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Trip List by Taurus4554

Walt Disney World Resorts

26 Feb 2008  Family Fun
2.5 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

We have been going to Walt Disney World for almost 24 years, and love it to this day. We have seen many changes throughout the years, and yet, it always seems to hold a true magic for my family! Our daughter started coming with us when she was 6, and she still joins us to this day even though she lives several States away from us! You just cannot go wrong @ WDW!

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Orlando, Branson, Denver
  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Theater
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists, Pet owners
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
    Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, Orlando
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    Avg price: $220

    While we have stayed at several different WDW Resorts, Port Orleans Riversid is absolutely the BEST resort in WDW. While it is also the largest, it maintains an atmosphere of quiet and beauty especially walking along the Sassagoula River. It is restful and peaceful, yet it hold many things to do for all ages. Pools abound, watercraft is great fun and restful, the food is wonderful with a food court and Boatwright's , a delicious and wonderful sit down restarurant. The shop is quite large, and usually has whatever it is you've forgotten, not to mention loads of fun merchandise for the entire family for personal and even home! The architectural details of both the Alligator Bayou and what I love to call the "Antebellum Mansions", is gorgeous! The variety of these is amazing. The rooms are a perfect size, and if you want to just stay and sleep there, you've found the place. It's so rare to here any disturbance outside of your room. There is a carriage ride, bicycles and surrey bicycles. It is absolutely PERFECT for those who want to continue their running programs while on vacations. Nighttime activities are also fun. The biggest plus to us is the boatride directly to the Market Place, Downtown Disney and Pleasure Island. All you have to do is choose where you want to disembark! Also, buses run frequently to all the parks, so getting around is very easy.

  • 2. Silver Dollar City
    Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri

    They advertise stepping back a 100 years, and it is really the truth. This is a wonderful place to get a sense of what it was like over 100 years ago. There are all kinds of interesting things to watch, because they make them right in front of you! There is candy making (yes, you get to eat a sample), black smith, glass blowing, soap making, gun and knife making and demos, and one of the most fantastic leather stores I have ever seen! And, that's just the start! There is Geyser Gulch if you want to "dump" the kids for a fun and waterfilled afternoon, several incredible roller coasters, craft fairs along with other festivals designed around family throughout the year! The food...well, what can I say! It is THE BEST FOOD YOU WILL EVER EAT at ANY type of park anywhere - and it is all homemade! And, then there's Marvel Cave, approximately 55 minutes of continuous guided walking. This cave is gorgeous with an underground several stories waterfall! I have been going since I was 14, and I am now 53, and we are season passholders which I suggest to anyone who is within 3-4 hours of driving distance. It's a perfect get away for the weekend!

  • 3. Denver
    Denver, Colorado

    There is just too much to do here. Even if you live here, you'd never see everything there is to see! The best way is to simply go, and make sure you plan your outings before you go as well as the time of year. Remember that if you are not used to the 1 mile high city to take it easy for a couple of days. Also, the air is extremely dry, with almost no humidity, and you will need to carry water with you most of the time to keep hydrated. When you go further up into the mountains, altituded sickness might or might not affect you. I was lucky. Even though I live in an area which is 1000 miles below sea level, I found that I don't get this. However, usually, after a couple of days, it will go away, but it shouldn't stop you from having fun! Just plan where you want to go, because I assure you, there is no way you will see all of what it has to offer in one, two or even three trips! And, it's perfect, of course, for skiiers and snowboarders, so don't forget to take them!