Review: Club Level at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Erin and I had the opportunity to stay in a Club Level room at Disney’s Beach Club Resort over the July 4th holiday. Above is the view from what ended up being a 2-bedroom suite on the 4th floor of the resort. A cast member friend was gracious enough to let me use his room discount, which is as high as 50% off, so I figured the more you spend, the more you save. That, and the fact that I was booking just a couple of weeks out over a major holiday, meant that pickings were slim. I was originally interested in staying at the Yacht Club and hoping to get put in a refurbished room there. But that resort was only offering 25% off. Beach Club was a solid 50% off, but only Club Level Garden View rooms were available. So I booked two nights at a total of $770 with tax. From there, somehow we were upgraded all the way to a 2-bedroom suite, which costs between $1,634 and $2,814 per night depending on the time of year. So I pretended that it was Christmas and we were paying $770 for the equivalent of $5,628 worth of real estate. Not bad.

We’ll take a look at that room separately, but just the living room area here is going to be larger than most on-site rooms.

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Review: Disney’s Coronado Springs Refurbished Room

We return to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and my favorite hammock on property to take a look at a newly refurbished room. We’ll return separately for a construction update along with a look at other happenings around the resort.

Erin and I stayed at Coronado Springs for three nights this past weekend before moving over to the Beach Club for the July 4th holiday. I actually preferred the accommodations at Coronado – everything “felt” new and upgraded. That feeling was fresh in my mind as we stayed the first night in a room that had not yet been refurbished before moving to a refurbished King Bed room in Cabanas 8A for nights two and three. Rooms with two queen beds look virtually identical other than the fact that there are two queen beds rather than the single king.

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Review: Happily Ever After Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom

Happily Ever After is the fireworks and projection show extravaganza that replaced Wishes at Magic Kingdom back in the middle of May. We’ll compare and contrast seeing the show from Main Street, across Seven Seas Lagoon at the Polynesian Village Resort, and from the Plaza Garden as part of the Dessert Party.

The Happily Ever After Dessert Party is sort of two parties in one. The less-expensive option starts at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant:

Guests are then invited to head out to the reserved Plaza Garden viewing location on the Tomorrowland side of Main Street.

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Boulder Ridge Cove Pool Walk-around and the Outside of a $3200 a Night Cabin at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Previously, we took a look at the refurbished Roaring Fork quick service. In a couple of weeks, we’ll head upstairs to check out a new Copper Creek Deluxe Studio and 1-Bedroom Villa. For now, it’s out to the pool to try to take some pictures without getting arrested (again).

A reminder that the former location of the Trout Pass Pool Bar is somehow going to be remodeled into the “Salon by the Springs.” I hope there’s some sound-proofing.

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Disney Springs Dockside Margaritas Throwback Thursday Pleasure Island Drinks Review

Back in April, I wrote a very positive review of Dockside Margaritas, the bar located in the Marketplace section of Disney Springs, across from the Marketplace Co-Op.

So when I saw Disney relentlessly promoting “Throwback Thursday” with drinks that hearken back to the days of Pleasure Island, I was intrigued. Add the fact that on Thursdays, the drinks would be offered at a reduced price, and I was all in. But considering the picture of the kiosk above was taken on Thursday June 29, 2017 at 3:35pm, I may have been the only one.

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