Travelogue: Florida, Part 6

February 2021
Where We Stayed: Margaritaville Resort Orlando Cottages

Thursday, February 24, Rest Day + Disney Springs
We were originally going to wake up EARLY and try to get a walk-in spot at Chef Mickey’s character breakfast, but we changed the plans once we realized how tired the kids were (and how tired we were, tbh). We decided to let everyone sleep in and have a relaxing morning. 

Mike woke up early to make us all an egg bake breakfast. We had that and fruit salad – and the kids swam in the pool. Just what we all needed: a slow morning. 

We headed to Disney Springs after lunch. Mike wanted to get another silhouette done of the three kids, so that was #1 on our to-do list. E and I found a pin shop to browse. And we all visited the gigantic World of Disney store and did some serious shopping. 

After our brief trip to Disney Springs, we drove to the Transportation and Ticket Center and hopped on the monorail.  We wanted the kids to be able to experience the monorail and I wanted to visit the shops at the Contemporary Resort (and let’s be real: we knew that A would love the monorail going THROUGH the hotel). 

We rode monorail red, orange, and gray and had so much fun just having a chill afternoon of shopping and monorail’ing around. I bought a new suitcase at the Contemporary – a ridiculous Disney-themed and rainbow’d suitcase – but as we would find out in a few days, we wouldn’t have made it home with all of our belongings without it! 

When we returned to the cottage, Mike and the kids went swimming at the big hotel pool (our private pool was losing its luster, apparently) and I ordered pizza for all of us for dinner. A delightful day! 

S: Gift shops at the Contemporary
E: Silhouette at Disney Springs
A: Swimming in the big pool
Mike: Silhouette at Disney Springs
Annie: Rainbow suitcase

Vacation, all I ever wanted
Did you know that they are getting rid of the iconic purple road signs in Disney World and switching to boring blue?
Don’t forget to look up.
That bedazzled castle could be yours for $250,000!
I loved my bedroom so much!