Graduation Trip to Disney’s Pop Century Resort

The boys are officially done with middle school. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that my son is already a freshman in high school. Sigh… We went to Disney in lieu of a graduation party. For this trip, we stayed at Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

Disney's Pop Century

The theme of the Pop Century is giant pop icons from the 1950’s thru the 1990’s such as Cabbage Patch Kids, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Big Wheel, etc.. We stayed in the 70’s section.

Disney's Pop Century

Disney's Pop Century

Disney's Pop Century

Disney's Pop Century

Disney's Pop Century

Disney's Pop Century

Disney's Pop Century

Disney's Pop Century

Disney's Pop Century

We didn’t get checked into the resort until pretty late, so there wasn’t time to hit the parks. We still had fun though. The boys wanted ice cream, so we headed over to Beaches and Cream.

Disney's Beaches and Cream

Disney's Beaches and Cream

Disney's Beaches and Cream

Disney's Beaches and Cream

Disney's Beaches and Cream

Disney's Beaches and Cream

And of course, we ordered the Kitchen Sink!

Disney's Beaches and Cream

Disney's Beaches and Cream

The Kitchen Sink consists of eight scoops of ice cream, a whole can of whipped cream and every topping you can think of.

Disney's Beaches and Cream

Disney's Beaches and Cream

Disney's Beaches and Cream

We did a good job, but as much as we tried… We couldn’t finish it. It was pretty yummy!

Disney's Beaches and Cream

Disney's Beaches and Cream

We all rolled out of there. We were stuffed.

Disney's Beaches and Cream

I had a hard time getting everyone up and out of bed. I don’t think the kids fell asleep until 2 or 3 in the morning.

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Disney's Pop Century Resort

EPCOT

We spent the day at EPCOT.

Spaceship Earth

We started at Spaceship Earth and then did Mission Space. After that we headed over to Test Track. The boys wanted to do the single rider line… They did it over and over and over… Why wait two hours to go once, when you can ride four or five times in the same amount of time? Teenagers!

Test Track

Test Track

The new queue is very nice, but I miss the test dummies.

Test Track

EPCOT

It rained for a while, so we headed to Mexico for some shelter and NACHOS!

EPCOT

EPCOT

EPCOT

Just as the rain cleared, Duffy came out. The kids were more than happy to go say “hello!”

Duffy Bear at EPCOT

Duffy was awesome. He handled those rowdy teenagers like a pro!

Duffy Bear at EPCOT

Duffy Bear at EPCOT

We stopped into Club Cool for some soda samples…

Club Cool

Club Cool

Club Cool

Club Cool

Club Cool

A trip to Club Cool isn’t complete without sampling Beverly.

Club Cool

Club Cool

Gross!

Journey into Imagination

Journey into Imagination

Journey into Imagination

Journey into Imagination

Journey into Imagination

Other stops included Journey into Imagination, Captain EO, and The Seas with Nemo and Friends.

 The Seas with Nemo and Friends

 The Seas with Nemo and Friends

 The Seas with Nemo and Friends

 The Seas with Nemo and Friends

We had dinner reservations at Teppan Edo in World Showcase. We arrived a little early so I decided to peruse the shops. When I came out, I found the kids at the KIDCOT station. They were all snickering, and looking like they were up to no good.

KIDCOT

It seems they were asking the gals to write their names in Japanese, but instead of giving them their real names… One was Jerry Sandusky, the other was Marilyn Manson… I fail to see the humor in that, but I’m not a 14 year old boy. Sigh…

KIDCOT

World Showcase Japan

Dinner was great, as always.

Teppan Edo

Teppan Edo

The kids were thrilled with their jerry-rigged chopsticks.

Teppan Edo

Teppan Edo

Teppan Edo

Volcanooooo!

Teppan Edo

Teppan Edo

Teppan Edo

Teppan Edo

Delicious!!!

Teppan Edo

Teppan Edo

The boys even used their chopsticks to eat their ice cream. Not me, I enjoyed my dessert with a fork.

Teppan Edo

After dinner, I let them go off on their own for a while. They wanted to go back to Mission Space and Test Track. I wanted to shop.

World Showcase

Test Track

World Showcase

After a few hours, the rain was looking to put the kibosh on Illuminations, so we went back to the resort a little early.

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