- Mark, Jeanne
We have quite a bit of experience going to Disney World and Universal Studies in Orlando, Florida. We’ve also branched out to do a Disney Cruise and Disneyland in California. This section is intended to provide some historical perspective on our experiences. We’ve experienced Disney with our kids, with our extended family of 24 people, and as a romantic getaway with just Mark and Jeanne.
Over the years we’ve developed a passion for planning our days around a relaxing dinner at one of the tremendous restaurants at Disney World. In the picture above the entire extended family is enjoying a great meal at the Yak and Yetti Restaurant in Animal Kingdom in 2008.
In 2002 we got a great deal staying at Homewood Suites right outside Disneyworld. This should have been terrific – a nice suite including kitchenette, a Jacuzzi, a nice pool and free breakfast every morning. But something didn’t feel right. While the price was terrific, we found ourselves with people who didn’t seem to share our same values. I don’t know how else to state this – it just wasn’t comfortable. After a few nights, we decided to call DisneyWorld to see if we could move to an onsite resort. We cancelled the rest of our stay at the Homewood Suites and spent the remainder of the week at Port Orleans Riverside. The difference was amazing and Port Orleans became our most favorite resort – at least up to the point that we tried another resort. I don’t know what magic makes the in-park resorts so much more delightful, but this experience proved it yet again. Continue reading Disney Resorts
I try to follow developments at Disney both as a stockholder and as a 15-visit fan. The news coming out of the D23 convention in California this weekend was very exciting and somewhat overwhelming. It looks like we will have many reasons to continue our visits.
This is probably the most exciting announcement. This is a fully immersive experience. Not only with the theming be entirely based on Star Wars, but all cast members will act like they have always lived in the Star Wars universe. The rooms look awesome! This will be a luxury resort. Better start saving now. (read more)
Disney is implementing an exciting new way to get around with the Disney Skyliner gondola system. The gondolas will have stations in EPCOT, Disney’s Studios, Caribbean Beach Resort, and Art of Animation. (read more)
MinnieVans – DisneyWorld will offer a new Uber-type transportation option with appropriately-themed MinnieVans.
Disney Riviera Hotel will be a new Disney Vacation Club resort.