Liberty Tree Tavern Lunch

by admin on November 16, 2017

Tucked away in beautiful Liberty Square is a quaint little restaurant called Liberty Tree Tavern.

Liberty tree tavern lunch

Open for lunch and dinner in the Magic Kingdom, it’s a great spot to cool off, rest your feet, and fill your belly. The décor is very historical and has a colonial vibe, and the cast members wear adorable costumes. Each “room” has a name, and on this trip we were seated in the Ben Franklin room at my favorite table in the restaurant, a cute little table for two at the window.

LTT table

LTT room

In the past when we have eaten here, the whole menu has been a la carte, but this is the first time we have been here since they started also offering the all you can eat option from dinner during lunch. I love that they have both options because my husband eats way more than me so while it’s a great deal for him, it isn’t for me.

With the all you can eat you also get a non alcoholic beverage, and it also includes salad, bread, and dessert. It was a ton of food! The first photo was his first plate and the second was the plate with the second helpings he asked for.

LTT lunch

LTT seconds

Since I don’t eat as much in one sitting, I got the cheeseburger, which was also a huge portion and could have been easily split between two adults.

LTT burger

It was very good, but I could unfortunately only eat half of it. Soon it was time for my favorite part, dessert. The Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake has been a favorite of mine for years, and the server brought out two spoons so we could share. This dessert is so rich but so delicious!

LTT dessert

Now that we know my husband can get the all you can eat at lunch and not just dinner, I have a feeling we will be back to dine here very soon!

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Tips for Wonderful Character Experiences

by admin on November 14, 2017

 

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If you’re anything like me, sometimes meeting characters can be a bit of an awkward experience. Sometimes you don’t know what to say, what to do with your hands, or even where to stand. So how do you break the ice and have the most memorable character experiences? Here’s a few helpful tips that I’ve learned and used to make the best out of them!

My first tip is to make sure that you have your autograph book out and ready! This will get rid of that awkward time when you’re fumbling for your book, or trying to find a blank page. When you’re prepared and ready for the characters, they are in turn ready for you!

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Are you celebrating something while you’re at Disney? Your birthday? An Engagement? Family Reunion? Wedding? Make it known to the characters! Most of the time they will congratulate you in their own special way. For example, on our recent family trip, it was my daughters birthday and Mickey Mouse sang Happy Birthday to her. We were also celebrating our engagement, and Chip and Dale saw our “Happily Ever After” pin and proceeded to do the “Single Ladies” dance! This adds a lot of fun and laughter to character experiences.

My next tip is to have little facts or stories of or involving the character ready! Is Pluto your favorite character? Let him know! Is Under the Sea your favorite Disney song? Let Ariel know that you know all the words! Ask Tinkerbell how she uses one of her giant crayons that are conveniently resting up against the wall in her meet-and-greet space! Look around you and take in the environment and use that to your advantage. Most characters are in a corresponding decorated space that not only takes you into their world, but that you can use to enhance your meeting experience.

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My favorite and most helpful tip to a great character meeting experience is corresponding costumes or t-shirts! To me, you get the absolute best experience when you somehow relate to the character you’re visiting. If you’ve seen little kids dressed up as a character, meeting said character, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. I used this tip myself while meeting King Louie and Baloo in Animal Kingdom. I wore a small shop t-shirt from Fett&Co. which was Jungle Book themed. It says “Jungle VIP” on it, filled with tropical leaves. Meeting King Louie and Baloo in this tee turned out to be my absolute favorite character experience! Not only did the characters start singing and dancing to “I wanna be like you” from the Jungle Book, but they also tried to make me ‘reach the top’ and dance along with them!

The best thing to remember while meeting characters is to loosen up and have fun with it! If you go into a character meet-and-greet prepared, happy and ready to have fun, your characters will definitely notice and feed off of that!

