1900 Park Fare

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Character dining at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

3 months til Disney!

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3 Months til Disney

Three months til I will be at Disney with my family!

Senses Spa

Through Heather’s Looking Glass has a wonderful write up about the Senses Spa.

Courtyard pool update

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Channing is visiting Disney right now so we have some new photos of the continuing DVC construction and the newly re-opened courtyard pool.  The courtyard pool is now surrounded by a fence or gate.  I assume you need your resort key to gain entrance which is fine to me because I do not like pool hoppers. Sorry but I don’t, if you want to swim at a resort then pay to stay there.  It pretty much looks the same from what I have seen in most pics.  There is now a zero entry area and then the fence but not much else looks different.  Channing said there is a tiny little beach area left due to DVC construction and the courtyard pool was kind of crowded and it was hard to walk around.  The deck is narrower and the chairs are very close together.

When Channing gets back from Disney we will be sure to post more information.  Channing has been posting pics on our Grand Floridian fan page on Facebook.  Please join us.

Grand Floridian April 2013 courtyard pool with fence

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort courtyard pool April 2013

Grand Floridian courtyard pool April 2013

Grand Floridian DVC April 2013

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Grand Floridian DVC construction APril 2013

Have a grand day!

Victoria and Albert’s named one of top 15 iconic Restaurants in the U.S.

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If you are looking to venture to a celebrated local restaurant, Zagat, the quintessential dining guide, this week released their list of “America’s Most Iconic Restaurants.” These restaurants “embody the essence of their city,” writes Zagat.

Victoria and Alberts at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

 

Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is on that exclusive list. (The only other Florida restaurant on the list is Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami.)

“Zagat is one of the most respected food guides in the world, and it’s an honor and a privilege to be included,” says Chef Scott Hunnel, who heads a team of culinary pros in the Victoria & Albert’s kitchen.

From Zagat: Victoria & Albert’s is a “once-in-a-lifetime experience”; this Grand Floridian “celebration destination” earns “superlatives all around,” from chef Scott Hunnel’s “exquisite,” “beautifully presented” New American prix fixes to “impeccable” service – and an “über-romantic, high-end” setting where “elegance rules” (jackets are required for men); you may “need to hock one of your kids” to pay, but those “trying to impress” say there’s “no finer place.”

food from Victoria and Albert's

The Walt Disney World Resort restaurant also had the highest Zagat scores of any of the 15 notables – 29 for food; 28 for décor; 29 for service (out of a perfect 30). The scores are arrived at after thousands of people share their opinions through Zagat surveys. Zagat uses the results to create trusted rating and reviews (check it out at zagat.com).

Congrats to Chef Scott Hunnel, Manager and Sommelier Israel Perez and the entire team at Victoria & Albert’s! If you want to make a reservation at this very special restaurant, call 407-939-3862.

The lobby

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The lobby at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

 

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Ready for a snack?

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It is snack time at the Royal Palm Club at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

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Heading to the Wedding Pavillion

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I looked off my balcony and this is what I saw.  Cinderella’s coach going to pick up a Bride.

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort grounds

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Don’t you wish you were here….

 

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GF beach area

Grand Floridian Beach area

The courtyard pool is open!

 

Several Disney blogs are reporting that the Courtyard pool is now open!  We hope to get some photos soon!