Sunday, February 8, 2009


I'm now all booked for a 7 day stay in "The World" in September. I'm really looking forward to this trip for a few reasons:

1) This will be my first stay at the Boardwalk (and we've got a Boardwalk view!!). I know this is a bit of a splurge, and some may even say a waste of DVC points, but I think it's really gonna be worth it. I'm looking forward to waking up in the morning and stepping out onto the balcony and looking down on the serene quiet of the Boardwalk, before everything gets going. Of course watching the fireworks from Illuminations and seeing Spaceship Earth lit up, from your room is pretty cool too.

2) It will be my daughter's first visit. My daughter will turn 2 while we are down there and I think she is really going to love it. She really enjoys all of the Playhouse Disney shows and giggles uncontrollably every time she watches Finding Nemo. I know she probably won't remember the trip when she gets older, but I will. I can't wait to see how she does with the characters *biting nails*. I know it can really go either way with a kid her age. Will she love them or freak out?? We'll see. Mike Fess and his daughter opened my eyes to the experience that is, character meet and greets with young ones.

3) We are taking my parents with us. My parents have been to Disney World a few times, but they have only been during peak seasons, usually school vacation. My Father calls it "Stroller Hell" and they are used to touring commando style and dealing with huge crowds. I think they will enjoy the slower pace of the parks during September. Another cool thing my wife and I are doing, is surprising them with the accommodations. They have no idea that we bought into DVC and they are under the impression that we are staying at Pop Century. The only time they ever stayed on property was at All Star Sports, so I think they are in for a big surprise.

A little over 200 days until the trip, and it can't come soon enough!! For anyone on the fence about purchasing it if you can afford it. You won't regret it. While we're on the topic...Congrats to Jeff W. and his family who recently bought in!! Welcome Home!!


MikeF. said...

Can not wait to hear how it went. I love the look of the Boardwalk. Plus yes you did learn all to well. All I can say is get her used to people dressed in costumes.

Chris said...

Congrats on booking the trip. Loved staying on the boardwalk for the marathon (BCV, but who's counting ;-)). Just can't beat the location.

Don't worry about the whole 2 year old thing. Disney is a fine wine that will age over time on your daughter. My daughter at 2 was shy around the characters, but by the end of the week she was posing with a 7 foot Shamu..go figure... She was still a little shy at 3 (even with the Princesses...) but loved the characters at Chef Mickey's this time. My son, 1, laughed out loud every time one of the characters came over to him (again, Chef Mickey's). Ya never know how they'll react, but the idea is how YOU react. Don't freak out and think they hate Disney if they get a little scared, they'll get used to it ;-) OR ELSE!!! LOL Just take it in stride and remember the stories so you can share them when they get older.

DebWDW said...

Your parents will love Boardwalk! Having the kitchen, and being able to just people watch out on the BW will be very enjoyable for them. And depending on their mobility, walking to Epcot is such a nice treat as opposed to having to wait on buses.