Thursday, December 23, 2010

WDW Trip Report - When Are You Going Back?

When I return from WDW, people always ask me, "when are you going back?" Before I answer that, I want to take a second to give a shout out to the Disney Community on Twitter (which @Drantis82 really opened my eyes to). You all made my Disney Vacation so much fun! The whole time I was at WDW I tried to take pictures and tweet them or randomly tweet things going on in the Parks because I knew it was the little bit of magic I could share with all of you. It was even more fun when you all responded to me and retweeted me at times! When some of you go to WDW I look forward to the tweets and the twitpics you provide because for that one second when I read your tweet or see your photo, I’m there with you. I hope that magic happened for all of you while I tweeted. You are part of the reason I’m writing this trip report because I like sharing the pixie dust!

That out of the way…I love going to Walt Disney World with my family. This makes the third trip I have made with them, and I would go again if they’d have me. However, next trip I have some different plans.

While on the trip I realized I’ve been spending part of my life waiting. I’ve been waiting for Prince Charming to come sweep me off my feet and take me to a Deluxe Disney World Resort on our honeymoon. Honestly, that may not happen, and waiting is foolish. I mean I've built up a lovely home around me with nice furniture, decorations, my own china dishes, and such all based on the principle that I don't have to wait for a wedding to have nice things. Why is WDW any different?? I’ve decided I have a couple of options for my next trip:

1. We have family friends that live very close to WDW. They’ve said I can come stay with them for free, borrow a car for free, come and go as I want, and go to WDW from there. That would save me a TON of money, so if I have a WDW itch that I really need to scratch, I’ll go back in that style next time. I love our friends down there and would enjoy staying with them, and best of all I know they really would love to have me.

2. My long term idea is to save enough to go back and stay at The Contemporary for 4-5 nights. Who needs Prince Charming when you can go solo?

Next time I want to sleep in (except the day I go to Magic Kingdom for Rope Drop), enjoy a few morning attractions and lunch, head “home” to rest during the hottest part of the day, and then go back to the Parks and stay late each night. That way I could go during summer and still enjoy my time there. I love the Parks at night, and I’d like to not be so tired by the end of the day that I can’t enjoy that time.

So there you have it. I have a plan. I’m not sure how long it will take me to save for The Contemporary, but one day I’ll stay there. It’s my style. I love that the monorail goes right through it, and the close proximity to Magic Kingdom is a definite plus. (I am willing to bring someone with me on my trip if a friend wants to join me or Prince Charming does come along.)

I do want to go to Disneyland sometime. I think it would be neat to see where it all began, but of course that's a completely different undertaking...

Last post in my Trip Report - Did I finish all my "haven't dones"??


  1. After you've stayed at the Contemporary, you might want to save and try the resort that's behind Epcot. You walk out past their beach, down a sidewalk, and you're at the International Gateway. Which takes you directly to that bakery you like.

  2. That's a good point! I never thought about the proximity of those two. With a Park Hopper I could actually go over there to grab a snack! That would rock. Which resort is that?

  3. It's the Yacht Club.

    It even says you there is a walkway to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Why wait for a bus if you don't have to? Plus you get to use the International Gateway, which never has much of a line. The downside is that I don't know if you can enter at International Gateway first thing in the morning. Maybe you can.

  4. Oh, sorry about your getting the illness so hard you can't have dinner tonight.

  5. Oooooh! Then I'd only need a bus to Animal Kingdom! That would be cool. I need to look at it!

    I'm not feeling that bad. It's only pneumonia. :) I mean I don't feel like playing Wii Fit but I'm good enough for some Mario Kart...

  6. You'd also have to take someone named Marie with you. That way when you wanted your snack, you could just say "Marie! More baguettes!"

    Just make sure it's Marie and not Maria. Because what can you do with a girl like Maria?