My 5 Favorite Moments From Our Walt Disney World Spring Break Trip
Oh, why does Spring Break have to end?
My daughter and I had so much fun during her Spring Break this year at Walt Disney World. This is the first time that we’ve been there during Spring, and it was also our first time staying at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. With so much to see and do, we weren’t able to complete everything on our Wish List, but we did attempt to and had so much fun while doing so.
A trip to Walt Disney World is an experience one will always remember. Spending time with my favorite girl at one of the happiest places on earth is a gift that I don’t take for granted. Family travel is so important to me, as well as being able to make memories as a family unit while in a different place.
I wanted to share with you My 5 Favorite Moments From Our Walt Disney World Spring Break Trip:
Pop Century Resort in One Word: Amazing!
One of the foremost Disney experts that I know (Amiyrah from 4 Hats and Frugal, who’s also a Disney Mom’s Panel member) recommended that The Chicklet and I stay at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, based on what she knew about us. And she was right on the money. Even before we were able to check in, we were in awe of all of the scenery and pop culture coolness at the resort. It’s fun and has something for every age. The resort features info, memorabilia, and other goodies from each decade starting with the 50’s going all the way to the 90’s. And the grounds are filled with fabulousness from each decade as well. We stayed in the 60’s area by the “psychedelic” pool, and there was so many “groovy” things to see. We also ventured to the 70’s area complete with an eight track cassette and a discoball. If you are looking for a Disney resort that is super fun for young and old, Pop Century Resort is it, yo!
Witnessing a Marriage Proposal
While trying to take a photo of The Chicklet in front of the Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue near Cinderella’s Castle, we unknowingly began to witness a man proposing to his girlfriend. At first, I was a little annoyed because while I was trying to take my photo, he just bumrushed us, but my anger turned to “aww” when I saw him kneel down and propose. My daughter was still wondering what was going on, so I had to clue her in in between my “say yes, girl, say yes” chants. It appears like the would-be bride was shocked and wasn’t able to give an answer right that minute. But soon the family crowded around her, and she told him yes, and I shed a few tears myself.
Dinner at The Crystal Palace
I was having trouble getting a dinner reservation for our Friday evening stay, but there was a cancelation at The Crystal Palace, so we were able to get in just as we were getting hungry. Thank goodness for the Walt Disney World My Disney Experience app. The Crystal Palace is one of the original restaurants from the original WDW opening in 1971, so it was a treat to be able to eat there. During the buffet style dinner (which was pretty good, I must say), we were treated to the characters from Winnie the Pooh. Of course my daughter thought she was a little too old to take photos with Winnie and the crew, but after they each approached our table and showed her some love, she couldn’t say no. Afterwards, she said she was happy that she got to be photographed with them, and would cherish it even though she was a tween. I guess she told me!
Hers and Hers
What’s a Disney World trip without getting matching Hers and Hers ears? Someone (and I can’t say who) surprised us with a magical package in our hotel room with goodies, and two Mouse Ear hats with our names on the back of them. And Miss Too Cool for School wore hers all the next day while at the Magic Kingdom. And, well, I wore mine too. No shame in my game!
Fireworks & Magic
I don’t care how many times I see the fireworks at Walt Disney World (or Disneyland), it always gets me excited! There’s something about seeing the lights, the magic, the theatrical performance up close and in person. Because we planned out our trip so well, we were able to take our place right in front of Cinderella’s Castle for Disney’s Electrical Parade and for the fireworks. This is the closest that I have been during any visit to Walt Disney World, so it was extra special.
While there were countless magical moments during our last WDW visit, these five stick out the most. I became a fan of Disney in my 30’s, so I feel I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. We plan on taking another family trip there in July.