Dates: Jan 23-Feb 2, 2009
Cast of Characters: my family-DH, 34, myself, 33, DD, 5, DS, 3-AND 3 other families
Accomodations: 1 night at Pop and then 9 nights at an 8 bedroom house
Transport: plane, rental car
This trip started after our family trip in May. When we came back we really raved about our experience and when we began talking about a winter getaway with friends, Florida was suggested. As many friends with little kids, we have scattered around 2 countries now and don't get to see each other as often and figured meeting up for a 10 day get together. We decided to stay in one huge house, so that we could do meals and put kids down while still being able to socialize at night-harder to do in hotels. That being said, we are also planning on splitting up to allow families to do their own thing. Our family is arriving a day before the others and will do an extra park day plus shopping that day (23rd). We (our family) are planning 2-3 days at MK, 1 day at HS, 1 day at Epcot, and 1 day at AK. Leaving us some extra days for maybe going to the beach or revisiting favs. Weather dependent we will hit a waterpark. We have two ADR-one at Chef Mickey's and one at 1900 Park Fare-just our immediate family. Must do's this time around is to hit HS (we never have before, especially for Toy Story Mania and hopefully a meet and greet with Bolt. We would also like to find Pixie Hollow and ride 'Goofy's Rollercoaster' a bazillion times. Also, just spending time with friends and enjoying having time together as families! Because we are staying off-site we can't do a grand gathering, but it will still be one! We are also having a 'girls' night and a 'guys night' as well as trading off babysitting to give couples nights off. Suggestions for what you would do if you were 3 girls alone for a late afternoon/evening would be great
Thanks for reading, looking forward to reporting back in a few weeks...