We are home from Disneyworld. Notice the lack of exclamation point. After 8 months of planning (that's right, 8 months) it is over. No more planning. No more Disney. I am quite sad, but we had a great and wonderful trip. A trip of a lifetime, although I am already secretly planning on going again in 2 years. Everything went fabulous and even though it did seem crowded and it was super hot, the lines were short (we waited 10 minutes or less for most rides) and there was plenty of air conditioning. My hair as usual hated being on vacation and was an unreasonable mess the entire week. I wore my Red Sox hat every single day, and actually got quite a couple of "nice hat" comments from fellow New Englanders. I'll share more tomorrow, for now I am exhausted after my long day of unpacking, doing 5 loads of laundry and a giant grocery store run. I will share this though. I had booked us a room at the Caribbean Beach Resort, a brand new "Pirate" themed room. This is considered a "Moderate" resort by Disney standards. When I went to check in, they asked me if we wanted a complimentary upgrade to the Contemporary Resort, which is considered a Deluxe. The manager told me that the room was valued at $527 a night. I thought about it, after all it is right on the monorail system and so much closer and is a nicer hotel, but on the other hand I had been dreaming about the kids faces when we surprised them with this pirate room for months (they had no idea about it). And the main pool had been recently done over in all pirate themes as well. Hmmm, what to do. So what did we decide? Fun for the kids in a great themed room? Or convenience and a bigger room with bigger beds for us?
What would you have done?