Day 3: Festival of the Arts! / Four Resorts, Two Festivals 2019

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Other prepping for F&G was the planting of flowers along the bank of the lagoon.

Imagination Pavilion in the Distance

Before leaving Epcot for the day we popped into Mouse Gear – the huge shop near the entrance/exit to look at (and quite possibly purchase!) the Disney merch!

Here are some of the things I loved on this trip! There was a LOT of Disney snack-themed merchandise this year and I was not mad at it at all!

Looking through my receipts I can see I bought a cupcake plush, a macaron plush, and a Mickey popsicle mould so that I can make Mickey Ice Cream Premium Bars at home!


Purple Potion was the latest color-trend at Disney on our trip – which was really handy because it’s my favorite color!

I already had the ears and I really, really, wanted one of the Loungefly backpacks, but they were NINETY-FIVE DOLLARS. I tried so hard to justify it, but I couldn’t. The purses/wallets were I think $60 – so just as pricey.

I knew I would only ever use it on Disney trips and this was somewhat of a budget trip for us and my merch-buying funds were on the low side.

As I’m reaching the end of writing today’s trip report I’m nearly out of photos in my folder, and realised I didn’t share a couple from earlier in the day, so I’m putting them here!

The first couple are of Wilderness Lodge, with a bit more hand lettering from yours truly. I had planned to do this at all locations we visited, but ended up forgetting a lot of the time!


Then we saw this car as said…


Back home at Wilderness Lodge we ended up getting dinner from Roaring Fork, the resort’s Quick Service Location.

Roaring Fork » Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Me: Gourmet Grilled Cheese Mozzarella, Arugula, Tomato, and Carmelized Onions on Multigrain Bread with French Fries ($9.99)

Him: 10-Hour Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich – Apple Barbecue, Creamy Slaw on a Sweet Brioche Roll with French Fries ($10.99)

Us: Strawberry Cupcake ($5.49)

I have to say I was a bit disappointed with my grilled cheese. I do love a cheese-toastie and this was really lacking in flavor!

Steve loved his pulled pork sandwich, and the cupcake was yummy – enough to share as Disney cupcakes are so big and full of frosting!

Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Gourmet Grilled Cheese
10-Hour Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich
Strawberry Cupcake

Roaring Fork »
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Bill: $26.47 + Tax: $1.73 + Tip: $0 = $28.20

Total Paid: $28.20


And that’s it for day 3 of Four Resorts, Two Festivals 2019! Tomorrow we are off to Hollywood Studios to see the [new at the time] Toy Story Land!

Read about the day after:
Day 4: Hooray for Hollywood!
Hollywood Studios; Lunch from Woody’s Lunch Box

Read about the day before:
Day 2: In The Wilderness!
Check-in: Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge; Lunch from Roaring Fork; Dinner from Geyser Point Bar & Grill

» Read ALL the days!

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