Frisney Weekend (Friends Disney Weekend)

Two college friends and I did a weekend trip to Disney in May, and we think you should do a FRISNEY weekend too! (pics are at the bottom)


Flights: Flew Boston to Orlando on JetBlue


When we arrived in Orlando, I surprised them with a limo from Happy Limousine. I also requested a bottle of Grand Brut Perrier Jouet for the ride. It was a splurge, but well worth it in my opinion.


Stay: Coronado Springs ($221/night with annual pass holder discount) Friday-Sunday


Friday: POOL AFTERNOON & NIGHT OUT AT DISNEY SPRINGS


Our room wasn't ready until 3 PM and we arrived at noon so we went straight to the pool with all of our bags, changed in the pool restrooms, and enjoyed the day until about 4 PM. They have a snack bar at the pool called Siestas Cantina which has food and drinks! The pool had plenty of lounge chairs and a slide! After we unpacked and settled into our room, we took the Disney Springs Bus (there are 4 bus stops at Coronado Springs) and had ourselves a night. We started our night at the Edison for apps and drinks with music. Our dinner reservation at Wine Bar George was running a tad behind so we had a glass of wine at their outdoor bar and listened to the live music happening across the path while we waited. Everything at dinner was great. The only thing we didn't get was dessert. After dinner, we had after dinner drinks and oysters at the Boathouse. We then headed back to the hotel on the Disney Bus, got waters to go from Three Bridges Bar.


Saturday: EPCOT DAY


We had a leisure morning with breakfast from Mercado Food Court which we ate outside by the water. We got ready for our day and took the Disney Bus to Epcot! (reminder when going to the parks to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, you will be walking a lot)


We started our day at Epcot with some leisure rides:

  1. Nemo Ride and explored the aquarium after the ride

  2. Living with the Land

  3. Figment's Imagination

Mexico: I had made us lunch reservations at San Angel Inn Restaurant which I highly recommend. Yes, the Flower and Garden Festival was going on which has plenty of food options...BUT this is a busy bachelorette/wedding/family vacay time in May and there will be lines. When you have a San Angel Inn reservation, you have a special entrance into the Mayan temple (which usually has a line) and you can order any of the drinks and foods that are available at the Margarita Bar as well as the Tequila Bar in Mexico including getting tequila flights which you can get right at your table. If your table isn't ready, go ahead and ride the Grand Fiesta Tour. Our lunch was amazing, and yes we all got the La Cava Avocado Marg. We rode the Grand Fiesta Tour after lunch.


Norway: We split a Troll Krem (a frozen blend of cranberry and vanilla topped with dragon berry rum $15 without the souvenir cup) from the drink cart while we waited in line to ride Frozen Ever After. (you can drink in line up until you are in the building part of the line)


China: We had the chicken bonbon skewers and wontons with the Marco Boba drink from the Festival Booth


Africa: skipped


Germany: ciders, beer, and giant pretzel (wasn't that good) at a beer cart


Italy: prosecco and a gelati drink which we drank by the Trevi Fountain (if you can get into Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar do that)


USA: white claws and bud light LOL from a drink cart


Japan: Violet Sake (highly recommend) and plum wine from the Garden House near the coy ponds up on the hill near the Katsura Grill


Morocco: Frozen Mint Tea with Gin and a traditional powdered cookie from Oasis Sweets and Sips


France: champagne (no flights were available when we were there) from Les Vins des Chefs de France


England: Had fish and chips from Yorkshire County Fish Shop which we ate by the water


Canada: Beef tenderloin from Flower and Garden Festival Booth


Finished the night with a ride on Spaceship Earth. Soarin and Test Track sadly still had a long wait but I highly recommend those rides.


The bus line back to the resort was quite long even at 10 PM so we Ubered back.


Sunday: BRUNCH AT DISNEY SPRINGS/POOL DAY


While the rest were sleeping, I took a trip over to Magic Kingdom to get some energy out of my system because I have the annual pass and had made a park reservation there just in case. I walked onto Thunder Mountain Railroad twice and waited 25 minutes for Pirates of the Caribbean. I ordered myself a waffle from Sleepy Hollow to go and took the bus straight to Disney Springs to meet my friends for brunch at 11:30. I had already packed all my things and had my friends check out and leave our bags with the valet. (We had a pool bag packed for the day separate) We had brunch at STK which included bottomless mimosas for $30 (they even gave us to go mimosas)....well worth it! We then walked around Disney Springs to do some shopping then headed back to the resort to enjoy the pool for the rest of the day. We had a late lunch again at Siestas Cantina before changing and heading out to leave around 6 PM for our 8 PM flight. We got our bags from valet and took an Uber to the airport.


3 Days still didn't seem like enough time...I would suggest staying until Monday if you can. It will allow you to have two full days of no travel instead of just one. This way you can enjoy another day at the parks or just relaxing.


I also wanted to add that the day we went to Epcot was the FIRST DAY you could walk outside at Disney without a mask (May 15, 2021) since before the pandemic. What a blessing that was! This is a weekend that my friends and I will never forget. There is so much magic in our memories, so go create them!


Yours in good health,


Steph

The Traveling Tee