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- Oct 25, 2013
July PTR - Update IWe interrupt our regularly scheduled Trip Report to bring you ... a JULY PTR UPDATE!
The family will be back in our happy place from July 11-17, back at our DVC home resort, Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. We are very excited to be returning to our Studio life at the Poly! Here's our exciting itinerary so far:
July 11: Arrival Day/Epcot - This is Grace's birthday! She'll be 20, which is insane to me. One more year until we can start drinking around the world with her!
Anyway, on our arrival day, we're dropping our bags off at the Poly, getting breakfast somewhere (likely Kona Cafe or Captain Cooks, but really looking to book 'Ohana early morning if 'Ohana opens up soon, fingers crossed), and then heading over to Epcot for an afternoon of fun and frolicking throughout the park. Epcot does open at 11 this day, so I'm optimistic we'd be able to arrive by 9 or 10 to get on some of our favorite rides before the bulk of the crowds.
We don't have any dinner reservations this day-- Grace wants to eat at a restaurant in Orlando called "Ford's Garage" for dinner. We have heard VERY good things about this place, so we are all very excited to try it out.
July 12: Magic Kingdom - Our Magic Kingdom day is made complete with a 2:50 PM late lunch reservation at The Plaza. We have not been to the Plaza since 2010, and I mostly booked this to fill the ice-cream shaped hole in my heart that won't truly be filled until the Ice Cream Parlor re-opens. We will probably get dinner off property, if not at Captain Cook's.
July 13: Hollywood Studios - We have Droid Depot reservations at 1:30! We tried to get two different dining reservations for this day-- Oga's Cantina for lunch, Beaches & Cream for dinner, but they were sadly both booked up by the time my ADR date came around this week. I signed up for ADR alerts through ***********, so hopefully something will pull through for us!
July 14: Animal Kingdom - We have dinner at the boathouse booked for this night and we CANNOT forget to call at least two weeks in advance to get the Baked Alaska reserved. Please do not let me forget this.
July 15: Epcot - We have Teppan Edo reservations at 6:00 PM, but this is a big day for us... this is the opening day of the Food & Wine Festival 2021! We are thrilled! This is everyone else in the family's first time at the festival, and my first time since 2016. We are impatiently waiting for more information on booths and hopeful that the Eat to the Beat series will return!
July 16: Magic Kingdom - This is where we have the only reservation we're truly, madly, deeply in love with: breakfast at Topolino's Terrace at 10:15 AM. I was FLOORED that I was able to book this. Genuinely cried real tears, which I've never done about booking any other dining reservations in my life I think. I've been dying to see the pals in their little Topolino outfits for almost two years now. This is the perfect note to end the trip on!
July 17: Drive home!
^That's our July trip, and I don't think anything is going to change. ADRs are now pretty solidly booked throughout the resort for that week, so there isn't much room for change. If I need to update a second time, I'll let you know, but for now... back to your regularly scheduled TR!