I have a confession to make…I went to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, with an girlfriend and without my children. Okay, it’s a little bit better than that–it was a hosted media trip, so it’s not like I went out of my way and planned a vacation to Walt Disney World without my children…I just didn’t decline the invitation to go! I mean, how could I? It’s one of the most Magical Places On Earth, it’s my happy place, the place that reminds me I have emotions and makes me feel ALIVE! The rush of exhilaration that the Aerosmith Rock ‘n Roller Coaster is something that I have yet to replicate.
As if going to the Walt Disney World Resort without my kids wasn’t bad enough (I did buy them souvenirs, stop judging me!), I got into a situation where I peed my pants laughing. For real! A grown-up woman (who has had two babies mind you) peeing her pants in a fit of laughter, it happened!
The “incident” was at the end of one of the MOST amazing days, ever. The day started off early, we took advantage of the morning Magic Hours (where a specific park on a certain day is open one hour early for resort guests only) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and ran to Kilimanjaro Safaris before the park opened to the rest of the world. THEN, I was one of the exceptional few who was permitted to preview the new PANDORA, The World Of Avatar ride. It was so cool to Explore the Valley of Mo’ara, climb into a reed boat to hear the Na’vi Shaman of songs fill the forest with music and experience the BEST NEW RIDE at Walt Disney World Resort, Flight of Passage (FYI, Pandora opens on May 27th and there are Extra Magic Hours that day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, so please plan accordingly!). The Flight of Passage pairs you with your very own Avatar to experience Pandora in the air on the back of a mountain banshee. This experience is OFF THE HOOK, you can feel that banshee breathing between your legs! A ride like no other.
And then, a tour of Kidani Village, followed by a tasty lunch at Sanaa and then back to the resort we were staying in, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn for a site tour–in which I found the quiet pool, SCORE!
When the group all met at the AbracadaBar, the alcohol started to flow. A couple drinks there, onto the Flying Fish for dinner, a glass of wine there and then to Epcot for a special Illuminations Dessert Party…another glass of wine (or was it two?) there. After a couple days with the media group, some of the barriers were down, and good conversations were being had. Some of us realized we had known who the other was on social media for years, but had not connected before that moment, it’s like hanging with old friends!
Walking back from Epcot to our resort, I got into a comedic, lively conversation with a Floridan Republican. Now, I am a leftie, pinko Canadian but we had a good laugh regardless about the state of the world today. By the time the group had arrived at the lawn of the Boardwalk Inn, I was laughing so hard, my sphincter was struggling. Did I mention I’ve had two kids and the drink count was higher than my weekly average and I had already broken the seal BUT I COULDN’T STOP LAUGHING!
Okay, so it wasn’t a full-out gush or anything like that, but it was enough of a dribble to make me run to my villa. I made it before it was too late (YAY!) and what was even better–our villa came equipped with a clothes washer and dryer AND detergent. Except for my travel companion no one the wiser. Points for Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas for in-suite laundry!
This post was brought to you by Walt Disney World Resorts. RealityMoms was hosted to take part in a resort tour event as media. RealityMoms was not compensated for this review.
Author: Kathryn Dickson (Video Maven)
For more than 15 years, Kathryn has proven herself to be an industrious, creative storyteller and leader in the post production television industry in Toronto, who has the versatility to jump from factual programming, to reality, to experiential reality-docs and even old school documentary, without losing her mind. The only thing that has made her lose it is motherhood.