Tom Bricker Archive

Our Stay at Disney World’s Peak Suite

There are a lot of great hotel suites at Walt Disney World. Some of these resort rooms offer breathtaking luxury, sprawling size, brilliant design, or unbeatable views of Magic Kingdom, Epcot, or Hollywood Studios. It’s rare to find a resort room offering all of those things. We’ve toured many suites at Walt Disney World, each

Another Great Breakfast at Disney World!

For years, one of this blog’s Walt Disney World dining ‘commandments’ was to do grocery delivery and eat breakfast in your hotel room because restaurants were generally uninspired and overpriced. About the only exception to that general rule was Trail’s End (which is still my personal favorite), Kona Cafe, and a few character dining options.

Top Hotels Near Universal Studios Hollywood

Looking for the best on-site hotel within walking distance of Universal Studios Hollywood, accommodations a short drive away in Burbank/Glendale, or a centrally-located option in Downtown Los Angeles connected to the park via the Metro Red Line? We have you covered, with our favorite hotels nearby and conveniently located in LA. The first bit of

Winter Disney Packing Tips

If you’re visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland during the winter months of November through February, what to consider packing will be different than summer visits. In this post, we’ll offer tips to prepare for unseasonably cold weather in Florida. (Updated November 16, 2019.) I was reminded of this today when I checked the weather

3-Course $30 Meal at Disney’s Nicest Restaurant

When it comes to Disney dining, the words “fine dining” and “inexpensive” don’t normally go together. Sure, there are occasional deals, like Walt Disney World restaurants that offer “secret” summer menus or participants in Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. However, those are the exceptions rather than the everyday rule. Most Signature Restaurants or other fine dining