In this episode, I sit down with my daughter and discuss our recent March trip which included navigating her milk allergy and pregnancy.
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Shannon: Today, I'll have a chat with my daughter from our March trip. That's coming up on this episode today.
Shannon: Hello, and welcome to WW prep to go where we talk strategy and ideas for people planning their Disney world trips. I am your host, Shane and Albert from WDW prep, school.com. Thank you for being here for episode two 72. This one is going to be a bit different since we've had a string of trip reports all in a row. And it's also special to me because it happens to be my daughter. If you are new here, my children are grown. My daughter graduated from college a few years ago. She got married a couple years ago. And so anytime I get to spend with her is extra special because now it requires time off of work and, and coordination a lot of different things. So I was happy that we got to spend this time together. Her husband was there as well, but the chat was just the two of us.
Shannon: The trip was interesting because I am not used to traveling with people that aren't experts or independent in the parks on their own. She has been several times, but she does rely on me to like help her with touring and to know what's going on because it's just not her thing to keep up with. So I'm always interested in what her viewpoints are. She also has some special considerations such as a milk allergy. So a lot of the menus are very important for her to research so that she can get something that does not have any milk in it. But another new consideration is that she is pregnant. So courts, if my daughter is pregnant, that makes me a grandma. Well, almost she's doing September. I am going to be called Nan, because that was my nickname as a teenager. And I'm going to bring it back since it's just another name for grandma.
Shannon: And I think it fits me better. So that is a fun new development in our lives. I'm super excited. Her and her husband are incredibly lovely people and they are going to make great parents. So there's a lot to be excited about right now. So we also have pregnancy considerations that we discussed in this chat. She has a lot, had a lot of nausea. And so we really were balancing between her milk aversions, her milk allergy and her cravings. And sometimes one would overrule the other and you just never knew. So it had to be flexible and just go with it. So it was good to talk to her and see how she felt about things. So that chat with her will be here in just a second, as always a reminder to follow on social media. That is just pretty much any platform that you can think of Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, tick-tock search for WTTW prep school, because I want to be able to talk to you outside of this one way street. What else? I think that's it. Before the chat, I'll have some information afterwards to let you know about what is coming next without any further ado. Here is my chat with my daughter.
Payton: Hello? Ma'am hi mom.
Shannon: Okay. So this is actually being recorded on Saturday, March 13th. And we have just completed a few days in the Disney world parks. You did all four parks in a row. This last one I didn't do with you, but I did the first one,
Payton: Three days while we did four parks plus the bonus of Disney Springs. So we kind of jam packed it all into four days. Yeah.
Shannon: Since I booked this condo for two weeks, I was like, Hey, this would be a good chance for you to come because there's extra bedrooms. I had free tickets in my account that I could use for you. So this was a really good,
Payton: It was a discounted trip. It's a budget friendly trip. Yes.
Shannon: And also just like the last year has been, you know, we've all been so quarantined that we haven't actually been able to do much together.
Payton: So this has been fun. It's been very fun. It's kind of a shock. It's already over. Well, four days, I guess. Yeah, it goes quick.
Shannon: So we've gotten really lucky in that. We have really good weather.
Payton: Very good. Weather's slightly chilly weather. In fact, that's why you have a sweater on, I have a sweater on and pants and a dress, but we're not going to talk about that anymore.
Shannon: But going into this trip, I think we were a little unsure how it was going to go. First of all, because of my neck pain, which everyone who's listening to this knows all about. Cause I've talked about it, but also you have special considerations,
Payton: Which would be I'm lactose intolerant. Oh, that is
Shannon: There's one thing though. We can talk more about that. That is a thing
Payton: I am also with child. Yeah. I'm not sure
Shannon: When we booked this, if I knew that
Payton: You did not, it was a surprise. Yeah.
