Category: Dining

Trader Sam’s Mixes Up Holiday Drinks

Trader Sam’s Mixes Up Holiday Drinks

| November 24, 2013 | 2 Replies

Back in 2011, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar opened up at the Disneyland Hotel and was an instant success. Trader Sam’s borrows its name from the Jungle Cruise character Trader Sam who is the “head” salesman of the jungle. Along with the name, Trader Sam’s also borrows themes from the Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Room [...]

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The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

| November 1, 2013 | 5 Replies

A brand new patio lounge opened up on October 30th, 2013 as part of The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, offering a great place in the park to enjoy a little more upscale drinks and food selections. We went on the first day to try out some of the new items on the [...]

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A Brit’s Perspective – Accommodation Dilemma in Orlando

A Brit’s Perspective – Accommodation Dilemma in Orlando

| October 2, 2013 | 4 Replies

The sheer number of hotels in Orlando can be breathtaking, not to mention all the other types of accommodations that are available. The Orlando Tourist Board estimates that there are currently 450 hotels in the greater Orlando area with a total of 115,200 rooms. Furthermore, there are another 26,000 vacation homes and more than 20,000 [...]

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Fun Facts! Test Your Knowledge about Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

Fun Facts! Test Your Knowledge about Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

| September 28, 2013 | Reply

The beautiful sights, upbeat sounds, and tantalizing aromas. The 18th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is underway, and Disney fans couldn’t be happier! The 46 day festival, known for celebrating the best in culinary delights, brings food and beverage marketplaces, high energy concerts and performers, and premium dining experiences to the World Showcase. [...]

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A visit with Susan Disney Lord at her restaurant, the Bel Air Bar and Grill

A visit with Susan Disney Lord at her restaurant, the Bel Air Bar and Grill

| September 6, 2013 | 1 Reply

Susan Disney Lord is the granddaughter of Roy O. Disney (Walt Disney’s brother), and the eldest daughter of Roy E. and Patricia Disney.  She is also a wife, and the mother of five children. I had the opportunity to chat with her at her restaurant, The Bel Air Bar and Grill.  You can hear more [...]

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Starbucks Now Open At Epcot’s Fountain View

Starbucks Now Open At Epcot’s Fountain View

| September 4, 2013 | 7 Replies

Today marked the opening of Starbucks‘ second in-park location at Walt Disney World Resort. Epcot’s Fountain View, which was formerly an ice cream shop, has reopened as a fully operational Starbucks offering coffee, espresso drinks, tea, pastries, and even some more substantial food options. Similar to the Starbucks that opened within Magic Kingdom’s Main Street [...]

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Blue Sky Cellar Sneak Peek of the New Main Street Market House

Blue Sky Cellar Sneak Peek of the New Main Street Market House

| August 30, 2013 | Reply

Recently, at Disney California Adventure, the Blue Sky Cellar unveiled a sneak peek at the renovated Market House on Main Street at Disneyland.  Many fans have been concerned about the advent of Starbucks and what that might mean to the classic Main Street that we all know and love. You can hear more details about [...]

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Rapid Fill Mugs At WDW Resorts FAQ

Rapid Fill Mugs At WDW Resorts FAQ

| August 24, 2013 | 67 Replies

Resorts all around Walt Disney World are in the process of rolling out the new Rapid Fill resort mug program which eliminates the issue of guests getting soda for free at resort quick service locations. Kathy Werling visited one of the first resorts to adopt Rapid Fill last week, All Star Movies, and wrote about [...]

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The Polynesian Resort Hotel – History of Walt Disney World’s Monorail Loop Hotels

The Polynesian Resort Hotel – History of Walt Disney World’s Monorail Loop Hotels

| July 29, 2013 | 6 Replies

Continuing our series on Walt Disney World’s monorail resort hotels, we will be taking a look at the past, present and future of the Disney’s Polynesian Resort Hotel. The Polynesian Resort Hotel Photo: The Walt Disney Company

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7in7: Coronado Springs Resort

7in7: Coronado Springs Resort

| June 5, 2013 | Reply

We’ve made it to the third week of our second round of our ‘7 Walt Disney World Resorts in 7 Days‘ series! This round we have already visited three value resorts, Art of Animation Resort, All Star Sports Resort and All Star Music Resort. This week we are moving on up to moderate resorts with [...]

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