Reasons I Love Walt Disney World: #2,350

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    Some of my posts here have been negative in tone as of late, and although there are a lot of things that piss me off, there are a lot more that really make me happy. So rather than get a reputation for complaining about everything, I'm going to provide another example (one of over 2,000!) of why I love Walt Disney World.

    Actually, two reasons. That feeling you get when you step off the DME bus (or your rental car if you're too cool for DME) and take that first "breath" of air at your resort, and stepping onto "your land" as a DVC owner. I think the former is pretty obvious--you see the front entrance, your mind races with how great the vacation will be, and you enter a lavish lobby filled with excitement.

    The second of today's reasons is not so obvious, but it really is great, I swear. Disney's "best kept" secret has become somewhat of a joke, and I realize it is not a well-performing financial asset, but it is a very great happiness-performing asset (and honestly, for us, it is a great financial asset. If we didn't spend the money on DVC, I wouldn't invest it prudently, I would buy worthless shit on eBay; yes, I have an eBay problem). Getting crap in the mail from DVC (which they do send fairly regularly) puts a smile on both of our faces, as does receiving similar emails. Then there's the knowledge that we'll be staying in the best resorts (Sarah and I are very frugal, so this is a place where we would normally balk at the price and stay at a cheaper resort, but when we arrive at a nicer resort, we always agree that "it's worth it"; you'd think we could account for this and compensate, but we never seem able unless "forced" by DVC or a really really good deal) for a long time, which really makes us happy. I don't want to ramble on like an unstoppable advertisement for a timeshare, but there is just something about it that I can't articulate. Maybe that's how they hook so many people?

    I've assembled a new gallery of some recent shots that are inspirational/aspirational to me. Please view the New Gallery Here.

    Jeff_B., ღ♥ღ.um sara.ღ♥ღ, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. all the pix 63 months ago | reply

      Nice dude! Where is this?

    2. travelwhimsy 63 months ago | reply

      wow, nice shot of this property which doesn't seem to be photographed that often

    3. Jeff_B. 63 months ago | reply

      So what is this best kept secret you speak of? J/K!

      Fantastic shot, lovely warm tones and killer reflections!

    4. Tony Jackson. [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      Great photo. Good job!

    5. David Hendershot 63 months ago | reply

      Love the reflections.

    6. Abby Lanes 63 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo and reflections.

    7. Scott Smith (SRisonS) 63 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!!!

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    8. benostrander 63 months ago | reply

      My favorite part is when I see the big "Walt Disney World" sign while driving on property. Brings a smile to my face every time.

    9. DugJax 63 months ago | reply

      I'm diggin' the awesome reflections!

    10. Peter E. Lee 63 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot -- I love those clouds! We finally broke down and joined the DVC last February. Next month will be our first visit as "owners" and we're looking forward to many years of happiness to come!

    11. Eugene1959 63 months ago | reply

      This is awesome.

    12. rabidash* 63 months ago | reply

      ~Xllent wOrk~
      Have a sUper weekend, my dear friend~

    13. Express Monorail 63 months ago | reply

      Nice light here...

    14. Cory Disbrow 63 months ago | reply

      Love the reflections and the slightly warmer WB. I know that after staying at a DVC this month that I don't want to go back to anything else!

    15. Photogineer (Doug) 63 months ago | reply

      If this is #2350 could you list out 1-2349? Not to be a pain but I thinking it is more around 1569 for me. Just wanted to compare notes. :-) By the way really like this shot. Portrays that calming moment perfectly.

    16. Random Things (Jen C.) 63 months ago | reply

      We agree! We get funny looks when people find out we are DVC Members. But with 2 little children and one on the way, it was money well spent! We could not ask for a better vacation! We've been members for 3 years now! Our "home" resort is Saratoga Springs. But we love going to a new resort each visit. And the "pool hopping" privileges are so great! (I could go on and on too!)

      Fantastic Image!! The sky and clouds and water reflections are amazing and crisp!!

    17. Eat My Disney Dust 63 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot - I love the colours and the reflections and the processing on this is fantastic.

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