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Ahh, the beautiful sunshine and warm weather of Florida was a brief respite from December in Wisconsin. We stayed four nights in Orlando at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Below are some notes on our trip: Airline/Hotel: Booked a Southwest Airlines package deal for flight + hotel when there was a good sale in September. Also love that they have non-stop service from our home airport. Enjoyed Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort: comfortable room,… Read More

After our day at the Magic Kingdom, it was time to explore Epcot. Same plan: breakfast at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and then hop on a shuttle to spend the day at Epcot. I loved Epcot as a kid. Visiting the world showcase made me want to travel and explore these places in person. It was Sunday and not too crowded. After entering the park, we decided to line up and wait… Read More

OK, I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of theme parks. But we were in Orlando to escape some Wisconsin winter weather, so I put myself in the mood! I had been to Disneyland in California about four years prior. The last time I was at Disney World in Florida was 1991. We hopped on the shuttle from Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and were dropped off at the Magic Kingdom. The shuttle… Read More

I think we could get into the habit of taking a winter vacation to a warmer locale! Earlier in December, we spent four nights at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort–one of the “moderately” priced Disney properties. In September I found a good vacation package deal through Southwest Airlines (flight + Disney hotel), so I booked it. The advantage of staying at a Disney hotel is that round trip transportation from/to the airport is… Read More