Geekin’ On WDW 090: Bay Lake Tower Trip Report With Glen Kessler’s Young Family Of Five

In episode 90, we chat with Super Geeker Glen Kessler about his Bay Lake Tower trip he planned for a couple years for his young family of 5.

Glen Kessler is one of our oldest Super Geekers from way back in Episode 12, our first listener to wear a Geekin’ On WDW t-shirt in the parks and he first coined the phrase “It’s 11am somewhere” .

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  • Soarin’ will undergo expansion in the coming months. When work is complete in late 2016, the attraction will include a new film, Soarin’ Around the World, as well as an additional theater. The new film will feature an aerial tour of the globe above some of the world’s most iconic landmarks on every continent. Soarin’ will also get updates to its screens and projection system, bringing a visually enhanced experience. The attraction is expect to remain open during most of this work, although some sources say a 6 month closure is possible

Glen’s Trip Report

4:20am shuttle bus to airport

I forgot the double stroller!!!

Kids fell asleep on Magical Express—couldn’t get them to wake up when we got to Contemporary, LOL!

BLT–beautiful, clean, and spacious….and we LOVED being a short walk from MK

All my planning and research really helped me maximize our trip, but it’s a double-edged sword–so many in my party couldn’t or wouldn’t go commando, so it became frustrating for all

4-yr-old AJ and I are commandos…the rest of our group, not so much—he and I did every ride in Epcot except Ellen…the others did Spaceship Earth only

Turtle Talk–legitimately funny for adults and kids

Met Mickey and Goofy

Very hot first 3 days

Day 1:

Very first people to arrive at MK—still dark out; just us and the security guards

Alden screamed through the Morning Show at MK

The kids love the rides—Peter Pan, Pooh, Enchanted Tales, Buzz, Pirates, Haunted Mansion

Gaston’s Tavern–cinnamon bun and LeFou’s Brew were great

Be Our Guest lunch–tasty but I’d only do there again at dinner

Day 2:

Hollywood & Vine character breakfast—kids were star-struck

Jedi Academy–incredible

First Time In Forever Sing-along—historians are hilarious, especially Eric

Extra magic—6 unattached FPs to Epcot!!

Parents watch the elder 2 kids, but Sarah won’t leave the baby

Epcot F&W Festival—tasty and fun

Disney Nerds/Mouseketeer podcast meetup—neat

Day 3:

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar bar–outstanding food and impeccable theming

Disney Springs–gorgeous!

Ft Wilderness and Trail’s End—lovely change of pace, literally

2 AM Magic Kingdom—unforgettable (12 rides in 4 hours, including 7 coasters)

Day 4:

Mine Train—AJ’s “favorite ride”

Pirate’s League–great fun getting into character

Kid’s Night Out—amazing service

Dinner at Kona Café–so so for the price, but Polynesian resort was so gorgeous we want to stay there next time

Day 5:

The real benefit of BLT is revealed—squeezed in 2 quick trips to MK between naps

Nap room at Contemporary at no charge

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One Response to Geekin’ On WDW 090: Bay Lake Tower Trip Report With Glen Kessler’s Young Family Of Five

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