Trip Report: WDW July/Aug 2021 – Day 3

My family and I just returned from a quick visit to “The Most Magical Place on Earth” — Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. For a sneak peek into how our visit went follow along over the next few posts.  In case you missed it:  Day 1 and Day 2

Day 3: Sunday August 1st, 2021

Resort: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (Epcot Area)
Theme Parks: Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®


  • Changed resorts today. Used a car service to transfer us and our luggage at 7:30am.
  • Walked to Hollywood Studios® from Yacht Club Resort (about 20 minutes)
  • By 8:15am we were waiting outside the queue for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway®
  • At 8:30am we were let into ride queue and had almost no wait. Great family friendly attraction. (Keep in mind this is for a 9am park opening!)
  • Off the ride by 8:50am
  • Rode Toy Story Mania!® with almost no wait. (One of my favorite rides)
  • Alien Swirling Saucers (10 min wait)
  • Off to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Had about a 60 min wait for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Our Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Boarding Group was called
  • Ate at Ronto Roasters.  Their wraps are amazing!
  • Rode Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.  This was a favorite for the entire family.
  • Watched Vacation Fun – An Original Animated Short with Mickey & Minnie
  • Ice cream treat!
  • Droid Depot reservations at 12:50pm
  • Took Disney’s Skyliner to Yacht Club Resort.
  • Resort break and naps for all
Ready to compete in Toy Story Mania!
My son piloting the Millennium Falcon.
Mickey ice cream makes everything better.
Mickey shaped kids pizza at Trattoria al Forno (Disney's BoardWalk)
The excitement of "no wait" at Soarin' Around the World. We rode it twice!


  • 5pm dinner at Trattoria al Forno on Disney’s BoardWalk 
  • Walked to Epcot®
  • Soarin’ Around the World –  walk on, no wait (my daughters favorite ride)
  • Living the Land – walk on, no wait
  • Soarin’ Around the World-  10 min wait
  • Spaceship Earth – walk on, no wait
  • Evening
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends – walk on
  • Enjoyed the living seas area, coral reefs, and
  • Walked back to Yacht Club
  • Snack from Marketplace Ale & Compass
Taking in the views on the BoardWalk

For reference: On Friday July 30th Disney World started requiring face coverings again indoors and in all ride queues. At this time of our visit there are no Fastpasses, separate character meet & greets, and many shows have still not reopened.

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