The Thotful Spot - Your Tour Through the Disney Parks

Bryan and Tammy Lewis

Join Bryan and Tammy as they give you a tour of each land in the Disney Parks.  Each season you'll get to tour around a new park and along the way get tips for your next visit. We won't stop there, you'll learn details to share with your friends, spots to create memories and attractions worth waiting in line. We look forward to this fun adventure with you!

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S1E10: Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Architectural Wonder Meets Resort Comforts
Sep 1 2023
S1E10: Disney's Wilderness Lodge: Architectural Wonder Meets Resort Comforts
Ever wonder what it’s like to stay in Walt Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge? Prepare to be whisked away on a virtual tour of this rustic yet luxurious resort. Immerse yourself in the unique architectural design, marked by majestic totem poles, intricate wood floor patterns, and a breathtaking 82-foot fireplace. Peek into the distinctive chandeliers, the mesmerizing hot spring, and accommodations that range from standard rooms to club level rooms. Just when you thought we'd hit the peak, we guide you through the lodge's enticing dining options, including the Geyser Point Bar and Grill, Roaring Fork quick service, and Whispering Canyon Cafe. We also spill the beans on the unforgettable evil queen character interaction at Artist Point. Prepare to be surprised as we explore amenities like the Wilderness Lodge Mercantile, the DVC desk, pin trading location, territory lounge, and more. Lastly, experience the serenity of the lake views and the excitement of the boat rentals available at the resort. Get ready to embark on a magical journey that is sure to leave you yearning to start planning your next Disney vacation!Join us on Fridays for new episodes as we tour the parks! Follow us on Instagram for more Family Travel Tips!Send us an email at Bnts.thotfulspot@gmail.com Find Bryan over at the Miles From Main Street PodcastBe sure you hit that subscribe button so you know when there are new episodes. Thank you for listening!
S1E9: Exploring the Magic of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
Aug 25 2023
S1E9: Exploring the Magic of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
Ever dreamt of stepping into the magical world of Beauty and the Beast? Well, believe it or not, your dream can come true at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. This week, Bryan and I take you on an enchanting journey through this Victorian-style wonder. We uncover the secrets hidden in its sweeping architecture, from the sun-kissed lobby to the whimsically themed rooms inspired by Mary Poppins. Plus, we even whisk you away to the wedding pavilion, a fairy-tale location with a castle view that will leave you spellbound.But the magic isn't confined to just the vistas and rooms. Ever fancied a waltz with Cinderella and Prince Charming or a dip in a pool graced by a 27-foot tall waterfall? The Grand Floridian is the place to be. We transport you to the heart of its unique experiences, from the popular 1900 Park Fair character dining to the themed kids splash pad. And if you're in for a complete sensory experience, wait till we take you to the Enchanted Rose Lounge. It's not just a lounge; it's a portal that takes you right into the heart of your favorite fairy-tale.Hungry for more? We've got you covered. The Grand Floridian boasts a culinary experience as varied as its architectural marvels. Whether you're in for a quick bite at the Gasparilla Island Grill or a lavish 10-course dinner at Victoria and Albert's, your taste buds are in for a royal treat. And it's not just the food — we discuss the extensive range from the Garden View Tea Room to the award-winning Citrico's and Narcoosee's, set against stunning backdrops that double the dining pleasure. So, are you ready for a magical trip to the Grand Floridian? Buckle up, and let's embark on this magical journey together!Join us on Fridays for new episodes as we tour the parks! Follow us on Instagram for more Family Travel Tips!Send us an email at Bnts.thotfulspot@gmail.com Find Bryan over at the Miles From Main Street PodcastBe sure you hit that subscribe button so you know when there are new episodes. Thank you for listening!
S1E8: Enchanting Escapes: A Guided Journey Through Disney World's Polynesian Paradise
Aug 18 2023
S1E8: Enchanting Escapes: A Guided Journey Through Disney World's Polynesian Paradise
