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.

Enjoy Christmas Decorations at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts … with ResortTV1!

Greetings, folks!  If you caught last Monday’s post, you’d know that Mrs. All in WDW and I just love Disney’s epic holiday gingerbread “creations”.

For example, did you catch a glimpse of the Grand Floridian’s marquee “house”?  No?  Well, catch it here …

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

Today, we’d encourage you to rejoin Josh of ResortTV1 as he gives us a detailed look at more of Disney’s delicious delights.

First, please gaze upon the Beach Club’s carousel.  Then, take a  a “tour” of the Yacht Club’s Christmas village!  Enjoy it all by clicking on the picture below!

The Ladies Invade the Pub … Again?!

Join Judith and Carmen as they step into the Main Street Pub for some exciting bar banter!  Will they put Doug Davis in his place … again?  You bet!

The gang teams up to give us pointers for visiting WDW during the holidays!  So, grab yourself a frosty beverage, folks.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy this very special episode at …

Episode 412 – Judith, Carmen, and the Holidays!

Christmas at Animal Kingdom Lodge … as taken from the balcony that is the Kilimanjaro Club!

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!