Take a Tour of the Grand Floridian Resort’s Gingerbread House … with ResortTV1!

C’mon, folks.  Who doesn’t love gingerbread?  Oh, OK.  I guess that particular delight isn’t everyone’s favorite, but, hey!  Who doesn’t love holiday decorations?

The Grand Floridian Resort is famous for “decorating” their lobby with a massive tribute to gingerbread houses far and wide.  Ever seen it?  No? Want to see it?

Then, by all means, please join Josh of ResortTV1 as he takes us all on a “tour” of Disney’s marquee gingerbread-laded “decoration”.  Just click the picture below, folks, and enjoy the show!

WDW Main Street – Episode #328 – Our Weekly News … a.k.a “Ranting about Express Transportation”!

Join Doug, John, and I as we recap Walt Disney World’s weekly news.  Amongst other things, we chat about …

VIP tours, DisneyQuest, Blizzard Beach, Cosmic Ray’s Cafe, Starring Rolls, Brown Derby, Trattoria al Forno, Captain’s Grille, colorful new trams, Paddlefish, and, most of all, “Food” & Garden!

Find the Butterfinger Cupcake at The Trolley Car Café, folks!

Find the Butterfinger Cupcake at The Trolley Car Café, folks!

In addition, you’ve spoken up and told us how you feel about WDW’s Express Transportation Option … as well as the potential “demise” of the Grand Floridian Resort.  Want to know how we react to the results?  To find out, listen to …

WDW Main Street – Episode #328 – Our Weekly News … a.k.a “Ranting about Express Transportation”!

The Impending Demise of the Grand Floridian Resort?

A few days back, WDW News Today posted a rumor touting the claim that Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts Bob Chapek is not a big fan of the Grand Floridian Resort.

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How much longer will this be a “Grand” sight?

In fact, the rumor suggests that WDW’s flagship could be gutted in order to become a modern luxury resort on a par with the Four Seasons Resort Orlando.

For the full article, please visit WDW News Today at this link!

Our question for you, today, is this … do you agree with Mr. Chapek?  Should the Grand Floridian be replaced?  Re-themed?  Removed?

On a recent episode of our podcast, Dennis Conroy suggested those very things.  For that “take”, and much more, listen to …

WDW Main Street – Episode #311 – An “Untouchable” Marathon – The WDW Resorts!

In the meantime, what say you?  Are you cheering for the impending demise of the Grand Floridian?  Would you like to see something new and different?  Let us know in the poll, below!

Dining Recon: Grand Floridian Cafe

On a recent trip to The World, Mrs. All in WDW asked me where we could stop for a nice, relaxing breakfast.  What she really meant was … ‘Where can we visit that we’ve never been to before?’

Well, I suggested the Grand Floridian Cafe.  She was, initially, unconvinced.  Pleasantly, after a little bit of coaxing, she bought into the “adventure”.  It’s a good thing too because we enjoyed a great light breakfast!

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They make a great Bloody Mary, but we loved their Grand Blend Press Pot Coffee!  For our meal, we both ordered a Ham and Cheese Omelet with fresh fruit.  Delicious!

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What a great, clean, elegant, relaxing spot for breakfast, folks!  We recommend that you give the Grand Floridian Resort’s cafe a shot.  We did, and we’ll be back!

Seven Seas Lagoon? Seven Seas Revealed!

Good morning, folks!  I hope that your weeks have started off on an excellent “note”.

Before I jump into revealing the answers to yesterday’s onslaught of trivia questions, let me give any latecomers to this little party once last chance to weigh in with their responses.

Seven Seas Lagoon?  Seven Seas of Trivia!  How well do you know Disney’s “seven seas”?  Take your shot right here!

Wow!  This pile of water-logged questions turned out to be a bit tougher than I expected, I’m afraid.  Thanks for taking on the challenge, my friends!  Let’s reveal the “secrets”.

#1 – Seven Seas Lagoon reaches a depth of 14 feet.  The most popular response, as of this writing, was 21 feet.  It amazes me that WDW’s ferry boats can navigate in such a shallow “pond”!

#2 – Seven Seas Lagoon connects with adjacent Bay Lake.  Yeah, I didn’t fool many with that question.  You blasted it into the bay!

#3 – Of the choices, only Wilderness Lodge does not border Seven Seas Lagoon.  Of course, you “owned” this question too.  You certainly know your resorts!

#4 – In total, 3 ferry boats can cross Seven Seas Lagoon in order to deliver Guests to and from Disney’s Magic Kingdom.  The most popular answer, so far, was 2 … but only by a slim margin!

#5 – I knew this one would be tough.  The normal capacity of each ferryboat is about 600 to 650 passengers.  Very big boats!  The most popular response was 400 to 450 passengers.

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#6 – Seven Seas Lagoon’s infamous “wave machine” was located on Beachcomber Island.  Want to learn more about the Poly’s doomed wave machine?  Check out this great article by Jim Hill!

#7 – Of the choices I gave you, only Runoff Rapids does not find a home on Seven Seas Lagoon.  Once again, I didn’t fool you for even a second.  Those rapids can be found at Blizzard Beach!

Great work, my friends!  You made it through the “Gauntlet of the Seven Seas”!  See ya’ real soon!