Surprising Sophie at the Grand Floridian!

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa We surprised Sophie last night — Cindy, Sophie and I leave in a few hours for our next Disney Destination — the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!  We have never stayed there before — in fact, the only time we have even been there was to eat at 1900 Park Fare for dinner way back in 2008 to celebrate Sophie’s 7th birthday.  We enjoyed the food, and Cinderella and Prince Charming — but Sophie and I did not like the step-mother and step-sisters — they were too realistic in how they played their roles!

The Grand Floridian, though, is a place that Cindy and I have had plans on visiting for many years.  We thought that it would entirely likely that we wouldn’t visit the resort until our 25th wedding anniversary, which won’t be until the year 2025 — but when I became an Authorized Disney Travel Agent in February with Pixie Vacations, all of that changed!  I found out then that this week Pixie is having an agent get-together, and we are going to be able to stay there much earlier than we thought!  Since our anniversary is next month (it will be our 13th) I’m scoring husband points by taking Cindy there in half the time she thought we would visit!  Yay me!

I am really looking forward to this trip.  Not only are we staying at a new resort for us, we are also participating in the Illuminations Dessert Party on Wednesday night, Thursday morning we are dining at the Prop Shop at Hollywood Studios for breakfast, and Friday night we are having dinner with my dear Sister Brenda and her husband!  So many first time experiences, I can’t wait to share all of them with you when we get back.

What new experience are you looking forward to when you go on your next Disney vacation?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!  Also, don’t forget to enter to win our special Disney print of Walt Disney drawing Steamboat Willie!