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Disney Toasts to California Grill

Disney Toasts to California Grill
15 years ago a restaurant opened up high atop the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  The resort itself is distinctive enough with the monorail gliding right through the middle allowing passengers bound for the Magic Kingdom (map), a brief glimpse inside.  Yet, the opening of California Grill was the icing on the cake, or perhaps, the wasabi on the sushi. Guests of the award winning  California Grill are treated to not only breathtaking views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic...
May 20th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Walt Disney World

Heigh-Ho Best Deals to Save Disney Dough

Heigh-Ho Best Deals to Save Disney Dough
The battle for the tourist dollar continues to rage with special packages and extras being offered to entice visitors to many vacation destination.  Walt Disney World (map) and Disneyland Resort (map) are no exception, with several offers tempting guests to visit throughout the summer and into the fall. One special currently being offered at Walt Disney World Resort is the August – October Dine Offer. By purchasing a 5-night/6-day room and ticket  Magic Your Way package, available for most...
May 15th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disney-Dining, featuredarticle, money saving tips, Walt Disney World

Have it Your Way at Goofy’s Candy Co.

Have it Your Way at Goofy’s Candy Co.
I have a confession to make… when it comes to sweets, I have a  huge sweet tooth.  Chocolates, caramels, soft and gooey, crispy or chewy, I don’t care, I love it all! That is what makes Goofy’s Candy Co. one of my favorite shops in Downtown Disney (map) . This wonderful store carries a large variety of candies and special treats sure to satisfy your every craving.  Pre-packaged shortbread cookies, crackers, coffees, teas and hot chocolate mixes line several walls of the brightly...
May 5th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Downtown Disney Area, Shopping

Give Mom Taste of Islands With Disney Classic Tonga Toast

Give Mom Taste of Islands With Disney Classic Tonga Toast
If your travel plans for this weekend don’t include taking mom to a Disney brunch, why not treat her to breakfast in bed, Disney-style? With a little help from the Orlando Sentinel here is a classic recipe that will make mom think she  has magically traveled to Walt Disney World (map) and the Polynesian Resort (map).  Disney’s Polynesian Resort is like a tropical paradise sitting on the outskirts of the Magic Kingdom theme park.  Featuring thick vegetation, thatched roofs, and...
May 3rd, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Polynesian Resort, Walt Disney World Resort

Disneyland Offers Mother’s Day Buffets

Disneyland Offers Mother’s Day Buffets
What mother doesn’t love it when someone else does the cooking?  Disneyland Resort (map)is offering you two opportunities to invite mom to be your guest at brunch this Mother’s Day. Treat mom like a queen and invite her to dine with the Disney Princesses at Disneyland’s Mother’s Day Royal Buffet.  Taking place in the grand ballroom of Disneyland Hotel, the buffet will be served from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Mom’s special day, May 9th. Join Cinderella and her princess...
April 25th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disney-Dining, featuredarticle, mothers day

Eggstra Special Disney Easter Buffet Dining

Eggstra Special Disney Easter Buffet Dining
I am not a huge fan of brunch buffets.  It is no fault of the restaurants or the delicious items being served, it is totally the fault of my own indecision.  Do I eat the breakfast items or the lunch entrees?  It ’s a buffet you say, eat both!  But frankly, the thought of buttermilk pancakes drowning in sweet maple syrup sitting next to salmon with dill sauce just doesn’t win me over and thus my dilemma. With the release of the Easter Holiday menus at several of the Walt Disney World...
April 4th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, featuredarticle, holidays, Walt Disney World

Celebrate Frozen Food Month with a Cool Disney Treat

Celebrate Frozen Food Month with a Cool Disney Treat
It may be the last day of March, but there is still time to celebrate National Frozen Food Month. Perhaps my most favorite month of the year, no one loves to celebrate this food frenzy more, as ice cream is a huge downfall to my diet regime. Served in a cup or nestled in a cone, undercover of rich silky sauce, frozen on a stick or whirled into a frosty shake, no matter how you scoop it, I love ice cream and just can’t avoid it. Oh, okay lets be honest, it isn’t just ice cream,...
March 31st, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Walt Disney World Resort

