Sometimes you can spend so much time planning your Walt Disney World visit down to the finest of details; what parks, attractions, restaurants, resort….but sometimes it can be the small things that can make your vacation extra magical.
If you stay at a Disney resort you will have come across the housekeeping staff…or ‘Mousekeeping’ as they are affectionately called by us Disney fans. They do the thankless task of keeping our rooms tidy everyday…we’re on vacation so we don’t want to even think about housework!!
Many guests leave a daily tip for their Mousekeepers and I am no exception, but I like to do something a little extra if I can. During our visit in 2010 we left a UK picture postcard with our tip everyday and this year saw me leave a decorated Disney envelope which held a Disney trading card and the tip.
Now it’s likely that you will be aware of the small phenomena that are ‘towel animals’….animals made from towels left in your room by Mousekeeping. These days you usually get a Mickey face left on your bed for your check-in day and then you may get one or two extra during your stay. In 2010 we got a duck to hold our toothbrushes and a candle as it was Christmas.
During this most recent trip we got our Mickey and a duck in the first week but that was it; I must confess that I was a little disappointed that my Disney envelopes each day hadn’t resulted in a few more….but all of that changed in the second week!!
I don’t know if we had a different Mousekeeper in the second week or whether they just had more time but boy did they go to town with our animals!!! The first afternoon we came back and saw an elephant on the bed I squealed with delight, it was BRILLIANT!!! We left the elephant sitting on the spare bed and so it began…everyday we would return to the room to be greeted by something different…our Mousekeeper’s talent was amazing and each one made us smile and laugh out loud!
I hope you enjoy taking a look at our creations….and remember…it can be the small things that bring magic to your Disney vacation