My name is Brittany Hughes and I’m a Disney Specialist with Travel with the Magic! I specialize in Walt Disney World Vacations but also Disneyland, Disney’s Aulani Resort, Disney Cruise Line and Adventure by Disney vacations as well! Email me today to start planning your next trip: brittany@travelwiththemagic.com

 

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The Rivers of Light Dining Package: A Review

May 10, 2017

There has been much excitement over Rivers of Light: not only the show itself, but the Dining Package as well! Similar to Hollywood Studios’ popular Fantasmic, Animal Kingdom is offering a Dining Package with Preferred Viewing Seats. I scheduled the Dining Package on my recent trip to Disney and wanted to share my experience! You […]

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On the Rocks Poolside Bar and Grill at Saratoga Springs Resort- A Review

May 8, 2017

  If you look up a definition of “on the rocks”, you’ll find several different options. You say something is “on the rocks” if it is likely to fail. If you order a drink “on the rocks”, it means it has ice in it. But, the “On the Rocks” I want to tell you about […]

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Bon Voyage character breakfast

May 4, 2017

The Bon Voyage character breakfast is the newest dining option at Walt Disney World. It is located at Trattoria al Forno on the Boardwalk, so there is no theme park ticket required to dine. At this location, you dine with a set menu as opposed to the normal buffet, and you can meet Ariel, Prince […]

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Character Dining at 1900 Park Fare

May 2, 2017

  Every time I visit Walt Disney World, I try at least one new place to dine. For my last trip home, I decided one of these restaurants would be 1900 Park Fare. I had heard so many great things and wanted to experience it for myself. I couldn’t decide between breakfast and dinner, so […]

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Freestyle Complimentary Dining on NCL Epic

April 25, 2017

On all NCL ships, the focus is on Freestyle Cruising which means there is no set dining time each night, there’s no strict dress code, and you won’t be stuck seated with tablemates you can’t stand each night (unless they’re part of your family!). On the NCL Epic, the Freestyle way of life really works […]

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Why you would visit Disneyland if you’re a Walt Disney World fan

April 20, 2017

I know people who are die-hard Walt Disney World fans and can’t imagine scheduling a vacation to Disneyland. They’ve either never been to the original Disney theme park and feel like they must be loyal to Walt Disney World, they went as kids and feel like they’ve seen everything Disneyland has to offer, or they’ve […]

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A Celebration of Harry Potter Packages

April 18, 2017

Now that you have decided to attend Universal’s annual Celebration of Harry Potter, it is time to decide which vacation package will give you the perfect dose of magic! Vacation packages for the 2018 Celebration of Harry Potter have not been released yet, BUT the following information will help you figure out if you “need” […]

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Art of Animation: The Little Mermaid Room

April 13, 2017

Deciding where to stay at the Walt Disney World can be an overwhelming and exciting choice. There are plenty of great options, but one of my all-time favorites is The Little Mermaid Room at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. The Little Mermaid Room is perfect for all ages. The décor immerses you under the sea […]

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Yummy Alcoholic Drinks & Where to Find them

April 11, 2017

  Ever wonder where you can get the most delicious, alcoholic drinks while you’re on your Walt Disney World Vacation? And I’m not talking about just a beer, I’m talking about the really, special drinks! Well then look no further! Today I’m going to not only tell you the yummiest drinks Walt Disney World offers, […]

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A Great Low-Cost Disney Vacation Option

April 6, 2017

As a travel agent, I’m always looking for good deals for my clients. This is especially true for vacations to Walt Disney World in Florida. This destination is a magical trip for any family, but making these memories can sometimes be costly. I want to share some information about an often-overlooked ticket option at Disney […]

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The New MagicBand 2 : Getting the Most Out of the Magic!

April 5, 2017

Disney recently released new MagicBands and there are a lot of changes! Magic Bands were Disney’s form of wearable technology: a small electronic device that is worn on the body and performs a data exchange with other devices. MagicBands opened up the world of keyless entry: no more fumbling for the Disney Room Card to […]

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7 Ways To Cure Your Post Disney Blues

April 4, 2017

  You are having the most magical time at Walt Disney World. Then, you come back to your resort room that final night only to find your eviction notice, the dreaded “Tragical Express” papers, the sign that your vacation has come to an end. Now what? It has gone too fast and you are already […]

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Outdoor Kitchens at the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

