2021 May, 28

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Butterbeer

2021-05-28T16:29:17-04:00May 28, 2021|Universal Studios Orlando|0 Comments

  If you are a Harry Potter fan or even if you know nothing about Harry Potter, you have to try the butterbeer at Universal Orlando! It is the one treat that I have to get every time I visit the Universal parks. When you think of butterbeer, you probably think of the creamy, cold, butterscotch flavored drink, but there are 6 different kinds you can experience in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Yes, that’s right, there is more than one way to satisfy your butterbeer craving! Here’s what you need to add to your snack wishlist and where [...]

2017 December, 21

Disney Dining Plans for 2018

2017-12-21T08:49:28-05:00December 21, 2017|Disney Travel|0 Comments

  If you are adding a Disney Dining Plan to your Walt Disney World vacation, which I recommend, here’s what you need to know about the dining plans for 2018! Dining Plans are only offered to guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel. This is a perk to staying onsite. Adding a dining plan gives you the option to pre-pay for meals and snacks. Then you simply have your MagicBand scanned at the time of purchase. If you like to choose the most expensive meals on the menu, this is also a way you can save a little money. There [...]

2017 September, 28

Frontera Cocina

2017-09-28T06:00:33-04:00September 28, 2017|Disney Springs|0 Comments

Frontera Cocina has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in Disney Springs and here are 4 reasons why! The Menu Celebrity chef Rick Bayless is behind the wonderful menu! He has brought fresh, updates to authentic Mexican dishes. All of your favorites are here - with a twist of new flavor. Start off with the smoky chipotle and herby salsa verde while you sip on a reimagined Margarita! And be sure to include the made-to-order guacamole with your meal! The Setting Frontera Cocina is a beautiful, contemporary Mexican restaurant. Inside you will find natural lighting, beautiful mosaics and unique [...]

2017 September, 14

Walt Disney World Character Dining Overview

2017-09-14T06:00:20-04:00September 14, 2017|Disney Travel|0 Comments

  Character Dining at Walt Disney World is a lot of fun and a great way to meet some of your favorite characters saving valuable park time doing it during your dining time. Here are some tips for character dining at Walt Disney World and an overview of each restaurant, so you have all of them in one place for reference. General Tips Reservations - Table Service Dining opens 180 days in advance. Character Dining is very popular. Reserving early gives you the best chance to grab an open time before they fill up. Reservations can be made online at [...]

2017 May, 10

The Rivers of Light Dining Package: A Review

2017-05-10T06:00:52-04:00May 10, 2017|Animal Kingdom|0 Comments

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 currently have 2 choices for the Dining Package:   Tusker House and Tiffins. Tusker House is a family friendly buffet with Donald and his friends, and Tiffins is a fine dining experience with African/Asian flavors. Tusker House Dining Package Details Buffet plus Non-Alcoholic Drink Breakfast: Adults: [...]

2017 April, 4

7 Ways To Cure Your Post Disney Blues

2017-04-04T06:00:21-04:00April 4, 2017|Disney World|0 Comments

  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 beginning to miss the fun you had. Here are 7 ways to cure your post Disney blues. Book your next vacation! Disney usually offers a Bounce Back Offer. You may receive an email while at Walt Disney World or check your packet of information in [...]

2016 March, 9

Jungle Skipper Canteen: A Quick Review of Magic Kingdom’s Newest Table Service Restaurant

2016-03-09T06:00:56-05:00March 9, 2016|Animal Kingdom|0 Comments

Skipper Canteen (also known as it’s full name; Jungle Navigation CO. Ltd Skipper Canteen) is the newest addition to the food scene at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Many agree that the park needs more sit down dining options. So, the announcement and opening of the Skipper Canteen came with a lot of excitement as well as high expectations. The restaurant opened in mid-December and I dined there just 2 days after it seated the first guests. In this quick review we will look at the theme, the food, and some pros and cons. The Theme: Jungle Navigation CO. [...]

2016 February, 29

The One Tip To Help Avoid Rookie Mistakes on Disney Trips

2016-02-29T06:00:52-05:00February 29, 2016|Disney World|0 Comments

A few short years ago, I was in the midst of one of the happiest – and most stressful - times of my life! I was planning a wedding AND a Disney vacation at the same time! Looking back, I think I spent more time worrying about the honeymoon at Disney World than I worried about the actual wedding! We had booked our vacation with a local travel agent – her services began and ended with making sure our resort and flights were taken care of, so I was left to plan all the details myself. Now, full disclosure – [...]

2016 January, 22

Disneyland versus Disney World – The 6 major differences

2016-01-22T06:00:33-05:00January 22, 2016|Disney Travel, Disney World, Disneyland|0 Comments

    Disneyland versus Disney World, some may think the two are one in the same, but they couldn’t be more wrong. While these two share many characteristics, in other ways they couldn’t be more opposite, starting with their location. Disney World is located in Orlando, Florida but you’ll have to travel 2,496 miles West to arrive in Anaheim, California home of Disneyland. Property Size & Hotels Besides their locations the next noticeable difference are the properties sizes. Disney World is comprised of 21 resorts, four theme parks and two waterparks spread out over 25,000 acres. Disneyland only has three [...]

2016 January, 11

Captain Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

2016-01-11T06:00:59-05:00January 11, 2016|Disney Travel|0 Comments

  Located in the Great Ceremonial House at the Polynesian Village Resort you’ll find a tropical island restaurant filled with great meal and snack options. Captain Cook’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day and also offers a wide variety of snacks, beer and wine. Like everything else at this resort, Captain Cook’s is themed to the South Pacific. There is plenty of seating in the bright and whimsical dining room or enjoy your food outside on the patio looking over the pool area. Breakfast offers platters, breakfast pastries and a breakfast burrito but if you dine here [...]

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