Now that I have recapped my runDisney experience, I wanted to share a bit of what we did on the other days we were in Disney World last month. We had a really great time and got to see a lot of friends!
We landed on Thursday around lunch, hopped on Disney’s Magical Express, and were off to our resort.
We stayed at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside resort in the alligator bayou section.
We were a pretty good hike from the main building and food court, which I only minded on the really cold days!
As soon as we got to our room, we hopped on the courtesy shuttle I had arranged, and were brought to the car care center to rent our car. We love that Disney provides free transportation from it’s resorts, but sometimes the buses take FOREVER so we have found it saves time and our sanity to rent a car when staying all week. After getting the car, we hopped over to the race expo, then made a quick stop back at our room to change for dinner at California Grill. We parked at the Contemporary then walked over to the Magic Kingdom to get my annual pass and do a couple of other quick housekeeping things.
We were just in time to see the flag get lowered, something I have never seen before.
We walked back over to the contemporary and were seated for dinner. I love this time of day up there, the view was just breathtaking.
And my drink wasn’t too bad either! After a long day of travel, I finally felt like I could relax.
I had a delicious filet, and Bobby had sushi of course.
We hopped back in our car after dinner and headed back to the resort. (If we had taken Disney transportation we would have needed to walk back to the Magic Kingdom, THEN catch a bus. I needed to be rolled out of the restaurant so I am glad I had the car!) When we got back we went to the food court to sit and chat and I got a mickey bar for my dessert. Well worth the wait I tell ya!
We were old people and went to bed early. We had a big day planned for EPCOT the next day!
QOTD: Have you ever eaten at California Grill? Do you ever rent a car in Disney World?
Great start to your trip! I love California Grill, we went for the first time on our last trip (twice!), the sushi is AMAZING! Looking forward to reading more…
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
I still can’t believe we never ran into each other at the resort! I’ve never eaten at the Contemporary but I might have to plan that for next time!
My parents always rented a car at WDW because we like to eat off property a lot. Before the WDW half last year, we ordered to go dinners from the Macaroni Grill and it was just what I needed.
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
We celebrated my first half marathon at California Grill last January. It was the perfect meal for a celebration, and the view was spectacular. We got there just in time for sunset and took pictures out on the rooftop terrace with MK in the background.
PS – We always rent a car at Disney. I cannot stand the buses!
Yes to both! I love the California Grill-it’s always a toss up on whether to eat there at sunset or during the fireworks! We always rent a car too if we are going to be there more than a couple of days. Though what was really sweet was the few years my younger sister lived in Orlando and worked at Disney and she would chauffeur us around 🙂
Looks like such a fun day! I had no idea the sunset was so pretty that day since I was sick. Bummed that I missed it!
Pavement Runner says
Always the best adventures.
Yumm Cali Grill! Jason’s been asking for sushi ever since him and Bobby talked about it! Guess we need to have a sushi night! LOL
We ate at the California Grill on our last night of our Wine and Dine/my birthday trip. I also had the filet and it was amazing….definitely would go back there!!
love that filet!