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Monday, April 13, 2015

Nickelodeon Suites in Orlando

credits : Nick Suites
credits : Nick Suites

Every year we do our traditional family  vacation and we like to do it in the summer . I wish we can do it during winter but with Lucas's school  and husband's work, its not possible.Some Snow is nice and beautiful for a few days  but I easily get tired of it and winter activities is not my thing, maybe because I was born in the tropics. At least now we are finally getting some spring weather and I'm excited for what's in store for us this summer but before that let me refresh my memory last summer in Florida. So  hubs excitedly suggested  to go for  a road trip to Florida. I was like " what ?! hmmm no ".Her are my reasons. First, I haven't experience long road trips ,the farthest i went is just five hours away. Second, I was  thinking of our  two energetic kids at the back for twelve hours going to Orlando plus twelve hours going back, just by the thought of it, I'm already catching my breath. It took me awhile to agree with his  plan, we promise ourselves to handle the stress in a more positive attitude, you know how it is traveling with kids, always expect the unexpected. Since, its a road trip we plan to stay longer in Florida, about two weeks and we planned to venture out different hotels and resorts. First stop, Nick Suites.

Since both of my kids are obsessed with Nick Jr.,especially Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer.We thought this resort is just perfect for them. In their website's photo gallery, the rooms looks very colorful and kid friendly but when I read the reviews in other website, they say the rooms are  outdated. But anyhow, we still pursue since Lucas really wanted to go there. When we first got there, the lobby looks really nice they have an interactive area on the side where there are tablets installed on the walls and bean bags so kids can play games while your trying to check-in. Right when we got inside I could already hear my kid's ooohs and aaahhhs. My tired 6 years old suddenly became energetic and he couldn't contain his excitement. My one year old at that time was really amazed with the  colorful pictures on the walls and the LCD screen with Dora in it. Right there I realized the long road trip is all worth it and this is going to be fun !

The first picture below is exactly what our room looks like, it does look nice and clean in the pictures but in real life, they need to upgrade. That couch, I don't even think power cleaning could do the job, it  looks dirty from overtime. I even put towels on top to cover it but then again, the kids  just mess it up. The floor needs to be carpet cleaned and the little details in the room looks outdated except the flat screened TV just like the one in the second picture below, but the rest of the rooms in which there are two  in this suite, have the old style 90's TV.

credits : Nick Suites
credits : Nick Suites

The kid's room is painted with Nickelodeon animated characters , so cute.
In a separate building they have what they call "The Mall". I wish I took a lot of pictures at The Mall but we were so pre-occupied with all the fun activities  with the kids. When we were not by the pool or went somewhere, The Mall is the place we hung out. They have everything there in The Mall. They have little shops for souveniers and essential needs, a huge food court on which they offer casual dining and character dining, where you can meet,greet and dine with your favorite Nick characters. They have a  list of schedule of the characters you can dine with. But if you don't feel like dining with them, you can just do a meet and greet. It's just right outside the lobby of the food court , if you happen to spot them right at the moment, that's cool . If not, they always have a schedule for certain times to meet your favorite characters and yes, the lines are long most of the time. Aside from that, they have a 4D  theater. Lucas really enjoyed it, him and my hubby watched every movie there, while me and Olivia stayed in our room . Either we are both taking a nap, or she is taking a nap and I get to enjoy a little quiet time.

interactive entertainment area at "The Mall"

We also went  to watch the Double Dare Live show which is also in the Mall. You can participate as a contestant , just check the schedule for the casting. You can just be an audience like us and clap along, it's really fun and entertaining. Even my one year old Olivia is enjoying it, especially when everybody clapped their hands she clapped her hands too with a big smile on her face. It's precious.

mini- golf station

My little princess, her dress matches the colors of the sofa and the wall. Cutie!

Looks like me and Olivia are ready to crash and wrap the day.
Mass Sliming

We enjoyed our experience in Nick Suites because they have a lot of fun  to offer for the family but the only thing I don't like are their rooms. They really need to update it. Other than that, the program, activities and fun amenities they offer is great.

This is it for now for our Orlando vacation, I will make another post for the rest of our adventure. I have been in a total blog hybernation and there is so much catching up to do.


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