Since we have annual passes for Disney, we decided to drive down to Florida last week and spend a few days at Disney World.
We left at 5am and it took about 8 hours to reach Kissimmee. After looking at coupons in the Hotel coupon book, we decided to try the Champions Resort Hotel on Hwy 192 West. It cost us $55 for the night ($39 coupon + $7 resort fee + taxes). It was an okay room but the bed was small. Don couldn’t ever get any hot water and the sink didn’t drain well. The air condition ran all night but we were comfortable. But we slept well anyway.
After checking in, we went to Epcot and spent the day there. It was really neat to see the park after dark with all the pretty lights. I would have liked to stay for the fireworks show but we were too exhausted.
First we went to the Super 8 on Hwy 192 East and checked in. The room was $51 for the night ($45 + tax) plus a free breakfast. I think I like this place better than the one on Sunday. Then we ate breakfast at Denny’s and then went to the Magic Kingdom all day. When we were ready to leave, we took the monorail to Epcot to get our “passport” stamped for the third time, which meant we received a free wine glass from the Food and Wine Festival. We stopped at Chick-fil-a for dinner before returning to the motel at 7:30 pm.
Before breakfast, we paid for another night at the Super 8. After breakfast we went to Animal Kingdom until lunchtime. Then we went to Denny’s and had a big lunch before going on to Hollywood Studios. It was really hot and humid all day long but we had a great day! I like being able to get my 10,000+ steps in every day when we are here. We stopped by CVS and got medicine refilled for Don. For dinner we went to Chick-fil-a and had terrible service 2 nights in a row at the same place so I sent them an email when we got back to the room.
We checked out of the motel after breakfast.
Things I Learned:
1. Resort fees are a rip off!
2. During the Food and Wine Festival, they gave away free wine glasses if you visited Epcot on 3 different days and had them stamp your “passport.”
3. If the wait time is too long for a ride, come back later and the line will probably be shorter.
4. Cheetahs don’t roar.
5. Elephants are afraid of bees.
6. I’m glad we have our medicine filled at CVS because it is easy to get medicine filled in FL when we travel.
Original photo by Pat Hensley