Every kid dreams of a trip to Disney World and seeing the Magic Kingdom, taking pictures with the princess and the beloved characters and going on the exhilarating rides. The last time we were in the Happiest Place on earth, the whole family caught the flu and since then we have stayed away from Disney parks. But we decided to give it another shot and booked a trip to Disney but this time with a few days in a resort away from the Disney World theme parks. The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress resort was the perfect resort to recover and recuperate after a few days of long lines and rides at Disney.
Not being big fans of rides and crowds we were reluctant in planning a trip to Orlando. It is hard on the parents lugging the kids, sometimes strollers and enduring the lines. But we gave it again…. When we started planning our trip to Orlando we agreed on 2 Days of Disney, 1 day at Universal Studio, 1 day at Epcot (where else can you visit so many countries in 1 day!? ) and 2 nights at a resort to recover and recuperate. We picked the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort, located just one mile from Walt Disney World Resort and four miles from SeaWorld.
The stylish luxury Regency Grand Cypress Resort sits atop 21 lushly landscaped acres in the heart of Lake Buena Vista. Nothing soothes your spirit like some green vistas. Hyatt Grand Cypress was perfect, the kids didn’t mind skipping Disney for the two days at all. They had so many on-site activities at the resort that we wanted to stay longer just to experience it all.
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Our room at the Hyatt Regency Grand Hyatt was spacious for the four of us with a private balcony with views of Lake Buena Vista. Dad and D played 18 holes at the championship Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. We loved the lagoon-style pool and went around hiking and biking. They had a little sandy beach and plenty of kayaks and canoes as well. The resort can arrange for a hot air balloon ride as well but we didn’t try it.
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress resort was the perfect resort to recover and recuperate after a few days of long lines and rides at Disney.
The view from the balcony
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is the also home of Camp Hyatt, an exciting activities program designed to provide kids with fun and adventure. Children will love making a splash at the lagoon-style pool and on the waterslides or participating in craft activities that build creative minds. Nature enthusiasts organize nature hikes and bike rides in the lush, tropical setting, as well as scavenger hunts. There are usually evening marshmallow roasting. Camp Hyatt welcomes children ages 3–12 who are completely bathroom independent during the fall, winter, and spring (from Labor Day through Memorial Day), Camp Hyatt is available on weekends only.
Spend a day at Disney World
Magic Kingdom Park is probably a kids favorite, rightfully so. They love coming face-to-face with all their favorite Disney characters. Don’t miss the impressive fireworks show and parade which happens each night.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park you can visit the Tree of Life, go on an African safari to see exotic animals, or travel back to the time of dinosaurs. Pandora is another favorite. See this post for everything you need to know about this mythical world inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Visit multiple countries at Epcot
Epcot is probably my favorite part of visiting Orlando. Where else can you experience the culture of 11 unique countries or see the possibilities offered by technology in Future World? Epcot is made up of two distinct sections -World Showcase and Future World. You can easily spend a whole day here.
Universal is a popular theme park with rollercoasters, movie-themed rides and world-class restaurants. Don’t miss all the Harry Potter rides and a meal at Hard Rock Cafe.
Dinner at Disney Springs
Located near the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is Disney Springs which is home to dining, shopping, and entertainment. Enjoy dinner at Rain Forest Café or Planet Hollywood Observatory, then see a live show at House of Blues.
Discount on Theme Park Tickets
Here are some ways to save on your tickets to the Theme Parks in Orlando
- Walt Disney World
- Universal Orlando
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