Last March my family had the chance to take a trip of a Lifetime. Being a travel agent really was an advantage when planning this trip. A LOT has changed in the last 6 months and having a travel agent plan with you can make your trip SPECTACULAR!
On the morning of March 11, 2020 we woke the kids up and surprised them with a trip to Disney World. (See Video Below)
Disney with Ease
We had the amazing opportunity to stay at 3 incredible resorts!
Animal Kingdom Lodge
This was one of my favorite resorts. After getting on the bus from the plane and finally getting to our resort we checked in online and went straight to our room. The view of the Savannah from our room was spectacular we saw giraffes and other animals right from our balcony. The best part was the sunrise over the Savannah the next morning.
As soon as we were checked in we went straight to Hollywood Studios
We don't mess around when we do Disney. We had been up since 4a.m. but we weren't about to stop. We met up with my parents, who live in Florida, boarded the bus and headed straight to Hollywood studios. Remember this was pre pandemic and it was still pretty busy. We weren't able to get into the que for Rise of the Resistance, but we did get to go on quite a few rides before we did the Star Wars Desert Party and Light show from a reserved area. It was quite spectacular.
After our one night at Animal Kingdom Lodge I went to the Yacht Club because I had a conference I was attending for a couple days, and my husband and kids went to my parents house. The Yacht Club is amazing the boardwalk is delightful and takes you right to the entrance of Epcot. It is so close you can walk to Epcot and see the fireworks from the hotel. As the conference went on COVID started to ramp up. Schools were closing and it was announced Disney was going to shut down. So my roommate left early and my husband and kids came and stayed with me at the Yacht Club. I also did a little run one morning around the Boardwalk it was super enjoyable. My husband and I also got to celebrate our 11 year anniversary with an incredible dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse. Very romantic. The next morning before we checked out we walked around the Boardwalk and got right into a character breakfast at Trattoria Al Forno where the kids me, Flynn Rider, Arial, Prince Eric, and Rapunzel. They had an amazing time and the food was magnificent.
Since things were starting to shut down we decided to visit the Magic Kingdom the day prior to it's closing. The lines were shorter and we got to ride the Little Mermaid ride more than once. They let us just stay on. It was awesome. We also got to eat at Be Our Guest which is an AMAZING dining experience if you ever get the opportunity I highly recommend it. We also got to me a ton of characters and go and every ride we wanted too.
After our exciting day at the Magic Kingdom we moved to our last resort the Polynesian. This resort is spectacular! We got to stay in an Lake View room we could see Cinderella's Castle and Space Mountain from our balcony. We had already decided our last day there was going to be spent relaxing at the pool and lounging around the resort. We had dinner Ohana which is at the hotel and the kids LOVED the pool and they had a staff lead games and play music. I must say we watched the Fireworks and light parade from our balcony and I got a little teary thinking about this would be last time they would do this for awhile. It was a memorable vacation for sure.
Going home the next day was surreal. The parks had shut down and the resorts were closing the next week. Before we left we decided to ride the monorail round trip and the conductor let the kids see the front and blow the horn they LOVED it. We also got to meet Pluto he was just hanging out in our hotel. Then we came home to a WHOLE new world.