I have posted on Instagram lately about wanting to go back down to Padre Island National Seashore a few times now. So I am now planning our next few trips that I want to take in the next year. I have also talked about wanting to save up for a trip to Disney World, and I finally found a way to start saving for that.
As we are saving up to go on our first family trip to Disney World, I started thinking about the different things that I wanted to experience at the parks. I have seen a lot of Ultimate Disney Bucket List on pinterest, but none of them have really caught my eye or were really what my family would want to do or see! So, It was time to create our own, and you can also get our FREE printable Ultimate Disney Bucket List printable at the end of this post too!
Its time for a little Disney Daydreaming again here at Odysseys With Love. Golden Oak at Walt Disney World has been a dream of ours for a while now and with the Mega Millions reaching 970 Million for the drawing tonight, I wanted to share a little bit of information that I have uncovered lately about the Happiest Place On Earth and living there.Â
The other day, we posted about dreaming of winning the lottery. I posted a few things that I would want to do with that money. It got me to thinking of all kinds of things that we could do if money wasn’t an object in our lives. Do you remember the largest Powerball jackpot ever? IT was split between three people but it was worth $983.5 Million Dollars in cash option, or $327.8 Million EACH! Just this year one woman won $480 million alone! I know I posted a lot about what I would do, but I won’t lie, I keep having dreams about winning one of the jackpots. If only I could remember the numbers. What If You Had $983.5 Million Dollars I have always wondered how the 1% lived, and I have always daydreamed about what it would be like to join their ranks. I played a few tickets in this jackpot, and only got my money back from it. What if I was the only one to win this jackpot? First, my new found wealth would not be the full $983.5 million. After taxes, which I will estimate as 50%, I would be coming home with about $491.7 million. You know that I had posted about being generousÂ with our windfall with our family and friends. Setting up trust funds for the kids. Paying off all debts. Setting up investments so that we could earn an income from our win. Setting Up Accounts I would also set up separateÂ accounts for different things. One would have to be for the house and furnishing our house. Another for cars, the RV, shopping and spending money. But the biggest account I would set up is to pay our bills, taxes, HOA dues. Things like that. Set it up to pay for them for at leastÂ 30 years. That account would not be used otherwise. Setting up an account for travel. That way I have to budget the funds for everything. I thought this was about money not being an object! Well, with $491 million in the account, it really isn’t an object. I would still budget out enough for the home, and other things so that the money isn’t just going down the drain like some lottery winners. If I invest correctly we would never want for anything. The House Where would you want to live? It has been a dream of mine since I found out you could live AT Disney World. I wrote about Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort in the last post and included the video of one of the houses I am in love with. I know that within Golden Oak there is the Four Season Resort, but if you turn off right before you get there, you will find The Four Seasons Private Residence Orlando. So far I have only seen three houses in this area go up, so even if I do not get one of these houses, there will be 27 more houses built in the Four Seasons area! Then there are the 5 other neighborhoods within Golden Oak. I am pretty sure even if it is another 10 years waiting to win this lottery, I will find a beautiful home located in the beautiful Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort. There are a few homes already in Golden Oak and The Four Seasons Private Residences that I am in love with. ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿ You Already know about theÂ Capolavoro Home. This is the home of my dreams! But there is two others, plus one custom being built and one under construction right now. Check out the videos below of the two that are there now and click here to see the other two on the Four Seasons Website. Travel Dreams The first trip I am scheduling has to be a 7-Night Very Merrytime Western Caribbean Cruise, not just any stateroom, but I want to stay in the Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah. TheÂ Concierge Royal Suite with Verandah, AKA, Roy and Walt Disney Rooms, are lavish in their decor and the balcony! I would love to spend Christmas at Sea with the kids. I wonder if I could get a tree put up in the stateroom… Hmmm. [wp_ad_camp_3] If we are having to wait for our new home to be built, we would be hotel jumping at Disney World. I would be having my dental work done ASAP So having a place to stay while I heal will be important. So I would like to spend the first two weeks that we could at somewhere like the Polynesian Resort. After I get my fill of Disney World for our first two weeks or so, I would start my dental work and use the resorts as a place to heal while the kids enjoy themselves around Disney. Speaking of spending time at Disney, Our first week would most likely be spent with a guide, the Private VIP Tours. I would also like to see behind the scenes, so that would also be a tour we would do. After fulling healing and the home still isn’t finished, I would use the RV we would buy and start traveling around the states visiting all of the places below we would love to see. Some of them are below in our little slide show. Did you know that they have cruises for cruising around the world? Some of them are 100+ days at sea and included ports all over the world! I think this might be the best way for us to see all of the different countries. My only fear with this would be 99% of these cruises would not have many other children for the kids to get to know and have something to do other than with us, but this would be an experience I think the girls need to have, at least when we win the lottery. Cars! Cars! Cars! What is your dream car? I love the Dodge Challengers. 2018 Dodge has released the new Demon. I can not describe it so I am dropping another video! I can get it in PURPLE TOO!!! James wants a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and I love them and the Dodge Durango SRT. YES! I love my cars and yes I love more performance cars. Is it bad to just want a car for fun in the Dodge Demon? My daily driver would the Dodge Durango, and the Demon would be for special occasions.
Have you ever dreamed of winning the lottery? What about daydreaming of winning the lottery? Over the past few years, I have had several dreams of winning the lottery and it is always fun to think about what I would want to do with the lottery wins. I even have a secret PinterestÂ board of what I would want to do. I will set it to public as this post goes live.
I always see how to plan a Disney Vacation on a budget but I never see Planning a Dream Disney Vacation. I seem to do this every time that a large Powerball or Mega Millions Lottery is going on, I always think about what I would do if I had a large windfall and had no worries over what I would do financially. When asked what I would do with all that money, the first thing I would say is to plan our dream Disney Vacation. But, have you ever really sat down and thought what that would be? I mean plan out your own dream vacation? Please don’t tell me I am alone in this.
James and I keep going back and forth with the idea of a Skoolie. The main question I had was, What about Disney World? Are Skoolies at Disney World allowed? This question is the biggest factor in are we going to convert a school bus into an RV or will we purchase an RV or Fifth Wheel. After searching forums and other online resourcesÂ about Skoolies being discriminated againstÂ at RV Parks all over the nation, I was worried the one location that truly mattered to us. Disney Worlds Fort Wilderness Campground. I had to pick up the phone and call their front desk. I spoke to a wonderful cast member, Joy, and explained my question to her. She has not had this question asked yet, so off to do some research for me. After finding out that this question has come up, she sent me over to the Policies department. I wish I caught the cast members name but after a few more minutesÂ on hold, I had my answer! Skoolies are allowed at Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Campgrounds! Now, this is just at this time, and it could change down the road. Make sure you call before you Skoolie Lover’sÂ take off for Disney World as policies can change overnight. Since Skoolies At Disney World are Allowed, Why not RV Parks? Why do other RV parks discriminate against older RV’s and Skoolies? Disney World doesn’t seem to have policies that would prevent a family from making magical memories, why do other parks keep the awesome rigs out if they are nicely kept and sometimes better than the new rigs? Have you had trouble with your schoolie at an RV park? Have you spent your Disney Vacation in a Skoolie?
Some people dream of vacationing on a beach at some exotic island. But, do you know where I dream of vacationing? Disney. It isn’t just me that dreams of a Disney World Vacation, the Girls and James both share my Disney Dreams. We started doing a few things around the house and online to start saving money to where we could make this dream a reality. Then earlier this year Disney Announced something that will be changing our original plans.