Win an Orlando World Center Marriott Resort Stay, Disney World Park Hopper Passes and so much more!

by Sandra Foyt on December 5, 2011

in Accommodations, Travel Ideas

Minnie Mouse and kidsRemember how I told you to save the date for the Holiday Fundraiser and Silent Auction to benefit Rensselaer Plateau Nordic (RPN) on Monday, December 5, 2011?

Well, Dear Readers, it’s happening tonight – and it’s going to be AMAZING!

And not just because I’ll be there!

Families are welcome to complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at the delicious Arlington House in West Sand Lake, NY. Admission is a monetary donation to support RPN – a volunteer run, non-profit organization dedicated to introducing and improving access to cross-country ski and other outdoor winter recreational opportunities for children ages 5-12 and their parents.

At the Holiday Fundraiser, you will have the opportunity to bid on fabulous prizes in a Silent Auction. And when I say these are fabulous prizes – I’m not kidding!

Here is a partial list of donors and some of the items:

Gift Certificates: Arlington House; Route 66 Meats & Smokehouse; Moscatiello’s Italian Restaurant; Warren Tire/East Greenbush; Albany Devils; Play It Again Sports; The Children’s Museum of Science & Technology; Saratoga Children’s Museum; Silpada Designs; Outside In Workout Studio; Reboot Computers; The Country Trunk, The Ivy Spa; Healthy Pet Center; Signatures Salon & Spa; Anthony’s Chocolate Dipped Fruit; Hannaford Plaza Discount Wine & Liquor, Carleen’s A Hair Retreat.

Ski Passes: Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center; Cascades Cross Country Ski Center; Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort; Pineridge Cross Country Ski Center

Assorted gift baskets, and much more…..

I think I’m most excited about the Florida Basket because it not only includes 4 Disney World Park Hopper Passes, but also a gift certificate for a 2-night stay at Orlando World Center Marriott – a Florida attraction in and of itself!

Orlando World Center Marriott Hotel Room

On a recent stay, my hotel room balcony had a bird’s eye view of the pool complex. With a tropical lagoon pool, 106’ water slide, spa pool, 2 children’s pools, 6 whirlpools, upper deck pool, and indoor pool – you could easily spend a day just exploring every bit of it!

Orlando World Center Marriott Pool

Orlando World Center Marriott Water Slide

But that’s not all there is to do at this Florida resort. Besides the poolside activities, you will also find a full service spa, 18 hole championship golf course, fitness center, game room, children’s activity center, tennis courts, sand volleyball, and basketball courts. Not to mention a number of world-class restaurants and onsite shops – you might not ever want to leave!

If you do decide to head out, the Orlando World Center is right off International Drive where you can find a ton of attractions and some of Florida’s best outlet shopping. And yes, if you do decide to use those Disney World Park Hopper Passes – the theme park is just 1.5 miles near.

Go Win It!

Holiday Fundraiser and Silent Auction – Rensselaer Plateau Nordic (RPN)
When: December 5, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Arlington House – 3532 Route 43, West Sand Lake, NY
Questions or Inquiries? Contact Dawn Bishop at (518) 708-6077 or

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

paul tee December 6, 2011 at 3:21 am

Hi Sandra

Looks like a very nice prize and as the blogger behind the best golf gps devices I am very interested in the 18 hole championship golf course.

Jade December 6, 2011 at 4:40 am

REALLY amazing view!how i wish to be there…all i can say is a big WOW!!!
Thanks for the posts..
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