Category Archives: Walt Disney World Moderate Resorts

Disney Vacation Club at Moderates?

As you know, I listen to a lot of podcasts while I write my articles.  Over the weekend, I was listening to the Mighty Men of Mouse Podcast.  They spent a couple of minutes discussing the possibility of Disney Vacation Club resorts making their way down the moderate level of Disney resorts starting with Caribbean Beach.  This got me thinking: Is this a good idea for Disney?  Does it make sense of Disney to start branching out into moderate resorts to expand the Vacation Club?

DISCLAIMER: EVERYTHING IN THIS ARTICLE IS PURE SPECULATION AND OPINION.  DISNEY HAS ANNOUNCED NO PLANS TO EXPAND INTO MODERATE RESORTS.

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Imagineering Some New Character Meals

Character meals are a great experience for both young and old.  It is a great place to meet a lot of characters in a short period of time while getting fed.  Some time back, I posted my top 5 Character Meals.

When I went to Walt Disney World, a couple of weeks ago, I spent some time eating at some of the more “off the beaten” path restaurants mainly at moderate resorts.  I started thinking when I got back: “Why not add some characters to some of these meals?”  It would drive some foot traffic to these restaurants potentially increasing revenues and profits which would make Disney happy.  Disney could use some of the characters who aren’t out in circulation to bring people into the restaurants.  What did I come with?

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Weekend Trip Report – Day One

My journey to Walt Disney World began bright and early at 5:45 am as my wife and I woke up to head the airport.  Our daughter was safe and sound with my wife’s family and had not idea that we were taking this trip.  We had an uneventful drive to the airport and getting through security was a breeze.  Our flight to Charlotte was at the gate and ready to go.  Our flight was relatively straight forward.  My wife and I got to both enjoy aisle seats.  We got to Charlotte early made our way to our gate for Orlando.  Again, things went without a hiccup.  Flight arrived on-time and we started the boarding process early.  Another uneventful flight and we were in Orlando.

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Maya Grill Dinner Review

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I just returned from Walt Disney World on Monday night.  It was only a short trip and my wife and I made the decision not to get the Disney Dining Plan.  As a result, we chose restaurants that were more “off the beaten path.”  These restaurants, for the most part, were at resorts not parks.  This kept crowds down and were very easy to get a reservation.  This review is on one of those restaurants – Maya Grill.

The Maya Grill is located at Coronado Springs which can make it difficult to get and from if you are not staying at Coronado Springs, not already in a theme park, or have your own car.  My wife and I briefly toured EPCOT upon our arrival to Yacht Club and worked our way to the front of the park.  From EPCOT, we took the bus to Coronado Springs.  Our return was bit more tricky but I’ll save that for the end of the review.

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Top 5 Resort Pools at Walt Disney World

Swimming pools who doesn’t love a good swimming pool.  Every Walt Disney World resort has a resort pool to go along with quiet pools.  This article is only focusing on the resort pools.  Quiet pools are all the same…square, boring, and quiet.  A pool is a place to have fun.  Go down the slide, off the diving board, making noise….having fun.  Today, we’re going around the world and looking for the best pools at Walt Disney World because some pools are better than others and a lot of people will choose a resort solely for the pool.  The pool is used for mid-afternoon enjoyment away from the parks.  It’s the best and easiest way to stay cool!

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