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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tip Tuesday: Sometimes the view is worth it

Welcome to another Tip Tuesday!

I've returned from another trip to Walt Disney World and I wanted to share with you one of the most magical parts of this trip: the view!

We were staying at the Contemporary Resort with a view of the Magic Kingdom.

Now I know what you're thinking, and yes, it was expensive. To be honest, I was only able to manage this thanks to Disney's big room-only discounts they were offering at the time.

Now that I've stayed there, I can say with certainty that the view is worth the extra cost. We watched Wishes! every night from our room without having to stand in the middle of the crowds, nor have to fight our way out of the Magic Kingdom afterwards (the park closed right after Wishes!). The kids watch the fireworks and then were able to get some rest.

It was so nice to have that view to wake up to as well. Take a look for yourself!

Who wouldn't want to wake up to scenes like this?

Now I'm not so sure about the view from the Grand Floridan. I know there are more trees blocking that view and the highest floors aren't anywhere near as high up as the Contemporary. The shots you see above are from the 11th floor. It's the close proximity and the higher elevation that make the Magic Kingdom view rooms at the Contemporary so wonderful.

Back during the Disney's Biggest Fan trip, I did stay at Club Level at the Polynesian. Those rooms do offer a view of the Magic Kingdom with a few from all the way across the Seven Seas Lagoon.

It's a nice view as well, though you don't really see much of the Magic Kingdom -- just Cinderella's Castle and part of Space Mountain. With the view from the Contemporary, you can see quite a bit more. I was even able to watch and hear (distantly) the Main Street Electrical Parade going through Liberty Square.

Those who like to take things a bit slower and want to enjoy time at their resort should give the Magic Kingdom view at the Contemporary Resort some serious consideration. The view is worth the extra cost -- no doubt about it!

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