Category Archives: Walt Disney World Value Resorts

Irresponsible Menu Items

I came across the following picture on the Por Favor Podcast Facebook page today.

photo from Por Favor Podcast Facebook Page
photo from Por Favor Podcast Facebook Page

I could not believe what I saw.  A Pop-Tart Breakfast Sandwich on the menu?!?!?!  Disney has continued to push the envelope when it came to blending popular foods together.   The Mac-and-Cheese Cones at Disneyland and the seasonal Golden Oak Outpost in Frontierland which serves waffle fries with a variety of toppings from BLT to BBQ pulled pork.  The Grand Floridan had a regional hot dog of the day on their menu for a while.

This, however, crosses over into the irresponsible.  Lots of people let their diets go when they go on vacation.    That said, this breakfast sandwich is straight out of the Dr. Nick Rivera (from The Simpsons) School of Weight Gain.

Dr. Nick

Yes, this is an actual line from an actual episode of The Simpsons and now Disney has turned fantasy into reality.  This time, it can do more harm than good.  Pop-Tarts are full of carbs but not the good kind.  The kind derived right from sugar which could lead to diabetes.

Many people go to Walt Disney World and Disneyland with the expectation that we are going to gain weight while on vacation.  We expect that weight gain to come from enjoying high-quality food made by some the world’s best chefs.  We don’t expect that gain to come from eating food in unhealthy combinations or in combinations that never should have been combined in the first place.  This Pop-Tart Breakfast Sandwich is neither iconic (to fit into the Pop Century theme) or made with foods that should ever be combined.

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Top Walt Disney World Pools by Resort Group

Disney pools come in all shapes and sizes.  Some of the resort pools are better than others, in my opinion.  Personally, I look for a big pool which has lots of activities for people of all ages to do from just lounging in the sun to going down a really big water slide.  Most of my pool time, at Disney, is during the middle of day (sometime after lunch to until the afternoon thunderstorm rolls in).  Today, we are going to look at the top pool in each resort class: value, moderate, and deluxe/deluxe villa.

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Guide to Pop Century

photo courtesy of photo pin (Daryl Mitchell)
photo courtesy of photo pin (Daryl Mitchell)

Continuing my series of resort guides, I stop into Pop Century.  This is the largest resort, in terms of rooms, on Walt Disney World property.  It is also the second newest non-DVC property with construction completed in 2003.  The only newer property is The Art of Animation which was built on the site of what was supposed to be “Legendary Years” wing of the Pop Century Resort.  Only the “Classic Years” spanning the 50s through the 90s was built.  It is one of five value properties at Walt Disney World along with The Art of Animation and the three All-Star properties.  Let’s take a look inside

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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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Accommodations Recap

Our weekly recap of accommodations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.


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