Thursday 29 April 2010

Home Sweet {Disney} Home

The first time we went to Orlando we were a little wet behind the ears. We booked a package with our local travel agent and didn't put much more thought into it. Shocking - considering what a 'Disney planner' I turned out to be! If only I'd known about ADRs and Dollar Express then... This is the first villa we stayed in. It was a little off the beaten track in Kissimmee but lovely all the same. There were no bells and whistles (I've since found villas with pool tables and games rooms and jacuzzi's!) but if you said I could go back to Disney tomorrow and stay there I so would! We had out own pool and it was lovely just to chill out after a hot day at the parks.

By the time we made our second trip I'd let the Disney planner within me loose and I booked a split stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Riverside is a beautiful resort and we'd stay there again in a flash. This is the view of a quiet pool from our room at Riverside.

Now, you may be thinking that the photo below doesn't look much like the Animal Kingdom Lodge and you would be right. A few months before our honeymoon the Animal Kingdom Lodge started building work on their new DVC (Disney Vacation Club) villas and we were bumped to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa!! Talk about pixie dust! :) I love, love, love this hotel and would love to stay there again, one day...
I hope you've enjoyed my little stroll around 'The World' ;p xx


  1. oooh sweet! green with envy here, I so want to take DD to Disneyland.

  2. lol I am a crazy planner lady too, my family resign themselves to the fact I have the entire vacation planned with military precision before we leave the house, and no deviation from the plan is allowed :)

    but like you, on our first trip (waaaay back in 1992) we didn't have a clue, I missed so much that first time, with hindsight (still had a ball though :))