Each year Stampin’ Up! gives us a chance to earn a fabulous trip to somewhere in the world. Last year, we cruised to Alaska. A couple of years before that, we cruised the Mexican Riviera. Next year is Fiji!
In 10 years of being a Demonstrator, I’ve earned 10 trips. But out of all of them, I have no doubt that Disney World is the most “magical place on earth”.
Here are a few pictures from our first day:
Stampin’ Up! put us up at the Boardwalk Inn, a hotel themed on the era of seaside boardwalk fairs. The rooms are gorgeous and the Boardwalk with street entertainers and shops and restaurants is right out front!
Stampin’ Up! also treats us to pillow gifts during our stay, and the first arrived on arrival day: a Mickey bag filled with snacks! Perfect for a trip that includes kids (big & small 😉
The first morning we were up and getting ready to go at 5:30 am, which is 4:30 am at home. But really, you can tell we are all pretty excited to see the Magic Kingdom!
And decked out, too. Can you spot the hidden Mickeys in the room? (check the mirror frames!)
We had breakfast all together before heading over to the park. And while Disney is full of unexpected surprises and wonders, Stampin’ Up! still adds their touch! Here were the pennant centerpieces from the breakfast tables!
Our first view of Cinderella’s castle as we walk up Main Street before the park opens to the public (more Stampin’ Up! Magic):
So many fun rides and shows, but when you’re not big enough for a driver’s license, the Tomorrowland Speedway holds great appeal:
That evening Stampin’ Up! surprised us with another fun pillow gift: a set of insulated cups and a golf hat.
After a yummy dinner at Kouzzina’s (the restaurant of Cat Cora, the Food Network’s only female Iron Chef), we stopped on the boardwalk for a charicature.
And then bed! Fun days, with more adventures to come. Next stop: EPCOT!