Day 3 in review

Craig and I have been to Disney many times, and through experience we’ve found (for us) it’s best to do 1 or 2 days of parks and then a day of rest! Now when I say “day of rest” we still like to have some fun, like a water park or Downtown Disney.

 So today we took great pleasure in sleeping in for a bit and then heading to Typhoon Lagoon for the first time! 

  
We rode all three versions of the Crushin Gusher (a super cool water coaster), relaxed in the lazy river, and did some other awesome slides! If you’re there around lunch next to Typhoon Tillys is a place that serves corn bread waffle pulled pork bbq sandwiches and holy wow was it amazing!!!

We headed back to the resort around 2 and did a few loads of laundry before heading out for our evening activity- the monorail pub crawl. 

Now you are probably asking yourself, what is the monorail pub crawl? In short there are three deluxe resorts that are all on the monorail line. You stop at all three resorts and go to a bar and drink at each one. I will do a full report on the pub crawl at a later time! 

   
   
We started at the Polynesian resort for the crawl and ended at the contemporary resort because we have 9:15 dinner reservations at the California Grill at the top of the resort. While yes, 9:15 is late for dinner, I planned it as such so we could watch “Wishes” the Magic Kingdom fireworks show from that spot. 

The California Grill is quite expensive, but simply incredible! (2 dining credits on the meal plan) The view of the Magic Kingdom from the roof top is exquisite!  And you can watch wishes from the rooftop or inside the restaurant! If you get the chance, I highly recommend it! 

   
   

Step count- today’s is a bit off because I didn’t wear the Fitbit to the water park, as it is not waterproof. I would estimate another mile in this tally. 

  

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Day 1 in review

What an amazing first day we’ve had!!! It’s been long but really good! 

We started the day by heading to the airport at 4:30am for our 6am flight! While that was a VERY early morning, it got us to the Disney Magical express by 11, and that was with a slight layover! 

When we touched down in Orlando and could turn our phones on again, I received a text message saying that our room was ready! Hooray for getting to check in early! We were able to head straight to the room and call bell services and have our groceries that we had ordered delivered!  (Hooray for technology and ordering a few grocery/breakfast items online)

We headed straight for the magic kingdom and enjoyed lunch at the Columbia Harbour House.  Our first fast pass got delayed because of the weather so we headed to the Hall of Presidents. This was a first for me! I’ve never seen this show, but did enjoy it! 

By the time we got out of the hall of presidents we were able to head to our splash mountain fast pass! (My favorite MK ride). After the ride we headed towards the front of the park for Craig’s haircut at Harmony Barbershop, and wow, what a great spot to watch the Festival of Fantasy parade! Standing outside of the barbershop, you catch the very end of the parade route!  

    
 
After the parade Craig got his haircut (more on that later!) and we headed back to the resort for naps!!! We were pooped after being up since 3:45!

We headed back to the magic kingdom to catch our fast pass that has been delayed for big thunder and then boarded our monorail for Ohana at the Polynesian resort… And WOW WOW WOW!!!! I cannot say enough about how awesome the food was at Ohana! (This is another one where I will do a full review later!)

  
We made it back to MK just in time to catch the end of wishes, and the second showing of celebrate the magic!  

   
We ended the night with a night time ride on the seven dwarf mine train, a Lafou brew and a ride on under the sea!!! I call that a great first day!

  

And here is today’s mileage stats 

  

Fun Fact Friday- Favorite Snacks Calories

Everyone has their favorite Disney snack to grab when they’re in the parks!  I usually don’t even think about calories when I’m at WDW or DL because I know in my heart that I’ve walked enough to “earn” that treat lol… either that, or the magic of pixie dust makes calories not count at Disney :-p

So here are a few of my favorite Disney snacks and the favorites of some of my friends!

Premium Mickey Bar

Premium Mickey Bar

Premium Mickey Bar

330 calories

22g fat

Dole Whip

Dole Whip soft serve

Dole Whip soft serve

80-120 calories (depending on size)

0g fat

Mickey Pretzel

Mickey Pretzel

Mickey Pretzel

480-520 calories (I couldn’t find the exact calorie count for the Mickey Pretzel… this is an estimate based on the average calories in a soft pretzel)

4g fat

Churro

Churro

Churro

170 calories

5g fat

Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich

Mickey's Ice Cream Sandwich

Mickey’s Ice Cream Sandwich

280 cal

12g fat

Strawberry Cupcake at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Strawberry Cupcake from Be Our Guest Restauarant

Strawberry Cupcake from Be Our Guest Restaurant

390 calories

Mickey Rice Krispy Treat with Chocolate

Mickey Rice Krispy Treat

Mickey Rice Krispy Treat

390 calories

16g fat

AND THE GRAND DADDY OF SNACKS

Turkey Leg

Andrew Zimmerman chowing down on a Turkey Leg with Goofy

Andrew Zimmerman chowing down on a Turkey Leg with Goofy

720 calories

32g fat

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