Travel dates: 12/15/2011-12/21/2011
Travel method: Delta Flight, rental car
Accommodations: 1 room Club Level-Hawaii building
Ages Represented in Group: 43-12
Disney Resort Experience Represented in Group: Entire group-WDW2008 off-site, WDW2010 Polynesian
Comments: This is our first trip to WDW during Christmas.
Cast of characters: Tater-age 43, DH-age 40, oldest son (Shaggy) age 14 and youngest son (Trouble) age 12. The names of my sons in this report are a direct result of a very funny moment during our trip.
Having packed everything the night before all that we had to do when we got up at 2:30 am on 12/15, was to make sure our indoor cats and outdoor dogs had extra food and water. We had someone stopping in every other day to check on them, I still put out enough to feed about a 100 animals.
We were running a little late getting out the door due to me fussing with my hair, I swore this trip I would wear make-up and do more than put my hair up. (I wanted the photo’s to look better). Good intentions and all, but that went out the window by day 4. We had an hour drive to the airport in Nashville, but still had time to stop for breakfast at Denny’s. I suggest the patty melt; I completely fell off the diet wagon at that point.
Everything was going great up until the point I pulled up the Delta App on my iphone. It said we had a delay on our flight out of Nashville to Atlanta due to a technical problem. We were supposed to have left at 6:30 am, but didn’t get in the air until 10:15.
We missed our connection in Atlanta, but got a later flight.
We arrived in Orlando at 2:45 pm. Picked up our rental car from Thrifty and finally went under the most wonderful sign in the world at about 3:10 pm.
I for one was a very cranky lady at this point, with almost no sleep the night before and all my plans thrown to the wind with our later arrival. But something about WDW, makes it all better. The Poly was beautifully decorated for Christmas. It was very tastefully done.
Check in was easy, not too many people were there at the time, but some buses were pulling up as we were escorted to our room in the Hawaii building. While still checking in I had the CM put our 7 day park hopper tickets that I had purchased from Undercover Tourist onto our room keys.
Our Garden view room was as expected, it felt like coming home. I can’t believe that I didn’t take a photo of the lounge or lobby of our building. I didn’t realize I hadn’t until we were sitting at the airport. Speaking of photos, I’m sorry that the quality isn’t that great. We had just gotten our iphones and thought the photos would be better, I didn’t take my camera.