For this year’s spring break, my family headed to Walt Disney World. Those of you who have been around the blog awhile know that we are lucky enough to go each year.
Thankfully, this year we did NOT see a hawk pluck ducklings out of the Boardwalk Resort pool and eat them in a gutter near our room. True story.
Rather, we enjoyed Florida’s fun and sun sans dead wildlife.
Here are our top 3 magical Disney World moments from our trip.
First, we dined at San Angel Inn at the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot and got the table right by the water, overlooking the boat ride. My daughter and I literally gasped in delight as we were lead to this table!
Why is this magical? There are tons of tables and only a few overlook the boat ride. And because our family usually gets the table by the bathroom. In every restaurant. So, this was kinda a big deal to us.
Second, we came home from a long day in the parks to find this scene:
It’s Duffy the Disney Bear and Shellie May all snug as bugs in the bed, with Duffy holding the remote. They were watching the Disney Channel, of course, which they must have magically turned on!
This made us laugh and laugh. It was also special because Duffy Bear is my daughter’s favorite Disney parks character and (gasp) they have phased him out. So, she had been sad not to find any merchandise in the parks with Duffy on it.
This magical moment made up for that. And it was cute to boot.
The third magical Disney World moment came at the China pavilion in Epcot’s world showcase. A folk artist proficient in the art of cotton candy making has taken up residence there and creates the most amazing cotton candy you’ve ever seen.
Trouble is, the cotton candy is expensive ($7 for 2 colors up to $15 for 5 colors–ahem, it’s cotton candy!) AND the artist takes a while to make it. So the lines can be long.
We were lucky to get in line while he was on a break. We waited half an hour–20 minutes for him to return from break, and 10 minutes for our turn. Meanwhile, I bet people who got in line when he opened waited at least 60 minutes.
It was also entertaining to see him *stretching* out back before he opened up for the afternoon. The dude was serious about his craft!
I loved how he played to the camera, too.
So, there you have it, 3 magical Disney World moments. These moments–and the time spent as a family–make up for the huge Spring Break crowds.
Fingers crossed, we’ll be back again next year. What amusement park memories do you hold close to your heart?