Roughing it…My Disney Birthday Weekend- Part 2
After we left Traci we wandered around a bit. We got to ride Toy Story Mania one last time and then went over towards the Animation Building where we wanted to see Lotso from TS3. Bella spotted the Einsteins first so we stopped there although she wanted nothing to do with them when we got there.
We decided it was time to go after meeting Lotso. We all wanted to check in to our cabin and see what it was like. I was very pleasantly surprised. The campground is huge! You may only drive to and from your campsite and other than that you can rent a golf cart or take the internal buses that run back and forth to do any of the activities or visit the restaurants. We were off of Peacock Pass in the 2300 loop. The cabins looked nice on the outside. You went up a few steps to a deck that had a picnic table on it and there are 2 doors- one is the front door and then a side door from the bedroom (in case of fire??). The cabins have full kitchens with all dishes included and ice maker in the freezer, one bedroom with a double bed and bunk beds and the living room that a double sized Murphy bed (which was really soft!) and a regular full size bathroom. There were two cable TV’s and one DVD player. They can sleep up to 6 people. It was great because we didn’t have to worry about the kids making too much noise or bothering people downstairs/next door in a hotel running around. The wood floors in the cabin are kind of noisy though. Even the lightest of my kids had heavy footsteps.
Plenty of storage space.
Hall had a closet with pack & play, broom, dustpan…
You’d think my kids had never seen a bunkbed before! You can’t see it but there’s a small counter area across from the bunks with mirror and blow dryer. There’s also a curtained closet area with vacuum and ironing board.
View from side window onto deck.
View from back window. There’s a ravine/drainage ditch back there.
View of cabin next to us. They aren’t too close together.
I would most definitely stay here again. It is expensive though but for what you get I think it’s a good deal being it’s on Disney property. There are a lot of activities from boat rentals to horseback rides, Chip & Dale Campfire SingALongs, playgrounds, 2 pools, restaurants, pony rides, archery… you can also camp here with an RV or with a tent. They have full hook ups and electricity (even cable!!!) for tent camping. Now that’s my kind of roughing it. LOL
After we ate a dinner of PB&J and chips in the cabin we went over to Magic Kingdom. I really wanted to hook up with two of my online friends but I guess it wasn’t meant to be. I left one girl’s phone # in the cabin apparently and the other girl and I just couldn’t coordinate. Oh well…maybe another time. We mainly went to see Wishes one last time and the Main Street Electrical Parade. We also did the Laugh Floor (the kids have been bugging me for it) and the TTA which is just a classic. Someone handed us FastPasses for Peter Pan so that was our very last ride of the night. Ian fell asleep before the Castle show and parade and Bella was out right after the parade so it was just Logan and I for one last ride.
We got back to the cabin late, got everyone into pj’s and into bed. Bella slept with Ian on the inside. She slept soundly all night. She was the first one up though of course. A good hour before our alarm was set to go off. Ugh. Once we were all awake we took the internal bus down to Trail’s End restaurant for some breakfast. It’s the cheapest buffet on Disney property and was very good. We explored a bit afterwards, played on the playground, checked out the beach area (no swimming allowed in the lake) and went back to pack up and go home. 😦 Poor Ian was sadder than even me and that’s saying a lot. He thought that WDW was completely closed and wanted to know why so many cars were still driving there. He wasn’t understanding that just because WE couldn’t go that others still could. We had a lot of tears on the drive home. He wanted to stay in the cabin longer, he wanted to swim and of course he never did get to ride Splash Mountain. He broke my heart. I guess we’ll just have to make another trip!
One of the 2 grocery stores on property
Looking back at the restaurants and tavern
Lawnmower tree- it grew around the lawnmower. Look carefully at the bottom.
Public bathroom. I liked the theming.
Bus ride back to the cabin