Podcast Episode 195: Keep/Refurb/Remove – Dining Edition

It’s time again to play Keep/Refurb/Remove!  If you’ll recall back to Episode 166, we were each given a set of three Disney attractions and for each one we had to decide which we’d keep as is, which we’d refurbish, and which we would remove altogether.  This week, we do the same thing but we’re substituting Disney attractions for Disney restaurants!  It’s a lot of fun!

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Podcast Episode 188: Fantasyland In Depth

Continuing on with our in depth looks at the Walt Disney World parks, we explore Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom!  From the rides and shows, to the shops, and the food, we let you know what you can find in one of our very favorite lands!

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Pandora at Animal Kingdom

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Podcast Episode 185: Nichols Family Trip Report

Here at Dole Whipped, we love a trip report.  Even better, we love a client trip report!  Join us this week as we talk with Wade Nichols and his daughter, Madeleine, about their most recent vacation at Walt Disney World!

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Podcast Episode 183: March Madness of Disney: Quick Service Restaurants

It’s that time of year again and everyone loves a March Madness style showdown!  This year, we’re putting Walt Disney World Quick Service restaurants head-to-head to see which one will reign supreme!  Will your favorite win out?  Listen and find out!

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Podcast Episode 182: Shannon and Sarah’s Trip Report

Join us for a trip report with Shannon and her 11 year old daughter, Sarah, as they talk about all the new things they did and tried on their latest Disney vacation.  Find out which rides were their favorites, which snacks they tried, and where they stayed!

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Podcast Episode 169: Last Minute Trips

Have you ever dreamed of planning a very last minute trip to Disney?  We have too!  In this episode, we give you all the tips and tricks you need to know to plan a last minute trip to Disney that won’t have you frustrated!

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Podcast Episode 160: Character Dining In Depth

Everyone knows that one of the most popular things to do at Disney is to have a character meal!  Whether you want to meet Mickey and friends or Disney princesses, there is something for everyone when it comes to having a great meal with a fun character.  Join us this week when we tell you which restaurants have your favorite Disney characters and what you can expect during that character dining experience!

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Podcast Episode 155: Our Disney Dreams

Have you ever wished you could take your favorite parts of Disney and make them into one big Disney dream? Join us this week as we play a little Dr. Frankenstein and pull our favorite parts of the Walt Disney World resort and mash them together to make new restaurants, resorts, and menus in our own little Disney world!

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Podcast Episode 145: Shannon’s May 2017 Trip Report

Everyone loves a trip report!  Join us this week as we listen in to another Dole Whipped vacation recap!  Lots of new experiences were had including the new Bon Voyage Breakfast as well as Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian resort!

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Best Use of Dining Plan Quick Service Credits

When you get the Dining plan or Quick Service dining plan you want to make sure you are getting a good value for your money.  But cost can’t be the only factor.  You will want to make sure you are checking out the menus to verify that you are choosing a restaurant menu that will appeal to your party.  This isn’t a comprehensive list but some suggestions for great eats!

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Be Our Guest for lunch is a fantastic choice based on the location, amazing atmosphere and the food.  The food is similar to the dinner offerings but all at one quick service dining credit. Located in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland you will be immersed in the Beast’s castle and can choose from three different rooms to sit in.  This restaurant is like no other.  First of all it does require reservations for the quick service.  Next you order solely from a kiosk and then get your “rose” and find a spot to sit.  Your food will be delivered to your table.  You can check out my lunch review here.

Wolfgang Puck Express located in Disney Springs is another amazing choice for a quick service meal, lunch or dinner. Similar to Be Our Guest, you will have your food delivered to your table.  This food is pretty amazing, we recommend the mac and cheese and the bacon wrapped meatloaf.  Check out this review for more information!

Sunshine Seasons food court with high ceiling and a massive glass roof

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Sunshine Season in the Land pavilion in Epcot is a delicious option with seasonal foods grown right there in the Land Pavilion! Plus the amazing strawberry shortcake is always worth getting.  This location is also ideal if you need to fuel up before waiting in line for Soarin’ Around the World.  They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner so any time the mood strikes you can check out this quick service restaurant.  This restaurant has some amazing choices like Oak grilled salmon, slow roasted pork chops and Mongolian beef.

Columbia Harbour House located in Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom is a fantastic option for a healthier lunch or dinner with many options.  Some of the most popular options are the Lobster Roll, chicken pot pie, Lighthouse sandwich, clam chowder, and broccoli peppercorn salad.  You cannot beat the location and people watching if you head up to the second floor seating.

 

Flame Tree Barbecue in the Discovery Island area of Animal Kingdom is probably one of the best quick services values.  You can get more than just barbeque here though, some choices are ½ a chicken, ribs & chicken combo, smoked turkey sandwich, full slab of ribs, and roasted chicken salad.

Dining area of Landscape of Flavors restaurant at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

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Landscape of Flavors is located at the Art of Animation resort is an awesome choice with unique and adventurous flavors.  You can get things like curry chicken, beef stirfry, create your own pasta or pizza, burgers, soup, and salad. Yep, that is a lot of choices in one restaurant!

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café in Frontierland in Magic Kingdom is another fantastic choice.  If you love tex-mex food this is the place for you.  It is similar to Qdoba or Chipotle where you can get a rice bowl, fajitas, or burritos and then step up to the fixins bar to doctor up your dinner.

Capt. Cook’s in the Polynesian Village Resort is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  You can get the famous Tonga Toast for breakfast or the pulled pork nachos for lunch and dinner.  This location is great whether you are staying at the Polynesian or just visiting from the other monorail resorts or want a break for the parks.  The menu has variety and is a pretty good value.

Tangerine Café located in the Morocco pavilion in Epcot is a cool choice for lunch or dinner.  They have many unique offerings such as Mediterranean chicken wrap, shawarma chicken or lamb platter, lamb wrap, and kefta sandwich.  Plenty to choose from for the adventurous palate.

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If you have a suggestion to add let us know!  We are always looking for great values and interesting menus!