CDT sails on the Anthem- Day 3, Excursion to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival!

Day 3 of our cruise vacation was jam packed!

I started my day early, with logging onto My Disney Experience around 6:45am to, hopefully, secure Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure for our family and Tricia’s later in the day. Just before 7am, I purchased Disney’s Genie+ for my husband and son, who were more focused on riding than the festival offerings- and that went pretty smoothly. My son asked for Test Track and Mission: Space, and I secured Test Track shortly after 7am. At 8:30am, when I could secure an Individual Lightning Lane for the rest of us- it was already sold out to those staying in a Walt Disney World Resort (we were still sailing towards Port Canaveral, obviously not an onsite guest, who could make that purchase at 7am). By 9am I could secure Soarin (granted, he didn’t ask for that- but I knew it would sell out), and then Mission: Mars two hours later. This was perfectly timed for the 4 hours we would be there:

While keeping an eye on My Disney Experience, we enjoyed breakfast at Cafe 270, seriously fell in love with this venue on this cruise…

and we really enjoyed time on our balconies approaching Florida & had some pizza before disembarking at Port Canaveral.

We secured transfers, via Royal Caribbean International, on sale we paid about $60 for the four of us. We were boarding a monorail by 2:40pm and comfortably in Epcot by just before 3pm.

The kids beelined for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and that nearly 90 minute wait time, while Mike & I enjoyed the Flower and Garden Festival before meeting back up with them.

We split up again- Mike and Mikey heading for their Lighting Lane reservations for Soarin, Test Track, and Mission Space (they must have a pretty great Travel Planner, eh?). Katie and I enjoyed more of the Festival- more food, drinks, shopping, topiaries, and butterflies ♥️

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We made it back on the ship to freshen up and be welcomed into the Main Dining room for dinner (an advantage to a later dinner seating) before finally heading to bed…

Walking back to the ship
Tonight’s Menu
Baked Potato Soup
NY Strip
Apple Blossom with Vanilla Ice Cream
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