The Experts Weigh in on Disney’s Old Key West Resort

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by Tim Larison

co-owner, Family Travel Gurus/Larison Travel LLP

I started a yahoo group discussion list, called dvctalk, back in 1998 for people to share tips about ownership in the Disney Vacation Club.  At the time my family had an ownership at Disney World’s Old Key West resort, the original DVC resort (pictured above).  Much to my surprise, the membership of dvctalk grew and grew.  Today there are over 4,500 subscribers who share DVC tips on the list.  You can find out more about dvctalk and subscribe here

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Disney Vacation Club Resales with Shontell Crawford

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Our family bought into the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) in the mid-90’s and we immediately reaped the benefits – visiting Disney World multiple times a year with our DVC points when our sons were young.  One purchase option that many don’t know about – instead of buying direct from Disney you can buy a DVC resale!  The best DVC resale expert and broker we know is Shontell Crawford from DVCbyResale.com.  We recently talked with Shontell to get the latest on DVC and the DVC resale market.

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Karen’s Be Our Guest Breakfast Review

Be Our Guest Breakfast at Disney World

By Karen Waldman, Family Travel Gurus Travel Consultant

be our guestWe enjoyed our breakfast dining experience at Be Our Guest, the Magic Kingdom restaurant designed to represent the castle from Beauty and the Beast. They had good food and the atmosphere was wonderful. There are three dining areas. The big main room is the ballroom. We ate in the more intimate West Wing (the room with the rose). The West Wing is quiet and dark, with a fireplace glowing. The third room, with lots of artwork and a rotating Beast/Belle dancing centerpiece, opened as we were leaving.

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