Podcast Episode 132: March Madness of Disney Rides

It’s that time of year again!  Time to pit our Disney favorites up against each other to see which one reigns supreme! This time, we’re comparing our favorite Walt Disney World rides.  Find out which of these 16 attractions we voted as our number one favorite.  We think you’ll be surprised by which one comes out on top!

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Current and Upcoming Walt Disney World Refurbishments

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No reason for this picture other than it is CUTE! Actually no reason for any of these pics, other than they are all of our loved ones and Disney!

 

Refurbishments are always a good and bad thing – good to spruce and fix up but sad when a favorite ride or attraction is not open when you are there.

Below are some upcoming refurbishments to be aware of while you are planning your next Walt Disney World vacation! Stay tuned for more refurbishments on the resort side coming soon!

Magic Kingdom Park

Monorail
The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.          Through Summer 2016

Swiss Family Treehouse                                                            Jul. 6 – Sep. 24, 2016
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress                                               Jul. 25 – 28, 2016
Liberty Square Riverboat                                                                   Aug. 1 – 7, 2016
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad                                             Aug. 8 – Nov. 18, 2016
“it’s a small world”                                                                 Aug. 22 – Sep. 15, 2016

EPCOT

NONE!

Hollywood Studios

 

Pizza Planet                                                                                    Jan. 19 – Late 2016
Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream                                                       Jul. 16 – 19, 2016
Voyage of the Little Mermaid                                                           Jul. 24 – 27, 2016
MuppetVision 3D                                                                             Aug. 15 – 22, 2016

 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

DINOSAUR                                                                                 Jul. 25 – Oct. 16, 2016
Dino Institute Shop                                                                    Jul. 25 – Oct. 16, 2016             

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

NONE!

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

NONE!

 Disney Springs

Planet Hollywood                                                                       Jan. 6 – Summer 2016
Fulton’s Crab House – reopening as Paddlefish                            Apr. 4 – Fall 2016

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Pinocchio Village Haus Review

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Caprese Flatbread and Chicken Alfredo

On our last Disney trip, I had the opportunity to try the flatbreads at Pinocchio Village Haus for dinner.  This is a quick service restaurant in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.  One of the fun features of this restaurant is that there are a few tables inside that overlook the loading area of the It’s A Small World attraction.  We managed to snag one of those tables and my kids just loved it!  We waved at all the people in the little boats heading into the ride.

I had heard about the caprese flatbread so I gave that a try while my husband had the chicken alfredo with caesar salad.  My girls had the Uncrustables kids meal and my son had the pepperoni pizza kids meal.

My son is a bit of a purist when it comes to pizza so he wasn’t crazy about the flatbread crust.  However, my husband and I thought our entrees were pretty good.  The caprese flatbread had a good covering of mozzarella and tomatoes and quite a generous drizzle of balsamic vinegar.  In fact, the drizzle was a bit too generous for me.  I could’ve used a smidge less drizzling, but it was still very good.

The chicken alfredo entree was a generous portion with lots of chicken.  And for kind of a side dish afterthought, the caesar salad is actually quite tasty.

Since we were using the Disney Dining Plan, my husband and I both got gelato for dessert.  He got the chocolate and I got the sugar free mango flavor.  The chocolate was excellent, but the mango tasted and looked a bit too much like baby food for my preference.

Overall, we really enjoyed Pinocchio Village Haus and will definitely return in the future!