Patty Albright, CTC

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Patty began her travel career in 1981. She joined Central travel in 1982 and specialized in international and corporate travel. She completed The Certified Travel Consulate Course (CTC) from the Travel Institute. After taking a hiatus to raise her family she has returned to Central Travel as the Manager of our Promenade Office. Patty has also completed the Disney College of Knowledge. She experienced numerous trips to Walt Disney World in Orlando with her children and most recently with her grandson.

Expert Bio

My greatest joy in working on your vacation is taking the stress out of the process! I love working on every detail of a trip and that's why I returned to Central Travel after taking a break to raise my family. It means so much to me when my clients send their friends and families to me for all their vacation experiences. I have had the privilege of traveling all over the world and my favorite destination is Capri, Italy and my best traveling companion is my 8-year-old grandson.

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Patty has experienced many Caribbean Cruises. She has sailed with Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean. Her most recent cruising experience was a Princess Cruise Line Alaskan Cruise-Tour. Her other travel experiences include many islands in the Caribbean including Jamaica, Aruba, Puerto Rico, St Maarten, Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. John, Haiti, Mexico and Hawaii. Her favorite European countries include Austria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and England. 


animal kingdom lodge galleryMy family recently spent a delightful time in Walt Disney World!

I promised my grandson this trip so we decided to visit all four parks. We stayed in a one bedroom villa at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. There are two lodges at the resort Kidani and Jambo. We stayed at Jambo Lodge. The villa sleeps five and we were very comfortable with the space. We had a full kitchen, washer and dryer and very large bathroom with a lot of storage and a large balcony that overlooked the pool. Our villa was very clean and well equipped for a family.

The Jambo House is the grander of the two lodges. Kidani village is reserved for Disney Vacation Club guests. I did shuttle over to take a look (shuttles run back and forth every 10 mins.). Kidani has basketball and tennis courts and I was told the villas run a little larger. Jambo guests can use the facilities they can shuttle or walk over (1/2 mile). The Jambo House has the larger pool. It is zero entry pool with a water slide. The pool has four to five lifeguards on duty until it closes at 11pm. The pool area was always busy, but we always managed to find a lounge chair somewhere and people were very nice about moving around for families to sit together. 

Jambo house has three restaurants. Jiko featuring South African cuisine. Boma featuring East African cuisine and the Mara with American cuisine. The second level of the hotel has a savanna lookout area where you can sit and watch the animals. This is a big resort so we did a lot of walking. Overall I feel a great resort for multi-generational family. There are a lot of areas you can sit and relax and watch the animals. They offer a Starlight Safari with night vision goggles. This runs every night between the two lodges with a cost of $89.00 per person. You must be eight years or older to participate. There were daily activities in the lobby and different areas of the resort. You can do anything from making African bangles to Mickey tie die t-shirts. Jambo Lodge offers Zahanati Spa and Fitness Center for guests. I was told it is one of the best gyms on the Disney properties. The hotel has a nice gift shop/grocery store that provides just about anything you might need.

We visited Magic Kingdom on a Wednesday, Epcot on Thursday. We actually saw more characters here than the other parks. I totally recommend the food and drinks at the France Pavillon.The Norway Pavilion offers great dessert options as well. On Friday we visited Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Both parks were very crowded.
At Animal Kingdom Park, the Avatar ride had over a two hour wait along with Kali River Rapids. We did see a lot of animals including tigers, lions, monkeys, gorillas just to name a few. Due to long lines we didn’t ride any of the attractions. We did a lot of walking and enjoyed the animals and enjoyed all the flora and exotic settings.

We purchased three day hopper passes and we only took advantage of the hopper on the last day to see both Hollywood and Animal Kingdom. We used the park shuttles every day and the longest wait time we had was 10 minutes. It was very fast and convenient. We averaged 10-16 miles of walking a day. If I ever go back I would rethink paying extra for the hopper passes.

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