Resorts

The Christmas Season at Walt Disney World

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November 6, 2013
The Christmas Season at Walt Disney World

My house is currently filled with the aromas of baking cookies; the pumpkin cheesecake is setting up in the fridge; and gingerbread cookie dough is in the freezer, ready to be rolled out. Holiday baking has started in my home, in large part because we’ll be visiting Walt Disney World in December. It is...
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October 2013 Storytellers Corn Chowder

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October 28, 2013
October 2013 Storytellers Corn Chowder

Hello all my friends.  With fall in the air and all the autumn decorations out I feel like a nice warm bowl of chowder is in order.  So I thought that the yummy Storytellers Corn Chowder was a nice hardy dish for this month.  This would be a nice dinner before trick or treating,...
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Travel Periods at Walt Disney World

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October 6, 2013
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There are many preferences as to the best time to travel to Walt Disney World (WDW).  Some will never travel in the summer, some have to visit during the holiday season and others will only visit during special events or race weekends.  This month I’ll look at the different times to visit and what...
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@SamsDisneyDiary #4: Victoria and Albert’s QVR Experience

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August 25, 2013
Victoria and Albert's: Queen Victoria Room: Course #3: Hot "Smoked" Niman Ranch Lamb with Fuji Apple and Curry Dressing

Welcome to SamsDisneyDiary in the WDWFan Zone, Episode #4 (August 24th 2013).  Victoria & Albert’s Queen Victoria Room.  Check out the video edition of SamsDisneyDiary in the WDW Fan Zone below then keep reading for more details. Well, I did it, or should I say we did it, after over 50 trips to Walt...
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A Day Alone in WDW

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August 10, 2013
A Day Alone in WDW

In just over two weeks I’m going to find myself in a very unusual position…… alone in Walt Disney World (WDW) for the day.  Although Shel and I will be together for a week, just a week or so ago I decided to fly in a day early.   Southwest makes changing your flights very...
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Gotta Love the Flexibilty of Disney Vacation Club Membership – Studio or One Bedroom – Depends on what you need!

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August 1, 2013
Gotta Love the Flexibilty of Disney Vacation Club Membership – Studio or One Bedroom – Depends on what you need!

In April 2012 I was thrilled to buy my very own membership in Disney Vacation Club. This came some 20 years after mom first bought into Old Key West. And boy have we loved every minute. One of the things we love about our Disney Vacation Club (DVC) membership is the flexibility. How so...
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Please allow me to introduce myself……

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July 28, 2013
Please allow me to introduce myself……

For my first post in the zone, I had something very different in mind but you know what they say about the best laid plans….. As you read this post I am down in the happiest place on earth. Vacation, runDisney event, family reunion? No! This isn’t an ordinary trip, this time I have...
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Why I love Disney’s Contemporary Resort!

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July 25, 2013
Why I love Disney’s Contemporary Resort!

I love thinking about Walt Disney World.  With an upcoming trip this August I have been thinking about Walt Disney World more and more.  I like to plan out what attractions I want to make sure I ride, what restaurants I want to eat at and what resorts I want to visit.  The top...
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Disney Fantasy – Adults Only Activity

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July 7, 2013
Disney Fantasy – Adults Only Activity

Shelley and  I recently completed our eighth trip onboard one of the amazing Disney cruise ships; this one on the Disney Fantasy.  Since our very first trip on the Disney Magic in 2000 friends, family and acquaintances have always made comments like, “Really?   Isn’t that ship just for kids?”  I always answer no and...
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Disney’s Best Kept Secret

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June 24, 2013
Disney’s Best Kept Secret

Shhh, want to know a secret? Membership has its privileges, and if you’re a Disney Vacation Club member, then you have many to choose from.  What kind of privileges you ask? Well, let’s start with a look at a resort, say, Bay Lake Tower. What makes this resort so special?  Attached to the Contemporary by a fifth floor walkway,...
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