Have You Seen The Lobby Tilework At Disney’s Grand Floridian?

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On our November 2009 visit we weren't staying at the Grand Floridian (GF) as we have done several times in the past but we visited one day for Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Lounge. We saw the wonderful new tile work that was mostly complete with a little still in progress in the lobby area. Being the incurable photo hound that I am I took some pictures to share.The tile above was at the main entrance and the following pictures are all a part of that one section:The … [Read more...]




How Disney Dining Made My Trip

Me and My Best Friend at Citricos

The summer before my September 2010 trip Disney was offering a great deal. “Free Dining Plan” they said. Awesome! Except I wasn’t eligible. Or so I thought!  When I first booked my trip the cast member signed me up the deluxe dining plan.In case you’ve never heard of the deluxe dining plan the rules for it go a little something like this: 3 meal credits a day and 2 snack credits a day per person per night of your vacation. Meaning for my 7 day 6 night Disney vacation I was able to have … [Read more...]




First-Time Experiences at Walt Disney World

Tower of Terror Entrance

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t enjoyed Splash Mountain and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror yet, don’t read this article! Everyone else, enjoy!I think we can all agree that the first time we experienced a Disney show, Ride, or Attraction, was the best time! Not knowing what to expect only heightened the fun and made us gasp and giggle at all the right places. We can never get closer to the feelings that the Imagineers wanted to invoke in us than during our first exposure.I’d like to … [Read more...]




The little things that makes Disney, Disney

Walt Disney World Entrance

In a world where the term “Customer Service” seemingly is not in the dictionary anymore, there is one thing that Walt Disney World does that nobody else does even close: Customer Service.We have been to Disney many times over the years, and will be there many times in the future to come as well.  I have yet to remember a single time when we received anything even remotely resembling mediocre service.  I thought I would take a moment and relay to you some of those great customer service … [Read more...]




Disneyworld Hidden Gems- Epcot’s UK Pavilion, pt. 2

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In this second part, we bridge the gap between the sheer historical monument of using preexisting buildings as the guide, and drawing inspiration from the typical architecture of the time period. In doing this, the atmosphere becomes much more casual and relaxed. That being said, it seems as though I'm walking around the garden of my Aunt Lillian when I stroll through the back path along the Butterfly Garden behind The Tea Caddy. Then I realise that Aunt Lillian didn't live in England, nor did … [Read more...]