wooden frames for .97 so the kids got them to use instead of autograph books. c83c843a8bdb322e6f3df8577c324fe4.jpg

 

After we ate we wanted to ride the monorail and lucked out we didn’t have to wait, the whole circuit took 30 mins. Before we got on I was texting with Jason to see his opinion of how long it would take since it was about 7:30 and we wanted to see the fireworks. His guess was 30-40 mins so I timed it and it was 30.

 

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After our monorail ride and a stop in the gift shop, we went to a top secret firework viewing location. 46643ebf2a9bd7cd667eb43653dbb752.jpg

 

 

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Looks like you had a good time, I haven't done Chef Mickey's for about 4 years, seem to remember it felt a little rushed. Maybe I should try it again.

Interested to see what you thought of Legoland, I have APs there and I still walk round thinking "It's not Disney", which is both a positive and a negative.

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9 minutes ago, slices said:

Looks like you had a good time, I haven't done Chef Mickey's for about 4 years, seem to remember it felt a little rushed. Maybe I should try it again.

Interested to see what you thought of Legoland, I have APs there and I still walk round thinking "It's not Disney", which is both a positive and a negative.

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It’s overpriced for sure 😂. If it wasn’t for us not doing a park we probably wouldn’t have gone but we wanted to see the characters. The food was good, so that made the price tag a little easier to deal with! 

If I lived in Florida I’d have an AP for legoland just for easy access to buy apple fries!!

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If I lived in Florida I’d have an AP for legoland just for easy access to buy apple fries!!

They do Pumpkin Pie Spiced ones in the Fall. Those were good.



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This was our first time seeing Happily Ever after, I enjoyed it but wasn’t blown away by it. Possibly because we weren’t close enough to see all the projections and what not.

We decided to take a Minnie Van back to our cabin, it did take about 10 mins of “locating driver” spinning around on my phone before one was found. There was another group who were also trying to get a Minnie Van and eventually gave up and got an Uber.

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Yes, my mom and I wore matching shirts.

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It was $25 but worth it when it’s been a long, long day and saves you from a boat, walking, a bus and more walking. The driver was very friendly, they had 2 car seats in the trunk and used the one suited for Elizabeth’s age. Not something I would make use of frequently because I’m cheap but it was much needed that night.


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