We love the Polynesian resort and are so excited to take an audio tour of the resort with you!  We have a great time discussing our favorite as we: Segment 1: Arrival and Atmosphere:Step into the world of Polynesian culture and hospitality.Discuss the lush landscaping, swaying palm trees, and tranquil water features that set the stage for the resort's ambiance.Segment 2: Accommodation Options:Explore the various room categories available, from standard rooms to deluxe accommodations with stunning views.Discuss the unique design elements within the rooms, showcasing the fusion of comfort and island aesthetics.Segment 3: Dining Delights:Dive into the culinary offerings of the resort, including iconic restaurants like 'Ohana and Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.Describe the delectable dishes that highlight Polynesian flavors and ingredients.Mention any character dining experiences or themed meals available.Segment 4: Recreation and Relaxation:Highlight the array of recreational activities, such as the Lava Pool with its waterslides and the serene Oasis Pool.Discuss the options for water sports, like boating and fishing, available on the Seven Seas Lagoon.Segment 5: Transportation and Proximity:Discuss the convenient transportation options to the theme parks, including monorail access and boat transportation.Emphasize the resort's prime location just a stone's throw away from Magic Kingdom and other attractions.Segment 6: Cultural Experiences:Discuss workshops or activities that showcase aspects of the local culture, such as lei-making or hula dancing.Join us on Fridays for new episodes as we tour the parks! Follow us on Instagram for more Family Travel Tips!Send us an email at Bnts.thotfulspot@gmail.com Find Bryan over at the Miles From Main Street PodcastBe sure you hit that subscribe button so you know when there are new episodes. Thank you for listening!
S1E7: Journey through Time and Luxury: Exploring Disney's Contemporary Resort
Aug 11 2023
S1E7: Journey through Time and Luxury: Exploring Disney's Contemporary Resort
Join us as we embark on a virtual tour of one of Disney World's most iconic and unique resorts – Disney's Contemporary Resort. From its futuristic design to its prime location, we'll uncover the enchantment and luxury that await within its walls.Episode Highlights:A Unique History:We delve into the fascinating history and architecture of the Contemporary Resort.Learn about the innovative design that allowed the resort to be built using modular construction techniques.Monorail Magic:Discover the resort's unique feature: the monorail passing directly through the main building.Hear stories of guests gazing out of their room windows to see the monorail gliding by.Rooms with a View:Explore the various room options available, each offering a spectacular view of either Bay Lake or the lush gardens.Discuss the contemporary design and luxurious amenities that make for a comfortable stay.Dining Delights:Dive into the culinary offerings at the Contemporary Resort.Highlighting the California Grill's delectable cuisine and breathtaking views of the Magic Kingdom's fireworks.Chef Mickey's unique dining experience with the Fab Five.Lakefront Relaxation:Learn about the resort's beachfront access, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the parks.Discuss the various water activities available, from boating to paddleboarding.Magic Kingdom Proximity:Explore the convenience of being just a stone's throw away from the Magic Kingdom.Learn about the walking path and the resort's unique monorail station.Conclusion:As we wrap up our virtual tour of Disney's Contemporary Resort, we hope you've enjoyed discovering the magic that makes this resort a timeless gem within the Disney World landscape. Whether you're drawn to its iconic architecture, proximity to the Magic Kingdom, or the luxurious amenities, there's no doubt that a stay at the Contemporary Resort is an experience to cherish.If you'd like to stay updated on more exciting Disney explorations and travel insights, be sure to subscribe and leave us a review. Thank you for joining us on this journey through the enchanting world of Disney!Resources and Links:Disney's Contemporary Resort Official PageCalifornia Grill Dining ExperienceJoin us on Fridays for new episodes as we tour the parks! Follow us on Instagram for more Family Travel Tips!Send us an email at Bnts.thotfulspot@gmail.com Find Bryan over at the Miles From Main Street PodcastBe sure you hit that subscribe button so you know when there are new episodes. Thank you for listening!