Hey! What About Cabana Bar? Trivia Revealed!

Yeah!  What about Cabana Bar?  When it comes to WDW’s pool bars, Mrs. All in WDW reminds me that I left a couple of our favorite spots off my list yesterday.

For example, I mentioned Mardi Grogs, Siestas Cantina, Leaping Horse Libations, and Hurricane Hanna’s.  On the other hand, I completely forgot the WDW Dolphin’s Cabana Bar and Beach Club.

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A great spot, I’ve actually featured them twice on the site …

Link – Dining Recon: Cabana Bar and Beach Club at the Dolphin

Link – Dining Recon: Cabana Bar and Beach Club at the Dolphin … Revisited!

Then, after my lovely wife pointed that fact out to me, I recalled the fun times we’ve had over at Disney’s Old Key West Resort.  Visit Gurgling Suitcase, folks!

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A small, but fantastic, “pub”, I’ve raved about it as well …

Link – Dining Recon: Old Key West’s Gurgling Suitcase

I guess the moral of the story is that Walt Disney World sports a bunch of great pool-side venues!  Stop back in a few days, and we’ll tackle the task of deciding which ones of them are our ultimate favorites!

In the meantime, yesterday, I asked you, “How well do you know WDW’s pool bars?”  Pretty well, I’d say!

From the pairs I offered, I asked you to match the pool bar with its correct resort.  50% of you got it right!  One reader even commented, “Easy one!”

My friends, the correct pairing in yesterday’s trivia question was … The Sand Bar at Disney’s Contemporary Resort!  Take a look below for all of the correct matches!  Cheers!

  • Backstretch Pool Bar – Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Grandstand Spirits – All-Star Sports Resort
  • Beaches Pool Bar & Grill – Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • The Sand Bar – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Banana Cabana Pool Bar – Caribbean Beach Resort

 

Welcome to WDW Pool Bar Trivia!

Welcome to June, my friends!  Wow!  The year is flying by, isn’t it?  Summer, and the very busy Walt Disney World vacation season, is here!

Hey!  Who doesn’t love spending a slice of their Summer vacation relaxing at a good pool bar?  For example, Mrs. All in WDW and I have been known to visit Mardi Grogs at Port Orleans-French Quarter from time to time.

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Mardi Grogs

Siestas Cantina at Coronado Springs has, of course, always been a favorite.

Siestas Cantina

Siestas Cantina

We’ve also been known to visit the BoardWalk Inn & Villa’s clown at Leaping Horse Libations.

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Leaping Horse Libations

Having said all that, Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill is a great place to enjoy the Beach and Yacht Clubs’ Stormalong Bay.  Fantastic pool.  Even better bar!

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Hurricane Hanna’s

So.  How well do you know WDW’s pool bars?  From among the choices below, match the pool bar with its correct resort!  Hint: only one of these pairs is correct.  I’ll post the answer tomorrow!  Cheers, everyone!

Disney’s “Super” Star Resorts Survive!

Wow!  What a relief!  I was more than a little bit nervous about adding that Holiday Inn option to yesterday’s poll.  Thankfully, it got less than 13% of your vote!

But, never fear, Disney!  Facebook “blew up” again!  Take note … your All-Stars do still have a place in our hearts!  See?

“I don’t mind the All-Stars at all.  I think they get a bad rap.”

“I was at Sports last week.  Although I prefer Pop, I would stay at Sports again.  [F]or the price point, while still getting Disney transportation and other extras, it’s perfect for some budgets/trips.”

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“Sports is our resort of choice.  It is the one we have booked for all of our [recent] trips. We love it.”

“We love the All-Stars, we have been [to WDW] eight times in the last six years and stayed at All-Stars (all three of them) five of those times.”

“They might not be luxury, but they are nice if you have kids under teens.  They’ll always be good for us as long as the kids still love all the ‘magic’ of Disney!”

“I love the All-Stars!  It’s the only way I can visit WDW every year and stay on property.”

In the end, the sheer number of votes that you cast yesterday is testimony to the passion that you have for Disney’s properties.  The All-Stars earned over 87% of your support, too!  Well done!

And, who was yesterday’s big “winner”?  Well, early on in the voting, one loyal reader noted, “This will be interesting.  [Let’s] see if Movies really deserves the higher price tag than the others.”

Well, it must.  It absolutely dominated its competition!  In fact, Sports and Music, together, couldn’t equal Movies’ vote total.  I’ll re-use the word I started this post with … Wow!

What?! They’re Not Really “All-Stars”?

There was one small thing that shocked me – at least a little bit – about this past Sunday’s vote.  Maybe it surprised you, as well.  Looking at your comments, though, possibly not.

Disney’s All-Star resorts put forth a phenomenally poor showing!  In fact, combined, they earned less than 10% of your votes.  10%!  Combined!

Boy, WDW’s theme-packed trio of Values clearly didn’t live up to their “All Star” monicker, that’s for sure.

Hey!  Where is everybody?!

Hey!  Where IS everybody?!

It got me to thinking.  If you only had these three to choose from, which would it be?  Would it be any one of the three?  Hmmm.  It sounds like we need one more little poll!

“Pop” Goes a “Champion”! The Readers have Spoken!

Good Monday, my friends!  I would be negligent if I didn’t start off the day by thanking all of you.

Your comments during yesterday’s poll were phenomenal!  In fact, Facebook “blew up” with thoughtful “editorials”, “spot-on” critiques, and tons of heart-felt emotion.

If there’s one thing, other than attractions, that Disney fans are passionate about, it’s their favorite resorts.  Do you agree?  And, yesterday?  Well, we only scratched the surface!

POP!

In your own words, let’s see a small sample of what you think about yesterday’s candidates, the competition, as well as the, now, two-time All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Value Resort – Disney’s Pop Century!

“The only value I’ve stayed at was Art of Animation, and we loved it.”

“I don’t love the value resort theming, but we have stayed at POP twice recently.  [We] have had wonderful trips staying at POP.  It’s better than not going at all!”

“[W]hen I see the value hotels, that’s just what I would expect staying on property at WDW.  I love the theming.”

“We liked [POP’s] food court – for the variety of options – and the bus system.  We never had to wait very long.”

“My family will be staying at POP later this year.  My view on it is as long as it [has] got a bed and shower, then I’m good!”

“[S]taying at POP allows us to go more.  This week, this will be our 6th trip … to POP.  Food court is great.  Busses are great.”

POP is our favorite Value, by far.  Although the Quick Service is busy, the choices are so much better.”

Of course, not all your comments were filled with love and admiration.  Here’s your “counterpoint” …

“I literally would rather not go than stay at a Value resort ever again.”

“I can’t believe POP is winning by so much.  I hated that hotel.  It’s entirely too large.  The rooms are very small.  It was my first value and I swore them off forever because of it.”

“I really dislike POP.  Stayed once, and I know people who stayed and didn’t like it either.”

“It was loud.  They had music blaring from a loudspeaker at the pool until 11 PM.  Small hard beds, people randomly smoking everywhere, small rooms, people everywhere.”

“I don’t think I’d want to stay at a Value because I don’t like the loud colors, themes, or crowds.”

Wow!  Like I said … a lot of passion!  When it comes to resorts, we surely do love where we love, it seems.

Take it from me.  Given the chance, our family would pick Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort 100 times out of 100.  But, then, that’s a Moderate.  We’ll tackle those next weekend!

Until then, Disney’s Pop Century Resort “reigns” supreme!  It is the 2015 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Value Resort!