Want to Rent DVC? Here’s How!

Happy Saturday, my friends!  Have you ever thought about renting a room at a DVC resort?  Wouldn’t it be great to snag a few nights at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa?  Or, any of the other fine DVC resorts on WDW property?  Well, listen up, then!

Melissa Mullett joins John and Doug to discuss all of the great options you have for renting DVC with David’s Vacation Club Rentals.  Their Director of Operations, Melissa also gives us a trip report from her most recent stay at Disney’s Old Key West Resort!  Hear it all at …

Episode 443 – David’s Vacation Club Rentals!

A Tale of Two Short Ribs … A Before and After Story!

OK.  I’ll admit it.  To call this a “before and after” episode is a bit misleading.  After all, the Yacht Club’s Ale & Compass Restaurant has only been open for six months or so.  To date, they’ve only served one version of short ribs.

No.  Those of you who know me will clearly understand where this piece is coming from … I had an obsession with the Captain’s Grille’s Cabernet-braised Short Rib with Creamy [Sweet Corn] Risotto.  Look at it!

Simply phenomenally delicious, my friends, for years, this was my absolute favorite meal on Disney property!  Of course, as the Compass replaced the Captain, so, also, did a new short rib replace my beloved, “hall-of-fame” caliber cabernet-braised delight.

What does the Ale & Compass have to offer, then?  Well, on our most-recent trip to “The World”, Mrs. All in WDW and I met some dear friends there for dinner.  Wanting to give Ale’s offering a chance, I ordered their Smoked Short Ribs.

Served with a Roasted Vegetable Mash and Barbecue Demi, I have to admit that they were good.  Were they cabernet-caliber?  No.  The Captain’s recipe was an A+.  This version was, at best, a B.

Having said that, the ribs were fork tender.  They tasted quite good.  Where the dish lost me, however, was with the “side”.  Laced with roasted Brussels sprouts within, the vegetable mash was acceptable but paled in comparison to the Captain’s luxurious risotto.

What’s my conclusion, you ask?  I said it a few weeks ago, I was very disappointed when Disney decided to close Captain’s Grille.  But, even I have to admit that WDW notched a ‘home run’ with the Ale & Compass refurbishment.

When it comes to their food, if you’re a fan of short ribs, I’d recommend you give Ale’s dish a try.  For myself, it had a tough act to follow.  In the days of the Captain, I would order nothing but the short rib.  At Ale, I’ll give some of their many other menu items a try.

Hey! Let’s Stroll Over to Disney Springs!

Happy Friday, my friends!  Hey!  Have you taken this walk?  Well, if you haven’t, you should.  The sights.  The sounds.  It’s a beautiful stroll!

Please join Josh Nelson of ResortTV1 as he takes a relaxing walk all of the way from Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort to the Marketplace at Disney Springs.  His 4K presentation boasts astounding views!  Click on the picture, below, to access to video!

Then, later today – at 6 PM Eastern, in fact – come back to YouTube and join Josh and Jenna as they present their weekly Live Stream from “somewhere” in Walt Disney World!  Are you missing the “magic”?  Let ResortTV1 give you a glimpse of “home”  Find them at …

ResortTV1 on YouTube!

SeaWorld Rules, Epcot Drools?! Huh? Our Weekly Disney News!

Howdy, folks!  Stop by the WDW Main Street Pub for your weekly dose of all the latest news from around Walt Disney World.  That’s right!  Pull up a bar stool and join John and Doug for an exciting news tour through Walt Disney World!

Does John like SeaWorld more than he does Epcot?  Huh?  Does Doug have another rant in him?  Odds are good that he does.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the WDW Mainstreet Podcastthe place where rants were born!  Find it at …

Episode 442 – Our Sunday News!

Our Weekly Disney News!

What’s going on in Walt Disney World, folks?  To hear it all, catch the WDW Main Street Podcastthe place where rants were born!  

What are Doug and John excited about this week?  Hah!  From Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort to Toy Story Land.  From new World Showcase entertainment to holiday party pricing details.  There’s tons to discuss!  Does any of it deserve a rant?!  They  cover it all at …

Episode 440 – Our Sunday News!