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Back from Orlando. Review of West Gate Resort and Buena Vista Palace

Posted in Vacations, hotel review  by Traveler on June 30th, 2009

My wife and I just came back from the Orlando, Fl. area. I had a 3 days work related conference in Buena Vista, and since my wife was also on vacation, and the kids were spending some days with the grandparents, we decided to take a break and combine work and vacation for a total of 5 days.

It worked out great. I took two days off from work (Monday and Tuesday) and the conference was held from Wednesday through Friday. While I was on the conference, my wife was relaxing by the pool or shopping at the outlet stores nearby.

West Gate Resort

First I want to write a little bit about West Gate Resort, where we spent our first two nights thanks to the free accommodations I got.

There is nothing spectacular about the resort. I mean, it definitely beats any hotel, but there are plenty of other resorts in the Orlando area that have much more amenities, bigger swimming pools and more stuff to keep the kids occupied. I browsed through their daily activities program and nothing caught my attention (nor it would have probably caught my kid’s attention either).

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Disney’s Pleasure Island Closing

Posted in Vacations  by Traveler on September 27th, 2008

Disney just announced that their famous party corner, Pleasure Island will be closing its door for good this Saturday. All 6 night clubs will be closed forever, however the rest of Downtown Disney will remain open as usual.

Pleasure Island opened in 1989 and since then had attracted million of tourists who visit the place for a night of partying, drinking and fun.

Disney is keeping as a secret what their plans are for the place, but the company said they will make an announcement soon.

I am not sure if this is related to the new Disney’s initiative to attract sports fans with the construction of the biggest bowling alley in the world

I’ll keep you post it as soon as I find out their plans… hopefully it will be something fun.


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