Shannon: We were going to do it anyway. Yes. So when we booked it I mean, I, I booked my part of it and you booked your flights and then you were like, I think I have a little vertigo, which I do. And I'm like, okay,
Payton: Weird. So I definitely even with
Shannon: Knowing that you were pregnant, I didn't have any plans on you writing any big rides because I do not like them anyway. Maybe it's just a very good excuse. Yes. So you don't write big rights, so fine. We know this, but like your husband is with you and he and I both ride rides. Yes. So it was always just like, Oh, well he and I can ride rides. You can stand in line with us. You can exit, you know, easy. Yeah. But then there was an extra reason, an extra consideration. Yeah. And as someone who's never done Disney world pregnant or anything like that, I haven't thought too much about,
Speaker 4: About it. But now I am, it's not too different. I don't think it was just a little extra thought and bathroom breaks. Yeah. But yeah,
Shannon: You did look at the pregnancy advisory list on the Disneyworld website and
Speaker 4: It's quite a list
Payton: Is quite a list. There's a lot of things that were under the pregnancy advisory that I did not listen to because it didn't make sense, especially how early on I am, because tomorrow we enter into the second trimester. So we're not at risk very much.
Speaker 4: Yeah. And I
Shannon: Asked in the patron Facebook group about women who have done Disneyworld pregnant, if they followed all the advisories or if they chose to do something different and it was kind of a mix, I asked you to ask your doctor, which I did. Yeah. And it it's really just like avoiding rollercoasters and
Payton: Rollercoasters. And they mentioned teacups. So just a lot of like spinning and he dizzy anything with a lot of G-forces with which a lot of the stuff that we did do that was under the advisory was not any of those concerns.
Speaker 4: So yeah. So yeah, it's kind of like,
Shannon: Like Disney has to cover their butts. So they put a virus on everything, but then you can decide, or your doctor can help you decide what you want to do.
Speaker 4: But even
Shannon: Beyond the rides, which, I mean, frankly, the things that you went on are probably things you just would've gone on anyway. Yeah. Because you don't, you don't do coasters. You're not going to spend, you're not going to do drops. So it's just kind of, you were just kind of always doing the pregnancy adviser.
Speaker 4: Not in life. Hasn't changed much. It's just given me a great excuse. Yes.
Shannon: We're getting on space mountain. And I told the attendant goes, how many people? And I said two, and she's going to go out the chicken next day. He said, chickens can ride. I said, not if they're pregnant.
Speaker 4: He was like, right. This way, he's like good excuse. And I was like, always, yes. You're like, I'm going to be pregnant forever. Yeah. You can just have a beer belly and claim it. You've never, you've never liked going on these rides. No, ma'am what a
Shannon: Torture his mother to have when you don't like rides
Speaker 4: So gorgeous. But even
Shannon: Then beyond the rides, you have been having some nausea. Yes, it is temperamental and quite bipolar, but we're, we got through it, but when, okay, so you arrived on the very first day you got here very early and you were smart to picked Epcot as your park pass day because they opened later. So we, we went there and I didn't know what to do about
Speaker 4: The food, because I was like nauseous. I don't know what you're wanting to eat. You also have this milk sensitivity. I don't know what, and you just went bananas. You were so excited. Well, because of the festival, I know, but who knows, like what you're gonna like there, yeah.
Payton: In pregnancy is kind of a roller coaster, especially with weaning off of morning sickness and getting into like second trimester stuff. So I dunno, it was kind of fun because there were so many more options. I wasn't limited as much to just quick service locations that had a bunch of fried food or a quick sit down or a long-term sit down. We were able to get small things, which is what my favorite thing is to do is eat frequently, but a bunch of small meals. So we were able to try everything and then kind of all share it and all get a little bit of a taste of everything.
