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A September 2010 trip to Orlando by Princess00

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Quote: We decided to escape the scorching Dallas heat and booked a last minute vacation using Travelocity. Orlando fit our budget and had a direct flight. We visited close friends in Tampa before spending two fun-filled days at Walt Disney World.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village

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Hotel | "Clean hotel in a good location"

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village Photo, Orlando, Florida
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My husband and I booked a last minute vacation package via Travelocity to Orlando in September 2010. We were looking for a destination with a direct flight from Dallas with inexpensive accommodations and lots of touristy activities. Orlando met all of our criteria. We ended up booking the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village ("Fairfield Inn") after reading the favorable reviews on the IGOUGO website. We were looking for an inexpensive hotel that was clean and in close proximity to the Disney parks. Location: The Fairfield Inn is located on Vineland Avenue which is directly adjacent to Exit 68 on I-4. Disney World and Epcot (the two parks we visited dur...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 25, 2010

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
8615 Vineland Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32821
(407) 938-9001

Walt Disney World

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Attraction | "Pros and Cons of Disney Resorts"

Walt Disney World Photo, Orlando, Florida
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My husband and I visited Walt Disney World ("the World" or "Disney") twice as adults -- Once on Disney property at the Port Orleans French Quarter and once off property at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village. Both properties were comparable in terms of amenities. So, should you stay on or off property? Here are our thoughts:On-Property Observations:* Extra Magic Hours – On certain days, Disney resort guests are permitted access to a particular theme park beyond its regularly scheduled operating hours.* Magical Express – Free shuttle service from the airport to your Disney resort. Further, Disney resort guests can check their baggage ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 19, 2010

Walt Disney World
Interstate 4 At U.S. Highway 192
Orlando, Florida 32830
(407) 934 7639

Via Napoli

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Restaurant | "Lacks Mickey's Magic"

Via Napoli Photo, Orlando, Florida
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During our visit to Walt Disney World ("WDW" or "Disney")’s Epcot theme park in September 2010, we stumbled upon Via Napoli for lunch. We had finished riding Soarin’ in Future World, but were not yet hungry for lunch. So, we passed by the nearby Sunshine Seasons (a great counter service restaurant) and headed over to the World Showcase. Our intention was to eat lunch at Kringrla Bakeri og Kafe in the Norway Pavilion. However, once we arrived at the bakery, the selection of sandwiches did not look appetizing. So, we traveled deeper into the world showcase looking for a place to eat lunch. By the time we hit the Italy Pavilion, we were starving and hot. While researching our trip, I had read that...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 12, 2010

Via Napoli
Walt Disney World - Epcot World Showcase
Orlando, Florida

Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe

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Restaurant | "School Bread - Your tummy will thank you!"

Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe Photo, Orlando, Florida
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This hidden gem located in the Norway Pavilion within Epcot Theme Park’s World Showcase serves traditional Norwegian pastries and sandwiches. We discovered this little shop on our first visit to Epcot a few years ago and had to return during our trip in September 2010 for the delicious desserts. Kringrla Bakeri og Kafe ("Kringrla") is a little difficult to find within the Norway Pavilion. When facing Norway, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall will be on your right, the Maelstrom Ride will be directly ahead, and Kringrla will be located on your left. For those dining using the Disney Dining Plan, this is a must have stop to use your ‘snack’ credit. For those paying out of pocket, Kringrla offers reasonab...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2010

Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe
Norway Pavilion At Epcot
Orlando

Biergarten Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Meet your neighbor!"

Biergarten Restaurant Photo, Orlando, Florida
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During our visit to Walt Disney World ("WDW" or "Disney") in September 2010, we revisited certain restaurants that we enjoyed during a prior visit. One of those restaurants was Biergarten Restaurant (the "Biergarten").Location: The Biergarten is located in the Germany Pavilion within Walt Disney World’s Epcot Theme Park.Reservations: Due to the Biergarten’s large dining space and buffet style menu, tables are turned rather quickly resulting in little, if any, wait. While other table service establishments in Epcot are booked months in advance, travelers will typically find a table at the Biergarten. However, reservations are always recommended at any Disney restaurant to e...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 29, 2010

Biergarten Restaurant
Bavarian Village, Epcot, Walt Disney World
Orlando, Florida
(407) 939-3463

Liberty Tree Tavern

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Restaurant | "A Belly Full of Tasty Comfort Food!"

Liberty Tree Tavern Photo, Orlando, Florida
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During our visit to Walt Disney World ("WDW") in September 2010, we revisited certain restaurants that we enjoyed during a prior visit. One of those restaurants was Liberty Tree Tavern ("Liberty Tree"). Location: Liberty Tree Tavern ("Liberty Tree") is located in Liberty Square within Walt Disney World ("WDW")’s Magic Kingdom Park which is the smallest of all the WDW parks and usually the most crowded. On both of our visits as adults, we found it difficult to avoid lines on the most popular rides. Accordingly, guests who visit Magic Kingdom should maximize every moment they have in the park. Dining at Liberty Tree in Magic Kingdom allows guests the opportunity to have a restful "sit ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2010

Liberty Tree Tavern
Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom
Orlando, Florida 32830
(470) WDW- Dine