If I were at the Walt Disney World Resort today, Gaston’s Tavern is where I would be!

I’m sitting here at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee that ordinary weekday life has forced me to reheat six times and then ultimately just drink cold. I’m reluctantly chewing on my breakfast banana because I’m trying to be “good”, but what I really want can’t be found in my little North Carolina kitchen.

 

Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

If I close my eyes, I can picture myself sitting inside of Gaston’s Tavern with a warm cinnamon roll bigger than my head, dripping in sweet, sticky goodness. I was smart enough to snag an iced coffee from the Starbucks on Main Street USA and used a snack credit to pay for it so I still have that souvenir cash that’s burning a hole in my pocket. The park is still relatively quiet, it’s a rope-drop-to-fireworks day for us and we are just starting slowly today, enjoying the light crowd, the sweet smells and the anticipation of how magical this day is going to be. We’re supposed to be sharing this gigantic cinnamon roll, alternately picking pieces off; but it’s so moist and flaky that we are practically face down on the plate trying to out-pick each other.

 

Walt Disney World Resort is in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

After breakfast, we are going to head over to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, this early in the morning the wait isn’t bad and we can save our FastPasses for after our lunch at “Be Our Guest.” We are all excited to go through the standby line! We rarely do, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is usually a FastPass must for us. However, we love the design of the queue, the games to play while you wait, the coolness of the “mine” and the building anticipation of riding one of the smoothest and HAPPIEST roller coasters ever built.

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Dreaming of my Disney day certainly is much more fun than coming to grips with the piles of laundry waiting for me. Not to mention I still have no idea what to feed everyone for dinner. Life on a Disney vacation is so worry-free and easy, I sure could go for one of those right about now. -Christie

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