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Monday, February 15, 2010

Have You Been Disney-fied?

June, 2008, another unsuspecting visitor to Disney World, will unknowingly, (as so many others before and after him), will become Disney-fied!

That unsuspecting visitor was ME!

Before ever going to Disney World, my thought was (as I'm sure are many adults who have never gone), "What's the big deal... It's just a big amusement park for kids." In my mind, I was taking my granddaughter, and that was cool, but I could not, for the life of me, understand why Cindy could get so has so excited about going. I mean she had been at least seven years in a row, and some of those years, she went more than once. So in my unknowledgeable eyes, was nothing but confusion about her excitement.

Come on! You been once, that's enough... Right?

Oh, but how wrong I was!...

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

The Turf Club Bar and Grill is fast becoming a mainstay for Cindy and I when we visit Disney World. Not only is it a nice restaurant, it has also been very convenient for us.

We have stayed at the Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa several times, and being that The Turf Club Bar and Grill is their resident Table Service restaurant, we've dined there several times.

Our first visit, in December of 2008, was lunch. We were using the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. It was actually our first meal there after arriving...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Animal Kingdom's Tusker House Restaurant

Disney World's Animal Kingdom Theme Park has a really nice buffet style restaurant called Tusker House.

It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but only breakfast has character dining.

I had an opportunity to enjoy the breakfast with Cindy, along with my daughter Luvenia and granddaughter Fernan. We all had a great time and the food was pretty good.

You can read all about it: The Tusker House

Friday, February 5, 2010

Restaurants Galore at Disney World

I've added a section of Recommended Restaurants on

I'm only including the restaurants that Cindy and I have dined out. There are literally dozens and dozens of restaurants at Disney World, and you can read reviews about them everywhere online. is about our experiences at Disney World, and as members of DVC (Disney Vacation Club), and although we would like to hear and post others experiences, you'll mostly get our perspective of things on the site.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Disney World's Saratoga Springs Resort - The Affordable Deluxe Resort

The Saratoga Springs Resort has the same amenities as the other deluxe resorts, but is so much more affordable, whether your paying cash or using points as a Disney Vacation Club member.

Our first stay (December, 2008) at Saratoga Springs Resort was a big influence on our deciding to become DVC members. We stayed in The Springs section, and was actually across the street from the Carriage House, where both the Artist Palette (counter-service) and The Turf Club (table-service) restaurants are located. The Spa and Fitness Center, one of the swimming pools and two hot tubs, were also just across the street from us.

Our second stay (December, 2009) was in The Grandstand section of the resort, and it was really nice. We could see the Grandstand's pool and hot tub from our veranda, and the original Disney World golf course, The Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, pretty much surrounded us.

Our goal is to stay at all the Disney World DVC member resorts, at least once, and Saratoga Springs is definitely a favorite.

You can read the entire article here.