Finally getting to this!
Let me start before the beginning when we started planning this trip about 6 months ago. The first thing I'll say is everyone we worked with at Reservations and Guest Services were courteous, professional and totally cool. The only odd things we ran into with the planning end of this were:
1. Our request for two adjoining rooms at Coronado Springs couldn't be gauranteed. This seemed odd given what a family oriented company Disney is. No biggie. We booked the two rooms anyway with the understanding that if there were any issues when we arrived, we would work with the resort people to solve them. Fortunately, we got our adjoining rooms.
2. The second oddity is that Reservations somehow lost our reservation. They looked around for about 30 minutes getting supervisors etc. involved. No luck. Must have been that adjoining room request! Anyway, they finally referred us to Guest Services, and Guest Services was able to locate our reservation right away. We then worked with them from then on when we had changes, questions etc. and everything was great with them. Very short wait times and very, very nice people. My wife called them the day before we left and the person she talked to that day gauranteed the adjoining rooms.
When: Feb. 8-13
Where: WDW (staying at Coronado Springs)
Who: Pacha, Pacha's DW, Pacha's DD6 (age 6) and Pacha's DD4 (age 4)
Why: Family vacation/celebrate 10th wedding anniversary/renew wedding vows
Departed Milwaukee around 3PM flying on Midwest Airlines, arrived about 6:55PM at MCO and headed straight to the Magical Express counter. Arrived at Coronado Springs close to 8PM and by that time, the kids were pretty tired, so we settled in, ordered some room service and got to bed early.
Highlights of the day:
Flying Midwest Airlines. They're a truly incredible airline. The entire cabin is essentially 1st class with 5 across seating (No, I'm not kidding!) and they serve real food. They have meals you can buy for $10 that are halfway decent, and get this: They serve baked onboard chocolate chip cookies! For free! (No, really! I'm not kidding!) One might say they're the Disney of the domestic airline industry. They set the standard for service and comfort.
Using Magical Express. Felt really good to not have to lug bags around! Our first two bags were dropped off around 10PM, which was beyond expectations, and the third bag was delivered around 12:15AM. Late, but no biggie. I was still up at that point.
Low point of the day:
Kids didn't like the room service pizza. This was a bit frustrating for me because it was like throwing money away: room service doesn't count for the dining plan. Oh well. No use going mental over a $10 pizza.
All in all, it was a great start to a great vacation.
To be continued...