Even Little Leprechans Will Love St. Patrick’s Day at Disney

Even Little Leprechans Will Love St. Patrick’s Day at Disney
When we think about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a few things immediately come to mind.  Few of those include children. Raglan Road Restaurant in Downtown Disney has planned a celebration that includes the kids. A previous post discussed this charming Irish restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort (map).  Now news from Orlando Sentinel shares that Raglan Road has planned all day family fun complete with traditional food and entertainment. Beginning at 11:00 am on March 17, adult guests...
March 15th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, holidays

Now Even More Chances to Dine with Cinderella

Now Even More Chances to Dine with Cinderella
The alarm clock began buzzing and I fumbled in the dark for my glasses with one hand and the telephone with the other.  I had this date circled on the calendar for months — 180 days exactly and it would be our last day at Walt Disney World Resort, and hopefully we would be dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table. I knew from past attempts, reservations for this dining experience with the princesses fills up very quickly.  I needed to make the call as soon as the phone lines opened. ...
March 14th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Character meals, Disney-Dining, Magic Kingdom

Downtown Disney Diners Deserve a Break From McDonald’s?

Downtown Disney Diners Deserve a Break From McDonald’s?
McDonald’s Corp. and Walt Disney Co., a match made in heaven.  Well, at least that was the case until 2004 when an exclusive sponsorship between the two ended.  Now, Ronald McDonald is packing his things and leaving Downtown Disney Marketplace. As of April 30, diners will have to head elsewhere for their Big Mac Attacks as the McDonald’s at Downtown Disney (map) will be closing.  The closure makes way for the new  restaurant, Pollo Campero, part of a Latin chicken quick serve chain. The...
March 12th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Downtown-Disney, featuredarticle

Charm of the Emerald Isle at Downtown Disney

Charm of the Emerald Isle at Downtown Disney
It appears to me that this time of year, everyone becomes a little friendlier, a little happier, maybe even getting a little lighter in their step. Perhaps it is the beginning of longer, brighter days.  Perhaps it is the small tell-tale signs of spring.  For me it is a day on the calendar — March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day! Any day can be St. Patrick’s Day at Raglan Road Pub and Restaurant located at Downtown Disney (map).  Owned and operated by an Irish company, this establishment...
February 27th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Downtown-Disney, Family Friendly, Walt Disney World Resort

Epcot’s Canada Pavilion Welcomes Olympic Fans

Epcot’s Canada Pavilion Welcomes Olympic Fans
Watching the thrills and excitement of the Olympics, two thoughts have constantly run through my mind,  how beautiful Canada is and how much I would like to visit. With so many different Providences, each with its unique landscape and features, it would take weeks, perhaps even months, to experience it all.  Yet, what if I told you there was a place where in only a few hours, you could experiece all the character and atmosphere of Canada.  From the Rockies to the colorful gardens to the...
February 20th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Canada, Disney-Dining, Epcot, family travel, featuredarticle, Kidcot, World Showcase Pavilions

Groundhog’s Day The Disney Way

Groundhog’s Day The Disney Way
Growing up in a wintry, northern climate, by the time February rolls around, there is one character’s arrival that you anticipate almost as much as Santa Claus and that would be the Groundhog!  Groundhog’s Day can be a day of sheer joy, or pure disappointment all based on a little guy named Phil and his famous shadow! It is on Groundhog’s Day, that a chubby little groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his Pennsylvania burrow in Gobbler’s Knob (map) each February...
February 2nd, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: California Grill, cocktails, Disney-Dining, Epcot, featuredarticle, Groundhog's Day, Walt Disney World

Best Chocolate Indulgences Disney Style

Best Chocolate Indulgences Disney Style
Memories of visits to my grandmother’s house swirl around a certain candy dish that sat atop a large oak buffet and was always filled with Chocolate Stars or Sno-Caps.  As a young child that buffet seemed as tall as Mt. Everest and sneaking a morsel from that dish without getting caught was almost as challenging. I must confess, in any shape or form,  I LOVE CHOCOLATE!! I crave it after almost every meal, and while I don’t consider myself a chocolate snob, I have learned that if...
January 27th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Disneys-Hollywood-Studios, Downtown-Disney, featuredarticle, Ghirardelli Soda Fountain, Magic Kingdom, Main Street Bakery, Smores

