After almost 15 years of marriage and several trips to Disney together, I finally came up with a trip plan that worked for both Chris and myself. I like to get up and go. Chris likes to sleep in (like really “in”). So before we left, I said “I will get up and go when I want and you can meet me in the parks by noon.”
So I was up and did my new favorite thing at Disney – I mobile ordered my breakfast while laying in bed. By the time I got up and shower, I just went downstairs and picked it up.
Primo Piatto is the counter service location at the Riviera. They had several things I wanted to try but this morning I went with a somewhat standard breakfast of eggs, bacon and sausage. But it also came with polenta that was the best part of the dish. I could have eaten a bowl of it!
I also took some more pictures around the resort. I loved the art work and photographs. You can go into the gift shop and use a kiosk to order prints of the art throughout the resort and have it shipped directly home.
I really can’t say enough how much I love the Skyliner. From the resort to Hollywood Studios took me about 10 minutes.
Today was the first day that no virtual boarding group was required for Rise of the Resistance. I arrived just around park open and watched guests make a beeline for Galaxy’s Edge. Perfect for me – I walked onto Tower of Terror and only waited 10 minutes for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
Then I went around and took pictures of the 50th anniversary character statues.
I grabbed a late morning Starbucks and a cookie that I wanted to try. This cookie was sooo good. It was pumpkin shortbread with white chocolate frosting. I loved it and wanted to get another later in the trip but unfortunately that never happened.
I did a few more attractions while waiting for Chris to meet me. Once he arrived, we did some more rides and caught the Pixar cavalcade.
I had watched the wait times for Rise of the Resistance throughout the day. At the start of the day it was as high as 220 minutes, but it gradually declined and stay between 60 and 90 minutes. We headed over to Galaxy’s Edge and did Smuggler’s Run and then Rise was down. We grabbed a bite to eat to wait it out a little. It was still listed as down but as we walked by the line seemed to be moving and the cast member said it was up and running. The posted time changed to 60 minutes but we were on in about 35 minutes.
After Rise, we went back to the resort for a little break and to get ready for dinner. We were going to Topolino’s for dinner to celebrate our anniversary.
Topolino’s was excellent! We had the fresh ricotta appetizer. Then I had the sole with roasted potatoes and the warm lava cake for dessert. We even timed it right to see the Epcot fireworks from the restaurant. It is a great view from there and you can go out on the terrace to view them as well.
We were very glad to only be an elevator ride away from our room after a very filling meal.