I'm going to take y'all way back with this post. When I was in high school (the early 90s!), I was in my high school choir. We were very fortunate to be able to take a spring trip each year and perform at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. This was one of my first trips without parents along, and I remember so vividly riding the tram from a parking area where the bus dropped us off, to whatever park we were visiting that day. It stands out specifically, because of the epcot resort hotels Swan and Dolphin. If you've ever visited there, I am sure you know what I am talking about. They looked so nice, and really stood out from the others with the statuary figures they exhibited.
I always thought that those would be where I would want to stay should I be able to return as an adult with my own family. Fast forward a few years, and I got married. Nick was in the Navy and we were stationed in FL, just a couple of hours from Orlando. We got discount tickets due to being military and state residents. In 1997, we flew my little brother down and took him to the Disney Parks for a graduation present. We had SO much fun, but didn't get an opportunity to stay at any of the resorts because we lived too close to justify the expense.
Now, many, many years later, I have children. Except we live in Oklahoma. Of course they would love to visit Disney, and I'd love to take them. Hopefully it will work out in the not too distant future that we can go there, and you can bet when I am booking reservations, I will be checking rates and availability at Swan and Dolphin to see if I can work it out for us to stay there :)