Recently we arranged to have each of our daughters best friends and their families join us for a trip to Disney and Universal. For us it was about creating memories for our girls that they’ll talk about years from now. Thankfully we also happen to really enjoy the company of these kid’s parents, so it was a great way to make memories for us too. Since everyone was in sync with each other and we had the ground rules of group travel covered we felt that staying in a Global Resort Home was our best bet for accommodations.
We couldn’t have been more right. From past experience, I knew that the house would be exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated, but I think it speaks volumes that three families were able to stay for one week in a house together and never feel claustrophobic. Each adult had their own bedroom and bathroom which covered privacy needs. The girls were able to share a bedroom with their bestie which in tween speak is “totes awesome”. Our kitchen was perfect and helped save money since we were able to have breakfast every morning before we hit the parks and we had somewhere to pack a lunch too.
What really made staying in this house perfect though was that it gave us downtime. Hitting the theme parks can be exhausting and at the end of the day you need a peaceful refuge. It also gave us a great place to relax on days we didn’t go to the parks. Instead of hanging around a pool with countless other people, we relaxed around our own pool and enjoyed the company of the people we came with. Our proximity to all the theme parks at Disney World was incredible. We were less than 1.5 miles from the main gates. We were also minutes from shopping and groceries and some truly delicious Indian take-out.
Not only is staying in a Global Resort Home perfect for families traveling together, it’s also perfect for friends. Last fall I had the time of my life with girlfriends in Kissimmee and my husband is talking about booking a trip there next year with his buddies for a week of bass fishing, race car driving and golfing. Finally, this would be the ideal way to travel with your extended family; grandparents, brothers, sisters, cousins all living peacefully under one roof.