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!

WDW Main Street – Episode #353 – Dining Down the River!

Hey, folks!  Stop by the Main Street Pub to catch Dennis and Doug as they cover the menus offered by all of the restaurants up and down the Sassagoula River.

Want to hear about Boatwright’s Dining Hall, Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory, and Olivia’s Cafe.  Sit back, grab a snack, and enjoy the show!  This show …

WDW Main Street – Episode #353 – Dining Down the River!

Disney’s Busiest Waterway? Sassagoula Dreamin’!

Ahoy, folks!  This nautical tribute is dedicated to the biggest Sassagoula fan that I personally know – Skipper Doug Davis!

An unadulterated Sassagoula River Cruise captain “wanna-be”, the host of WDW Main Street’s podcast is definitely a fan.

Actually, when Mrs. All in WDW and I last visited “The World”, I sent Doug a video or two of his beloved river boats.  Oh.  Not to “rub it in”, mind you.  I just wanted to give him a glimpse of “home”!

Having said that, before we proceed to the “meat” of this salute, I’d like to make one small observation.  The Sassagoula River is one busy waterway!

It took a stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort for me to really see, and appreciate, it.  Those boats motor up and down the river nonstop!

So, in that spirit, please take a few minutes to check out the “traffic”, my friends.

From our room’s balcony as well as “live” on a private (there was no one else on the boat!) ride to Port Orleans, here are Doug’s beloved boats!  Enjoy!

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Ride a Disney Bus(?!) Down the Sassagoula River?

Huh?  What am I talking about, my friends?  A bus on the Sassagoula River?  Clearly, I’ve lost my mind!  Hey, I’m only taking a few seconds to point this tip out because, for us, it did come in handy during a thunderstorm.

Mrs. All in WDW and I can’t be the only Disney fans in the world who didn’t know this, but you can take a bus down the Sassagoula River!  Oh, yes, you can!

Actually, what I should say is that you can take a WDW bus to get to the Disney Springs resorts!  Want to hitch a many-wheeled ride to Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, and/or Port Orleans?  No problem!

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Frankly, we had no idea that Disney Transportation provided bus service to the aforementioned resorts, believing that the Sassagoula’s river cruise was the only “game” in town.

Lucky for us, while Downtown’s boats endured a safety shutdown due to thunder, we were still able to find our way “home”!  Don’t get caught in a Disney Springs storm, my friends.  Look for the queues marked 2A, 5A, or 5B!

The Suitcase Gurgles On …

Yes, my friends, Mrs. All in WDW and I stopped by for another quick visit to Old Key West’s Gurgling Suitcase.  If you missed it, here’s my earlier review!

My lovely wife and I have come to the conclusion that Disney’s Old Key West is a very under-appreciated resort.  Complete with lighthouse, it’s beautifully themed!

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Of course, the Gurgling Suitcase is usually our main target of interest.  Why?  Generally, it’s because we’re in search of an adult refreshment and a quick lunch!

Suitcase’s “outside while you’re inside” atmosphere doesn’t hurt either.  Especially when it’s a 98 degree Summer day!  You can enjoy the outdoors while you lounge in air-conditioned comfort!

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For lunch on this July day, Mrs. All in WDW enjoyed a serving of the Gurgling Suitcase’s Pulled Pork BBQ Nachos.

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A pile of house-made potato chips, smothered by pulled pork, fresh jalapenos, cheese, sour cream, and salsa was quite a filling lunch!  Pretty reasonable, too, at $8.29.

I was a bit more expensive, I’m afraid.  The first time we visited, our bartender raved about the menu’s Fish Sandwich.  It’s $13.99, but he claimed it was a phenomenal dish.  I had to give it a shot!

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Also very filling, it was accompanied by the aforementioned house-made chips.  The remoulade is fantastic!  It’s the same as they provide with their Conch Fritters, by the way.

Gurgling Suitcase's Conch Fritters.

Gurgling Suitcase’s Conch Fritters.  We had these on our first visit.

But, back to the fish sandwich.  I found the “star” of this “hoagie” – fresh grouper cheeks – to be a bit stronger taste than I prefer.  Honestly, I would have preferred a much milder fish.

For us, when it comes to Old Key West’s Gurgling Suitcase, the big “win” is the setting.

We love a good outside bar – hence our love for Laguna Bar at Disney’s Coronado Springs.  To be able to enjoy the “outside”, at a very nicely themed resort, while sitting in cool, conditioned air?  Well, that just rocks!