Victoria & Albert’s World-Class Experience Serves Up a Decade of Diamonds

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 24, 2009 – For the 10th year in a row, Victoria & Albert’s restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award. As one of only 52 restaurants to receive this symbol of excellence in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean, Victoria & … Continue reading "Victoria & Albert’s World-Class Experience Serves Up a Decade of Diamonds"
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Hidden Mickeys Outside the WDW Parks

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I met up with Shontell Crawford and Eric Hollister (of DVC by Resale) to check out some Hidden Mickeys outside the parks. We congregated first at the Grand Floridian Resort. A friendly Cast Member, Alyssa, showed us a classic Mickey at Gasparilla Grill & Games that I didn’t know about. Braces beneath the shelves at … Continue reading "Hidden Mickeys Outside the WDW Parks"
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Kouzzina and Grand Floridian Hidden Mickeys

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My wife Vickie and I recently checked out the new Kouzzina restaurant for Hidden Mickeys. All of the previous HM’s at Spoodles have been removed, except one! A smiling Mickey still peeks out from an upper recessed light in the waiting area. Vickie and I found a classic Mickey made of plates in the waiting … Continue reading "Kouzzina and Grand Floridian Hidden Mickeys"
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Where in the World #95

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This was Challenge #94: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 1/6s shutter, f/8, ISO 400 If you guessed the Grand Floridian, then right you are! This giant bird cage sits in the lobby of Disney’s ultimate deluxe resort. Howard Schreiber was the first to send in the correct answer … Continue reading "Where in the World #95"
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Hotels that Never Were at Walt Disney World

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In early 1971, I purchased the above booklet – a “Preview Edition” of Walt Disney World. Within its 21 pages were dozens of artist’s renderings of this fantastic resort that was under construction in Florida. I took it home and read it cover to cover, twice. The booklet briefly described each of the lands within … Continue reading "Hotels that Never Were at Walt Disney World"
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Pretty in Pink

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Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR lens, 0.1666s shutter, f5 Here’s my Pic of the Week for merchandise. It’s easy to be a Princess for a day – just make your way to one of the many gift shops at Walt Disney World. My attention was caught by the color and dreamy look … Continue reading "Pretty in Pink"
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Wide World of Disney

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A wide angle lens for a digital SLR camera is usually considered a lens of focal length 24mm lens or less (for full frame SLR it’s about 1.5 times more or 35mm). Wide angle lenses can take in a wider field of view then normal, telephoto or telephoto zoom lenses. On my last trip to … Continue reading "Wide World of Disney"
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Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Resorts

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My husband and I are back from celebrating the holidays at the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney World. You may recall I began blogging prior to our trip in December. I had hoped to give live updates throughout the trip, but I ran into some technical difficulties. Now that I’m home, I’m ready to … Continue reading "Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World – Resorts"
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Holidaze at WDW – Day 1

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So here I am, back at WDW for the holidays (which is my very favorite time of year to be here!). I’ll be blogging about the various Mousefest and RADP Meet events that I’m attending, and whatever holiday stuff I do. Lee stayed home this time (he needed some quality time with the cats 🙂 … Continue reading "Holidaze at WDW – Day 1"
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Thanksgiving Week at WDW

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I had the pleasure of spending time at WDW with family and friends during Thanksgiving week. We enjoyed a few of the Christmas decorations in the parks and resorts; more and more of them appear as the week unfolds. Most of the decked out Christmas trees and elaborate gingerbread displays have decorative and hidden Mickeys. … Continue reading "Thanksgiving Week at WDW"
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