Podcast Episode 202: A 26 Hour Disney Trip

Tara, Chris, and Chris’s son, Ben, had a whirlwind trip to Disney, Cocoa Beach, and Kennedy Space Center in a very short weekend trip.  Join us as they tell us how much they managed to do in a few short days, including the new Toy Story Land!

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Podcast Episode 200: Celebrations

It’s our 200th episode!  We’re so excited to celebrate this milestone that this week we’re talking about how you can make any celebration at Disney special!

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Podcast Episode 184: Disney Flower & Garden + Universal Orlando Trip Report

Recently, Jamie and Jillian headed down to Orlando to attend an agent training program at Universal Orlando Resort.  After that finished, Tara joined Jamie at Disney for some Flower and Garden fun.  Join us as we talk about all the amazing things they learned, delicious food they tried, and fun things they did!

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Podcast Episode 176: Early 2018 Disney News

Here at Dole Whipped, we are dedicated to keeping you updated on all the latest Disney news.  Join us this week as we talk about all the newest additions to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Podcast Episode 168: Thanksgiving At Disney

Have you ever dreamed of spending a holiday at Disney?  We give you our tips for making the most of your Disney vacation during the Thanksgiving holiday.  As a bonus, we all give thanks for the Disney things in our lives, including our listeners!  Thanks for being with us and we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love and laughter with your family and friends!

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Podcast Episode 151: Disney Signature Dining

Have you ever wondered what your fine dining options are at Walt Disney World?  Wonder no longer as we take a comprehensive look at all the Signature dining you can find around the Disney parks, resorts, and Disney Springs.

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Podcast Episode 148: Our Disney Love Stories

A true Disney fan knows the moment that they first fell in love with Disney parks.  You can remember everything about it, where you were, how you felt, what you were doing.  Join us as we share our origin stories of how we came by our love of Disney parks and what we plan for to foster that love in the future.

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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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Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming Lunch Review

This new restaurant located at Disney Springs in The Landing area is a clear winner.  It is open, spacious, bright, and really has the feeling of comfort.  It felt so homey and cozy, but also fresh and new.  The décor is beautiful and it is so cool to look into the open kitchen.  The chairs were very comfortable and felt plush while looking casual at the same time.  You could easily dress up for a night out on the town with drinks or wear your shorts and sneakers while taking a break from the parks.


We had a party of 4 for lunch and we all thought the Church Lady Deviled Eggs sounded good. It is 6 full sized eggs so it is easy to share with a larger group.  You may be thinking, really deviled eggs?  But I assure you these were so, so delicious!  The flavoring was just right and the eggs tasted so fresh!  These were a winner all around at our table!

My choice for entrée was the Fried Chicken Sandwich.  This is a buttermilk-brined for 24 hours and double battered chicken topped with hot sauce, aioli, lettuce, and bread and butter pickles.  This was really good!  I think the toasted bun just brought it all together so well.  It was fresh and filling without weighing you down for a busy day.  For a small upcharge I changed the homemade chips for the Iron Skillet Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Cane Sugar, and I must say it was a great choice!  These sweet potatoes were just awesome!  They are swimming in butter and sugar so don’t think they are a healthy option but get them anyway you will enjoy them!

JAMIE: One of my favorite meals of the entire trip. A+++! I had the same chicken sandwich as Jillian and it was something really special. The long process that goes into making this chicken really does show in every bite. I had the french fries with it and everything came out piping hot and perfectly prepared. I’ll definitely be returning, ASAP.

TARA: LOVED IT! I really enjoyed this lunch and I was excited to try it. I had heard mostly great reviews but was a tad concerned. I had read a few from Southerners that they may fall short on a few items being truly Southern cooking. I definitely did not find this to be the truth – but in fairness I avoided the item that seems to get the bad reviews (green beans). Instead, I had the Chicken Salad and it came with a house dressing that was a mix of ranch and vinaigrette. The dressing was wonderful and very tangy. The salad was fresh and a favorite salad that I get often so I was curious how it stacked up and it came out on top. And just to add to the glowing review of the deviled eggs – they are a must now every time I visit. I am not a huge deviled egg fan but these were definitely special!

CHRIS:For lunch I had the HFK Barbecue Bun sandwich. This was their chopped pork with sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, topped with southern slaw and served on a brioche bun. The pork was perfect, seasoned and cooked just right and served with their sweet and spicy barbecue sauce (which in hind site I wish I asked for an additional side of barbecue it was that good!). In lieu of chips I ordered an additional side of their southern slaw, which lived up to its southern name! Portions were a perfect size for lunch!

The service was great, our waitress was quick to refill our glasses before they were empty, but never hovering around.  She was helpful and able to answer all our questions about the menu as well as suggest food choices for us.

This is definitely a great family restaurant or for a night out.  The kids menu is small but you could always go with a couple of the sides for kids also.  I cannot recommend this restaurant enough and you HAVE to get the deviled eggs!

The Ganachery at Disney Springs

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Ever since I heard of it’s opening in late 2015 I have been dying to get to Disney Springs’ The Ganachery. This is more than just a chocolate shop, it’s a decadent chocolate experience. The Ganachery is a small shop, but packed full of awesome. As soon as you enter you are able to see the chocolatiers creating magic in the kitchen through a giant show window, working on each of the 16 flavors offered here.

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Experienced employees wait behind the counter to help you narrow down your choices in chocolate. I decided to go with a box of 6 of the ganache collection, for a cost of $15. There are also boxes of nine for $21, boxes of twelve for $27, boxes of sixteen for $36 or individual pieces of ganache for $3 each. When I was there a few of the chocolate choices were: Chipotle Pepper, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Cinnamon Apple, Egyptian Sea Salt, Caramel, Passion Fruit, Raspberry, Gianduja (hazlenut), Milk  Chocolate, Coconut, Vanilla, Peanut Butter and 65% Dark.

Each bite of chocolate was more amazing than the last, but I think my favorite was the Egyptian sea salt! I can’t wait to go back to the Ganachery and try more flavors.

Have you been to The Ganachery? What did you try and what did you think? We’d love to hear!