Thankfully, we were able to reschedule our Florida trip for following week and thankfully, there wasn't a great deal of damage from Hurricane Irma in the Orlando area so we headed out Thursday after school. We stopped for dinner at Chick-fil-A and then continued driving to our hotel in Jacksonville for the night. The kids love staying at Embassy Suites because of their delicious cooked to order breakfasts-- and mine even looked like Minnie Mouse!
Our first stop in Orlando was Shades of Green to pick up tickets-- and get a quick picture with Stars and Stripes Mickey! Ellie and the other kids had fun playing on the computers while we waited in line for the tickets.
We often stay at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista when we do quick trips to Disney. The kids love the pool and the happy hour snacks!! We spent the afternoon relaxing poolside after we got settled into our room.
After everyone got cleaned up from swimming, we drove to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. We told the kids we were going to grab something quick and then ride the monorail loop...
But we really surprised them with dinner at 'Ohana-- our family's favorite place to eat at Disney World!
We had an amazing table right next to the window and enjoyed the Hallowishes fireworks after we ate dinner. Nick casually mentioned to the waiter that he LOVES the 'Ohana bread pudding and he brought him his own plate FULL of it for dessert-- the rest of us got to share another plate and Rice Krispie treats! While we always have a great time at 'Ohana, this time was absolutely phenomenal from the table to the service to the food-- the food was so good that Ellie fell into a food coma on the floor after eating dinner. Nights like this are why we keep coming back time and time again!