This past trip, we tried something new. We stayed in the parks longer, and looked for attractions we've never done. We stepped out of our "Disney box" and explored. The weather was not pool friendly for three days of our vacation, and we used these days to really take our time. Rather than speed through the parks hitting our usual favorites, we walked and talked and decided to shake things up.
We experienced quite a few fabulous firsts, and here they are in no particular order:
We met Merida, from Brave. I was waiting on line for forty minutes before I realized the line was for Brave and not Rapunzel from Tangled. I guess I'm not one for little details like reading signs. Moopa wasn't too thrilled, but I enjoyed meeting a new friend.
Life goes on.
It's a half hour, and we all learned to draw Donald Duck.
We now love this little place because it's free. Free does not come often in Disney. Inside Club Cool there are disposable cups and fountain sodas from all around the world. We tried soda from Costa Rica, Mexico and other places we've never been. We enjoyed reading about each beverage, and why it's popular.
It was also a great time killer.
On one of our boat rides to the Wilderness Lodge, I took time to drink in the world around me. As I enjoyed the Florida landscape, I kicked myself for not settling where the sun shines even in February.