Thursday, September 1, 2011

Give Kids the World Village

 The most unique part of our trip was getting to stay at Give Kids the World Village. It's a magical, special place for families all over the world that come to Orlando on grants from Make-a-Wish and numerous other organizations.
 During check-in they both quickly found fun things to do.

 This was our villa. We were in the new area that has a Bavarian flare. So cute!

 Characters came to GKTW in the mornings so we didn't have to fight the crowds as much in the parks.
 Pluto then and now.

 Goofy then and now.

 Trip signed his star that was put on the ceiling of the Star Tower at GKTW. Every Wish Child that has ever stayed there has a star on the ceiling.

 We tried to get back in time each night to make it to the Ice Cream Palace. Free all you can eat ice cream all day! That could get dangerous!

 Miss Mary is Mayor Clayton's wife and they are the mascots of GKTW.

 GKTW has a Christmas party each week complete with a visit from Santa, toys, and even snow!

 The Chipmunks!!
 And just to seal the deal on the magic of this place, a free carousel!

 A visit to Disney wouldn't be complete without meeting Mickey and Minnie.

 The kids enjoyed the Candyland themed playground right across the street from our villa. So cute! It was designed exactly like the board game with colored squares for the sidewalks. Precious!
 Trippy picked out a few souvenirs!
 And the coolest memory of GKTW was getting tucked in one night by Mayor Clayton himself! WE videoed this and it is soooo funny! They ATE that up!

Farewell Give Kids the World and Disney! You gave us a memory to last a lifetime! We hope to visit again someday!