Daniel Staten
Staten the Facts

Staten the Facts

May 2014 Pre-Trip Report

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we’re heading down to Walt Disney World for a few days. I recently received a super deal on hotel rooms thanks to my Annual Pass and I’ll be able to squeeze a few more days out of the pass before it expires!

Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival will be groovy.

The Plans

I knew after my trip in January that it would be difficult to wait until November to visit Disney World again. For the past few years, we’ve also wanted to take a really relaxing vacation, with plenty of time built in to relax. Once I found a time to take off work – it’s been busy already this year – we landed on a week in May that just happened to coincide with Mother’s Day! This trip will be all about Mom! No runDisney races, no break-neck plans, just time with family.

Can't wait to POP in here by the pool.

We’re staying for a week at Pop Century Resort. I stayed there last January for the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and ended up more impressed than I thought I would be. When the Annual Pass discount rolled around, I couldn’t resist. We’re looking forward to spending some time by the pool, and my sister and I are looking forward to trying a few of the Pop Century exclusive drinks, like the Lava Lamp!

Epcot is also hosting the Flower and Garden Festival, which will be nice to explore at leisure with the family. Hopefully, the Seven Dwarves Mine Train attraction will be open at the Magic Kingdom and we’ll also get to checkout the new Festival of Fantasy Parade! So much to see and do!

So much food. So little time.