March 28, 2017

The EPCOT International flower and garden festival is taking place now through the end of May, and you don’t want to miss it! This festival has been going on for well over 20 years, but it’s only been recently that Walt Disney World has introduced food booths called “outdoor kitchens” to the festival. If you […]

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Rediscover Your Inner Child in Fantasyland

March 23, 2017

There are many reasons I love Walt Disney World. Probably one of the biggest reasons is it gives our family an opportunity to escape from the troubles of the real world even if just for a few days. The “Disney Bubble” as we call it refreshes and renews us and gives us much needed down […]

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Planning Walt Disney World for Teenagers

March 21, 2017

  Many people think that Walt Disney World is just for children and many think it’s just for girls. Well, I’ve got news for them: Walt Disney World is for all ages and genders. I’ve recently had the opportunity to plan a trip to Walt Disney World with two teenage boys in mind. It has […]

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A Celebration of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Orlando

March 16, 2017

A Celebration of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Orlando Potterheads unite! For the past 4 years, at the end of January/early February, Universal Studios Orlando has held A Celebration of Harry Potter. This special event brings together Harry Potter fans with the actors and artists who helped bring J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the big […]

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Star Wars at Disney Springs

March 14, 2017

Hollywood Studios is always on my to do list! And Tatoine Traders is my place to stop and shop for Star Wars Gear! However, if you aren’t planning to go to the parks, you just ran out of time, or the park was too crowded, there’s another place to find all your Star Wars fan […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

March 10, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of March 9, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Prince Charming Regal Carrousel Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their […]

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5 Must-Know Tips Before You Travel to Disneyland

March 9, 2017

Have you ever been to Disneyland Theme Park? Or will this be your very first time visiting this incredible park? There are so many things to do and see all at one magical place. Whether you have never gone before or go all the time here are 5 Must-Know Tips before your next visit to […]

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The Daily Poutine in Disney Springs

March 7, 2017

  Are you a French fry lover? Do you scope out places for French fries like I do? Then there is one place in particular that you need to make sure you pay a visit to, or in my case, two or three visits to. If you didn’t know, Disney Springs updated and added a […]

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3 Not to Miss Shows at SeaWorld Orlando

March 2, 2017

SeaWorld Orlando is made up of mostly shows, but it can be hard to fit them all in to one day. Check out my top three show picks and be sure not to miss them. If you have more time and can see more, that’s great! But here is my list of must do’s: 1.) […]

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Gluten Free at Walt Disney World

February 28, 2017

Walt Disney World has amazing food! If you have a gluten allergy you may be wondering if you will be able to enjoy your dining experiences while visiting. The answer is YES! Disney goes above and beyond for their visitors with food allergies. Here is an overview of what to expect when vacationing at Walt […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

February 22, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 22, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of […]

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5 All Inclusive Resorts in Mexico for Families with Young Kids

February 21, 2017

I’ve been asked a lot lately what all-inclusive resorts in Mexico are best for families traveling with young kids. There are so many wonderful resorts but I’ve narrowed down to 5 of my favorites. You will have loads of family fun at any of these resort options. Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda: Having a […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

February 16, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 15, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of […]

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Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

February 16, 2017

One of my favorite places in Disney Springs to Explore is Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar! It’s inspired by Jock Lindsey, the seaplane pilot, that helped Indiana Jones escape the jungle in “Raiders of the Lost Ark!” We only saw Jock for a brief few minutes in the movie, but thanks to Disney’s Imagineers, we can […]

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Mermaid Makeover at Pirates League in the Magic Kingdom

February 14, 2017

Lots of little girls want to be princesses and get a makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Walt Disney World. But what if your little one isn’t into princesses? Or what if she’s outgrown the princess stage? Disney has just the thing for you: The Mermaid Makeover at Pirates League in Magic Kingdom! There are […]

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5 Epcot Flower and Garden Must-Do’s!

February 9, 2017

  Epcot’s 2017 Flower and Garden Festival kicks off March 1st and runs until May 29th. Most of the events during the Festival are included in your Epcot theme park ticket. When planning your must-do list make sure the Festival activities on your list do not require a separate purchase or have a separate admission […]

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