Walt Disney World Fall 2019-Part Three


Hey Hey Friends!

I'm back for my last installment of my Walt Disney World trip recap. 
Sigh.
#saditsover

I had the BEST week getting to experience Walt Disney World with a big group of travel agents.  I'm sad to see the recaps come to an end.

If you missed my earlier posts this week, see them here...
Part One
Part Two

Day Three started bright and early.

Sebastian's Bistro located right in the heart of Caribbean Beach Resort hosted a private breakfast event for us.  This restaurant was recently renovated and it was darling!

Sebastian's pulled out all the stops...balloons, signs, and a buffet full of breakfast goodies.
#ohandcoffee

Right after this, we split up into groups and were surprised with VIP TOURS!  We had four hours with a VIP tour guide who took us wherever we'd like to go to catch any attraction or show.  This was AMAZING!

Our first stop was Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios.  A couple of the ladies in our group hadn't ridden the Slinky Dog Dash yet so we headed there first.

This ride is so much fun!

Pardon my sweaty smile but I want you to see how we got around...our guide drove us from park to park by pulling us right up to the very backstage of each park.  At certain parks we were greeted with snacks and cold water bottles.  This allowed us to "hop" from park to park with very little downtime in between.

We made our way back to Magic Kingdom to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

The inside of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train felt SO GOOD...it was so nice and cool in there.

Afterwards we hopped over to Animal Kingdom to ride Flight of Passage.  Three parks and six rides in four hours...not too shabby.  The VIP tour was absolutely amazing and such a perfect thing for those of you who HATE lines and want to do it all on limited time.

Our lunch stop was Terralina in Disney Springs for a nice, homemade Italian lunch complete with unbelievable bruschetta, pizza, and two different types of pastas.

Who's heard of the NBA Experience?  If you have any basketball junkies in your house, you MUST check this out.  It's located in Disney Springs and is any basketball lovers' dream.

You purchase a ticket and then can stay as long as you'd like.

This was my favorite exhibit/game...you sling shot balls into the hoops and competed against each other.

I'm gonna go ahead and toot my own horn for a hot second.  I was KILLING it but apparently a twelve-year-old boy was doing better than me-ha!  My score was high enough that a guy asked...who was on #6.  Basically, I could have stayed here all day.  Who knew I had basketball slingshot skills?

Other exhibits included a combine area where they measured your wing span, the height of your jump, and observed your free throw skills.  They also had a dunk area where you could lower the goal.  When we stumbled into that area, I was sweating from the slingshot basketball so thought I should skip a dunk attempt.  There were stations where NBA players taught you how to dribble at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.  The basketball games you see at Chuck E. Cheese?  They were there too and you could compete against friends for forty-five seconds to see who could make the most shots.  I'm telling you...this was a fun way to spend the afternoon.

While I was busy slingshotting basketballs, Britty was living her best life with a movie, lunch, and then nap at the Shull house.

Our evening ended at the Spaceship Earth lounge and look who arrived for meetings...MICKEY MOUSE himself!

This was a fun little surprise and everyone lined up to take a picture.

My romper is here and my shoes are here.

For dinner we were served food around the world.  Street corn salad from Mexico, vegetable dumplings from China, cheese chowder from Canada, and much much more.

Pasta options from Italy.

I was one happy girl.  :)

Some sweet ladies and I made our way to the Soarin' ride before the night time show.

IllumiNations:  Reflections of Earth did not disappoint.  We had a reserved seating spot right beside the water complete with little tables and some yummy desserts.

How travel agents watch the night time show.  hahahaha!

The perfect way to end the trip...a front row seat to the show.

Isn't it pretty?

I grabbed a picture with my group before we made our way back to the resort for the night.

My alarm went off CRAZY EARLY because I was catching the Magical Express at 4:15 a.m!

I could go on and on about how much fun I had, but hopefully the pictures speak for themselves.  Walt Disney World is a place where children and parents of all ages can find something they love.  Right now Mix and Match Travel Agency is working on all 2020 Walt Disney World vacations.  If you'd like to go to WDW in 2020, please e-mail us at mixandmatchtravelagency@yahoo.com.  We'd LOVE to help you!

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Happy Thursday, Friends!
XO

11 comments

Julie C. said...

How fun to go to Disney World for work!!! I am so sad we didn't get to ride Flight of Passage when we were there in July. The wait was always crazy long (no less than 165 mins) & there was 10 of us in our party, including two 5 yr olds...no thank you!!! I'm hoping next time we go, we will get a chance to ride it. We absolutely LOOOOOOVED slinky dog dash!!!!! We rode it at night the first time & it was awesome all lit up!!!!! Great recaps...I really enjoyed them :)

Sunni said...

I spy Mallory! I am so glad you had a wonderful time. Your training looked awesome.

Narci said...

What a fun day. That VIP tour looked amazing!

Elspeth Mizner said...

Besides all the fun places and rides, the food looks amazing! Seriously delicious!! It makes me want to go to Disney now!
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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Best work trip EVER!!!

Audrey Chandlee said...

I was there with my kiddos last week too! I saw your IG posts, but we were never in the same park. The VIP tour is definitely on my Disney bucket list. Thanks for sharing-- such a fun "work" opportunity :)

Mother of 3 said...

I just love that no matter how many times we go to WDW there is always something new to see and do! Looks like you had a fabulous trip!!

Mix and Match Mama said...

How did I miss this yesterday?! You met Mickey!! Um, GOALS right there! :) I'm so happy you had a great trip!!

Deena said...

They really treated you well! We went there so much when we lived near Nashville and could drive. It was so much fun when our sons were young up but now we’ll probably wait for a trip with a grandchild. Still waiting on that so fun to see your recaps/pics.

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

Love all of this!! I want a VIP tour! I'm the only one in my family who really appreciated the magic of Disney World though. Everyone else just thought it was a fun trip but only me and my parents really FELT it! So weird. I seriously just need to go back with just them next time.
That Inspired Chick

ajayhawksgirl said...

We've kicked around a VIP tour several times because of the time saving aspect. Can you talk a little bit more about what it's like? Does it take away from the Disney "magic" seeing things from the backside? Would it be ok with kids? I hate to even say this, but there are no characters partially costumed or anything backstage, are there? That would ruin it for my kids for sure... and let's face it, me too!