When Walt Disney built Disneyland he included a private dining room in the Red Wagon Inn restaurant(Now the Plaza Inn) where he could entertain corporate sponsors and prospects. By the time the 1960s rolled around Disneyland needed something a little more opulent. So with the… Read More »Club 33 soon to arrive at Walt Disney World
If you’re planning a stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, you can now reserve a trip on a private water taxi that will take you to any guest accessible destination around the Seven Seas Lagoon. Sounds completely delightful. File this under, I wonder… Read More »Grand Floridian adds private water taxi service around Seven Seas Lagoon
If you have $5 million to drop on a primary residence, or perhaps a vacation home, right on Walt Disney World property, then you need to be calling your realtor right now. The rest of us will just sit and dream over the new Four… Read More »Disney starts sales of 5 million dollar Four Seasons Private Homes at Golden Oak
Put your hard hats on! The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is giving us a tour of the first non-Disney luxury hotel to be built on property. The Four Seasons is the standard in luxury and it looks like they’re making… Read More »Hard Hat Tour of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
When I first started writing this, I tried to think of all the really expensive things I’d like to do at Disney World, but the truth is, some of them made me uncomfortable because they seemed like a huge waste of money. Take the deluxe dining plan. Sure, I’d love to spend a few days just eating my way around Disney World, but besides the obvious discomfort that I’d probably experience at some point, to say nothing of how my pants might fit, it just seems like throwing money away. This got me thinking about what I would personally define as a splurge. It had to be something out of the ordinary, but it also had to have “value,” in the sense that even though I may have paid a lot for it, I felt that I got my money’s worth. With that in mind, I asked my followers on Facebook what they thought.
Here are our top ten practical Disney splurges.
1. Dinner at a signature restaurant. Yes, it costs about twice as much as a regular table-service restaurant, but the food is fantastic, the service some of the best you’ll encounter anywhere, and the surroundings are gorgeous.
2. Take a child to Bibbity Bobbity Boutique. I resisted this for as long as I could, but the look on my daughter’s face when she saw her hair and makeup was priceless.
3. Stay in a deluxe resort. Okay, we all agree that it’s only a place to lay your head at night, but just once, every Disney fan deserves to lay their head on a pillow in a really, really nice room.Read More »Top Ten (Practical) Disney Splurges
You know you’ve always wanted to live in a Disney theme park, admit it. Well, you can’t quite move into Cinderella Castle, but Disney’s Golden Oak development is the next best thing. The luxury home complex is situated right on Walt Disney World property and… Read More »Interview with Page Pierce, VP at Disney’s Golden Oak Development
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts kicked off construction of its luxury resort at Walt Disney World Resort in a groundbreaking ceremony with joint venture partners Silverstein Properties and Dune Real Estate Partners. The 444-room resort, being built in the enclave of Golden Oak at Walt… Read More »Four Seasons At Walt Disney World Breaks Ground
Golden Oaks, the luxury home conclave set right into the middle of Walt Disney World, has been profiled in the Luxury Home Quarterly magazine. If this doesn’t start people beating a path to the mouse’s doorstep, I don’t know what will? There are some nice… Read More »Golden Oaks profiled in Luxury Home Magazine