I was asked to write this post on behalf of my fellow Disney loving blogger & friend, Amy at Mom’s Magical Miles. Check out her roundup for other bucket list stories from other bloggers!
We’ve been always been a Disney family and visit Walt Disney World multiple times a year, but some trips stand out as extraordinary ones. We’ve been fortunate to try several “bucket list” experiences on our Disney vacations, but the one that I’ll always remember is our 2007 trip.
My Husband and I were still in the honeymoon phase and booked the platinum package Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian. If you’ve never taken a Disney trip as a couple, without the kids, it’s something you must experience at least once.
The Platinum Package gives you access to almost everything! Recreational activities, tours, signature dining, spa treatments and entertainment options are all included. Our stay was 7 days and we didn’t have time to use all of the awesome features that are included in the package.
It was so much fun to experience Disney’s luxury side. My favorite part of the package is the private fireworks cruise on the Seven Seas Lagoon. With drinks and snacks, you watch “Wishes” on a boat. It was definitely a magical bucket list experience. It the only time I’ve enjoyed Disney fireworks without being shoulder to shoulder with strangers.
The Platinum Package allowed us to experience the adult side of Disney. It included tickets to Cirque’s La Nouba at Disney Springs, which is something that we could never do with our toddler today. The spa treatments are an awesome way to recover from the parks and the special access tours give you a behind-the-scenes look. All are things that kids don’t appreciate as much at WDW.
If want to try Disney’s finest dining choices, then the Platinum Package gives you the freedom to do it nightly! We wined and dined at every meal. You have enough points, on the plan, for daily Signature Dining options.
The 2016 Platinum Package is bundled with your hotel and park tickets. It requires a minimum 3 night stay in a Deluxe resort or Deluxe Villa resort. Some things have changed, in the plan, since 2007. Instead of unlimited recreational activities, you can pick them based upon the length of your stay. You can also add a “no expiration” option, just in case you don’t have enough time for all that magic (uh- we didn’t).
I would recommend this plan if you want something beyond the parks. If you’re looking for that concierge “extra treatment”, this is the plan for you. To experience the tours, shows and spas is something that you can’t do every trip. But it makes you realize that Walt Disney World is so much more than 4 parks.
It was our once-in-a-lifetime Disney vacation and my favorite “bucket list” trip yet.