The Director

That’s me, the Scorcese of hotel room tour videos!  You know, just with fewer brutal gangland murders, epically long tracking shots and Rolling Stones cues.

But I don’t know what to tell you – I really like putting together these room tour videos, everything from the filming to the editing to the nitpicky little adjustments that have to be made before it can see the light of streaming day.

And I positively LOVE getting the opportunity to stay in these fabulously themed Disney resorts.  I’ve always been a little enchanted by the Disney hotels.  We all know the biggies across from the Magic Kingdom, the Grand Floridian, the Polynesian and the A-frame Contemporary.  These resorts have been there since I was a kid (and in the case of the Polynesian and the Contemporary, there since my parents were just kids themselves, vacationing at the brand new World of Disney in Orlando, Florida in 1971.)  I can’t have been more than three years old, but I remember my parents taking me over to the Polynesian during the blazing heat of a July afternoon for a fortifying nap.  Before conking out with my head on my dad’s lap, I remember thinking of the palm tree-shrouded pool, “That pool is awesome and I want in there with all those kids!”

Polynesian prices being what they are (A LOT) we’ve never stayed there, even though it remains a pretty major item on my Disney accommodations bucket list.  One day, gigantic passholder discount willing.

But for now we’re quite content to work our way through the moderate resorts that also occupy space on our bucket list, like the Port Orleans French Quarter, where we recently stayed.  This is one that I’ve wanted to stay at since it was built over 20 years ago, and I’m delighted that it lived up to my admittedly pretty high expectations (that’s what happens when you dream about something for two decades!)

And our room was lovely, so I filmed a video of that for our YouTube channel, Park or Perish!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed filming it, and also getting the opportunity to stay at the French Quarter. 🙂

2 thoughts on “The Director

  1. Someday those Polynesian digs shall be yours, if anyone can do it (with careful rewards accumulating and patient planning) you two can. Nice work, Director. These accommodations seemed classy yet affordable, I really liked the bathroom. I may have missed my favorite-Disney feasting photos, so I’m off to find that post, I bet if felt good to cross this one off and start dreaming of the next spot on your list.

    BTW, Is there a design on your phone case or just a brightly colored pattern?

    • Dude, I think I will have to time travel my ass back to 1980 in order to ever be able to afford the Poly – rooms start at about $600, and the on-water bungalows top out at $2,000/night. I’d have to be friggin’ damaged to even consider paying that! I’m actually not even sure I’d feel good about being there knowing how much I was paying for a single night of accommodations.

      I loved staying here, though, and knowing that we can mostly afford it made it that much sweeter! No Disney feast photos this time, though, I’ve gotten all caught up on the accommodations side of things. But I could probably tempt us all with many, many photos of Mickey-shaped fried potato things covered in queso…mmm, Mickey-shaped fried potato things covered in queso…

      I have a GriffinTech Survivor case on my phone. It’s ultra ruggedized, because my husband knows I’m a spaz with electronics, and this case has kept me from destroying this phone about two dozen times. It’s also neon pink and turquoise; you can see it from space.

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