The last couple of weeks were in-credible. I must say, I’ve loved Disney World all of my life. Being raised by two teachers, I had the opportunity to visit during a lot of summers. This summer, I was ecstatic to carry on that “teacher summer” and visit Walt Disney World with my two kids and family. I didn’t announce to the kids they were going to Disney World until the sign was literally upon us. Oh, the excitement!! While we were on vacay for a full two weeks, stretching the trip to the beach on the way there and back and slipping in the Kennedy Space Center, we were at Disney the perfect amount of time to use a 3-Day Park Hopper and stay at the magnificent Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort.
To be honest, when you’re at Disney, it never stops. And if you’ve ever been, you completely get me right now! (It’s why I’m sitting here trying to get over an ear infection from a week ago…but worth it.) We hit up all three of the main parks – Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot – until about midnight every night. Needless to say, we were super-happy to have this cushy place to crash at night. (Oh, Dolphin, how we love thee.) And because it’s located just across the water from Epcot (we’re talking 87 acres and a beach – it’s huge!), we even took a quick boat ride there (even thought it was a pretty hot ride!).
The photos above show the exterior of the Dolphin, which I must admit was a hotel I always wanted to stay in as a child (squeal!). Who wouldn’t with the super-amazing fish atop the outside, and it’s right next to the Swan, so our “backyard” view was the gorgeous water you see below with the Swan just behind us.
Naturally, my sister and I both went or the coffee every morning. The room stations were super nice to make our own, and we also took advantage of the room service late at night. It was super fast and very tasty! My niece recommends the mac and cheese. Wink.
I had to throw this in because what hotel has enough hubs for you to charge every single device you own?? These are the essentials, folks, and a nice added luxury. Perfect for a blogger.
I think my favorite part was when I first walked in and saw the lobby. It was always very hopping and busy – so lively and fun! People were always sitting throughout socializing, and it was very spacious for checking in and out.
At the end of the day, the Walt Disney World Dolphin was a great place to stay. It offered us most all of the Disney “perks” (while still being owned by Starwood, so points!). It’s a dream come true none of us will forget. From the first ride (“It’s a Small World”) to my son’s fav ride (“Peter Pan”) to dinner at the castle where we met Cinderella. It definitely brought out the kid in me, too! And now? I can’t WAIT to go back. Hey, I already know where I’m staying…
disclaimer: I was not provided compensation for this post. However, I did receive a discounted media rate in exchange for testing and review. As always, all opinions are my own. The Dolphin rocks.