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Exactly 3 weeks ago today, our family arrived at Walt Disney World for our Christmas Trip. (Seems like we’ve been counting down to this trip for so long – it’s hard to believe it’s actually behind us now!) After coming home and being sick for a week, I’m ready to start sharing our daily reports with you. Be sure to follow along – at the end of the daily trip reports, we’ll have fun giveaway for you!
We had driven down to Washington DC the evening before and spent the night at my cousin’s house. They graciously drove us to the airport and kept our van for us while we were away (so we wouldn’t have to pay to park it at the airport). Family is awesome and we are blessed!
Thursday morning, after a lovely breakfast of waffles and fruit, we drove through DC to the airport and had a non-eventful flight to Orlando. Ian was excited to use his Magic Band in the Magical Express line. We didn’t have to wait at all! The bus for Port Orleans was sitting there waiting for us.
We arrived at Port Orleans, got checked in to our room (which, as requested, was not far from a bus stop – the West bus depot, to be exact), and decided that we didn’t want to waste our afternoon, so we headed out. We had dinner reservations at Cape May Cafe in the Beach Club, so we decided to head to Epcot. After picking up our PhotoPass+ card and taking a stroll through Future World, we turned right in World Showcase and headed toward the International Gateway. My goal was to see the Christmas decorations in the three Epcot resorts before dinner.
It was so much fun to see all the beautiful Christmas trees with their resort-themed ornaments. The gingerbread creations were absolutely amazing!
Our dinner at Cape May Cafe was a nice way to start our trip, but was NOT our favorite Disney dining experience. Honestly, I didn’t realize until dessert that I hadn’t taken any pictures of our meal. So, there won’t be a review of that restaurant. Suffice it to say we probably won’t go back – not because it wasn’t good, just because it’s not at the top of our favorites list. Once and done, works for me!
After dinner, we headed back to our resort, hoping to get a good night’s sleep before our first full park day. Stop back tomorrow for a Magic Kingdom trip report!