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Monday, April 20, 2009

Summer Vacation Planning

It's getting to be that time of year! We have had our Summer vacation pretty much selected since January, we are going back to Walt Disney World. The kids don't know and we haven't decided when we will tell them either. I am thinking a little closer to the day we leave, or maybe the morning of! We are currently 1 month and 1 day away from leaving for our trip.

We are going for 8 days/7 nights to the beautiful Coronado Springs Resort on WDW property. We stayed here during our quick after Christmas trip but didn't get to really enjoy the resort as we were only there for 2.5 days. The resort is nicely themed and has a cool kids pool and playground area. We can't wait for the girls to actually be able to enjoy it this year.

Disney offers a dining plan option you can add to your vacation package, which we did, because it really is a decent savings for the amount of food you get. Honestly $39.99 a day for an adult isn't much to pay considering how much we would pay anyways for food. The plan we opted for includes a table service meal per person per day so we were able to book some character meals, which we didn't get to do in Dec.

We are eating at:

Cinderella's Royal Table (in the castle) for breakfast
1900 Park Fare for breakfast
Ohana Breakfast
Crystal Palace for lunch
Hollywood & Vine for dinner (including Fantasmic! show)

We still have one table service credit to use and may use it for the Maya Grill at our resort. We ate there twice, once for breakfast and once for dinner...breakfast buffet was much better in our opinions. I think I will have hubby call though and see if he can't find another table service at one of the parks.

I am pretty excited to be able to visit all the theme parks not including the water parks this time around. This is my 4th trip and I have never been to Epcot or to the Animal Kingdom! When the girls are older we will probably do the water parks as well, but for now I think we will have enough fun at the resort pool and the theme parks.

I still have a little shopping to do before our trip, buying J some summer clothes, me and hubby need a few more pr of shorts. Luckily H just got a whole wardrobe of summer clothes since I found all of J's old summer clothes. I will buy her a few new things though as well.

We are in the countdown mode now, almost 1 month to the day and can't wait!!

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