/ Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Editor’s Note:  Please join me in welcoming to the blog Ben Greenberg.  In his introductory post, Ben will introduce himself to you, and also will present his first “Would You Rather,” Disney Style.  Welcome, Ben!


Hello WDW Radio community! My name is Ben Greenberg and I am a new contributor to the WDW Radio blog. I am a Sophomore at Cornell University in the School of Hotel benAdministration who also currently intends to minor in fine art and real estate. My dream is to work for Disney as an Imagineer, even though I don’t have the traditional artistic talent required. Thankfully, Cornell is supporting my dreams and is giving me an opportunity to take a shot at learning the skills needed to work for Imagineering! I am a student athlete at Cornell and compete on our Varsity Sprint Football team. Sprint Football is a variation of football found at 8 schools in the northeast, including some of the Ivies and the United States Naval and Military Academies. Sprint Football features all of the same rules as NCAA tackle football, other than a required 172 pound weigh in two days and four days before each game.

I have been a Walt Disney World fan since my first trip at the young age of 6 months. I have routinely been going to Disney World with my family about once a year, and since growing into a young adult I try to get down to Disney World twice a year if possible. This past July I was able to purchase my own Walt Disney World Annual Pass! This was an achievement of my dreams and a realization of years of hard work as I used money I had saved up from working the past three years at various jobs and internships. My favorite Disney movies are the Hunchback of Notre Dame and Beauty and the Beast. My favorite Pixar films are Up and A Bug’s Life. My favorite theme park is EPCOT Center. My favorite show is Fantasmic! And my favorite rides are Haunted Mansion and Tower of Terror.

with LouI am a true Disney foodie whose favorite sit down restaurants are Jiko and Artists Point. This past trip, to celebrate my brother starting medical school, we finally were able to experience the grandeur and awesomeness of Victoria and Albert’s. The food was delicious and the multi course tasting experience was reminiscent of Eleven Madison Park (a Michelin three star restaurant in New York City). The best parts of my meal were the Wild Turbot and the vanilla rooibos tea (that was prepared with a really cool vacuum glass tea making device).

I am a huge fan of dole whips and miss the cloudberry horn at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe. Despite my longing for one more cloudberry horn, I do approve of the Troll horns with lingonberry cream. I have been an extra on the backlot tour and have scored 999999 on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. I am a charter member of D23, have finished the kitchen sink, have met Lou Mongello, and have even embarrassed myself singing karaoke at Kimonos after scarfing kitchen sinkdown some sushi. In other words, I am a huge Disney fan who is really excited to be writing for the WDW Radio blog.

In my weekly series of posts I will be polling the blog readers on what Disney experience they would rather partake in. In subsequent weeks I will go over the results to the previous weeks question, and offer insight from my unique perspective as a hospitality student and passionate fan.

 

This week’s options are….. WOULD YOU RATHER

Option A: Have dinner at Victoria and Albert’s

Option B: Have dinner at Disneyland’s Club 33

Please vote below, and feel free to explain your choice in the comments below!

Which Disney Option Presented Would YOU Rather Do?


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11 Responses to "Would You Rather…. Disney Edition!"

  1. Not only is Club 33 more exclusive, it is closing in January 2014 for some very large refurbishments…

  2. Ate at Victoria and Alberts on honeymoon….would love to celebrate my anniversary at Disneyland’s Club 33!!

  3. Caitlin Corsello (giantnfl) says:

    Welcome to the blog team, Ben! I can’t wait to read more from you.

    And for this week’s answer, I would have to pick Club 33- all that history! Plus, Walt himself dined there.

  4. I think the mystique behind Club 33 is what pulls me in!

  5. Club 33, fo sho! I’ve only been in the entry way to see the elevator. If I win the lottery my name will be at the top of the waiting list to be a member!

  6. Tammy Wilson says:

    Club 33 for sure. It’s on the top of our dreamers list of things my husband and I would love to experience!

  7. Tony E (BacksideOfWater) says:

    Club 33 because it was started by Walt himself

  8. Ben Greenberg says:

    @Wes: The members only nature of Club 33 certainly is part of the appeal. I’m intrigued to see what will come out of the upcoming refurbishment.

    @Mary: That would be an awesome way to celebrate your anniversary! I’m sure that your dining experience during your honeymoon was special!

    @Caitlin: Thank you for the warm welcome! The direct connection to Walt is a really cool feature!

    @Blake and Lindsey: The fact that the majority of us who are in the general public and are not members at Club 33 certainly makes eating at Club 33 desirable. The entire idea of wanting to experience something that usually can’t be had.

  9. Kendall Foreman (MoretotheWorld) says:

    Ben, welcome to the blog family! I love your topic! I had to vote for Club 33 also. It would be amazing to dine in a restaurant so steeped in Disney History.

  10. Becky Manion says:

    Club 33 – what an experience! Very unique

  11. Welcome Ben!

    Love the blog topic!

    Club 33 definitely. I could probably save and someday afford a Victoria and Albert meal, but I will probably never have enough for the Club 33 membership.

    Also, it feels so old school and nostalgic.

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