Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Disney's Beach Club Resort


This is a brief overview of some of the amenities you can enjoy while staying at Disney's Beach Club Resort.

There are several different room options available, and so your room may not be exactly like this one, but this is a start!

The Deluxe Studio, in the Beach Club Villas contains one Queen bed and a sofa sleeper. Some people do not like the sofa sleeper option, but some do, because you can put the bed away in the morning and give yourself a little more living space.

The Deluxe Studios also feature a kitchenette.

The Marketplace is located in the Main Building, and is the home of your Quick Service Dining option.

It also contains the Drink Fountain for your Refillable Resort Mug.

They have a good selection of breakfast items for breakfast, then for lunch and dinner, they have soups, sandwiches, quesadillas, etc

They also keep a good selection of muffins and pastries throughout the day. These are a great quick inexpensive breakfast, or a good filling snack!

You can shop for some standard "grocery" items here also. Milk, bread, cereals, canned food, first aid, toiletries, etc.
Lots and lots and lots of Snack Options

And, then just across the way is the gift shop. So, if you need to grab some sunglasses, or a souvenir, you are right here!

**Ask about the Artist of the Day! Your child has the opportunity to color a picture, and then, quite possibly be featured as Artist of the Day! What fun!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Disney's All Star Sports Resort

Disney's All Star Sports Resort

A Value Resort

We get lots of questions about the Value Resorts at Walt Disney World, mostly because they are such a good value for the money, and it is a very inexpensive way to stay "on property" but not break the bank.

So, here's a photo tour of the resort, and I hope we can answer your questions.

The Value resorts are like a standard hotel. I refer to them as "no thrills, no frills"....although, keep in mind that they ARE a Disney resort, and so, that alone tells you that it is nice. It is not a "dive" nor is it somewhere that is unclean.

Far from it. Even the value resorts have special attention to detail. If you notice the border, the comforter, and even the shower curtain pay close attention to theme in each value resort room.

Each Value resort room comes standard with two double beds. It has the one bathroom, with the "split" feature. Shower, toilet enclosed, and the sink/vanity area is outside.

Yes, even the Value Resorts feature Towel Art! A Disney Favorite!

You can see the "sitting" space, as well as the TV area in this room. Again, it is the Value resort, but it is plenty of space and room, especially if your family's theme is to "hit the parks" and spend as little time in the room as possible!

The side of this "dresser" area has some great organizing bars in it. We used it on this trip to store water and snacks. Sometimes, the kids use it to store their toys and souvenirs! Don't let any space go unused :)

Also, a great feature of Disney's All Star Sports Resort, is their food court. This resort has a large capacity, so it has lots of good options. I think there will be something for everyone to choose from. Breakfast, lunch or dinner!

In the Food Court, you will find this huge fountain machine. Great options for lunch, or just to fill your refillable mug as you head out to the parks!

Again, I love the theming of the resorts, and this one is no exception! The HUGE oversized basketball area, just makes you feel like you are right in the middle of a sports haven! So much fun!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Beauty and the Beast at Hollywood Studios

A Tale as old as Time.....

One of my favorite stops at Disney's Hollywood Studios is the Beauty and the Beast Production.

It is a great break for the feet, in an indoor amphitheater.

A live production of one of the most beloved Disney stories, Beauty and the Beast.

Make sure to allow time in your schedule for this one. You will be so very glad that you did.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Le Cellier - Lunch

Le Cellier

World Showcase - Canada




Appetizer Trio to Share - Tomato Stack, Lump Crab, and Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup $17.99

Roasted Duck Meatballs - with a carmelized onion tartlet and a cherry gastrique $10.99

Spicy Chicken and Chipotle Sausage - with Roasted Corn Polenta and Sweet Onion Jam $9.99

Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup - Made with Moosehead Beer and Smoked Bacon Cup $5.49 Bowl $6.99

Lump Crab and Sweet Corn Custards - with Paprika Aioli $10.99

Tomato Stack - with Carmelized Onions, Cucumbers, Crumbled Blue Cheese, and Yuzu Vinaigrette $8.99

Entree Salads

Grilled Sirloin Salad - with baby spinach and potato fennel tart $17.49

Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken - Romaine lettuce, parmesan, sourdough croutons and a creamy Caesar dressing $14.49


Served with your choice of Potato Salad or French Fries

Pan-Roasted Salmon Burger - with cilantro aioli and an Asian Napa cabbage slaw $15.99

Open-faced Canadian Cheese Steak Sandwich - with sauteed onions and peppers, and Boursin cream sauce $15.49

Le Cellier House Burger - with roasted mushrooms, pancetta,maple barbecue, Black Diamond Cheddar, and crispy onions $14.99

Chicken Crepe - with roasted portobello mushrooms, peppers, and a Blue Cheese Bechamel Sauce $14.49


Le Cellier Mushroom Filet Mignon - with wild mushroom risotto, white truffle and herb butter sauce $26.99

Sauteed Potato Gnocchi - topped grilled eggplant, cherry tomatoes, pesto broth, and parmesan $18.99

New York Strip Steak - with bercy butter, served with Gruyere-Yukon Gold potato gratin $31.99

Walnut-Crusted Salmon - with sweet creamed corn, pickled mushrooms and whiskey-maple glaze $20.99

Sides and Sauces

Oven-roasted Mushrooms $5.99
Grilled Asparagus $5.99
Wild Mushroom Risotto $5.99
Creamed Spinach Gratinee $5.99
Sauteed Spinach $5.99
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes $5.99
Baked Macaroni and Cheese $5.99
Poutine $5.99

Traditional Beers

Canadian Unibroue $6.75
La Fin du Monde
Blanche de Chambly
Trois Pistoles

Molson Canadian $5.75
Labatt Blue $5.75
Labatt Light Blue $5.75
Draft Moosehead Pale Ale $5.25

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Toy Story Mania

Toy Story Mania

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Take a ride thru a video game, where you battle your co-pilot for bragging rights. You use your controller to "break plates" "shoot balloons" and whatever else Woody and Buzz sling your way.

This 3D ride is a VERY popular attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and my advice to you is to go there FIRST and get your Fast Pass.

And, even if you get there early, and the "standby" line is not too long, I would grab a fast pass, and then go ahead and get in line. You are gonna want to do this one twice!

A super fun time will have you with your game face on!!! And as quick as you get off of the ride, you are gonna want to give it another whirl!

Trust me...get the Fast Pass!!!

And, if you love it as much as my family does, you might wanna get it for the Wii! Lots of family fun times at home!