Thursday, July 4, 2013


   It's going to be a little while until we return to WDW.  Things are still in the planning stage, and we have our resort all set, ADR's are lined up, flight is booked, AP vouchers in hand,  We are set.  The countdown is on.

   Now, I'm thinking back to the last time we were there, and it was a great time.  We stayed in one of the "Royal Rooms" at Port Orleans Riverside.  POR is one of our favorite WDW resorts.  This was our 3rd time to stay there.  It was the place we stayed for our first time at WDW back in 1994 and we have a special place in our hearts for the Riverside.

The marina at Port Orleans Riverside is a beautiful place

   I usually make notes on our trips for trip reports, and just to remember things.  But this time I didn't.  Looking back at the pictures jogs my memory and brings some really good memories up!

   I remember our arrival evening, we were hungry and went down to the food court.  I remember getting a turkey dinner and taking it back to the room.

Turkey dinner from the food court was a nice way to start
    The room was really nice. Lots of nice details including a "welcome letter" from Princess Tiana herself.  We kept remarking about how much our Grand Daughter would have enjoyed staying in a "Royal Room" as guests of Tiana, but this time it was just the two of us, and we were loving it.

   The decor is beautiful.  Royal trimmings on everything, pictures of characters from the royal courts, fixtures and even the headboards on the beds were something special, they have a button that makes the entire headboard light up with "fireworks".  It's like the headboards at the rooms in the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.


   We lucked out with the room location.  It was a corner room, and we had windows looking out two different directions.

Now you might be asking yourself "What's the deal with two old Grand Parents staying in a Royal Room without kids?".  That's what the Disney Fountain of Youth is all about.  WE ARE THE KIDS (this time)!  Some trips we are the "Guides".  Some trips we are the "Friends".  One trip we were the "Parents".  But for this trip we were the "Kids".  Just enjoying being "guests" of Princess Tiana and her friends.

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