Speaker 4: It was fun. It was really fun. And I am not a booth, a booth person. Like I don't normally eat during the festivals, which really there's a festival going almost always. Now you and I have done flower and garden many times together though, over the years when you were in college, we went every year. In addition to like something you liked like a beach. And so flowering garden with you has always been very different than if I were just on my own. Cause I'm not a shopper. And I don't like to eat the boosts, but you get me excited about it. Cause it's like, you just liked the stuff so much. Yeah.
Payton: Perfect. Festival for me to come to cause we get to literally stop and smell flowers through the masks a little bit.
Speaker 4: Yeah. And it was so good. The Epcot like we did China, am I correct on this? We did China Germany the American pavilion.
Payton: You're out, y'all had some Bhutan balls,
Speaker 4: Boudin balls. Good occasion. Yeah. You, you really encouraged
Payton: Us to get them. Everyone's got to try one in their life
Speaker 4: Is good. And then your husband and I had flights of drinks and things along the way,
Payton: All of the interesting beer, the Jasmine beer was in the China section. I believe
Speaker 4: Dave. It was, it was all really, really good. It's really good. And I feel like we did something in France. Oh. We went to the ice cream place in France because her instead of saying your husband, can I just, I'll just say Quinn. Yeah.
Payton: Yeah. He's kinda, he's kinda permanent now.
Speaker 4: Like I just got married and I'm like my husband.
Payton: Yeah. It sounds official, but yeah, it's queen
Speaker 4: So no, right before we had got to France, Quinn was like, you know, it'd be really good alcohol and ice cream combined. And I'm like we can do that. So we went over to the ice cream place in France and you had something there too.
Payton: I took a Lactaid. All of the people that have dairy allergy, can you enable themselves to have delicious mint chocolate ice cream by just popping a Lactaid pill?
Shannon: Right. Well, so we have some competing things going on here, which is pregnancy cravings versus milk sensitivity, and pregnancy cravings seem like they win a lot.
Payton: They do. But that's why you always have to have the proper pills on hand sometimes. But let's see.
Shannon: Talk about the milk allergy thing too, because you have been pretty excited about how Disney handles it.
Payton: Yes. And to add, I have been to Disney as a, probably nine third, 10th time. However, this is the first time with a dairy allergy since it developed two years ago, I think AFT right after our last trip that I came with, you guys, you were always a little sensitive if in large quantities, but now it's like, but now let's
Shannon: Trace the detrimental extreme. Yeah.
Payton: Yeah. But it's, it's been nice. A lot of restaurants will have like outside of Disney in life, it'll just be an allergy menu. And so it's, dairy-free, gluten-free like a lot of fake substitutes, which is not always the best, but Disney does have a lot of menus that are specifically milk allergy free. So I get real chicken, real gluten. It's been really nice. I've had, we ought to try a stuffing and I had mashed potatoes and gravy and they had sorbet options when there was ice cream. So I didn't have to take my pill every time because it does make you bloat still. So you do still have some dairy symptoms. You just don't have a lot of discomfort when you take the pills, but it is nice to not worry. Cause you can just eat a plate of food. Yeah. Without having to pick around and say like, Oh, I don't know. Cause I've had some bad experiences before, but I haven't at Disney world. I feel perfectly fine. Yeah. which has been great. And I have no never
Shannon: Personally dealt with an allergy menu, but it's interesting to navigate that with someone
Payton: Who is, who is, I
Shannon: Think probably Liberty true Tavern.
Payton: Oh absolutely. Yeah. They did the whole thing. They had gravy butter. I don't know if the rules came without milk, but it had allergy on the stick when they came out of the kitchen. The only thing they weren't able to accommodate was the Mac and cheese, which is, I totally understand dairy-free Mac and Jesus, it's not Mac and cheese. And then the, what was the dessert we had there? Ooey gooey
Shannon: Cake is what quit. And I had a new head sorbet.
Payton: It was like a sticky toffee, but that one you can't do dairy free either. Yeah. But they offered you a cookie or a raspberry sorbet. Yes. Which is like sour candy. It was, it was strawberry. It's like sour. Candy is very, it's like sour patch kids.
