Ah, here we are again. Dawn is planning another summer Disney vacation with her family. I have gotten a lot of great feedback on my blogging about our trips, including what goes on from a planning aspect (as an guest and a travel agent, it is a unique perspective)- and it is now time to let everyone in on what we have planned for this summer.
We are arriving on a Thursday morning in August to the new Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. We have 2 Deluxe Studio Villas reserved as my Mom will be traveling with us again. These new studio villas are the largest at the Walt Disney World Resort at 465 sqft . These villas sleep up to five guests each and feature a kitchenette, enhanced storage space for convenience and comfort, and two separate bathroom areas, one a full bathroom with a tub/shower and another one with a shower and sink. A pull-down armoire bed showcases painted artwork from the popular Disney film, Lilo & Stitch.
Upon arrival, (yes, we land at 9am) we are heading to our resort and right into a character breakfast with Mickey, Pluto, Lilo, and Stitch at Ohana. The last time we were there for breakfast, our second daughter, Katie, was in an infant seat! Breakfast is served family style, which is ideal with Mom’s mobility concerns. Ohana serves your typical breakfast fare as well as a few Polynesian touches (more fruit, etc) and of course, Mickey waffles!
Now, after breakfast we are planning on spending the day enjoying the newly renovated Polynesian Resort and resisting the urge to hop on the monorail to Epcot or (in our eyesight from our resort) the Magic Kingdom. The resort has not been fully reopened, so I am really hoping the pool area is as amazing as their artist rendering looks…
We have spoken about renting their water sprites from the marina, watching the Electrical Water Pageant and Wishes right from the Polynesian’s beach, etc. We are also planning on a quick service dinner from Capt Cook’s at the Polynesian as well and a Dole Whip or two.
After breakfast at Capt Cook’s on Saturday, we have a car company picking up and bringing us to Port Canaveral so we can board the Disney Fantasy for a week’s long, Western Caribbean sailing.
We have connecting category 5E staterooms reserved (deluxe oceanview with verandah). Our staterooms are located at the very back (aft) of the ship. Next door to one of our rooms, is Tricia’s family who are also sailing with us! For those unfamiliar with these 5E aft staterooms- their balconies are HUGE!
Now we have 3 of these- and on the Disney Fantasy, you can open up the balcony dividers (which we plan on doing) to make it one huge balcony! Each balcony comes with 2 lounge chairs, 2 standard chairs and 2 side tables. PLENTY of room in one alone!
As of now, this is what we have planned for our week:
Day 1- Embarkation
Day 2- Sea Day.
Palo Brunch for Mike and I
Day 4- Grand Cayman
Day 6- Sea Day
Mike & I would LOVE to go back to Remy for brunch or try the new Dessert Experience
Day 7- Castaway Cay
Hoping for a Cabana!
Day 8- Disembarkation Day
We have our flights booked, transfers reserved, resort and cruise deposited.
Now to see if within the coming 6 months if we adhere to these plans, or something changes. Stay tuned!