Postcard from Orlando
All my three-year-old, Brock, knew was that we were leaving the cold weather to go somewhere warmer. So, he insisted on wearing his favourite red bathing suit under his jeans because he didn’t trust the “basement” of the plane where they kept the luggage. “It could get lost down there,” he said matter-of-factly.
Smart kid. He definitely needed his suit at The Nickelodeon Suites Resort (a stone’s throw away from Disney). The “Nick Hotel” is an exciting place for families where you can swim at two pool complexes with waterslides and splash pads; dine with Dora or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; visit craft tents, a 3,000-square-foot arcade and a kids’ spa; play basketball on your own private court, sleep in themed suites with SpongeBob SquarePants collages on the walls and get slimed! (Yes, I said slimed.) My kids were in heaven, and we had only just arrived.
A version of this article appeared in our March 2013 issue with the headline "Awesome Orlando," p. 28.