Disney Princess Half (February) – Day 1

We had planned to go to Disney in February for the Princess Half because we had friends going – even though we prefer going during Flower and Garden (April-ish). I am SO glad we went in February, because we squeaked this trip in before the world shut down. And somehow none of us got sick even though I am quite sure COVID was at Disney and we just didn’t know it.

February had the other advantage of the Epcot Festival of the Arts, which has become a fav of mine.

So February it was. So this is our last time on a plane (though we should have flown in May and June both). We made sure Elena traveled a lot as a baby and now I’m sure it’ll all be foreign to her by the next time we get the chance.

This was also Elena’s first flight not as a lap baby, with her own seat, and it was really fun having the whole row to ourselves. My big girl.

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Also, a front facing car rental seat! Someone was wiped out by the time we got to Orlando, got our car, and got on our way.

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It felt like this trip was going to be a repeat of November, where it was cold and windy.

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We had lunch at Pandora because I love their counter service food and you can mobile order it. Win!
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Elena was wearing her Mickey jeans jacket and hoodie. <3 IMG_9826

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Once again, no luck getting Flight of Passage FP, but we did go on the boat ride and that was something Elena could go on.
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The gorillas were all out!
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We had dinner at Boma, one of my fav restaurants – and sadly now I don’t know how they will redo Boma for the pandemic era. It was a huge buffet of food from different regions of Africa. They had a spectacular array of soups and desserts and I loved it. But buffets are probably now a thing of the past. :-(

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Zebra domes – still the best.
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Someone conked out on the way back to the hotel:
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Oh and this finally happened. Everyone has a million shiny swablu and it became a joke that I would never get one. But this was lucky #1928 (that’s how many I tapped on) – and finally got a shiny. Thanks, Disney!
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