Ok, so I arrive early this morning at 1 am back from my 4 days at Walt Disney World. Overall, I loved my small trip, and being with my partners and friends during the trip made the experience even more magical. So I thought I would share my experiences, thoughts, and some pictures of the trip for someone who visits and works at the Disneyland Resort often perspective of the Floriday Resort.
So here are my friends, as we prepare to board out plane for a stop in Denver before heading to the Florida resort. We flew United Airlines, which was kind of uncomfortable and the pretzels were stale, but it got us to our destination at an affordable price, which was a good thing.
Me in Denver Airport (Something you don't see in California)
We arrived in Orlando at 5:00 am, and we took advantage of the magical express, which for those who don't know what that is, its Disney's transportation to get you to your resort from the airport, they also take your baggage from baggage claim and put them in your room, very hassel free. If your going to Florida and you just want to do the Disney Resort, this service is great, it is included in the price of the hotel and gets you there in Disney style. There is also transportation from each hotel to get you to the resorts, which worked out great for us since we didn't want to rent a car.
We stayed at the Pop Cenutry Resort, because it was the cheapest out out of all the resorts, and since we only had 4 days, we figured staying in the room is not an option, but just to sleep. I was surprised to find the hotel very very clean, and the resort is decorated very nicely. You can walk around the resort and take at least a 100 pictures. We stayed in the 70's section, which was nice sense it was close to the food court and transportation for the parks, a blessing in disguise when you stay at the Magic Kingdom till 3 am for magic hours!
Since most have been to Walt Disney World, or will be going in the future, I don't want to describe and of the rides, but I must say that Walt Disney World has so much more to do then the Disneyland Resort, but to me the Magic Kingdom felt too big, and I like how Disneyland feels cozy, but then again more people do visit Walt Disney World, which requires the park to be bigger. But sometimes it seems like to walk forever to get to an attraction. The Tower of Terror, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder, and the Pooh Ride are much of a better experience in the Florida Resort. I felt that Mission Space was lacking in the experience, and that the new Expedition Everst just wasn't long enough, it seemed more went into the facade then the actual ride iteself.
One thing that was a major diffrence between the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World was Guest service. Simple, Walt Disney World Castmembers are way below Disneyland Cast members when it comes to communication with guests, appearance, show, and just smiling. I'm not saying that I didn't experience good cast members, but many of them just didn't seem like they wanted to be there, I only saw some smile, I don't know if the Disney look exists in the Florida Resort but many things I saw would not have been tolerated at Disneyland. I just felt like we give better service to the guests, but Walt Disney World castmembers after talking to our lovely waitress at the 50's prime time cafe get treated way better then the castmembers here in california, so I think the the cast in Florida just needs to smile more.
Well I think thats it here are some more pictures that I took of the resort. Which is very beautiful, I had a wonderfull time and cant wait to return.