Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Soooo...... It feels like it's been forever since we've thinking about & dreaming about being able to take Andrew to Disney World!!
I haven't been on here as much in the last few months because I have been working my backside off with my ebay store and it looks like it's actually going to pay off!! After a few months of working on it (and I have a few more months til vacation time to come up w/ the rest) I think we're going to be able to take Andrew on an AWESOME vacation to Disney! :)
Neither dh nor myself have ever been there before- so I'm looking for as much advice, tips, suggesstions, reviews...etc.... I'm a big planner and I think 1/2 of the excitement for me at least is the planning & build up!
So, I think we're probably going to be going the last week in September- leaving to come home Oct 1st. Disney just announced a free dining plan for the month of Sept. which it makes it much easier on the budget (although this is still a HUGE expense and probably the smartest thing to do at this time- should be saving insteading of doing this (and I may regret the big spend later...) but you're only 6 once & it feels like the time is flying by and we want Andrew to experience alot of things neither dh nor myself were able to do growing up...anyways...)
Another reason- besides the free dining plan- for picking this daye is Sept 30th is Brian's 40th b-day! :) I'd like to do Oct., but Andrew has horrible allergies and sinus' issues and has been sick every Oct since he was born and I don't want him suffering while he's on his trip. Nov is too close to the holidays (our wedding anniversary, my bday, thanksgiving and right into Xmas) and I don't want to wait til Next spring.... so end of Sept it is!
My biggest decision so far is what Disney resort to stay at???? There are sooooo many to pick from and all the info on the web is overwhelming....
So, anyone stayed at any Disney Resorts and what are your reviews of where you stayed?
So far (and it changes almost hourly with me ...lol ;) I'm leaning towards Disney's Polynesian Resort or Wilderness Resort. Both look AMAZING!!! I liked the pictures of the pool at Corando Springs but found out it was a convention hotel & reviews say it's almost amile from 1 side of rooms to restaurant & that you run into alot of non-disney guest (convention goers) and they say there is alot more drinking/smoking than you would find at any other of their resorts- so that one is definateley out.
I looked at Animal Kingdom Lodge and it looks fantastic- but I don't think any of us (dh,me or andrew) would like there on site African food restaurants- neither Andrew or I could eat most of what's on the menu anyways.
Where have you stayed? Did you like it?
Also, any tips or advice on dining/ restaurants you liked or ones to stay away from...best character experiences, and anything at all you can think of!!!
We are all so excited!! This will be our 1st vacation in 3 years! Last year we only did a few day trips and the year before was spent with me in Philadelphia hospitals...so this will be a real treat!! The year before we took Andrew (and his grandparents- my mil & step fil) to White Mountains, NH to a huge Santa theme park and stayed at a really nice resort- but Andrew was only 3 years old & doesn't remember too much of it- same with the few times we were able to take him to the beautiful Hershey Hootel & Hershey Park (only 1.5 hrs from us- so we were able to go for a night or 2 and drive back home)- he was only 2 and 3 and doesn't remember too much of it.
He's 6 yrs old now- so I think this is the perfect time to take him on a magaical Disney trip!!
Well, back to work while waiting for the delivery men to bring Andrew's new awesome bed! He's been in a twin size bed for the last few years & today his full size bed is coming- it'll match his bedroom furniture (his headboard and footboard are part of what was his baby crib- it was one of those convertible cribs where the sides become the head&foot boards for a full size bed). I ordered his bed from QVC- amazing deal!! A nice Serta Perfect bed for like $500 and some odd dollars- 6 pymts out of debit card of less than $100- free delivery from Serta and took less than a week to get here! The bed was actually $300 less than what the stores were selling them for here.....
Thanks is advance to all who read & are able to help with any ideas/suggesstions!!!!