If you’re looking for a fantastic meal and a fine dining experience to match, there is no place better to go than Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian resort. Executive Chef Scott Hunnel leads a fantastic team and they’ve been awarded a great recognition… Read More »Victoria & Albert’s scores AAA Five Diamond Rating Again
It’s been years since I dined at Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian, but I still savor the experience and aim to return someday soon. The service and the food was impeccable. Besides being distinctive in flavor and service, it holds the distinctive honor… Read More »15 Years in a Row: AAA Five-Diamond Award for Victoria & Albert’s
Disneyland and Walt Disney World have had a long partnership with AAA. From preferred parking to free auto care and towing, many a guest has been assisted by AAA whether they were a member or not. A new deal with accesso will allow AAA members… Read More »AAA Adds Online Portal for Florida Attractions Tickets
Long acknowledged as the crown jewel of Walt Disney World culinary collection, Victoria & Albert’s has once again earned the coveted Five-Diamond award from AAA. This marks the 13th year in a row for the restaurant. Chef Scott Hunnel, Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, Maître… Read More »Victoria & Albert’s earns 13th consecutive AAA Five-Diamond Rating
For years, the Disneyland hotel has been the black sheep of the Disney owned hotels in Anaheim. It’s age and location left it the least desirable property of the three hotels. But the culmination of upgrades made over the last 5 years have finally paid off. AAA has bestowed its coveted 2012 Four Diamond award upon the landmark Disneyland Hotel making it the second property at the Disneyland Resort to secure such a high rating.
Only four percent of the 31,000 hotel properties AAA reviews achieve this enviable distinction. In fact, in order to become a five star resort you need to have a golf course and on-site spa. These are conditions Disneyland’s hotels can never meet. So four stars is really a great score.
“This is tremendous news, especially for the 1,000 Cast Members who work at the Disneyland Hotel and create magical experiences for our guests,” said Tony Bruno, vice president resort hotels and Downtown Disney. “The award underscores our continued investment in the guest experience and all our ongoing work, which has transformed the Disneyland Resort and Anaheim into Southern California’s world-class, multiday tourist destination.”
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa also is a AAA Four Diamond award winner and is home to yet another AAA Four Diamond recipient: the popular Napa Rose restaurant.
“North America’s AAA Diamond Rating System is a long-time trusted systematic method of rating lodgings and restaurants,” said the Auto Club’s Approved Accommodations Supervisor Patricia Marenco. “Southern California’s hotels and restaurants that earn the AAA Four Diamond award maintain a very high standard of service in their hotels and restaurants in order to continue pleasing their guests.”
Earlier this summer, the Disneyland Hotel marked a milestone in the property’s major “re-imagination” project with the opening of a new courtyard, restaurant, bar, pool and water play area.
Some of you might have been wondering where I have been since it has been quite some time since I have written a blog. Do not worry, I have not been eaten by reptilian-man creatures nor have I finally realized that there exists this thing called “life”. No, I have spent a week and a half down at Walt Disney World, enjoying the Florida sun while my friends were treated to the snow and freezing cold weather up north.
So without further ado, read on for a detailed look at my vacation including a wealth of useless information, amusing stores, thrilling adventures, and an opinion or two. It’s worth it. Trust me.
It was always Walt’s intention that DL would be a place where a family can enjoy a day of fun (and learning – gasp!) together, and still go home at the end of the day with money in Father’s pocket. Walt wasn’t out to fleece anyone. Of course, there have been others managing the parks… Read More »Mellie Muses Money