Intimate Dining Experience with Butler Service at the Grand Floridian

I consider myself a Disney Expert.  After all, I have visited Disney World 2-3 times a year since 1990.  I became a Disney Vacation Club member in 2000.  I have stayed at 1/2 star hotels in Orlando all the way up to a grand villa at Bay Lake Tower.  I have done pretty much every tour available, although I still have a few to go.  I’ve visited Disneyland as well as Disney’s Aulani in Hawaii.  So when I read all these blog posts about “Disney Secrets”, “Disney Must Dos” or any “Top 10 things to do in Disney” I chuckle as I have done almost all of them.  My bucket list include things that are virtually impossible like staying in Cinderella’s castle suite, buy a […]

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A day with a VIP Tour Guide

As long as I can remember, I have said, “One day, I will be able to spend the day with a VIP Tour Guide!”  As a matter of fact, almost a year ago, I put it on my Disney Bucket List (http://www.wdwfamilytips.com/disney-bucket-list/)  Well, that day came August 5, 2016.  As we were planning our trip, my wife and I were looking for a special gift for my daughter who just graduated from high school, and her two friends.  We had actually booked the “Ultimate Day of Thrills Tour” (https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/vip-tour-services/) for the same day.  However, as we were planning our vacation, a “magical” email arrived from the Disney Vacation Club!  As we are DVC Members, they were running a special promotion of 25% off the Private […]

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Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

  I was lucky enough to cross one more item off my Disney bucket list (http://www.wdwfamilytips.com/disney-bucket-list/) by spending 8 nights at Aulani a Disney Property.  This resort was everything I hoped it would be and more. Upon arrival, we were greeted at the door with a cool glass of “Hawaii Water” consisting of pineapple, oranges, limes and lemons, and received our Hawaiian Lei.  My daughter and her friend loved this water so much, we had to make a stop every time we passed the lobby (see the hidden Mickey?)!  We were extremely lucky as our room on the 12th floor was ready to go!  We saved some time by using the on-line check-in system, I would recommend doing this at all the Disney resorts. After […]

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