Our Vacation This Year – Disney World

I’m participating in the 2012 Blog Dare at Bloggy Moms.  One of the recent writing prompts was to write about a vacation we hope to take this year.

In an effort to be more positive, I can say that we ARE taking our vacation at Disney World this year.

I’m very grateful that my husband convinced me to become a Disney Vacation Club member four years ago on our last trip to Disney World.  This is similar to a timeshare in that we can stay at a Disney property using points.  Unlike a traditional timeshare we can choose when we go and which accommodation we stay in.  We are only restricted by availability and having enough points for the accommodation we want.  We have ten days booked at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in a 1 bedroom villa with a Savanna view.

We will be vacationing during the school year so we made the decision to tell the kids.  Their teachers need to agree to independent study so that they can go on the vacation.  The kids are super excited to be going to Disney World again and to be able to see the animals from our balcony.

Our accommodation includes a kitchen and laundry so we’ll be able to travel lightly…for us… I hope.  Check back in May for my rantings from the airport when my husband leaves me with our daughter who needs to go to the bathroom and all our luggage whilst he parks the car or returns the rental vehicle.

This will be our first major vacation since our son became gluten, dairy and casein free this time last year.  Because of this there is a little more planning but there appears to be no better place than Disney World to have a food allergy.  I’ve already been able to find many food options and the chefs at Disney World will help us find appropriate food for our son at our sit down meals.

My husband has already booked many of our sit down meals and we have our airline tickets and Disney transfers arranged.  Over the next few months we’ll purchase the park tickets and meal plans so that we can all relax during the vacation knowing that there won’t be any credit card surprises when we get home.

Where are you planning on vacationing this year?

Do you pay for your vacation before you go, or when you return?

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