Monday, April 25, 2016

Episodes #245 & #246 - China pavillion

Overview: Today's podcast is a tribute to the China pavilion. I take a thorough look at the design, layout, theming, and talk about the Circlevision movie that's shown. Then, I spend some time talking about shopping and dining. Its another of Epcot's opening-day pavilions, so come and explore what was once a forbidden land.  

Notes: China is an interesting pavilion because it represents a communist nation - but through its culture, history and people. Take time to walk through the Lotus garden; its quite beautiful and includes indigenous plants from China.

  • A reminder that the general overview of Epcot's World Showcase is in podcast #208
  • I explored the Japan pavilion in podcast #209
  • the Germany pavilion is in Podcast #216 
  • Mexico is in Podcast #233
  • And Canada is in Podcast #240
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016

    Episode #244 - Disney's Vacation Club

    Overview: Its the 25th anniversary of DVC, and I have never really given it its due.  So today's episode is all about the vacation club - I give you all the  information you need - so you can make an informed decision about whether to buy into it or not.    

    Notes: I think the properties are beautiful, and they do a nice job of helping you make an emotional connection.  But I am still not a fan, primarily because of the opportunity cost.  Of course renting points from another owner is an option that *is* appealing and solves for that.