I don’t have all the pics resized, but I’ll try to do some as i go! I had 213 photopass pictures, and 700+ digitals. wow - i went picture crazy!!
This was our 3rd trip to the world. We are not going back next year (we are moving in the summer, so we have to save $) - but seriously considering a cruise in 2009.
we were sorta celebrating the girls birthdays as the trip was part of their presents (well…we tell them it is, they still seem to get waaaay too much stuff for the birthdays)! so, we picked a day, and let them wear birthday buttons and celebrated that day! It was a lot of fun for them!! I’d love to go on their birthdays (October and November) - but it just doesn’t work out for us time wise. This is as close as we can make it!
we stayed at POP Century - 1st time onsite. We were in the 70’s - building 6, 4th floor. We really enjoyed the resort - of course we weren’t there a whole lot! Rooms are small (we have been spoiled by timeshare condos), but suitable for sleep and showering, which is all we basically do in the room anyway! Only had 1 towel animal all 9 days (it was on the 1st day) & we tipped every day. that kinda bummed me out, but no big deal!
We had the DDP (Free) - 1st time for the DDP for us as well. It was way more food than we are used to. Nice to get to try all of the table service places - we are usually just counterservice with a nice TS/off site meal every once in a while kinda travelers. This was a great change of pace for us!
My only complaints on the DDP - we didn’t have good service at at least 1/2 the restaurants - not sure its the DDP, or just bad servers, so I won’t blame the DDP for that. The ones that were good, were really good. The others…eh, not so great. The other “complaint” is the amount of time we spent eating. I mean, it was wonderful, but it did eat up (no pun intended) a good chuck of time each day - from waiting for the table to eating, to traveling if it wasn’t in the park, to bus time, to bus hopping (there is no direct way to get from resort to resort). kind of a pain at times…but for such good meals (and free), well worth it. If we had been there for a shorter amount of time, I’m not sure I would have planned meals not in the park/super close vicinity or times that we chose (Boma was tough to get home from)!