Today we packed up to prepare to check in at Disney’s Art of Animation Hotel! It was a lot of work to get the RV cleaned up, everything put away, refrigerator completely cleaned out, and we moved as much food as we could fit into the ARB Jeep refrigerator. Unfortunately, we had to throw a lot of food out since the RV would be disconnected from power while we stay in the hotel. I love that the new Gladiator has a 110 AC outlet in the truck bed. The fridge did great keeping the food cold on our way to the hotel.
We then headed to Epcot for the night! We rode the Skyliner to get there. Fortunately, there were no lines on our way there.
We took the puppies to Best Friends pet care for the week (Yay, no puppies!!! The kids will miss them…).
We then got on the Skyliner and rode to Hollywood Studios.
Today we went to Magic Kingdom and ate at Be Our Guest, which was really fun! The kids loved the rose petal falling every 10 minutes or so, and the lightning striking and the painting briefly changing to the beast.
It’s December!! Carla and I got up at 6:45 AM this morning to have another chance to reserve a boarding pass for Rise of the Resistance our last attempt was a failure. The ride books up in about 1 to 2 seconds so you have to have a game plan and a lot of luck!
It was an absolutely unbelievable ride! The whole thing last about 18 minutes and as well worth the wait! It totally lives up to all of the hype and we can’t wait to ride it again!
We picked up the puppies from the kennel since the kids wanted to see them. They went completely nuts when they saw us!
Carla and I ate lunch at Le Cellier in Canada (we’ve wanted to try it for over 15 years, ever since our friend Mike Williams recommended it while we were living in St. Louis). The kids stayed back at the hotel to play with puppies and video games (felt weird leaving our kids in another country! Ha!).
Today we go to Hollywood Studios, and guess what…I snagged another pass for Rise of the Resistance!! Woohoo!!!!
We went to the Polynesian to eat breakfast at Captain Cook’s.
Well…Rise of the Resistance broke down right away this morning, and they didn’t start calling boarding groups for a few hours.
So, we headed over around lunch time and rode Slinky Dog and Star Tours, ate a Ronto Wrap.
And then it was our turn to ride ROTR!
And then….it broke down. We had just gotten to the scene with all the storm troopers, and we were then escorted outside through an employee area behind the scenes, which was neat. We were told to come back later when it was operating and we could get right on.
We thought we would go ride the Mickey and Minnie ride again, but….
We finally got to ride ROTR when it started working again, and that wrapped up our last day at the parks for this trip! Tomorrow we head home, and we’re all excited for that, even though the kids also don’t want to leave Disney.
We packed up and headed out! It was odd since we have to drive separately. I drove the RV pulling the old Jeep and Carla drove the Gladiator for the first part of the drive.
It’s a cold, but beautiful morning to hit the road! There was frost on the Jeep! We’re not in Florida anymore!