Thursday, July 24, 2008


I put a little countdown over on the right because we're leaving for Disney next Thursday and I'm getting excited to have some time off.

I mentioned in my prior post that my husband and I work for a local ABC television station. We're one of the 10 stations owned by Disney. So, we take advantage of the great Disney benefits we recieve. We can generally get 50% off of the rooms and we get "Silver Passes" which entitle us to get into the parks for free. We also get discounts on food and merchandise.

We've gone down there every year for the past 8 years. Our favorite resort is the Polynesian. We've stayed at the Grand Floridian, Boardwalk, Port Orleans French Quarter and All-Star Movies resorts.

Since we get into the parks for free, we've never had that "we're going to get our money's worth" feeling, so we can leave a park without feeling guilty! So generally it's pretty stress free time for all of us.

This year we're extending our benefit to Matt's brother Jason and his family. So it might be an interesting trip watching a family of 6 navigate all this! Meltdowns begin!

Now, I've only got this weekend to get my sh** together!


Manager Mom said...

Oh... I am making the Disney pilgrimage for the first time this year with Spawn in tow. We have 5 days in Orlando and need to squeeze every drop of fun-ness from our time.

Do you have some tips for a neophyte? I haven't been myself since I was eight.

Insane Mama said...

I live near Disneyland in Ca. Never been to the one in FLorida, have a great time!

Spanner said...

Disney, smisney!

Come to the desert! Dust, wind, heat, tumble weed, Reno, Vegas, oh and lest we forget, that vacation oasis mecca of Winnemucca!

You want a real "Vacation" Chevy Chase style, bring the family here!!!

stalkermom said...

Mgr Mom-When are you going and where are you staying?

Insane Mom-We've been to DisneyLand, hubby and kid didn't like it as much as DW, but I thought it was fun!

Carl-I need to get out there and check your place out!

SignGurl said...

You are so lucky @ least about the free passes. Not so sure about sharing with the family of 6, lol!