Shannon: But when, because it's family style, I thought we would all be getting the allergy food, you know, he could have because
Speaker 4: It just, you serve yourself. But instead what happened was they brought her a plate of everything just for her. And it had the allergy flag poking out of it so that they would know. And then Quinn and I had to spoon up the food from ours and you're stuffing.
Payton: It was better. It was highly recommend. It was, it was less goo. Ours was mushy. Yeah. It was more structured and put together more like actual Thanksgiving stuffing. I've never had a stuffing like you guys. Yeah.
Speaker 4: No, it didn't taste bad. It was just mushy, which is a different consistent of look like grits and yours look more like a monkey bread.
Payton: It did, it was sticky. And it had a large portions of like large pieces in it, but it was really good. It was the herbs, herbs stuffing. It's delicious. It's my favorite food.
Speaker 4: You also really liked docking Bay seven in Galaxy's edge, which was quick service. But like I gave you my phone cause we, I didn't make a lot of dining reservations ahead of time. Cause I wasn't sure what would sound good or whatever. So I handed her my phone for, for mobile ordering and I was like, you pick what, what of all the sounds get as she picked docking Bay seven. And that was another one I believe where you liked that it was sensitive to the milk allergy or sensitivity, but also real time
Payton: Chicken. It was real chicken. I mean, it could have been gluten-free but like it didn't taste like it. So it was real chicken and the problem, a lot of people don't know this, but the problem with fried chicken and dairy allergy is that it's usually cooked like the batter to get the breading. The stick is buttermilk or milk-based. So I normally can't have any crispy chicken or anything, which is fine. Grilled chicken works too. But they were able to make it that way or maybe it already came that way, but it had mashed potatoes and an earth based gravy that were all mixed in. So that's something that I don't really get to experience a lot at all, but it tasted really good. And Quinn Quinn is my leftover guy. He eats everything that I don't eat and he even enjoyed it. Not having milk in it too. So it was definitely a hit
Speaker 4: That's a great place. Like that's just a fantastic, I wouldn't prefer it over some of the tables, service places and the vibes. Yes. Super fun. And so let's outside of like, you know, pregnancy and milk allergies talk about Galaxy's edge. Cause you'd never seen it before. No was wild. I'm not even a star Wars fan Quinn. Neither of you are star Wars people. So I did get a boarding group that morning, so that wouldn't, and that's actually, when we arrived at gout at a Hollywood studios, we went right to our boarding group for rides and resistance. So how did you, and by the way, some of these might have pregnancy advisories on it, but she chose to ride. So how did you feel about that? Like whole section are those rides?
Payton: Pretty good about it. I mean, of like an anxious person is always anxious because they don't know like what's next, but part of that's kind of what makes it fun too, because I don't know how much of a spoiler it is, but they're not on tracks. That's okay to say so the ride mobiles are not on track, so you know, nothing like wild is going to happen because you don't have to be secured to the ground. So that was definitely it gave more peace of mind to the intensity of the ride, but it was very cool. I don't even like star Wars. Very cool.
Shannon: I asked you if you wanted a heads up, cause you knew there was going to be a slight drop. Yeah. Cause I was trying to warn you ahead of time. Like, are you okay with a slight drop? And so when we were writing, I said, do you want me to warn you? And you said, no. But that's the only like
Payton: Major movement that could have been upsetting to you. Yeah. I mean the, the intensity of it was no more than like pirates or frozen ever after. So it wasn't too bad. It was probably one of the coolest rides of the entire parks, all of them
Shannon: Now you're okay. So the comparisons are common between that and flight of passage and you're a big flight of passage.
