In nineteen days, I get on an airplane and fly to Orlando International Airport. Then I get to transfer to Magical Express and head to Disney’s Old Key West Resort. Hot-dang! So…
- Today I upped my daily walk by five minutes. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but to me it is a lot. (Thank you to Noom for encouraging me to walk further!) The featured photo for today’s blog was taken about ten minutes after my walk. I was pooped, hot, sweaty, a little bit cranky, yet invigorated. It felt good to push myself that extra five minutes. So that is one of my major accomplishments for today.
- Also today, I took care of some vacation business. I called Magical Express directly, because only five of the eight of us traveling for this trip received our luggage tags. (We want them all because it is so nice to drop your luggage at your home airport and have it delivered directly to your hotel room. Man, I LOVE this service! Disney Vacation Club, [DVC], you rock]) I had a three minute wait for a rep, who then reissued our tags, so we will receive a new set of eight tags in seven to ten days. Mischief managed!
- Then I called DVC Member Services and waited fifteen minutes for a Cast Member who helped me to tweak my reservation. Cribs are sorted out for the little ones. We don’t need the Pack n’ Plays that Disney provides, because the kids rented cribs to be delivered and picked up instead. And I requested to be in a building with an elevator. Usually our three bedroom grand villa in one story up. After a day in the parks, I am absolutely dragging and climbing those steps can be the last straw. There is no guarantee we’ll get that request, but if it is available, then we’ll get it. (Please, please, please…)
So anyway, it’s been a good day so far. I hope you are having a good day, too.
Meet me at the Kingdom.
Just 43 days until our journey to Walt Disney World, today’s blog post is about a ride that I’ve never taken before, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. I’ve harbored a small resentment to this ride, because it replaced Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, which was a family favorite. But, I guess that’s not Pooh’s fault. Here’s what Disney has to say:
Travel through Hundred Acre Wood in an oversized Hunny Pot and immerse yourself in the stories of Winnie the Pooh.
A Storybook Come to Life
Glide and bounce and swirl through some of the most popular scenes and settings of Winnie the Pooh. Board a giant Hunny Pot and get lost in the pages of A.A. Milne’s classic tales, as you journey to Hundred Acre Wood.
Magically make your way through a colorful, song-filled storybook illustration and experience a menagerie of kooky adventures, including:
- A Blustery Day in Hundred Acre Wood
Get swept up in a gust of wind with Gopher, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo before sliding inside Owl’s House.
- Bounce with Tigger
Bob up and down with Tigger during a delightful hide-and-seek adventure at night.
- Heffalumps and Woozles
Enter a dream world where singing Heffalumps and Woozles spring up and down, giggle and wiggle, and try to steal honey.
- A Rainy Place
Awaken from a dream amid a torrential downpour as Eeyore, Roo, Kanga, Rabbit, Owl and Tigger band together to stay afloat.
- A Party for Pooh
Celebrate sunny days and togetherness before leaving the pages of Hundred Acre Wood as Pooh finally gets his paws on some yummy honey.
Pooh’s Interactive Queue
Explore Rabbit’s Garden, paint with honey and visit Eeyore’s home at this play space found just past the main entrance. Designed for both the young and young-at-heart, this Hundred Acre Wood-themed spot includes 4 areas of fun and games:
- Rabbit’s Garden
A hide-and-seek game with gophers, vegetables that play music and a crawl-through tunnel formed by stacked crates offer fun for little ones.
- Hunny Wall
Draw shapes with overflowing honey by running your hand against a wall.
- Piglet’s House
Knock on the front door to hear Piglet inside.
- Eeyore’s Gloomy Place
Crawl through Eeyore’s leaning home.
Inspired by the Disney Movie
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is based on the Disney film of the same name. Comprised of 3 previous Winnie the Pooh featurettes inspired by A.A. Milne’s stories, the movie was released in 1977 and includes songs from Disney Legends the Sherman Brothers, known for such Disney classics as “it’s a small world” and “The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room.”
Since we have Fastpass+ for this ride, we will pass up Pooh’s Interactive Queue. If Ida wants to play for a bit, then we’ll ask a Disney Cast Member if we can enter after we ride for a little interactive fun.
I must admit, I absolutely love the stories of Winnie the Pooh. He is just such a sweet soul, and somehow represents all that is good in people.
Meet me at the Kingdom.