Kris Aquino has all the makings of an efficient tour organizer.
With still a few months from August, the popular game-show host proudly announced to the entertainment press her family's upcoming itinerary, down to every single detail. The August trip is actually more for her kids Joshua and Baby James to enjoy.
"We have a once a year vacation when James, from PBA [Philippine Basketball Association], and I can ask for two to three weeks off from work. We're going to Disney World tapos kinarir ko talaga yong pagpa-plano ng lahat," Kris animatedly told the reporters at the launching of her two-disc "edu-taining" album We are 1 last June 5 at ABS-CBN's 9501 restaurant in Quezon City.
"May pagka obsessive-compulsive ako sa pagpa-plano kasi sabi ni Boy, kanya-kanya daw na trip. E, ako ang trip in life ko is magplano so lahat naka-book na. We're leaving third week of August pa."
Boy Abunda is Kris's good friend and co-host in The Buzz and Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN).
THE FAMILY'S ITINERARY. Kris and family will be away for a total of 18 days, "inclusive of travel," she said.
It will be a busy two weeks-four days vacation, revealed the loquacious host, not to mention dizzying fun.
"'Yong tour namin the first two nights sa Disney Polynesian [Resort], tapos four nights dun sa Disney Bahamas Cruise, tapos babalik kami for four nights para makumpleto 'yong Epcot Animal Kingdom and Disney Hollywood Studios. Tapos 'yong last four nights lilipat sa Universal [Studios in Orlando, Florida] kasi doon lang si Barney. It's the only place that you can meet Barney in the entire world na may park talaga so pupunta kami dun, tapos Sea World."
The celebrated family will also visit Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure before heading to Sea World. Kris, James and the kids will cap their adventure-filled vacation with a visit to Sea World's latest attraction, Aquatica.
"'Yon yung bagong water park naman na katabi ng Sea World na kung saan you can swim with dolphins," Kris said excitedly.
Aquatica's official website describes the place as 'Sea World's whimsical, one-of-a-kind water park."
It may be easy for some to dismiss the trip as extravagant. However, given her "generous contract" with ABS-CBN, the celebrity TV host is only giving in to her children's wish to visit the said attractions. It's also Kris's way of spending quality time with her family.
Kris nostalgically recalled: "In the same way na nung mom [Corazon "Cory" Aquino] ko president, never ko naramdaman na yong pagiging presidente niya naagawan ako ng time from her being a mom."
Now that she's a mother herself, Kris stressed that she's only emulating the example set by her mom.
"No matter how busy I am or how many work obligations I have, alam nila na I drop everything talaga to accommodate kung ano yong schedule nila [Josh and Baby James]."