Shop D Street in Downtown Disney District

Shop D Street in Downtown Disney District
What would you get if you mixed urban art, showcased in an unfinished industrial like setting with a little Disney thrown in for fun?  The end product would be D Street, a new store recently opened in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California (map).  D Street features the Disney inspired art of local and underground artists, in addition to popular apparel, vinyl images and pop culture collectibles. In the market for some jewelry?  This store has the latest offerings...
January 21st, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney apparel, Disney-Dining, Disneyland Resort, Downtown Disney District, featuredarticle

Dishing Up New Year’s Luck for Disney Diners

Dishing Up New Year’s Luck for Disney Diners
Almost every culture advises the eating of certain foods to mark the beginning of a New Year and to insure good luck, health and happiness.  Superstitious? Maybe.  Tradition? Definitely!   If you happen to be at Walt Disney World Resort this New Year’s Day, might I suggest a few dining options that you might live long and prosper? Noodles- and not just any noodles, but long ones, are believed by many Asian cultures to bring long life, and incidentally, be sure you don’t break them...
December 31st, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Disneys-Hollywood-Studios, Epcot, featuredarticle, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney Resorts, Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Rings in New Year Around The World

Disney Rings in New Year Around The World
Anytime is an exciting time to be at one of the Disney parks, especially around holidays and in particular, New Year’s Eve.  There is something magical about the clock striking 12:00 and a whole new year opens to whole new dreams. Imagine if those dreams began at one of the happiest places on earth.  All of the Disney parks will celebrate the start of a new decade, and here is a look at what’s in store, around the world: The Disneyland Paris park invites guests to the party of...
December 26th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Disneyland & California Adventure, Disneyland-Paris, fireworks, Hong Kong Disneyland, New Year's Eve, top-feature, Walt Disney World Resort

Disneyland Resort’s Downtown District Store is MissMatched

Disneyland Resort’s Downtown District Store is MissMatched
How many times have you been told “You can’t wear that, it doesn’t match!”?  A new  flagship store in the heart of Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort, LittleMissMatched, begs to differ. In an innovative concept, LittleMissMatched offers a unique line of clothing for the young and young at heart set to instill creativity and individuality. Downtown Disney District Disneyland Beginning  in 2004, with their signature colorful socks that don’t match and are...
November 6th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Disneyland Resort and California Adventures, Downtown-Disney, shopping at Disney

Wine,Dine Along Disney Fairways at Children’s Network Classic

Wine,Dine Along Disney Fairways at Children’s Network Classic
This year’s Children’s Miracle Network Classic at Walt Disney World Resort, taking place Nov. 12-15, will feature a twist unlike other PGA Tour events, a Wine & Dine Walk.  In addition to watching exciting golf action, spectators can sip, sample and savor food items and select wines and beer as they stroll the fairways of Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course. Mickey ready to serve golf fans during Children's Miracle Network Classic Wine & Dine Walk Offering golf fans cuisine...
November 1st, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Childrens Miracle Network Classic, Disney's Wide World of Sports, Disney-Dining, Walt Disney Resorts, Walt Disney World Resort, Wine & Dine Walk

Discover Savings on Disney Merchandise

I love a bargain and the On-line Disney Store is having a sale on merchandise that is perfect for trips to one of the Disney Resorts. With savings on character t-shirts for men, women and children you will be dressed for a fun day at the theme parks. Pajamas for the whole family are on sale insuring a night filled with sweet dreams of the adventures in Tomorrowland.  Grab a few extras for budget-friendly souvenirs. Backpacks and lunch boxes have also been reduced and would make the perfect accessory...
September 2nd, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: budget friendly, Character merchandise, Dining at Disney, Disney souvenirs, Disney Stores, Disney T-shirts, Disney-Dining, disney-merchandise, Hints & Tips, Shopping, Tomorrowland, Walt Disney Resorts