It’s almost impossible to put into words how much Walt Disney World ® Resort (and everything having to do with Disney) has impacted my family and me. From the beginning, of coming to Walt Disney World® Resort annually with my parents, starting at the age of 6 months old, to having my honeymoon at Walt Disney World® Resort and now raising my children next to Walt Disney World® Resort, the magic that is Disney has been an important part of our lives.
This adventure has been very special to me because I was able to share it with not only my husband and older children but also with my parents and my infant baby. My parents are in their senior years and I ’am the youngest of their children. The baby marks their 15th grandchild and my 4th child. My children are fortunately being raised alongside my parents and their grandparents. These memories of time spent together are among the most cherished memories we all will share together as a family. Walt Disney World® Resort has been part of many treasured moments that have created unforgettable memories for us.
I can still remember going to Walt Disney World® Resort when I was a child with my own late grandparents—holding hands with them while riding the Peter Pan’s Flight® Attraction, singing aloud on It’s a Small World® Attraction, my grandmother laughing and shrieking when the presence of a snake caught her by surprise on the Jungle Cruise®, my grandfather lifting me up on a bench so we could stand together in front of the Epcot® sphere to take a picture. Those are memories I still hold dear so many years later. Those little moments together are what truly make a family vacation great and Walt Disney World® Resort has provided so many of those for us.
Creating your own customized Walt Disney World® vacation of your dreams is easier than ever before because you can go directly to the Walt Disney World® website to reserve a Disney Resort hotel room, purchase theme park tickets and make dining reservations. You can now have all-in-one magical access to Walt Disney World® experiences you selected in your reservations with MagicBands. Use your MagicBand to enter your Disney Resort hotel room and access Walt Disney World® theme parks and Disney FastPass+ attractions and shows. You can even charge food and merchandise purchases to your Disney Resort hotel room (available during your hotel stay).
Walt Disney World® Resort is constantly enhancing the guest experiences so even if you visited before, you may see new rides, shows, attractions, food and even hotels. We experienced the beauty of the Disney's Wilderness Lodge. The entire resort is surrounded by lush trees, natural landscape and the openness of the great outdoors. It has recently started undergoing a refurbishment that is planned through 2017 and we are so excited to see all of the changes that will make the accommodations even better for all.
Remember to partake in family activities together throughout Walt Disney World® Resort. Go to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and experience new Star Wars Launch Bay. Being able to take a picture that captured the sheer joy and happiness we shared together when we saw Chewbacca is a one-of-a-kind moment that we will always remember. As a parent, it’s a wonderful feeling to meet in person a beloved character and be able to participate in that unforgettable experience with your children. Get your entire family aboard an open-air safari vehicle and tour the lush African savanna that is home to so many exotic animals on the Kilimanjaro Safaris® Expedition at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Character Dining is an incredibly unique experience for the entire family. While you are enjoying a delicious meal together you may get a chance to document the happiness of meeting Disney characters. Character Dining is one of my children’s all-time favorite moments and we all love getting to the chance to meet and embrace some of our favorite Disney Characters. It is truly a one-of-kind experience for all.
No matter what you do or where you go throughout Walt Disney World® Resort, you and your family will have an unforgettable time. Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a Walt Disney World® vacation for 8 from Latina on Latina.com/unforgettable through May 3, 2016.
On behalf of my family, I want to personally thank Walt Disney World® Resort for the incredible vacation experience. The memories shared are ones that we will always treasure and remember. Thank you for the unforgettable moments, laughter and everlasting Disney magic.
Disney gave me a complementary Walt Disney World® vacation to write about my experience. All opinions are my own.