Trip Report THE ONE WITH THE ENHANCED CLEANING AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING, August 2020

Hello!!
Boy it feels good to be back here and actually have something to say😂

Like many of you, I had a few trips,
four actually, that were canceled because of


I was not going to let my August trip get canceled as well. But....
My original plans were to drive my oldest back to school in south Florida then spend a few days in the World. I invited my nephew as a 17th birthday gift (he loves Star Wars and Disney) and my niece as her college graduation gift. I booked a room cash (Riverside 5th sleeper) expecting to switch it to DVC, using the leftover points I would have after booking February. I never switched it to DVC and then I wasnt allowed to borrow points but Riverside was closed and my sister in law wanted to go but I couldnt add her on to the reservation then NY decided we had to quarantine two weeks so my SIL decided she would not be going and neither would her two children. My son couldnt find a suitable apartment, I couldnt give my boss dates I would be gone but still I sat on that Riverside reservation. I was curious to see what Disney would do with it.
I called Disney, they switched the reservation to CBR. That did not excite me. But I still wanted to go.

My youngest had a lacrosse camp in North Carolina he was scheduled to attend so I asked my middle son, AJ if he wanted to go to Disney World for a long weekend. (He had been working a lot without any time off so I felt he needed a small vacay). I told him to invite a friend then quickly realized I cant stand most of his friends (like the one who reported him to the state as a person he had contact with after the friend tested positive. Yep, threw him under the bus with no warning.) But I adore AJ’s GF so suggested he invite her. (My husband and her Dad used to work together so we have known her forever. We were at her parent’s wedding😂)

I canceled CBR and booked the following weekend at Pop instead. Then my youngest’s lax camp got canceled so we asked him to come with...asked the hubs too but he would just be getting back from moving my oldest into his new, and really nice, suitable even, house, down in south Florida so he said no thanks.

But 4 of us in a Pop room??? I wasnt convinced. We like to breakfast in the room. But did Pop have microwaves in the room? Or available in the food court? I doubted they had one available in the food court during these covid times but I called. And I was told “yes, the microwave is available”. I still doubted that so I PM’d @ajrwdwgirl
who was at Pop. She and Brad were so kind, they scoped out the food court (no microwave) and asked the front desk if they had them to borrow (maybe).

Back to the Disney website, SSR was not that much more per night than Pop (nice AP discount!) plus I would be saving breakfast money, kids will love the pool and I love the easy access to Disney Springs. (Plus with parks closing so early that means more time in the room)

Done! (After texting @riverside , who was at SSR to find out exactly what was open and what was not.

The crew
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on the way to the airport.

edit to add that I know the above post is a jumbled mess of thoughts and run on sentences but that is how it happened. It all kept coming. One thing after another in true 2020 style.
 

fractal

Premium Member
Monday, August 31 cont

We headed to Expedition Everest next. This is the only photo that showed up. I have to assume there was a mask malfunction on someone (cough cough Dre).
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We went on a second time then the kids went a third and fourth while I went looking for some adult refreshment. I didnt find any. The yummy margarita place was not open. The CM explained it has to do with the rules set by the governor about food and alcohol. I dont know exactly what the rule is in Florida (anyone?). Here in NY you HAVE to order food if you are drinking alcohol. So dumb.

Next we had a photo shoot. There seemed to be a lot more PP photographers here than all the other parks put together.
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And the it’s so cold shot. Look at Dre’s commitment. Nice.
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And my all time favorite of this or any trip. This is an actual PP photo that showed up in my MDE account.
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My pictures dont look so bad now do they😉.


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Loved the report despite the quick ending! One second you're on Flight of Passage then next second you're on a Flight Home!

You made up for it however by being right back in WDW. Enjoy your trip!
 

ferbtones

Active Member
My daughter loves reading your reports due to all the Friends references, as it's her favourite show.

Hope you don't mind me sharing her 13th birthday in May, which was during 'lockdown' here in the U.K.

Cake and decorations were all made by me and her dad, lunch was a Ross sandwich, evening meal was a Joey meatball sub. 😂
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Darstarr

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
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My daughter loves reading your reports due to all the Friends references, as it's her favourite show.

Hope you don't mind me sharing her 13th birthday in May, which was during 'lockdown' here in the U.K.

Cake and decorations were all made by me and her dad, lunch was a Ross sandwich, evening meal was a Joey meatball sub. 😂View attachment 499204View attachment 499205
I love it!!! All of it! What a talented bunch. And a big happy Birthday to your daughter.

What ever happened to Joey’s sisters???
 
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