Wednesday, January 19, 2011

20 More Years..

I found it.  My future home.  The place that I plan to live when I retire (in 20 years).  But, since Golden Oaks, Walt Disney World’s new multi-million dollar home community is out of the question, I’m going to stick to my plans of moving to Celebration.

For years, I’ve said that I wanted to retire to Celebration and work at Walt Disney World.  I said that before Disney sold the property and than for years after until I actually knew that Disney had sold the community.  I had looked up pictures and knew about the town celebrations (parades, snow, etc…), but had never stopped by.  I didn’t really know what to expect.

After the half marathon, I took my parents, husband, and son to see the place I had been curious about for years.  We drove in to find lunch, only to see streets lined with beautiful houses of all different styles.  

Perfectly manicured lawns, prestine lawns – we were basically driving through Pleasantville.  And, I LOVED it.

We found the town square fairly easily and it was absolutely adorable.  A beautiful city center, with a pond, 
hotel, and several stores and restaurants, they have created a small town that appears to be a combination of Walt’s Progress City and Stepford.  It’s basically like everything my current Virginia neighborhood would be if our shopping center would have survived (we’ve had our grocery store and 2 restaurants die.. the rest is hanging on by a thread!), but close to WDW!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Celebration, I highly recommend taking a drive through the neighborhood or stroll through the town square during your next trip.  If for nothing more, it’s a nice serene place to check out if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Walt Disney World!

Have you been to Celebration before?  I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions!  Leave a comment here, on our facebook page, or find me at twitter @DisneyBabiesBlg.  And - make sure to check out our facebook page to see more pictures from this trip!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. thanks for sharing! I've never been to celebration, but have always been curious!

  2. I have never been there. I think a nice town home in Celebration would suit me nicely. I have no desire to maintain a pristine lawn. I will hopefully be heading that way in about 12 years!

  3. Never been before Jenn, but after reading your post I think I'll be visiting one day! Thanks!