Day 4- Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away With Me- Part A
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|Tue, 10-25-2011 - 3:24pm|
We woke up early again (when do we get to sleep again? Oh yea, when we get home!) and we all met for breakfast. We ate at ASSp and had the usual Disney breakfast- Mickey waffles, eggs, etc. Then we headed back to the room to gather our stuff, say good bye to my parents-who were going to stay for a late check out and rest-and head off to the port.
Here is a good time to give you my impression of ASSp and the new cup refill system they are trying. First of all, ASSp was awesome. The rooms were clean and updated, the resort seemed well kept and cared for. The CM's were friendly and helpful and we all really enjoyed it. I think that was the same impression I had of it 8 years ago. Now, the "new and improved" drink system. It is ok. I don't have an issue with the amount of soda they give you-once you add ice you can drink some and refill right away-we didn't have any problems with that at all. The biggest issue was the speed at which the soda is dispensed. It comes out FAST and it's tough for smaller kids (and older, less coordinated adults-me) to fill the mug without making a mess. It seemed more complicated than the ones at Pop. I know it really wasn't but I would make a mess every, single time-Robbie too. I wasn't really a fan of the system but if they could slow down the release of the soda I think it might work for me. LOL
OK, we are headed to the port...It took us a little bit to be ready to go and we were a little later heading to the port than we planned but it turned out that it was perfect timing. I had picked up $20 in quarters for tolls and had saved quarters for a few months for Robbie to make pennies so we were stocked and ready to hit the toll road to the port. But wait, Tara and Allan didn't think about the tolls. Oops. So I gave them a tube of quarters and we were off-going thru the exact change booths and running smoothly to the port. :)
We had decided to try the off site parking that was recommended on the DIS- ParkNCruise. We found our way there and it seemed a little dicey at first but it turned out to be wonderful. A good lesson in "don't judge a book by it's cover". Plus, they only charged 6.99/day and Disney charged 15.99/day. Score! We were really excited and were the only ones in the "Disney" line so we got the van to ourselves, oops, no we didn't. They added a group of four from Carnival to our van and we were off. We came out of the parking lot and up to the bridge to to port where we saw her for the first time...the Dream.