My first visit to Walt Disney World was in 1986, when the only two resorts onsite were The Contemporary and The Polynesian. I remember thinking how big everything was and how in the world this whole thing “all started with a mouse.” As the monorail made the final turn towards Magic Kingdom and I caught my first glimpse of Cinderella’s castle it amazed me, my mouth dropped and I know I didn’t breathe for at least a second or two. It was a feeling I will never forget.
Now I am married and have my own children and I remember the first time they made their final turn on the monorail, it was like watching myself as a child again. I knew at that moment that If I could help others experience that same feeling when visiting Disney, it would be so magical for everyone!
Traveling to Walt Disney World has become such grand experience for every trip, even the ones that aren’t the “first ones!” There are magic bands, apps, fast passes, quick service, sit downs and several other terms that can overwhelm even a seasoned Disney traveler when planning their vacation. This is where Jolly Holiday comes into play… we take all the stress out of planning and help you experience all Disney has to offer in the easiest and most efficient way possible.
One of my most favorite things to do is to find a new activity that Disney offers outside the theme parks. Of course the majority of our time is spent in the parks, but many people don’t realize that you can play miniature golf, take surfing lessons, bowl and even take in dinner and a movie at Disney Springs! Disney has it all!
At Jolly Holiday, the personal service you will receive will truly make your vacation magical, because we believe that each vacation is special and you are all family!
Some of my Disney favorites:
Resorts – The Wilderness Lodge – I love the architecture and décor of the lodge and Art of Animation – the Nemo suites and Big Blue Pool are a favorite of my girls!
Rides – Soarin’, The Haunted Mansion, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Kilmanjaro Safaris and Toy Story Mania
Eats – Ohana- their breakfast is topnotch and who doesn’t enjoy Mickey shaped waffles. California Grill – wonderful menu, ambience and my favorite place to watch “Wishes”, Le Cellier Steakhouse, Canada in Epcot’s World Showcase – the chicken Cassoulet and Filet mignon are unbelievable and melt in your mouth. Of course you can’t leave Epcot with stopping by Norway’s Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe, their sweet pretzels and troll horns are always favorites to our family’s sweet teeth! Lastly Cinderella’s Castle… just sitting in the Castle that was imagined by Walt Disney himself is enough for me, although the cuisine is wonderful and seeing the princesses is a treat!
Treats – Dole Whip and Dole Whip Floats!!!! These are a must for me every trip!