Payton: Yeah. I am wait. So what are you, which one wins for you? That's hard. Okay. So I am big into the olfactory senses. I love smell. I love good smells. So flight of passage wins, flight of passage has to win. Yeah. Because you feel like you're there. Like you feel like things are happening because your minds, anxiety or whatever, your, your brain kind of allows your body to feel the sensations that aren't actually happening. So it's kinda, it's cool. Like you're kind of stationary, but it's through there, but it's really, it's a tough neck and neck battle between those two. They're very cool. They're both good.
Shannon: Definitely have to do both. And you liked both of them. And then,
Payton: Then we ate in document seven, which is also in gala.
Shannon: And then we did go on Smuggler's run, which ended up having a really long line. But
Payton: That was, that was pretty fun. Right? You were a pilot. Yes. So point is a pilot pilot and I have been his actual copilot in before a little bit airplane in a small assessment is less anxiety than that. I got to tell you, but it was it was fun. It was a lot of fun. It was I don't want to spoil again, but you kind of feel more in control during that ride for sure. But I know Quinn had a, he had a really fun time because he got to use kind of his pilot brain a little bit on a different different outlet. Yeah. It, yeah,
Shannon: Yeah, yeah. That was, I thought it was really fun. We was just the three of us in the cockpit. I chose to sit in the back and she was an engineer and I didn't actually push any buttons. Don't know if you know that.
Payton: Well, that's probably why we got such a low score on her mechanics really
Speaker 4: Depends on the pilots. I don't think anybody else matters, but I didn't post them, but I took lots of videos and stuff. Cause I like to watch you doing things.
Payton: Oh man. Without the mask, it's very animated. But with them,
Speaker 4: I don't even know what you know that I do this all the time. Oh yeah. Whenever we're like watching a parade, I watch her watch the parade. This has happened many times. I think I was just being a mom too. Maybe. But you, you, the, both of you are so joyful. We do love a lot of things. Yes. So it's fun to why I'd done it a million times. So it's just fun to watch you have fun. And like, even like, like the Papa in the parks, the pop-up cavalcades and stuff, you guys even like,
Payton: So they're always different. Yeah. We saw Pocahontas today. By the way I saw you have that Pocahontas in her little raccoon buddy,
Speaker 4: Did you see? Yeah. Anywhere near the water at yeah. I wasn't with them in all kingdom. So I haven't actually gotten much of a recap anywhere near the water. Really? You're likely to see a character.
Payton: Yeah. This lady though. She was on the bridge while Quinn and I were walking by and she was alone with her kid and she just pops up to Quinn and I, and go Nikki and Minnie already passed,
Speaker 4: Like, okay, go ahead.
Payton: When did you ask her something with your eyes? And he's like, I didn't try to there's hot rods outside. Yeah. We've got biker gangs. The tough part of the neighborhood. So we can talk about
Speaker 4: Staying off site here just a minute. What else? Anything else that Adam walking down today, we saw lots of animals. Oh you did. You went on the Maharajah jungle Trek and the gorilla.
Payton: Yeah, we did a lot of walking, which feels really good on pregnant bellies. Especially after eating. So we saw lots of birds. There's a burdening Alfred. I gotta tell ya. He was crazy. His squawk was insane. He was calling his lady friend. She would not come over. We stayed for awhile,
Speaker 4: But you also did a Kilimanjaro Safari for that has an advisory on it. But
Payton: So I don't know what's up with me man, but like I have a weak core or something. So I slide around. Yeah.
Speaker 4: Lot. I can't stay in one spot on so far we were in. Okay.
Payton: So you remember as a kid, the most fun place was the back of the bus and that's because it was, we were in the last row of those big old like bus machines. So I think that also influenced us being slid around a lot. So Quinn at some points was like grabbing the other side of my hip because I was like going all over. Cause we're in our own row by ourselves.
