Archive for July, 2014

A Dream Breakfast at Disney World

July 10, 2014
An Unexpected Day at Disney World

An Unexpected Day at Disney World

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post, including photos and video, comes from our friend Heidi of Heidi’s Head. –LanceAround]

Ever since our visit to Disney in 2009 – when we stayed at a Florida Dream Homes – I’ve had a dream . . .

I’ve dreamed of moving to Florida and working for Walt Disney World or for LanceAround & Mrs. LanceAround at Florida Dream Homes. FDH provides vacation rental homes for guests traveling to the Disney World area of Central Florida.

Last week, I got a small taste of what that dream might look like, if it were to become a reality.  And, I have LanceAround & Mrs. LanceAround to thank for that!  (I’m going to be writing a series of posts for the LanceAround blog, sharing our experiences from that day, so I hope you’ll stop back and check out more posts in the weeks to come!)

A few weeks ago, my daughter Ashley and I were in the Central Florida area, working for a homeschool curriculum vendor at the FPEA (homeschool) convention, held at the Gaylord Palms.  I got in touch with LanceAround to see if he might be able to show us some Florida Dream Homes, since we’re planning a big family trip for January.  We were planning to stay an extra day or two in the area anyway.  LanceAround said, “sure,” and told us we’d make definite plans closer to time.

A few days before we were to meet up with LanceAround, he called and asked if we’d be ok with a little change of plans — he’d still show us a few homes, but he wondered if we’d mind if he treated us to a Disney breakfast and maybe some other fun surprises.  Who could say no to that?

LanceAround and Mrs. LanceAround picked us up at the Gaylord Palms and we set out on our day’s adventure.

Sharp Ride!

Sweet Ride!

First stop was to see a few Florida Dream Homes.  Then, we stopped at their personal home to pick up the rest of the LanceAround family.  We were excited to see the “Florida Dream Homes mobile” – hopefully we’ll get a ride in it someday!

Our next stop was at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  We were to be the LanceAround’s guests for our very first Industry Meeting at Disney World.  (Man, I hope it’s not my last!)

Yummy Disney Breakfast

Yummy Disney Breakfast

Breakfast was waiting for us – a huge buffet complete with Mickey waffles and the wonderful fruit that we’ve come to expect at Disney! (I could seriously eat their pineapple and strawberries ’til they are coming out my eyeballs!  So sweet and delicious.)

After breakfast, was a Disney presentation all about the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride, which was set to officially open that Wednesday.  We were also told about some other new surprises in the works at Disney.

The event concluded with them passing out Magic Kingdom park tickets to each of us in attendance, along with free lunch vouchers and Fast Passes for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  I’ll be sharing about our experience on the train, our lunch, and the new Festival of Fantasy Parade in future posts.

Oh, and did I mention they gave us Seven Dwarfs Mine Train backpacks too?  Now, if only we could get our hands on those awesome shirts that the Cast Members were wearing at the event!

Our morning was definitely the stuff that dreams are made of, and the rest of the day was pretty awesome too!  Please stop back for the rest of the story, or feel free to visit me over at my personal blog to find out what’s going on in Heidi’s Head.