Since we had a few free days before traditions, we needed to find some ways to have fun while we couldn’t get into the parks (For those of you that don’t know, traditions is where you get your blue IDs that allow you into the parks). After a day of food shopping and Disney Springs, we decided to go resort hopping! Walt Disney World is home to over 20 resorts so decided to do some exploring.
The first stop was to the Polynesian Resort! The Polynesian is a resort with a tropical atmosphere. Lilo, Stitch, and now recently Moana are big characters that ‘reside’ at the resort. There is always a feeling of complete relaxation when you enter; it really does make you feel as if you’ve travelled to a tropical island. It’s also home to my new found favorite treat, DOLE WHIP. Dole Whip is a pineapple flavored frozen treat and I give it a 10/10. I highly recommend the Dole Whip float which includes pineapple juice! Once we all got our much needed Dole Whip, we ran into Moana and had to stop for a photo!
After staring at Cinderella’s Castle from across the Seven Seas lagoon and checking out the gift shops, we hopped on the monorail to continued on to our next resort: The Grand Floridian.
The Grand Floridian is the picture of elegance; just walking through it makes me feel fancy. This resort is also home to my dream job location and dream future wedding venue: The Disney Wedding Pavilion. Who doesn’t dream of getting married in Disney? My roommates and I decided to explore the pavilion and as luck would have it they were allowing people inside to see their new remodel! (You’ll see my excitement in the video below) One word: MAGICAL. Walking through those double glass doors was like something out of a fairytale. I swear everyones breath was taken away when we saw how beautiful it was in there. After doing some planning for a future wedding, it was on to our last resort on the monorail track, the Contemporary.
At the Contemporary we roamed through the stores and decided to grab an early dinner before our big dessert later on. We all ordered food at the Contemporary Cafe right next to the famed Chef Mickey’s. While we were eating, Mickey and the gang decided to come out and wave to us while on their way to the buffet restaurant. It was fun to see our future boss in action! Once we finished up it was time to head over to the Boardwalk.
The Boardwalk, for people that don’t know, is a great place to go and walk around. It’s lined with shops and restaurants with a variety of food choices. It also connects to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios for easy access to the parks. After exploring through there
we made our way to the Yacht & Beach Club, our final two resorts. The Beach club is home to an amazing(ly small) restaurant known as Beaches & Cream. There you can purchase the Kitchen Sink. The Kitchen Sink is a sundae loaded with ice cream, as many toppings (including brownies) that can fit on top and A WHOLE CAN OF WHIPPED CREAM (a whole can!?). The entire sundae is served to you in, you guessed it, a kitchen sink! After doing some research and watching vlogs from past DCPs, it has become a tradition for roommates to go to Beaches & Cream to take on the Kitchen Sink. So since all of my roommates are dessert lovers we booked ourselves a reservation and decided to take the challenge. We ordered the Chocolate Kitchen Sink and devoured it pretty fast. We also ran into a few other DCP roommates following tradition as well!
With full stomaches we hobbled our way back to the apartment! It was definitely a day to remember. Below I will post the link to the video of our day, please watch and subscribe!
I promise the video is there even though the thumbnail is blank!