Last weekend the family and I had the pleasure of spending a weekend at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida as part of their SummerBlast! Promotion. To say it was an amazing weekend is an understatement – it was absolutely the perfect way to kick off the Summer.
IT’S BACK! This summer we’re celebrating 101-days of summer vacation! As part of SummerBlast!, you and your family can enjoy fabulous summer fun at the pool and throughout the resort. Join the SummerBlast! team at our pool, as they provide an afternoon of rockin’ pooltime fun, including music, games and prizes! Also, join us for Ducktona 500 on Saturdays, and you can win a prize if your duck is the first to cross the finish line… in our lazy river pool! You’ve gotta see this to believe it!
From the minute you step out of your car, you will fall in love with the Hilton Bonnet Creek. From the friendly valet service to the check in staff – everyone is so nice and accommodating. You can choose to have your room face the pool and Downtown Disney – which I highly suggest. Besides having a beautiful view every morning - there is another benefit which we would learn later in the weekend. More on that in a minute.
We arrived mid afternoon so we quickly showered and changed and headed off to dine at the Pirates Adventure Dinner Theater. There are several dinner theaters in the area – all of which are fantastic! I’ve been to Medieval Times, Arabian Nights, Sleuth’s Mystery Theater, and now Pirates Adventure. It was a blast! The Pirates Adventure really gets the audience involved more than any of the others which the girls thought was really cool. I highly recommend the dinner theaters – especially for older kids. And check out KGSTickets.com for the best ticket prices on everything in the Kissimmee/Orlando area!
Pirates Adventure Dinner Theater starts nightly at 8:15 – and lasts a full two hours. So needless to say – we were ready for bed by the time it was over. Thankfully it is just a few miles away from Hilton Bonnet Creek, so we were able to get back and get tucked in before anyone fell asleep. I was so happy for valet parking!
The next day we slept in and decided instead of going to any of the parks, we would spend the day right there at the hotel enjoying all of the SummerBlast festivities. I think that was my favorite part of the entire weekend – not having to GO anywhere! The Hilton Bonnet Creek has so many things to do – you do not even have to walk off property to have an amazing time. We got up, got our bathing suits on, and headed down to the pool. Named #1 by TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Fantastic Pools – the Hilton Bonnet Creek pool is surrounded by a flowing lazy river that you can absolutely spend all day in… which is exactly what we did.
We even had lunch right there on the pool deck thanks to Beech – their poolside grill! I had a cheeseburger that was to die for and the girls had chicken and french fries. Mike and I also had pina coladas… you know… for research purposes and all. It was great to get to eat and not even leave our spot!