Speaker 4: Do you need to heat tape? I need sticky tape on my thighs. Keeping me down. You ate a yak and Yeti and you did say that took a little while only because,
Payton: Because of the food advisory. Yeah, they had they didn't have a special menu to say what was what or what could be modified, but they did have the chef come out and talk to me and I let him know what my allergy was and he let me know what they could do, but it just takes a couple minutes more. It probably took 10 more minutes than other people were waiting, which is,
Speaker 4: I would say, I think this is true that if the restaurants are Disney and yak and Yeti, isn't it. But if there are some are Disney owned, then they have all of the allergy menus lined up for you so that you can order accordingly if it's not a Disney owned restaurant, but it is on Disney property, then they're likely to do what you just said. I believe it's true where the chef will talk to you. It's like a special order. They'll work with you. It's kind of more, one-on-one it's personal as opposed to him and you, but it does take longer because we had the same experience at the Edison tonight and Disney Springs, which is, you know, it's on Disney property, not owned by Disney. And they were like, you know, what do you want? We all run to the chef and we'll coordinate it. But it's not like a special milk allergy menu that you order from. It's like handled a little differently. Right.
Payton: They have to put in something called a yellow ticket and Mark our table as like special, essentially special needs for allergens and dietary restrictions.
Speaker 4: Yes. So anyway, that's just an FYI that, that's my observation based on what you, and I've been with some other people that had milk allergies, but you also wanted to see animal kingdom launch. Yes. And you made that happen by taking a bus from animal kingdom today. So you've never seen it before. I couldn't drive there easily. I've explained that on my main podcast, why I was explaining my frustration with staying offsite and that was one of them was that I couldn't just drive there to show humane. I'm looking at lunch.
Payton: Right. I mean, it worked out because we were already at animal kingdom, so we just took a bus right on over. And then we met you in Disney Springs right after. So it kind of worked out perfectly, but it was very cool. I know you mentioned it's not typical, but it was very quiet, which was kind of nice. For our trip. It was very nice because it was very, very loud in the parks and we've been out a lot. So it was kind of nice to just sit and look at some giraffe
Speaker 4: Some days that's just what you need. You guys are big animal people, both of you, plants and plants and yeah, I mean, and a good plant. And I do think you both would love animal kingdom launch. I think a lot of people would it's so brute beautiful. It's the main one on my Disney bucket list to stay at 30 and was the main one. And we did our alert disappointing. Yeah. She and I did that. It was the, of the Disney resorts for me to check off my list. If any of y'all have seen that I have a checklist. Like I post it on social media, it's on the website and the last one with the grand flirty. And I wouldn't stay there until we stay there together because it was on her bucket list. And then you and I stayed there during Christmas, like during December, right? Yeah. And we were club level. That part was really fun though. Yeah. I was like, we're going to go all out. I'm going to do grand Floridian club level. It's at Christmas. This is going to be great. And then we didn't love it.
Payton: It was mainly the rooms. I think. You can get the grand flirting and experience by going into the, just the main lobby area. You don't really need to stay there. Save some money. Just visit. Yeah.
Speaker 4: That's what I think. Ether eat at the restaurant and shop in their shops. If it's Christmas. See that gingerbread. Oh my gosh. See that gingerbread house. But like say some Mario. Yeah,
Payton: Absolutely. Save money. Buy a bottle of champagne somewhere else. Yeah.
Speaker 4: That's yeah. Anyway, so I guess not animal kingdom lodge is the thing on your list. Yes. Oh my gosh. Absolutely. I think it's a better bang for the buck. It's not next to magic kingdom, right? It's not, you know, you have to take a bus or a car to get anywhere, but I think it's not that expensive. It has great food. Like, like the grand Floridian has great food. But the architecture is so pretty. You have the animals, which is really in your interest.
Payton: I'm just going to say it is surprising. How many were out there too? I mean, it's not like a small space or anything, but I kind of expected like maybe two drafts, like a zebra and then maybe like a Willdabeast type animal. But there were a lot, there was a lot of activity. I mean, there were even bunnies running around. There were actual deer in that one. And there were like packs of animals. I want to say we counted three or four giraffes. So no matter where you went or what room you were staying in with the view there, like, it looked like you had something to look at. Something was always going on.
