Our 2017 Disney Vacation - 14 Day Countdown

Walt Disney World has to be one of my absolute FAVORITE places in the world! With over 25 onsite hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 waterparks, 1 Disney Springs, you truly feel immersed in the magic!

The big question I often hear is, "What's the difference between Disneyland and Walt Disney World?" Besides the size, I would have to say the planning aspect between both coasts is vastly different! 

I won't go into too much right now, but when you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World you're looking at quite a bit of pre-planning! Between choosing the best resort to stay at, reserving your meals 6 months in advance, and picking your Fast Passes 2 months in advance there's so much to do! Confused? Shocked? Overwhelmed? That is why it is SO important to have a Travel Agent who specializes in Disney help you every step of the way! {That's me!} I promise the entire experience will be a lot of FUN! 

In today's blog, I want to share with you our Disney World experience as we prepare to leave in just two weeks from today. 

We will be staying at two different resorts. Our first 3 nights will be spent at Disney's Yacht Club. This is one of my favorite resorts! We love that we can take a boat, yes a boat, to two of the theme park entrances. I believe it has the BEST pool on property, and we truly feel like home when we walk through the front doors. Our last 2 nights was gifted to us by Disney. We'll be staying at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It is just a few steps from Magic Kingdom's entrance. It's on the monorail loop that circles the Seven Seas Lagoon. It's famous for it's Christmas time decor - so we can't wait to experience it firsthand! 

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At this point I have booked all of our dining reservations. In Disney World, eating is a HUGE part of the experience! With hundreds of different themed restaurants, you'll definitely want to have a plan in place! [Most restaurants do NOT accept walk-ups!] We have also chosen our 3 Fast Passes per day we are there. Fast Passes help you bypass the standby line and gets you on the rides faster! We have also purchased our tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, an exclusive ticketed Christmas event.. There's nothing better than Christmas at Disney!


We're also ready to go with our MagicBands! When you stay onsite in Disney World you receive these bands as a part of your package. You can choose from multiple colors and even personalize the back of them - for free! These bands are your room key, your Fast Pass ticket, your theme park ticket, you can make charges to your room, and there are even special effects that happen throughout the park thanks to your MagicBand! These bands truly give you the all inclusive feel.

When you book a package you also receive complimentary luggage tags! Look how cute these Minnie Mouse ones are! 


We have also received our luggage tags. This is one of my favorite parts of Disney World! When we check our bags in at our home airport, we won't see them again until we're in our room! That's right, when your bags have these luggage tags on them - you don't have to sit and wait at baggage claim! Disney does it for you! Nervous they will lose your bag? All your information is on the tag, and they take these bags off of the carousel before it goes out to the general public. Once we get to Orlando International Airport we will simply walk to Disney's Magical Express. A FREE bus that takes us directly to our resort! Not only is it super comfy, they play videos along your journey to kick-off your magical vacation! About 2-3 hours after we arrive to our resort, our luggage will be delivered straight to our room. Talk about amazing service!

With two weeks to go, all we have to do now is pack and wait! It will be here before we know it! I'll be doing a few more additional posts such as our trip review, what to pack when going to Disney, foodie tips, and much more! 

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