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Category — x. Personal Favorites

My Favorite Walt Disney World Resort Hotel

(This is an entry in a series on personal favorites)

FAVORITE DISNEY WORLD HOTELS

Welcome to those coming from Capturing Magical Memories!  Enjoy the ride as this month Magical Blogorail Teal discusses our favorite Walt Disney World resorts!

PERSONAL FAVORITES DIFFERENT THAN RECOMMENDED RESORTS

One of the earliest notes about this site elsewhere on the internet was from an appalled blogger.

In the summer of 2008 she wrote (I can’t find the link, but hey, I didn’t try very hard!) that she was stunned by what to her seemed the lack of logic in my notes on rides that might be skipped.

What made her head explode was that I noted that some rides that could be skipped by first time family visitors, like Carousel of Progress, were also among my personal favorites.

Well, I have no trouble holding two contradictory ideas in my mind at the same time! [Read more →]

December 17, 2012   11 Comments

Guilty Pleasures at Walt Disney World

(This is an entry in a series on personal favorites)

GUILTY PLEASURES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Welcome to those coming from Capturing Magical Memories as this month Magical Blogorail Teal focuses on guilty pleasures!

GUILTY PLEASURES EXPAND MY WAISTLINE

Most of this site’s itineraries, in addition to recommending dining spots, also recommend a few special snacks as well.

I’m not a gourmet, nor a foodie, but I have cured and smoked my own bacon, and made ice cream at home from scratch! And this should hint at my guilty pleasures…

Yup, I just love junk food at Walt Disney World! [Read more →]

September 25, 2012   14 Comments

Personal Favorites: The Epcot Resorts

This post on the Epcot resorts is one in a series about personal favorites. See lower on the page for more about this series.

FAVORITE EPCOT RESORT: DISNEY’S BOARDWALK INN

This site’s ranking of the deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World for first time visitors puts Disney’s Polynesian Resort first, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge second, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge third.

Among the Epcot resorts, all three come in last on the list of recommendations for first-timers, with Disney’s Beach Club Resort ranked best among them, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn ranked last, and the Yacht Club in between.

My personal favorite among these, however, is the one ranked last: the BoardWalk Inn.  Why?  Well, give me a minute, and I’ll tell you. [Read more →]

April 3, 2012   No Comments

Personal Favorites: The Monorail Resorts

This post on the monorail resorts is one in a series about personal favorites. See lower on the page for more about this series.

FAVORITE MONORAIL RESORT: DISNEY’S CONTEMPORARY RESORT

This site’s ranking of the deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World for first time visitors puts Disney’s Polynesian Resort first, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge second, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge third.

I’ve posted previously that my overall personal favorite deluxe resort is far and away the Wilderness Lodge, with the Animal Kingdom Lodge my second favorite.

But among the monorail resorts–the three deluxe hotels linked by monorail to the Magic Kingdom–my personal favorite is Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Why?  Well, keep reading…

[Read more →]

March 20, 2012   No Comments

My Favorite Page in The Complete Walt Disney World 2012

THE COMPLETE WALT DISNEY WORLD 2012

The Complete Walt Disney World 2012 published last week, and my copy showed up on Friday.

(You can find a complete review here.)

For now, I have to note that while it’s probably a typo, I am really liking page 375.

Actually, I know it’s not a typo, as Julie Neal had emailed that this was coming.

When I look at the other sites included in The Complete Walt Disney World 2012‘s Internet Directory, I’m astonished and humbled.

Thanks, Julie!

For those new to this site, here’s where to start on The Complete Walt Disney World 2012‘s specific points:

December 18, 2011   No Comments

A Perfect Afternoon at Walt Disney World

This post is one in a series about personal favorites.

PERFECT AFTERNOONS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Teal. Enjoy the ride as we share the ways we would spend a perfect afternoon in Walt Disney World.

The itineraries on this site are designed for first-time family visitors who are unsure if they will ever return and want to see all the best of Walt Disney World.

Moreover, they are placed into a Saturday-Sunday typical “week off of work.”

This results in a pretty intense vacation, one that could us a couple of more days away from the theme parks to recover from itself.

Even so, the key itineraries mostly have some mornings off, and all have some afternoons and evenings off.

What’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon? 

For some it’ll be time in the parks; for others, a little solitary time; for others a nap. Some would add reading a trashy novel, and others playing with the kids in the pool.  Margaritas may be involved at one or more points. So may be shopping or exploring other hotels.

MY PERSONAL FAVORITE AFTERNOON AT WALT DISNEY WORLD [Read more →]

October 25, 2011   No Comments