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Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–All-Star Movies Resort

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–All-Star Movies Resort

Trip Advisor Series 2016 WDW–All-Star Movies Resort April 6-13, 2016–When contemplating a trip to Walt Disney World, I found that one of my hardest decisions was whether to stay at a WDW resort or to stay “off-property”.  I decided that for my first stay, it would be at a WDW resort and chose All-Star Music resort because it was the cheapest (tied with All-Star Sports Resort).  When I had to change my arrival date to two days later, they changed…

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Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–A Mouthful of Mardi Gras

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–A Mouthful of Mardi Gras

Trip Advisor Series 2016 WDW–A Mouthful of Mardi Gras April 8, 2016–One of the things high on my To-Do List for my first trip to Walt Disney World was to eat a beignet–I’ve never had one!  They are a delicious treat, native to the New Orleans area. So I hopped on a shuttle bus and headed to Disney Springs then went to the boat launch.  I told the driver (skipper) of the water taxi that I wanted to find the…

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Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Check Out Nature!

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Check Out Nature!

Trip Advisor Series:   2016 WDW–Check Out Nature! April 8, 2016–I thought going on a Thursday evening would be a good time to visit Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney).  What a mistake!  After a long, hot day of exploring, I found myself in the middle of a sea of people.  It was bustling, had lots of entertainment, and it was festively lit…but it would have been much more fun had it not been so crowded! After I finished eating some…

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Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Standing Out in a Sea of People

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Standing Out in a Sea of People

Trip Advisor Series 2016 WDW–Standing Out in a Sea of People   April 9 2016–I was there at Walt Disney World to attend a medical conference that was held at the Coronado Resort from Saturday – Wednesday.  Let me first say that with so many people, activities and stimuli, it’s really easy to get into the mode where all you see are people and not the person!  You are literally herded from one breakout session to another, swimming upstream to…

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Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Disney Vacation Club

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Disney Vacation Club

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Disney Vacation Club (DVC)   April 7, 2016–I’ve been researching Disney Vacation Club (DVC) membership since 2014 so I wanted to see some of the resorts in person.  I scheduled a DVC tour and was chauffeured to Saratoga Springs Resort for a first-hand look had what I’ve been researching. I was greeted with a light breakfast, given a DVC name tag, paired with a tour guide, and walked through some full-sized models of three resorts.  It…

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Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Birthday Drummers!

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Birthday Drummers!

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Birthday Drummers!   April 7, 2016–While pinching my pennies at Walt Disney World, I wanted to see new things so I took the Disney shuttle and got off at Kidani Village.  I explored the lobby and other rooms with public access and found myself on the second floor walking into an observation room where you can watch the animals (giraffes, zebras, etc.). Two very handsome young men whose smiles lit up the entire room greeted me…

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Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Titanic, The Experience

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Titanic, The Experience

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–I Danced with the Captain!   April 8, 2016–My conference roommate took me off Disney property to attend the “Titanic, The Experience” located just minutes away on International Drive.  This is an interactive dinner show dedicated to the memory of those who were lost and those who survived the sinking of the Titanic.  We received a “Boarding Pass” ticket or card representing a real passenger that we were to role-play if we wanted to participate.  Oddly…

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Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Parkless!!

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Parkless!!

Trip Advisor Series:   2016 WDW–Parkless, Is it Possible?   April 6, 2016–Walt Disney World is wonderful, but expensive.  I was on my first trip to WDW for a medical conference and money was too tight for me to go into any of the Theme Parks. This did not slow me down whatsoever!  There is so much to do and explore for inexpensive (or free) that I never felt like I was cheated.  In fact, I ran out of time…

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Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Disney’s Magical Express

Trip Advisor Series: 2016 WDW–Disney’s Magical Express

Trip Advisor Series:   2016 WDW–Disney’s Magical Express (DME)   April 6, 2016–When you book a hotel reservation at one of the Walt Disney World resorts, you can take advantage of the FREE Disney’s Magical Express (DME).  It’s a bus that picks you up at Orlando International Airport (MCO), takes you to your hotel, drops off your luggage, and when it’s time to leave they will pick up your luggage and drop you off at MCO.  This will save you…

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