Category: Dining

My High and Low of 2017 D23 Expo Announcements

If you haven’t heard, more announcements than I can count on two hands were made at 2017’s D23 Expo.  Many of these have been floating around as rumors for some time, but some took me by complete surprise.  If you need a refresher on the announcements, here is a recap post from the Disney Parks…
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Boardwalk Innkeepers Club Review

The Innkeepers Club is the concierge level of the Boardwalk Inn.  Club Level at Walt Disney World hotels involves a designated set of rooms, pre-arrival concierge services, on-site concierge desk, and Club Lounge. The Innkeepers Club is located on the 4th floor of the Boardwalk Inn.  Most of the Club Level rooms are located inside…
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Trip Report November 2016 – Day 2

Our first day in the parks was one I worked hard to prepare for.  On paper it was just a morning in Epcot with a lunch at Garden Grill.  In practice it was the shining glory of a chipmunk toddler. Since the Garden Rooms at the Boardwalk are not located near the Innkeepers Club Lounge…
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Trip Report November 2016 – Day 1

Our November 2016 trip was somewhat an accident.  It started out as a long weekend trip after Thanksgiving so we could see some of the new experiences that opened since our January 2016 trip.  The trip slowly grew, then a month and half out had to be moved completely.  Suddenly it was a week-long trip…
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Candlelight Processional 2016 at Walt Disney World

The Candlelight Processional is Christmas traditioperformed nightly in Epcot. The Candlelight Processional uses a choir, orchestra and celebrity narrator to tell the Christmas story from a biblical perspective. The show runs after Thanksgiving and before New Year’s Eve (November 25-December 30, 2016).  It runs three times a night in the American Gardens Theatre, 5:00 PM,…
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Trip Report January 2016 – Day 6

Day 6 of our January vacation started exactly the way Day 5 ended – rainy.  Since we accomplished so much at Extra Magic Hours, we planned a sleep-in morning.  That’s not always possible with a baby, but we tried! We left our room at Bay Lake Tower at 9:50, and by 10:18 were in the…
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Trip Report January 2016 – Day 4

Day 4 of our January 2016 trip started in Animal Kingdom.  We had an easy drive of less than 15 minutes and were in one of the first few rows of parking.  It took about 20 minutes from parking to entering the Kilimanjaro Safari Fastpass line.  We had an excellent crisp early morning safari with…
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Trip Report January 2016 – Day 3

Dreams do come true.  Day 3 in Hollywood Studios brought us back to our favorite ride, the Tower of Terror.  I haven’t ridden it since March 2014, which is far too long.  But I’m jumping ahead… This morning was the most on time we’ve been in years.  In 17 minutes we drove from the Grand…
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Trip Report January 2016 – Day 2

Day 2 of our January 2016 trip started like 95% of our vacation days do – late.  It was my resolution for this trip that we would be at the parks as close to park opening as possible.  We have a night owl baby, which means we have to wake him up to accomplish this.…
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Trip Report January 2016 – Day 1

Our January Walt Disney World trip is one of those you start planning a few years in advance and have a lot to look forward to.  It was a long and winding route to end up at the trip we’re taking, but all things happen for a reason. I’m going to attempt a live trip…
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Merry and Bright Dessert Party for Osborne Lights

2015 marks the last year the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights illuminates Hollywood Studios. When the Merry and Bright Dessert Party was announced, we knew this would be a convenient and leisurely way to enjoy the Osborne Lights. This is my review of the Merry and Bright Dessert Party with photos and comments. The…
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Breakfast without Characters

Do you love breakfast food but want a more quiet, laid back experience than a character meal provides? We enjoy a leisurely long breakfast once or twice on a trip, but prefer to focus on the food and pass the character interaction. Here are some table service breakfast options sans characters. The Wave of American…
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Candlelight Processional Packages 2015

Every holiday season at Walt Disney World the Candlelight Processional is performed nightly in Epcot. The Candlelight Processional uses a choir, orchestra and celebrity narrator to tell the Christmas story from a biblical perspective. The show only runs after Thanksgiving and before New Year’s Eve (November 27-December 30, 2015).  It runs three times a night…
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