Today’s guest is Lee Ann Sampson.

We discuss Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, Parasailing, Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village, and Sanford International Airport.

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort – Pavilion area.
Disney Dining Plan it is 2 credits or costs $59.99 per adult and $36.99 for 3-9 years old.
Official Disney link:
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/cabins-at-fort-wilderness-resort/mickeys-backyard-barbeque/

Operates Thursdays and Saturdays March through December.
Food: Ribs, Smoked Chicken, Hamburger, Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, watermelon.  Drinks included (lemonade, soda, ea) including wine and beer.
Dancing with Disney friends.
Tip: Take the boat from Magic Kingdom to get to the dinner .  Nice ride and you can avoid using the internal bus at Fort Wilderness to get back to the Pavilion.  The boat will let you off within walking distance to the Pavilion.
This was the highlight of Lee Ann’s trip several years ago.  She enjoyed the food and the character interaction.

Parasailing at the Contemporary
http://www.travelagentdad.com/blog/parasailing

Fun and easy to access at the Contemporary Resort.
Lee Ann was worried about a parasailing incident from a couple of years ago.    Here is the link to the accident.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/injured-florida-parasailing-accident-released-hospital-article-1.1397131
Disney’s parasailing is super safe.    They even postponed our parasailing because of high winds.

Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village
In a 2 bedroom villa.
http://www.travelagentdad.com/blog/animal-kingdom-lodge-kidani-village

Lee Ann gave her opinions.  She thought the resort was beautiful and well maintained, but preferred her stay at All-Star Movies.  She prefers the Disney atmosphere  likes the Disney character themeing best.

Sanford International Airport
Sanford is located 50 miles from Walt Disney property.
Small airport and she was able to find a terrific fare out of Huntington WV.
Sanford does not offer Disney’s Magical Express, so travelers need to rent a car or arrange transportation themselves.

She traveled with Tiffany Towncar in a mini-van.
The cost was $246 for round trip. We struggled with using them or renting a car for the week.  We ultimately decided convenience won out, since we really only planned on using the rental car if we would have gotten one, to go to and from the airports.

Ending Questions:
 

Favorite part of the trip this past July.
Frozen Summer Fun Package.
http://www.travelagentdad.com/blog/july-2014-trip-report-disneys-hollywood-studios-frozen-summer-fun

What would you change if we could plan it again?
Not travel in July.

If you were going to Disney World in 2015, where would you stay and what time of year would you travel?
Anytime other than summer.  Spring or Fall to avoid Christmas crowds.  Stay back at a value resort.

Are you excited for Toy Story 4?
Lee Ann is hoping that 4 will be more appealing to her than 3.  She wasn’t a big fan of the third movie.

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