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OTR – Ep 12 – Hotels, Motels and DVCs

On today’s episode the guys start off with talking about the new revelations about DVC that Jim Hill recently mentioned. They then go into a detailed conversation about off-property hotels, local transit options and timeshares.  Downtown growth, Jackie Siegel and (of course) Taco Bell all are mentioned.  Downtown and Winter Park area hotels are discussed before they close out of the conversation with Ken going off on adding hotels to malls….

Show Info


Ken Storey
Bob from Pixels at the Parks
Kyle Gary
Richie (But he was busy obsessing over Feld’s new Disney on Ice: Frozen show instead…)


Show Notes

  • Ken- “Value is a difficult word when you’re talking about Disney.”
  • Ken- “Leave the Grand Floridian…Stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.”
  • The NY Post article that brought to light the private concierges at WDW
  • Ken Recommends- Not staying in the Contemporary Garden wing (the south wing)
  • Ken- “If you’re looking just budget-wise, you’re going to get something nicer off (Disney) property.”
  • Kyle- “There’s a lot of hotels that you can get better service and better amenities off property.”
  • Kyle Recommends- The Lynx 50 bus if visiting MK
  • Ken Recommends – Checking out Uber and Lyft when visiting Orlando
  • Legoland Shuttle Service | BGT Shuttle Service
  • Ken- “All Stars is a cheap experience!.. You are going to get a better experience at a Days Inn on I-Drive at this point.”
  • Kyle- “I would be embarrassed to stay (at All Star)…It’s the most tacky Disney experience you can get.”
  • Ken- “I used to be a big fan of the monorails. They now smell like a dirty diaper. They’re hot and smell like a dirty diaper, why do I want that?”
  • The current state of Monorail Red as of Sept 7

–Winter Park Hotels–

–Downtown Hotels Under Construction or Recently Opened–

–Current Downtown Sights–



Ken Storey has been blogging about life in Central Florida for the past 12 years. As a 2nd generation Central Floridian he has a passion for and connection with the region. In his spare time he enjoys visiting low budget roadside attractions, Taco Bell, and typically plans road trips with as little interstate time as possible.

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