Speaker 4: Yeah. So maybe someday when you have, you know, your child or children to be so fun for kids and walking them lodge club level, they have club will have one normal times. That'd be fun. They'd be really fun. I mean, yeah. Maybe we'll come back
Payton: On those balconies. Just let the kiddos out there. Yeah. See.
Speaker 4: Yeah. And I like club level for people that are in multiple rooms because it gives you one place to gather. So if we were hypothetically to travel together, Oh my God, the hot rods are going again. This hot rod thing is not my vibe. I think they're meeting up, they're meeting up. All of them came here. Oh my God. We're in the middle of it. Yeah. I feel, yes. It makes you sound cooler.
Payton: No, I stay in on the interesting part of town.
Speaker 4: I would love to read animal kingdom, lodge day and club level. Anyway, I like when it's multiple parties and you can meet up. So like, if we were hypothetically all traveling together, we could have breakfast in the club lounge, or we can have a drink at the end of the day or whatever it is. I really liked that thing. And I think when you're traveling with adult children, that feels like a good combo. You can, level's super nice if you can afford it or whatever. Anyways, keep that on the list. Always going to be on the list will be on the list. So you did that. I'm glad you got to do that. And then you met up in Disney Springs and then let's talk about staying offsite while we're talking about the hot rod. So this is your first time staying offsite, right? Yeah. You've stayed at French quarter. You've stayed at the boardwalk, the beach club, the grand Floridian. Anything else, man? I think we double dipped at synchronous lodge. We stayed in copper Creek, which is the top floor wilderness lodge. Last time you remember that? Two times ago. Yeah. You stayed on lots of different places. Okay.
Payton: Ninth or 10th trip things get a little blurry, but this is your first offset. Yes. This is first offsite.
Speaker 4: Any thoughts? I guess main thought is like, if you can forward it
Payton: Stay onsite. Probably it's less chaotic. Especially I w I would with like little kids and little ones. If you can avoid staying offsite, however, it's not bad. Like, I wouldn't say that it's been like a bad experience. You definitely
Speaker 4: Can make do.
Payton: It's been interesting driving to the parks. I've never been in a car
Speaker 4: To get anywhere around Orlando. Cause you know, I don't like to drive. Yeah.
Payton: So that's been interesting, but the parking situation
Speaker 4: Three out of four times seemed okay. Other than magic Kino. Yeah. Magic kingdom was wild, but yeah, I don't,
Payton: I don't think it's too bad. I think there's a little extra magic when you stay onsite though. I think that it, if you have younger kids, I think that's probably more fun for sure, but I, if it's going to break the budget, it's not worth it,
Speaker 4: But here we have our own bedrooms and we have our own bathrooms. It's a lot more space, a lot more space. And we have used the kitchen, some [inaudible] your sweet husband gets you going in the morning and it starts with thinly sliced out
Payton: Because thicker ones are nauseatingly.
Speaker 4: Apples are one of the things that she likes in the morning when she is not feeling great, thinly sliced them and puts them in a fan on a plate. They're pretty. Yes. They're very pretty. And then might make a cup of tea, peppermint, highly recommend, And then he might make, or some oatmeal
Payton: If the Apple goes well. Yes.
Speaker 4: So it's a whole, it's a process. And that we have the facilities here to do.
Payton: Yes. And also if you're just craving a delicious dairy-free gluten-free meat-free pizza, you can go grab that at the store and put it in the oven
Speaker 4: That happened the other night. So yes, we have made use of the kitchen for, and you can't do that in most hotel rooms.
Payton: Yeah. That's been nice. And then we haven't used the pool yet, but shortly after we get done chatting, I'm going to take a dip because it's actually heated. And guess what? It's too cold outside for a regular pool, which is very weird in Orlando.
