Thursday, September 16, 2010

La Hacienda de San Angel

La Hacienda de San Angel has finally opened. DFB as usual comes to the rescue with all the info:

La Hacienda de San Angel Menu - I note that it seems ridiculously expensive. I wonder if they're counting on hype? Or maybe they're pricing in the good view of Illuminations?

Here's DFB's take on the opening. What's sad is even though I think it's over-priced, I'll likely still try it.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wilderness Lodge Pictures

The Wilderness Lodge Fan Site has some fantastic Wilderness Lodge Pictures. It is one of the most striking resorts and it's also very reasonably priced, both for a deluxe resort and for a Magic Kingdom resort.

The photo to the right is one that was sent to me of the resort at Christmas. Another subject in itself.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Investing Round-Up

I've been writing a lot about Disney World so I thought I'd take a break and do some finance links. The abrupt shift in gears is what makes my reader (singular) such a big fan (Thanks Mom!)

First here's a good list of articles about investing.

This message board appears defunct, but their post on covered calls vs. selling puts is very useful.

Also, this was a great edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance.

Check em out.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Extra Magic Hours at Epcot

I have to say that Epcot Extra Magic Hours are ultimately my least favorite EMH out there. I don't mind jaunting over there in the morning, but I always find the evening offering to be disappointing. Soarin' is still too long of a line, Test Track was never a favorite. I do kind of get a kick out of riding the Maelstrom at night, but then the "waterfall" part is not as compelling. Ultimately I think Epcot's Extra Magic Hours are a bit overrated.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Best Disney World Restaurants

I get asked a lot by first time visitors to Disney World what the "Best Restaurants" are. Of course that's an impossible question to answer. Best can mean a lot of different things to different people and even in different circumstances. If I have rambunctious kids, fine dining might be out of the question. If I don't like seafood, that might eliminate others. Fortunate the Disney Food Blog has a great collection of articles in the Best Disney World Restaurants series.

It's a great collection to help you figure out where would work best for you on your vacation. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.