Sunset on Pensacola Beach

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Disney World 1-2016

Yes, this is me thinking.

I thought about how to approach this blog........and decided to start with a short explanation.  We now belong to the DVC (Disney Vacation Club which is their timeshare.)  The decision took several weeks of study but I realized the pros SO outweigh the cons with becoming a member.  
Last Monday we headed for Disney World and stayed in our home resort - the Polynesian.  We chose the Polynesian because:

  • We LOVE that resort.
  • It is on the monorail system.
  • You can easily walk to the ticket and transportation area.
  • Largest DVC rooms in Disney World.
  • They were offering a lower cost of points for a short period of time - saved me money!
  • Small enough that walking around the outside of the resort is a short walk.

The first stop is at Best Friends on Disney Property.  Their kennel is cheaper for me to leave Kacey than the one at our vet.  But I like that she is minutes away IF there is a problem.  Yes, it is pretty fancy for the dogs.  After all, they are on vacation too!!


Then on to the Polynesian.  Loved our room and the view.  We could see the Castle from the grounds and I could sit on our couch and watch fireworks from the patio windows.  

The room included a kitchenette.  Sink, toaster, coffee pot, microwave, fridge, and dishes.

Couch opens to a bed and was pretty comfortable.  Let's face it, the bed is the most comfy way to go but I give that to Mom and Dad.

Two bathrooms -  one with stool, tub, and sink.   The other with sink and an incredible walk in shower with the rain style shower head.  I was hooked!

The next two pictures were cool.  Looks like a pretty chest.  But when you pull on the drawer it opens into a twin bed.   Best for kids but an adult could sleep on it.  Just watch your head when getting up in the morning.


We grabbed a tasty lunch at the Polynesian and headed off for the Magic Kingdom.  The weather was great.  Don't judge by my Mom with a hood on her head.   She is ALWAYS cold.  And if she is not cold, she is too hot.  But she has a great time.
It wasn't really crowded but I always think in January it should have less people.  But we never waited in line.  The most exciting part of the Magic Kingdom was that they still had the Christmas decorations up.   Even the ice cycles on the castle. I had not seen this before and was in awe of the beauty of the holiday decorations.  
The next day we began our day at Magic Kingdom and every single Christmas decoration was down - gone - holiday finished!!!!  I have read that putting up decorations and taking down all happens at night with a full work force but how amazing to see this change in person.


 Dancing in the Polynesian.

Mom looking like Hawaiian royalty.  

Castle on Tuesday evening and afternoon.

I have lots more but it is getting late.  After this week at Disney, I know the correct decision was made financially to buy into DVC.  The room we had would of been approx. $500.00 a night and we could never afford that sort of luxury.  
See Ya Real Soon!!!!

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