Last Minute Disney World Trip

We arrived home late today from a last minute Disney World trip. My husband, being the awesome man that he is, surprised me and Sammi with reservations at the Caribbean Beach Resort for Saturday night to Monday. We’ve been going through a lot of stressful days and nights worrying about Sammi, so he thought we needed to just get away.

And he was right! Disney World is favorite place to visit and all of our stress seems to melt away as soon as we drive through the Walt Disney World gate. Shawn did have some trouble getting this last minute Disney trip planned though because so many of the resorts were booked.

Caribbean Beach Resort pirate room beds

Caribbean Beach Resort

As Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members, we normally stay at at one of the DVC resorts, but there was no room at the inns. He was able to score a room at the Caribbean Beach Resort that had a lovely view using our DVC points though. We’ve stayed at the Caribbean before for a family reunion, but the resort has gone through room renovations since our last stay.

The double size beds are pirate ships and the room has all types of pirate accessories. We had a refrigerator, a flat screen TV and a view of the water. We were extra pleased because we booked a standard Pirate room, not a water view room.

Since we arrived on Saturday night after a full day of work for my husband, we checked in and went out to dinner. Then we spent the rest of the night in our room, just having some family time, which included fighting over the TV remote!

Caribbean Beach Resort Room


On Sunday, we started off with breakfast at the resort. Nice breakfast platters! Then we went to EPCOT, got to meet Duffy the Disney Bear. Duffy is Mickey’s traveling companion, sewn by Minnie. At EPCOT he is dressed as a sailor and is available for photos and autographs. There’s also lots of Duffy merchandise for your pleasure.

Duffy The Disney Bear

Sammi and I then went on to take part in the Kim Possible Adventure starting in Norway, while Shawn looked around the countries and got some food. We also visited Japan so Sammi could get an anime book. We also visited the new Anime exhibition, which thrilled Sammi, who is a big fan.

Anime Exposition at EPCOT

Downtown Disney

No Disney trip would be complete without visiting Downtown Disney. We almost always buy something. Hey, we’re Disney fanatics! And we like to walk around to see the stores and restaurants. We did buy Sammi a video game, Kingdom Hearts, as one of her belated birthday gifts.

Contemporary Resort

We also like to visit the Contemporary Resort. Shawn and Sammi play in the arcade. I look in the shops and look at the view from the huge windows. We did visit there because of the pouring down rain and ate lunch at the Contempo Cafe. We have eaten at Chef Mickey’s a few times before and will do that again one day.

Future Trips

We know we’ll be visiting Disney World again. Some will be last minute trips, some are planned ahead of time. Living close to Walt Disney World, being annual pass and DVC members makes it easy for us. If you are planning one of your own Disney World Vacations I highly recommend Disney Destinations, especially if you want something special.

Have you been to the Caribbean Beach Resort? If so, what’s your take on it?

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  1. The farthest south I’ve ever gone is South Carolina. Haha! I’d love to take a trip to Florida and Disney World though. It seems like there’s so much to do and see there.
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  2. I’ve stayed at the Carribean Beach Resort in Trinidad I and it is amazing.. I wish I could go back
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  3. That room looks super cool. I love what the tv is on!

  4. Ohhh I am so jealous! I went to Disney World in Florida back in 1992. Mind you I was only 14 years old, but I’d love to go back and take my kids there.

  5. What a kind and thoughtful husband you have! I’ve never stayed at Caribbean Beach Resort but we’ve loved every Disney location we’ve stayed at – from All Star Music to the Polynesian. I think it’s because the staff is so wonderful. They’ve always made our stays…. well, magical.

  6. Looks like a lovely last-minute vacation and it’s nice that you’ve got Disney so close so you can visit your favorite place as often as you do. I’ve only been there once and it was a’ight though to be honest, I wasn’t all that impressed as I’m used to Disneyland which is set up totally different. I did like Epcot though we had nowhere near enough time to cover most of it as I was down there for a dispatch convention and time was not exactly plentiful.
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  7. That sounds like so much fun! Your husband needs to give mine a lesson on spontaneity!

  8. Cindi ~ Little Yayas says:

    OH MY GOSH HOW FUN!!! I would so love to do this with my fam. Thank you for sharing.

  9. What a sweetheart! Do you guys live in FL?
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  10. I’m glad you got to go. I love the Pirate Rooms, don’t they charge extra for them? We visited them when we did our blogger tour.
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  11. How thoughtful of your husband 🙂 The last time I was at Disney was 2001 when my high school chorus went to preform. I had a blast. Never been to the Caribbean Beach Resort though. Looks nice. I need to plan a trip for my 2 boys to visit Disney sometime soon, they have never been.
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  12. Oh how awesome!! That hotel room is the bomb.. I bet my boys would LOVE it – they are Pirate freaks. 😉
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  13. Connie Roberts

    Lindsay, I sure hope you can make it one day to Disney World. It’s a trip of a lifetime!

  14. Connie Roberts

    Isn’t that cool Lisa? It was actually a set of drawers. The whole room had pirate stuff.

  15. Connie Roberts

    Stacie, I’m in my late 40’s and feel like a kid every time I go to Disney. It’s good for you!

  16. Connie Roberts

    Stacyee, Our room was in Trinadad South. We were close to a pool but it was too cold to jump it.

  17. Connie Roberts

    Thank you Kelly, my husband is so kind. We love all of stays at Disney World as well. Even though it was a very busy weekend, the staff outdid themselves.

  18. Connie Roberts

    I’ve never been to Disneyland Linda, but hope to visit one day. I guess if you’re used to one thing it’s kind of a shock to visit another. You do need a lot of time for Disney World.

  19. Connie Roberts

    Jessi, I’ll ask him! Love your comment!

  20. Connie Roberts

    Cindi, I hope you are able to visit Disney one day with your family.

  21. Connie Roberts

    Yes Crystal we do live in Florida and very close to Disney. We’re so lucky.

  22. Connie Roberts

    Cindy, we didn’t pay for the rooms because we used our DVC points. We would have used more points if we chose the upgraded room view. Luckily we got that anyway and we were so pleased!

  23. Connie Roberts

    Shanaka, I’ve heard about young people getting to visit Disney through chorus and band. What an experience! Hoping you get to treat yourself and your children one day too.

  24. Connie Roberts

    Believe me Kelly, you wouldn’t have trouble getting to go to bed. They look so realistic. Just get them a cheap plastic sword and a bandanna and they’ll be set to go!


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