This is my first attempt at a trip report....reading others have helped me with planning so I’m hoping someone will learn something from mine! While I took a million pictures This will be word heavy as I’m not sure I know how to post pictures and my family is kind of anti- splashing their mugs all over the internet. This trip was my mom, my husband and my daughter.... Saturday November 24 - travels and delays As this was thanksgiving weekend, delays were to be expected but still quite a frustrating way to start our trip. First delay was 1.5 hours, then another hour, then another forty five minutes. Not cool. We ended up landing at MCO after midnight and were greeted by Ron (who is Tony’s night driver), he helped us with our luggage and parks right outside baggage claim so we were on our way to RPR right away. Great service, highly recommend. We got to RPR and hit the sack. We were exhausted. I had planned on placing my order for Amazon prime as we travelled to the hotel but with all the delays I figured I would just do it the morning....this proved to be a profitable but time consuming wrench in our plans for the next day. Side notes/Thoughts on RPR I lreally like this resort. We got connecting queen rooms so everyone would get their own beds, though my daughter ended up sleeping with me every night. Not cool kid. Refrigerator was perfect size, fit milk, waters, snacks. Bathroom was great, water pressure and temperature was amazing, fastest hot water I’ve ever gotten in a hotel room. I can see how people don’t like the opaque bathroom door, not very private if you were sharing with friends, not a problem for us, but I could see the downside. Lots of storage room, clean, great housekeeping. PSA - could we all agree to be quiet in the hallways in the mornings? I get it, this is a family friendly location, kids are everywhere but do you have to stand in the hallway at 7am and yell at your child? this was very frustrating especially since w had gotten in so late, being woken up early by inconsiderate people was brutal. I had a sound machine and could still hear the shrieking banshees outside my room before sunrise. Not cool. The following nights I would place a towel under the door to muffle the noise, that helped. Never heard a neighbor but the hallway noise was annoying. EVERY SINGLE employee I encountered in this hotel was polite, kind, and accommodating. We watched the Christmas tree and surrounding decorations go up over the week. One of the women was working on the gingerbread houses around the tree in the lobby and saw my daughter drooling over the candy canes and gave her one and explained how she was decorating and what the final product would look like, my daughter was thrilled. Walking to the parks is the way to go, we were in tower two and felt like the boats were in the wrong direction. We used the boats twice and waited for the boats both times.....not a long time but my mom and I were both commenting that while the boats are great for saving some steps, it’s not really a time saver. We ate at Orchids grab n go breakfast every morning and loved it but got tired of the selections by the last few days, would love to see more “quick service” offerings for breakfast and dinner. But i can’t fault the food at this hotel. Jakes is amazing, had one of the best steaks of my life there....but more on that later!