We are back from another wonderful trip to Walt Disney World. I have to say this trip we experienced more rain than we ever have in Florida. Speaking of water this was also the trip we spent more time at Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach than we ever have. Needless to say by the end of our stay we had all the water we could take for one trip.
The crowd level was down for the month of July. At check in Saturday we asked the hotel clerk if she had notice the crowd level being down. She did say that on Saturday during this time in July they would normally check in a 1,000 new guest. They had only checked in 600. So does that tell you anything. Disney obviously is taking somewhat of a beating from the economy. Look at all the offers that are out there from Disney. I don't think I have ever seen this many offers. They even had the bounce back offer going on. This means there is a special advertisement in your room stating that if you book at trip during certain dates remaining in 2009 you would receive a discount. I believe 30% or 35% off your room rate. I didn't look at it in much detail because I knew I would not be returning anytime soon.
As far as food goes I believe the pizza at Disney's Pop Century Resort has gotten even better. We had it 3 times during our stay. It is always pipping hot. The lines at the counter service area was never busy. I did see several people warming up microwave meals in the microwave. Two families that were taking luggage to their rooms had totes of food. I am happy to see that people are cutting corners in areas in order to still have family time at the most wonderful place on earth, Disney World.
I will say, although my boys are 17 and 15 now, when we go to Disney we have the absolute best time. Even the 14 hour ride down was a great part of the trip. At one point of the ride down we all were laughing so hard we were crying. The memories we have from our trips at Disney.
Oh almost forgot, My oldest son had the second and third highest scores of the day Thursday on Toy Story Mania. We took a picture of his scores. He was pumped. How cool is that? I will post some pics later.