A Mom’s Virtual Vacation at Walt Disney World
Welcome to those of you joining me from DISTherapy and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail. This month we’re celebrating Mother’s Day with our favorite Mom-approved Disney experiences.
When I think of celebrating Mother’s Day, what really comes to mind is a day where somebody else takes over all the responsibilities of being Mom while I get to sit back and just play and enjoy my family. And who is better at that than Disney? For my Mother’s Day virtual vacation at Walt Disney World, I have two requirements: I get to choose the restaurants, and nobody is allowed to complain – about anything!
This virtual vacation is all about taking it easy – not something I get to do very often! To make that happen, we’ll stay at Disney’s Polynesian resort. Every time I walk into the lobby at the Poly, my shoulders relax, and subconsciously I slow down. Perfect! We’ll arrive the night before Mother’s Day, just in time for dinner at ‘Ohana and a walk on the beach during the Magic Kingdom fireworks.
The next morning, we’ll start our day early with breakfast at Kona Cafe where, if I’m lucky, the chef will make me gluten-free Tonga Toast. If not, there are plenty of other great allergy-friendly options for me to choose from, and of course, there’s the French Press coffee.
After breakfast, we’ll hop on the monorail over to the Magic Kingdom, where we’ve got FastPasses lined up for some favorite attractions: The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Space Mountain. Too bad the Seven Dwarves Mine train doesn’t open until May 28, but maybe we’ll get lucky and be chosen to do a test ride!
We’ll make our way down Main Street, U.S.A. for lunch at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. The gluten-free pasta is some of the best I’ve ever had, and I love the Lady and the Tramp theming. A perfect place to take a mid-day break!
After lunch, we’ll slow down and wander. One of the things I’ve always wanted to do, both when I was a teenager at Disneyland, and as an adult at Walt Disney World, is to slow down and really take in all the amazing detail. The afternoon will be all about exploring, finding those hidden places and details that I’ve never noticed before – and remember Rule #2: Nobody is allowed to complain about it!
We’ll finish our day at the Magic Kingdom with dinner at one of my newest favorite Disney places: Be Our Guest. Not only is the food wonderful, but the atmosphere is incredibly immersive. You really do forget that there’s a real world outside those doors, and that is the type of Disney experience I adore.
After dinner, we’ll head back over to the Poly to unwind. It’s been a magical day!
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney Donna Kay.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Heidi’s Head
2nd Stop ~ DISTherapy
3rd Stop ~ Return to Disney
4th Stop ~ Disney Donna Kay
Final Stop ~ Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere