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Monday, August 31, 2015

Walt Disney World Picture of the Day!

My favorite place in the Magic Kingdom. 
I could sit here all day from Moments of the Magic by Joe Diebold.

My Disney Pin Collection Monday

Today I just had to show you one of the pins I picked up last week on our trip to Walt Disney World.  It's hard to believe we have been back a week today!  I miss home..............

Anyway, here is the pin the from Hollywood Tower of Terror attraction.  I think it's does have moving parts and below you will find pictures of the pin in both positions. 

I think I have seen some people look like the second picture after the ride is over!  

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015


We don't have all our pictures available yet, but I wanted to give a review about our experience at the Sci-Fi Dine In Theater restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  We are so glad we made the decision to book an  ADR (Advanced Dining Reservation) for this location.

Paul had no idea what the place was like, and this was really "up his alley" so to speak, with all the car-tables inside that you get to eat in.  We were the "back seat drivers" so we got a good talking to from our server (who wound up being from a town not too far from us....It's a small world indeed!)

We ordered the Onion Rings for an appetizer, and they were delicious!

We also ordered the milk shakes!  I had a special strawberry shake, and Paul had the Oreo milkshake.  They were delish!

Paul ordered the Specialty Burger:

Sci-Fi Specialty Burger

Topped with Swiss, Pulled Pork with Sriracha Barbecue Sauce, and Pickled Apple Slaw


 I had the Build your own burger.  I got Swiss cheese and mushrooms..........yumm!

Build-Your-Own Angus Chuck Burger

On a Brioche Bun, Flame-broiled Beef Patty topped with your choice of the following: Swiss, Cheddar, or American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, JalapeƱos, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Bacon, Onion Rings, or Barbecue Sauce

Have you dined at this location?  If so, please leave your take on this fun place in the comment section below!  We will have a lot to cover in the weeks to come with all the places we dined on our latest trip!

See you all again next week for FOODIE FRIDAY!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Walt Disney World Picture of the Day

Lets go get that Dino!!! - Dinosaur - Animal Kingdom
from Moments of the Magic by Joe Diebold


                   Remembering my meet up with Ariel on our last cruise! 
                                                  November 2014 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Disney Resort of the week - Disney's Vero Beach Resort

We have never stayed at this location, but it looks wonderful.  I do know quite a few people who have stayed here, and have given this resort rave reviews. Today I share some of the information I collected from different on-line sources.  None of the pictures belong to me, so I take no credit for them, and have not altered them.  Some have water marks, some do not.  

Room availability includes Deluxe Inn Rooms with ocean and garden views, Studios, One-Bedroom Vacation Homes, Two-Bedroom Vacation Homes and free-standing Three-Bedroom Beach Cottages with ocean side views of the Atlantic. Wireless internet is available across the property.

Catch some rays on Disney's Vero Beach Resort's private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. 

Disney's Vero Beach Resort address is:
9250 Island Grove Terrace
Vero Beach, Florida 32963-4145

  1. Modeled after Northeastern coastal hotels, this oceanfront Disney-owned resort is 107 miles from Walt Disney World®. 

    Traditional rooms feature kitchenettes, balconies or patios, flat-screen TVs with Blu-ray players and either ocean or garden views. The 1- or 2-bedroom villas add full kitchens, washer/dryers, whirlpool tubs and living rooms with pull-out sofas.

    Multiple dining options include a high-end steakhouse and a casual restaurant with character meals (surcharge). There's also a fitness center, a spa and a Mickey Mouse-shaped pool with a waterslide, plus campfireplaces, mini-golf (extra fee), an arcade, free WiFi and complimentary parking.
Dining and lounge information are below:

Signature Dining

  • Sonya’s

Character Dining

  • Shutters

Casual Dining

  • Shutters

Quick Service

  • Bleachers Bar & Grill


  • The Green Cabin Room
This really looks like a place we might enjoy!  How about you?  Have you ever stayed at Disney's Vero Beach Resort?  Please comment below and give us your thoughts!  

See you all next week, where we will be covering our stay at Disney Port Orleans French Quarter!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Walt Disney World Resort of the Week- Port Orleans Riverside

Looking back on our stay at Port Orleans Riverside we find fond memories in our minds and hearts.  Even though it was not one of my favorite places to stay, we still did enjoy our time there.  

The reason I say not one of our favorites is there were a few small issues we had, none of them earth shattering.  I think our biggest issue was the size of the resort.  It was, for us, just too big.  

Next week, we will be staying at its sister resort, Port Orleans French Quarter, which is a much smaller resort.  

But for now, lets focus on Riverside.  We do have some beautiful photos to share with you, and some information to go along with them, so we will get started. 

The entry way into the resort is beautifully landscaped, and gives you a welcome feeling.  

The inside lobby area is lovely.  

The boat frame hanging from the ceiling at Boatwright's Dining Hall is unique.

Strolling around the grounds while we waited for our room to be ready.

                                                                   Riverside Ducks
                                                           Main Pool, Ol' Man Island

There are 2,048 Mansion and Bayou rooms.  963 Bayou rooms have trundle beds.  More than 500 of the Magnolia Bend rooms are designated "Royal Guestrooms," and they feature special touches inspired by Disney's animated classics (all feature regals of some sort), special effects, custom bed coverings and drapes, artwork which features Princess Tiana from Princess and the Frog and other regals.

The Bayou rooms surround Ol' Man Island.  They are of the rustic variety.  We did not stay in this area.  

We opted for the Magnolia Bend area.  Beautiful, and stately plantation mansion type structures.

We really did enjoy staying in this area.  It was so peaceful, especially in the evenings.  

Dining location for this resort are Boatwright's Dining Hall which is a 200-seat table service location.  It serves Cajun specialties and American fare for dinner only.  

Riverside Mill is the food court and it resembles an old-fashioned cotton mill with a working water wheel that powers the cotton press inside.  The five counter-service stands here offer all sorts of choices.  

Muddy Rivers which is the poolside bar serving beer, wine, cocktails and specialty drinks and soft drinks.  This is open seasonally. 

The River Roost is situated in a room that is designed as a cotton exchange.  This lounge features specialty drinks, and light hors d' oeuvres.  This is the home of the one and only (and a MUST see when you are at Walt Disney World, IMHO) Bob Jackson, aka......Yehaa Bob!

Bob gets everyone into the act, including Paul and some of our friends we were with!

                                                                     YMCA anyone?

We hope you enjoyed seeing some of this beautiful moderate resort.  Come back again next week to see where we will be!