Podcast Episode 201: In Depth – Grand Floridian Resort

We continue with our In Depth series with a look at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa! Find out what you can find for dining, amenities, entertainment and room types at Walt Disney World’s flagship resort.

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Podcast Episode 186: BoardWalk Inn – In Depth

Join us this week as we continue our In Depth series with a look at one of our favorites, BoardWalk Inn!  Several of us here at Dole Whipped have stayed at this amazing resort and we’ll talk all about what you can find for rooms, food, and fun at this Epcot area resort!

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Podcast Episode 184: Disney Flower & Garden + Universal Orlando Trip Report

Recently, Jamie and Jillian headed down to Orlando to attend an agent training program at Universal Orlando Resort.  After that finished, Tara joined Jamie at Disney for some Flower and Garden fun.  Join us as we talk about all the amazing things they learned, delicious food they tried, and fun things they did!

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Podcast Episode 176: Early 2018 Disney News

Here at Dole Whipped, we are dedicated to keeping you updated on all the latest Disney news.  Join us this week as we talk about all the newest additions to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Podcast Episode 174: Yacht Club and Beach Club: In Depth

We continue our In Depth series with two sister Epcot area resorts, Yacht Club and Beach Club.  Situated just outside Epcot’s International Gateway, these resorts are convenient and beautiful.  Listen to find out what kinds of activities, dining, and amenities you can find at both these amazing resorts!

Other In Depth episodes:

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Art of Animation

Caribbean Beach

Contemporary

Coronado Springs

Polynesian Village

Pop Century

Port Orleans French Quarter

Port Orleans Riverside

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Podcast Episode 167: In Depth – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

If you’re a frequent listener to our show, you know that we do an In Depth series where we discuss every aspect of a particular Disney resort.  From room types, to amenities, to dining options within the resort, we cover it all!  We continue our series this week with our favorite, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!

Be sure to check out the other episodes in our In Depth series:

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Art of Animation

Caribbean Beach

Contemporary

Coronado Springs

Pop Century

Port Orleans French Quarter

Port Orleans Riverside

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Podcast Episode 155: Our Disney Dreams

Have you ever wished you could take your favorite parts of Disney and make them into one big Disney dream? Join us this week as we play a little Dr. Frankenstein and pull our favorite parts of the Walt Disney World resort and mash them together to make new restaurants, resorts, and menus in our own little Disney world!

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Podcast Episode 149: Our Perfect Disney “Careers”

There are lots of different jobs at Disney parks that help keep things running smoothly,  Join us this week as we talk about the Disney jobs we think we would be best suited for.  This is all for fun.  We appreciate every cast member in every job who make the whole place so magical!

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Podcast Episode 125: Club Level Overview

Have you been curious about what club level is and what it has to offer?  This week we give you the low down on what you can expect if you stay club level at a Disney resort.  From the rooms, amenities, and food offerings, staying club level offers you a special something extra for your next Disney vacation.

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Fun Walt Disney World Splurges

There are plenty of ways to spend your hard earned dollars at Walt Disney World, but you don’t have to spend them all on your park tickets or resort room.   Here are some ways to try out something a little different on your Walt Disney World vacation.

Club Level rooms- This splurge come with great views, continental breakfast, snacks, beverages (including alcoholic beverages), desserts and cordials.  Plus if you need itinerary, dining, childcare, transportation services, or golf time set up concierge services can do that. See our series here.

Theme Park View rooms- If you really want to make your family feel special choose a theme park view at select resorts. You cannot beat waking up this type of view or watching fireworks from your bed! 

VIP Tour Services-This is an amazing experience but comes with a big price tag.  So this is a good splurge to share with friends.  Groups are limited to 10 people and must me a minimum of 7 continuous hours.

A VIP Tour Guide smiles as he delivers an excited family to a Walt Disney World Resort destination

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Spa Services- There are a few spas to choose from at the Grand Floridian, Dolphin, and Saratoga Springs. Some services offered are massages, facials, nails and hair.

Epcot Seas Adventures- There are a few choices such as Dolphins in Depth, a 3 hour encounter for those 13 and up. There is also the Aqua Tour which is snorkeling in the 5.7 million gallon tank for a 2.5 hour experience for those 8 and up.  If you are SCUBA certified and 10 years and older you can do the DiveQuest experience. During this 3 hour experience you can swim with over 6,000 sea creatures.

Guests clad in SCUBA diving equipment swim beneath a rock arch in a tropical underwater environment

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Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian- high tea is served every day in the afternoon features specially blended teas, sandwiches and desserts.  What a fun and fancy way to add a little splurge to your vacation.

Victoria & Albert’s- This AAA five diamond restaurant experience located in the Grand Floridian is the ultimate splurge, particularly the Chef’s Table with is a 13 course dinner created  just for your party.

A Chef greets a table of Guests dining at Victoria and Albert's restaurant

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Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is a zany vaudeville comedy show and served with all you care to eat fired chicken, BBQ ribs, salad, and strawberry shortcake.  Drinks include unlimited draft beer, wine and sangria for those over 21.  This two hour event takes place in Pioneer Hall at Fort Wilderness.  Check out Tara’s review here.

Have you ever splurged for something really unique at Walt Disney World?  If so what has been your favorite splurge, we’d love to hear!