Category Archives: Parks

A Visit to Yachtsman Steakhouse

A couple of years ago, my wife’s aunts and uncles took our daughter into the parks for the evening and my wife and I were able to enjoy a relaxing dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse.  One of the things that I enjoy about staying at The Contemporary/Bay Lake Tower is easy walking access to the Magic Kingdom Bus Depot.  My wife and I walked over the depot to catch the Yacht Club/Beach Club bus.  We always bank plenty of time to get from point A to point B at Disney but we were lucky enough to catch a bus right away to Yacht Club.

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My Multi-Part Review of the Disney Dream: The Restaurants

Continuing my multi-part series into the Disney Dream, we stop in one of the most important aspects of many vacations…the restaurants.  The Disney Dream has a variety of restaurants for all tastes.  Five sit-down restaurants, a buffet, many made-to-order counter service locations, and lots of places to grab a refreshment.  One thing is for sure, you will not go hungry on the Disney Dream.

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Pandora – The World of Avatar Preview

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend one of the Pandora previews and got a first-hand look at what the Disney Imagineers have created inside Animal Kingdom.  I will upfront with you…I have never seen Avatar the movie so I had no idea about the storyline, scenery, characters, etc.  I went into this experience with no preconceived notions and, most importantly, no expectations mainly because I did not know what to expect.

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Hall of Presidents – An American History Lesson at The Magic Kingdom

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Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are exploring experiences that people tend to overlook at Disney.
If you started the loop from the beginning, you stopped by some wonderful attractions at EPCOT’s World Showcase.  Now, let’s travel to the Magic Kingdom and more specifically to Liberty Square as we head inside the Hall of Presidents.


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Emagine Movie Theaters – A Luxurious Viewing Experience

Over Easter weekend, I traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the University of Michigan spring football game (GO BLUE!).  I did not drive back home until Monday because I did not want to get stuck trying to find places that would be open on Easter Sunday.  I figured it was much easier to stay in Ann Arbor for an extra night (college campus – diverse population – better chance to find things open).  My daughter and I had a lovely Easter Brunch at a local hotel and then that afternoon we went to the movies.  My family has a tradition of going to the movies on major holidays since they are usually less crowded.

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