ThemeParkCommando 80 Posted October 9, 2022 Report Share Posted October 9, 2022 Hubby and I got a great rate on a Ft. Wilderness Cabin through the Disney+ September Discount. We went from Sep 20 to Sep 23rd, exactly one week before Hurricane Ian. We decided this short trip would be to honor Josh from EasyWDW with our Ten Dragon’s shirt at Nine Dragons, and to take his parents on an all expenses paid trip, because we knew we’d never get them to Disney any other way. We really wanted some Disney memories with them. Check in around 4pm on Sep. 20th. We were in Cabin 2320, backing up to the canal, nice and quiet area. I did the fax request for a 100 loop cabin, and I did early check in, but did not get a text before we arrived. Stopping at the check in area, the CM did acknowledge and apologize for not getting us the 100 loop, but they put us exactly where I requested if 100 loop was not available, so we were really happy. I picked up the golf cart, and we rolled to the cabin. We gave the in laws the bedroom, and hubby and I took the sleeper sofa. He and I are both fluffy people, and that sleeper sofa was a decent sleep. It was very firm, not really much in the way of a mattress, but I did not wake up sore, with sleeping appendages or with anything poking into me, so I consider that thing one of the best sleeper sofa’s I have ever encountered. First reservation that evening was Whispering Canyon Café. The shenanigans are back! The table next to us asked for ketchup, and we watched armful after armful of ketchup bottles going to that table. The kids were loving it. Hubby and I were gifted with a ½ gallon jar of sweet tea after stating we were from the great state of Texas, with 2 GIANT straws. The food was delicious, if too bountiful. 4 senior citizens just can’t do justice to ‘all you can eat’ family platters. At least they let us take the leftovers back to the cabin. We had snacks for the rest of the trip. We walked around Wilderness Lodge after, watching the geyser and checking out the cabins on the water. Love that resort. Back at the cabin, we rested a bit, then headed out to see fireworks and the Electrical Water Pageant. No fireworks for us, we didn’t check the schedule and it was a MNSSHP night. We had lounge chairs on Clementine beach, though, and a lot of folks to talk to. It was a nice night, and the water pageant was a spectacle that the in laws had never heard of. They enjoyed it, and the music. Our first full day at the parks was EPCOT, and we planned a full Rope Drop to Close day. The in laws are 79 and 76, and in decent health, so we just planned a lot of sitting breaks in our day. We drove to the park, and went straight to Soarin. We were on the 2nd ride of the day, top row center. A great first ride, the in laws were amazed and overjoyed with the trip. Down and onto Living with the Land. Mother in Law is a gardener, she was videoing the entire ride. Hubby and I had 9:15 Cosmic Rewind ILL, with Virtal Queue later in the day for all 4 of us. We bypassed Seas to get to Spaceship Earth before the ILL window. About a 5 minute wait for SE. We also had memory maker, so we stopped for photos twice before the ride. Out of SE, we wandered to Club Cool. Hubby could not wait to give Beverly to his folks. It was hilarious as usual. We enjoyed a taste of the better flavors too, then we parked the in laws outside in the breezeway while we took our Cosmic ride. keith_h and wendinator 2 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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