Walt Disney World - Day #1 Disney Springs

Monday, April 29, 2019

No April Fool's joke - it was the first day of our mini celebration in honor of our tenth anniversary. We had a pleasant drive down from Folkston, GA where we spent the winter and got checked into our room at All Star Movie Resort.

Who doesn't love a Minnie-van?

Our room was really nice, definitely renovated since we last stayed in one with granddaughter Jesse back in 2013.

Magic bands stickered and armed, we headed off to Disney Springs.

Over the years it has grown immensely and gone by many names.
  1. Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village (1975–1977)
  2. Walt Disney World Village (1977–1989)
  3. Disney Village Marketplace (1989–1997)
  4. Downtown Disney (1997-2015)
  5. Disney Springs (2015-present)
Our first priority was to get something to eat. We had a late breakfast and had skipped lunch on the drive down. We splurged for our anniversary and got the deluxe dining plan in our vacation package. That gave us three sit down meals a day. Linner ended up at Planet Hollywood where we had a little drinkiee and a lot of foodiee.

Stu's dinner...

My dinner... Can you believe this was a lasagna?

Then it was time to walk off some of what we ate (you note we aren't sticking closely to our new low carb way of eating...). The weather was good, a slight drizzle had passed through and left it a bit cooler. This was our first stop...I've wanted to do this since I first saw it offered but this was the first time it was running AND we had time.

We took a bunch of photos while up in the air, you can see them all and a short video HERE.

I also managed to get some good shots of Rainforest Cafe volcano erupting. Never realized it even did that!

A few parting photos as the sun was setting...

Tomorrow is Animal Kingdom!

Ciao for now!


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