|08-24-2013, 07:26 PM||#1|
Walt Disney World Junky
Join Date: Jun 2012
A Fantasy of a Honeymoon....With Some Park Magic! *COMPLETED 10/31*
It's been about a week since coming back from the ultimate Disney honeymoon with my now DH, Kevin. Even though we spent a week in the Parks and then did a 7-night Fantasy cruise, I'm going to do the whole trip report in the DCL part of the trip reports. I'm actually going to do most of the trip report on the cruise. Trips to the Parks are fun and I've been going my whole life. It's more fun to do a report on something newer to me, like cruising.
My DH and I at Animal Kingdom on our first day at the Parks before renting a boat....but more on that later....
I'm going to start this adventure with some unique experiences we had in the Parks before I get to the actual cruise. I'll start with the cast.... Me (Jackie) and my DH (Kevin). We were married on August 3 in the Chicago suburbs and had a beautiful wedding. We left for Disney the next day for 6 nights in the Parks.
I would have had a better picture but our photos haven't come in yet...
As I mentioned in the PTR, we decided to go an extra night than originally planned and as a result, we got a major discount that wasn't available to us when I originally booked the trip. We made this trip extra special by staying in the Honeymoon Suite at the Grand Floridian with club level service and a perfect view of Cinderella's Castle and the fireworks. Here are some of the pictures from the hotel...
Overall, it was kinda fun to be treated like royalty but in the end we didn't feel 100% welcome in the Royal Palms Club. The staff was always nice but the other guests weren't very courteous. Every time we went down for a meal or snacks, we would get dirty looks from groups like we weren't as good as them with our trading pins and t-shirts verses their Ralph Lauren and boating shoes. (I think we are going to try the Contemporary Club Level next time).
View from the Concierge Lounge
And some of the dessert offerings....
It was nice to have all the beverages and snacks at our disposal. Breakfast every morning was a really nice start to our days, but our favorite part was coming back from the parks, grabbing a plate of late night desserts and beers, and going to our balcony to watch Wishes. We saw Wishes a total of 5 nights out of the six!
Everything was soooooo good!!
This trip to the Parks was very different because we took our time instead of turning into the walking wounded by the end of the week. One unique experience we did was taking advantage of the marina discount and renting a pontoon boat! We only had the boat for about an hour which came out to $76, and really, an hour is all you need. We were able to take it all the way around the Seven Seas Lagoon AND Bay lake.....with some time to stop and take some close up pictures of the monorail!
Did I mention that Kevin is obsessed with the monorail. His dream is for us to retire here so he can drive the monorail....
It was also a beautiful day which made for a very relaxing afternoon. If you and your family are taking a long Disney vacation or simply want to try something new, I highly recommend the marina rentals!
Last edited by PrincessForLife; 10-31-2013 at 09:25 AM.
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