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.
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.
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.
And of course, we ordered the Kitchen Sink!
The Kitchen Sink consists of eight scoops of ice cream, a whole can of whipped cream and every topping you can think of.
We did a good job, but as much as we tried… We couldn’t finish it. It was pretty yummy!
We all rolled out of there. We were stuffed.
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.
We spent the day at EPCOT.
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!
The new queue is very nice, but I miss the test dummies.
It rained for a while, so we headed to Mexico for some shelter and NACHOS!
Just as the rain cleared, Duffy came out. The kids were more than happy to go say “hello!”
Duffy was awesome. He handled those rowdy teenagers like a pro!
We stopped into Club Cool for some soda samples…
A trip to Club Cool isn’t complete without sampling Beverly.
Other stops included Journey into Imagination, Captain EO, and 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.
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…
Dinner was great, as always.
The kids were thrilled with their jerry-rigged chopsticks.
The boys even used their chopsticks to eat their ice cream. Not me, I enjoyed my dessert with a fork.
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.
After a few hours, the rain was looking to put the kibosh on Illuminations, so we went back to the resort a little early.