Speaker 4: It is. And also, but you're a little colder than a normal kid
Payton: For some reason, for some reason. Yeah. I am opposite lady and yeah,
Speaker 4: That way you've always been hot and now you're cold pregnancies. Me you're cold, so cold. But also if you needed laundry, there would be laundry here.
Payton: Yes. If we were staying a little bit longer, we probably would.
Speaker 4: I did use it cause I needed, I don't have enough clothes, so yeah.
Payton: They here half a month.
Speaker 4: Exactly. Have fun. Yeah. So pros and cons I think. But you know what I was saying about having a multi-generation travel where you can meet in the club lounge? Well, another way to do that would be to say somewhere like this.
Payton: Yeah. I think it's fun. So it feels more like a beach house. And if you like the beach house vibe where you have a home, which, you know, I like traveling to Airbnbs a lot and homes it's just feels better. You like, yeah. You like
Speaker 4: You even like hotel rooms that feel like home. Oh, key West. Isn't that a place you've stayed. So when we went to old key West, I had booked a studio, which is like a hotel room and they upgraded us to a one bedroom member, the apartment.
Payton: Oh yeah. That was nice. Yeah. It
Speaker 4: Literally went from a hotel room sized to a big, it felt like such a big apartment. So yeah, we had before kitchen and living room, it was kind of the size of the first floor of this townhome. And and you really liked that you liked the, the home feel,
Payton: So it's more comfortable. So
Speaker 4: How about so home feel but on site. Yeah. It's your perfect vibe.
Payton: Yeah. If there is a way to do that more is probably the best, which for bigger families, I'm guessing is a lot. It probably feels a lot better. A lot more comfortable throughout the state.
Speaker 4: Yeah. Yeah. So lots of pros and cons let's have new experiences, challenges. Any thoughts on bringing a little one to Disneyworld someday?
Payton: I think it would be fun. I haven't done this before, obviously, so I think we'll probably just take it, take it a year at a time to see when we think it's the right time to bring a little kid you know, training ages
Speaker 4: Are, can be a little tough, so I'm excited, but we're definitely going to have to navigate figure it out. What that looks like. You were debating the think at an age, what age it would be. I would say in the younger years when they aren't going to remember, it's really for you. Yeah. So it's just, what do you want to do? You saw some really, you don't know if you're having a girl or boy, but if you saw some really cute little tutus and, well, there was a unisex one Z. I saw that the flight of passage, it was I saw so ignorant, but like the avatar people, the Navi Navi. Thank you. It was like a little outfit like that. It kind of looks like a zebra from the front, but they're blue and a little bit darker blue. Yeah. Little baby onesies.
Speaker 4: That's so cute. Yeah. Very cute. Yeah. So we'll see. No matter what you choose the child, won't remember the first trip. No, you're right. It's probably more for us. Anyway. It is. I mean, as I brought some, a child at three, that was the youngest. Yeah. That's probably, you know, that'll probably be the age that we do, but who's to say Quinn and I won't come before then I might just kidnap. Okay. I'll be like, guess what? We're going. We will not send out that Amber alert then appreciate that. All right. Well I don't want to keep you from your pool. This is their last night. So yeah. Thanks for chat. Thanks for having me feel special.
Shannon: I hope you enjoy listening to that conversation. Having adult children is it can be very fun and it was lovely to sit down with her and talk to her like grown grownups. So also after this episode, what you can expect to hear is going to be from Orlando. The daily updates will return next. And this next trip will be a combination of universal and Disney world. We will be starting at universal and then moving over into Disney world, not a very long trip, but the, you know, they're all, they're all different. March was two weeks. This one's a shorter trip and who knows what will come next after this. So I am excited about that. So stay tuned for that coming next. After this, if you would like more information on this show, please feel free to check the show notes in your podcast app. Or you can go to the website, WDW prep, school.com, find podcasts at the top and scroll down to episode two 72 until next time I will see you on the site. [inaudible].
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