The very first time that I visited Walt Disney World was in 1984. Epcot had recently opened and we attended a character meal on the famed Empress Lilly (now the Paddlefish). I will be the first to admit that A LOT has changed since then! Gone are the days of casually showing up to the parks and being 100% footloose and fancy-free. Nowadays, there is so much important pre-planning that goes into creating a magical, efficient, and stress-free Walt Disney World Vacation.
I understand that the process can be very overwhelming on your own! That is where Jolly Holiday Vacations comes in! I love finding you the ideal resort for your budget and needs, searching out the very best dining reservations, and timing them perfectly with your fast passes – on the very best park touring days, of course! I am a self-proclaimed foodie and make a point to try new restaurants on each trip and find enjoyment in reading Disney dining reviews. I truly feel as though the dining experiences are as valuable to your overall park experience as the rides themselves.
I have three daughters and know first-hand what it is like to travel with little ones. Lastly, I take pride in treating your vacation as if were my very own.
Some of my Disney favorites:
Resorts – Contemporary – I love that it is in walking distance to the Magic Kingdom! Plus, I am obsessed with Mary Blair’s art work! , Polynesian – great view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the pool! Recently stayed at Port Orleans – Riverside! Love. Love. Love.
Rides – It’s A Small World, Splash Mountain, Soarin’, Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico
Eats – Cinderella’s Royal Table & Crystal Palace – try and get the first breakfast reservation to walk down Main Street before the park opens, Tusker House – excellent character meal, amazing bloody marys, and top-notch customer service, California Grill – the ultimate treat, indulge in sushi & champange, I like to time my reservation with sunset and stay for the spectacular view of the fireworks, Beaches & Cream – our first night tradition, must try the No Way Jose Sundae or the famous Kitchen Sink!, & ‘Ohana – so much delicious food and drink, lively atmosphere, you must try the festive Lapu Lapu!
Treats – Dole Whip & Mickey Bar – iconic Disney!
Experiences – Festival of the Lion King, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Exploring the boardwalk area at night!