It’s PART TWO of our little Walt Disney World vacation with Ashby and Bowen!
If you missed this…
If you’re all caught up, then let’s get goin’!
Good morning from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!
These are the views from our hotel room. It appears from these pics that we’re on the ground floor, but we were actually on the second. Friends, the Polynesian DID NOT disappoint!
From the lobby to the pool, everything was beautiful (and super convenient since it’s on Disney’s Monorail!).
We woke up ready for our breakfast reservations at Kona Cafe. We decided to be those people with matching shirts 🙂 . I bought them off of Etsy HERE.
They look a little happy waking up in Walt Disney World, right?!
Matching shirts for the WIN!! Hahaha!
Mmmmm…I love a good breakfast! There really is nothing better than starting my day with coffee and eggs 🙂 . I had the eggs-any style. For this trip, we selected the deluxe dining plan so that we could enjoy more sit down, reservation meals. I’m super happy we did! One, we got to experience more places to eat and two, after walking around all day, I like to sit down and know I have a reservation.
Her smile melts me.
After breakfast, we were looking at the view out the window (see the castle?!) when we saw…
…Pluto!!! They were being too shy to take a pic without me. How fun is that?!
Good morning to you, Disney!
A quick selfie before we headed outside to see…
…the pool area! Now, we were out there at probably 7:30 that morning, so no one was swimming, but it was gorgeous!
Can you see the kids’ splash/play area? We brought swimsuits with us, but because our trip was only three days, we didn’t have time to swim. I already told Andrew that next time, we’re staying there and spending a whole day by the pool!
Lots of pretty green space! You’re going to see us back here at the end of the post!
We hopped right on the monorail after this and headed straight to…
I kept telling Erika how happy I was to be there! Ha!
We had Fast Passes booked and were ready for FUN!!
Rapunzel is my favorite Disney movie!!
I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure we were about to ride Big Thunder Mountain here.
We paused the fun and enjoyed burgers and fries for lunch! Then, it was on to…
…the dance party!
Why do I get so excited when they bring out Mickey? Every. Darn. Time.
Look at all the people behind us! I turned around and thought “dang, we walked up at just the right second!!”.
After a little dance partying, we headed off to ride Splash Mountain!
Friends, this is like my favorite “before and after” ever.
Here we are before we rode it…
…lookin’ okay…and then…
…bahahaha! I mean…I’m soaked!!! When our ride was complete, the log pulled up and PARKED under a waterfall thing that sprayed non-stop right on Erika and me. We were howling with laughter!
Ah! We had so much fun though!! This was my favorite ride of the day!!
Ashby was pumped to ride anything and everything! I was so proud of her!
We had dinner reservations that night at Skipper Canteen!
Because we booked 8 weeks out, we didn’t have any character meals, but you know what? I kind of loved it! We ended up eating at places we don’t normally dine at, and the food was ALL SO DELISH! They had the best appetizers here! We had hummus, a cheese board, wontons and more! Plus, I had their Thai noodles for my main course and loved that too!
After dinner, we had Fast Passes for Dumbo! This time, Bowen rode with me 🙂 .
We kept riding rides after that. We even rode the Pirates of the Caribbean ride twice on this day! We rode and rode until it was time for the fireworks show and you know what? These kids of ours wanted to watch from the hotel. So, we quickly hopped back on the monorail and went back to the Polynesian right at 9:00…
…they pipe in the music, so we sat on the lawn and enjoyed from afar.
She was having the best time ever!
Bowen decided it was time for bed 🙂 .
That’s DAY TWO! One more post next week to wrap things up!
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Also, did you see this yesterday…
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Happy Thursday, friends!