Hello, my WOE Friends,
Hope the first few days of this freezing air isn’t keeping you from having fun! Certainly not here at the WOE. Us residents are traveling throughout our Village in the tunnels, like mole rats. We’re staying out of the cold!
Jennifer and I will be visiting Orlando this weekend and visiting Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure. I’ll take a few pics and post them on my Monday blog. The crowds shouldn’t be too bad since the busy season is over now until Spring Break. But it is an extended weekend for many for MLK.
I will start writing to you on my blogs on a more regular basis; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I have interviewed many employees and guests over the last year, and I will be adding them to my Wednesday blog.
The WOE has touched so many lives. Not just the employee’s, but many guests too. I’ve seen families arrive all stressed out and at each other’s throat. But after a day or two in the hotels and spending time in the Complex, all that starts to disappear.
Isn’t that what a vacation should be about? I mean, you’re leaving wherever you’re from to visit and have a good time. To forget your problems for a while and escape. I love road trips! It’s so nice to have the WOE Food Plan and a suite and not have to worry about any expenses. It would drive me crazy to pay so much money at the theme parks and football games.
I will tell you a quick ditty about a family from Chicago. I won’t mention their names, but they’ll know it’s them if they read this.
The four of them came to the WOE via our airport transport and arrived at the Hotel Guest Hub this past Monday. The mom and dad and two teen girls had never been to the WOE before and came for a ten-day stay.
I happen to catch them as they arrived while I was doing my daily “observance” of news guests arriving. The two teen girls had their heads glued to their phones and didn’t seem to be impressed at all with the gadgets, like the Guests Registration and the Hotel Shuttle. The parents were so happy to be here and in the warmth. This family didn’t seem to have much energy and excitement but couldn’t wait to check-in and go see the Complex, for they were tired and wore out.
I watched them head over to Hotel Family and I kind of figured they would then be heading over to the Complex soon after. So, I headed over to the Complex (via employee tunnel) and camped out where the Zipvator for Hotel Family would eventually be arriving with them.
About one hour later, here they come. As usual, they exited the Zipvator and walked to where they could see the WOE Complex and the State Fair. They completely lit up! I mean they stood there so excited. As I walked up to them to introduce myself, the one teen girl said excitingly to her parents, “are we staying here the whole time?” The dad said, “yes we are!”
They told me they were celebrating their tenth anniversary and wanted to do something special, as a family. I welcomed them and told them we were so glad to have them here. The dad said as they approached Hotel Family and started to see everything, the girls started putting their phones down to look. They were so impressed with the hotel atrium, their suite and the Greeting Screen, Portal Box and Suite Butler. “Now, that we see the Complex, we know this is going to be the best vacation ever.” Mom then said, “I think we’ll be able to keep them off their phones, for now, we can do some family bonding and hubby, and I can have some time alone too.”
The teen girls already had plans to spend a lot of time in the State Fair and Fun Town USA. Another successful vacation! Enjoy it guys!
I think it’s nice to see how the WOE effects people in so many different ways.
Looking forward to the 80’s Era kicking off tomorrow! The event will run for 18 days, until February 3rd.
Until then, thanks for reading.