I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think of a better place to enjoy MotherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day than Disney. Which is why this was the 3rd year in a row I spent the day in the parks. The only thing that could have made it better would have been having my mom here to enjoy the day with me, but having a whole day where my son has to do what I want to do without a single whine was nice.
I had done the special MotherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day Brunch in Epcot in the past and while it was good it didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have anything that I really loved so this year I decided to start my day off with one of my favorite Disney treats Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Tonga Toast! After satisfying my sweet tooth at Kona it was a short walk over to the TTC to hop on the monorail to Epcot. Besides the Flower and Garden festival there was one main reason to head over to Epcot and that is for the free photo. There seemed to be quite a few changes this year. First it was hard to find a photo location. Then I guess Disney decided to give photopass a little nudge because instead of having the photo mailed out to everyone they gave us a photopass card and a voucher for the free picture. You could only use it for that specific picture but it was a free 5×7. The only drawback was that you had to pick up the picture before leaving the park and if you were picking up after 3:00 there was only one location to do so and man was it packed!
After finally getting my picture it was back to the monorail and to my favorite park, the Magic Kingdom, to get my most favorite Disney treat Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Dole whip! It was quite warm and sunny so a cool Dole whip was just what I needed. Disney is doing some rehab work in that area of Adventureland so there were less places to sit. It was strange to enjoy my Dole whip and then not be able to ride Pirates of the Caribbean afterwards. I can not wait until that reopens and I really canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait to see Dead ManÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Chest! A few rides and some people watching later I made a MotherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day wish at Snow WhiteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wishing well and it was time to head home to really relax. I hope everyone else enjoyed their day as much as I did!