Alumni Family’s Guide to the Village

by Lauren Schneider on November 18, 2013

in The Family Experience

Here at Give Kids The World, we realize that the best people to truly describe what the Village is all about are wish families who have visited GKTW. This guest blog comes from wish mom Joanne who came to the Village for her daughter Ferne’s wish trip a few weeks ago. She shares what families who are coming to visit in the future can expect to find at GKTW.

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Dear readers,

If you are about to take a trip to Disney World and are going to stay at Give Kids The World, then get ready to be swept away on the most magical ride you will ever take.

As a child I had a very wild imagination. I would often create fantastical places and spend hours there with my dolls. None of these fantasy lands came close to the Give Kids The World Village, where my family recently stayed.

Greenall_Ferne_fullFerne getting tucked in by Mayor Clayton

The mayor of this Village is Mayor Clayton, and his wife is Ms. Merry. My children fell in love with these two, as did I. Mayor Clayton takes his job very seriously and has ensured that the Village is one of pure magic: an Ice Cream Palace, Carousel, cookie and lemonade cart, trains, music, a CANDY LAND playground, a sleeping tree and beautiful pools with water spouts and lights.

Greenall_Pool Party (145)_fullStella posing with Ms. Merry at the Big Splash Bash

The Claytons also want to ensure that their guests are treated royally while staying in their Village.  Their guests feast every day at the Gingerbread House and have their nails done at the La-Ti-Da Spa.  If that isn’t enough, the Claytons also arranged for their guests to have a special pillow so that dreams are even sweeter. Every day a gift fairy visits each villa and leaves a special gift.

Greenall_Jackson_fullJackson performing at Village Idol

Every night in the village the Claytons throw a party for their guests. They invite friends from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort and provide music and food. Everyone dances!

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For an entire week my family got lost in the magic of the Village. It became our home.

During our stay at the Village we ventured to other magical places: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. We also went to Cocoa Beach for a day.

Your dreams will come true at Give Kids the World Village! Happy adventure!




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