Podcast Episode 136: Character Dining Overview

One of the most popular activities you can do at Disney is to have a character meal!  This is a great way to see your favorite characters without standing in line and while having a delicious meal.  Join us as we talk all about the character meals you can find at Walt Disney World!

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Podcast Episode 112: Best Value For Disney Dining Plan Credits

Have you ever wondered which Walt Disney World restaurants give you the most bang for your Disney Dining Plan buck?  Wonder no longer as we discuss which restaurants we think are the best value for your dining plan credits!

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Disney’s Polynesian Resort Club Level Room Review

Last week, we stayed two nights at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in a club level room.  We actually reserved a garden view room but got a surprise upgrade to theme park view!  We had a great time and really enjoyed this resort.

The club level food offerings were delicious.  They offered a continental breakfast with pastries, oatmeal, and fruit each  morning.  Midday was snacks like goldfish, popcorn, and trail mix.  Evenings were hot appetizers like chicken wings, sushi, fruit and cheese, and even wine and cocktails.  We never did make it to the cocktail hour service, but I’m sure it was fabulous as well.

Pros:

-Location, location, location!  It was so convenient to be right there on the monorail line.

-The club level rooms all being located in the Hawaii building, we were close to both the pool and the lobby.

-Our room was situated three doors down from the club level lounge so we could just pop down whenever we wanted a drink or a snack.  Very easy!

-Ohana is onsite, so it’s very easy to enjoy a great character meal within the resort.

-Amazing pool!  My kids just loved the water slide and the splash pad!

Cons:

-Price.  The Polynesian is one of the most expensive resorts on property.

Now some photos!

2 queen beds

2 queen beds

sofa converts to single bed

sofa converts to single bed

bathroom with double sinks

bathroom with double sinks

Our view!

Our view!

Club level snacks during midday

Club level snacks during midday

Sodas and coffee

Sodas and coffee

Tea, lemonade, and POG juice!

Tea, lemonade, and POG juice!

Podcast Episode 69: Our Fall Disney Vacations

Join us this week as we talk about our upcoming Disney vacations!  We’ll discuss our resorts, our dining plans, what we’re Fast Passing, and any special events we’re looking forward to!

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Podcast Episode 67: Disney For Large Families

Do you have a large family like I do?  With a family of 5 or more, there are things you can do to make touring Disney parks easier.  We list all the important details regarding resorts, dining, and even Fast Pass+!  Don’t miss it!

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Breakfast Options: Resort Edition

Disney parks aren’t the only place to find a great breakfast when you’re on vacation. In fact, some of the best character meal options are located in Walt Disney World resort hotels! If you’re looking for a character breakfast give one of these restaurants a try.

Cape May Cafe Located at Disney’s Beach Club resort, Cape May cafe features Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck in their beach wear outfits. There are plenty of hot and cold breakfast options at this buffet including chorizo scrambled eggs and a yogurt bar with toppings. With only 3 characters meeting at this meal we’ve heard a lot about it not being worth the price of admission. Cape May Cafe does often has reservations open past the 180 day booking window though so if you’re looking for something a little bit more last minute give it a shot!

1900 Park Fare Mary Poppins, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh meet you at this restaurant for breakfast, located inside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Character interaction and food are both highly rated at this breakfast. Options include Lobster Eggs Benedict and their famous Strawberry Soup. As a bonus (and this is the case with our next two restaurants as well) you can hop on the monorail after breakfast for a short ride to the Magic Kingdom!

‘Ohana If you’ve read the blog or listened to our podcasts before you might remember that ‘Ohana is one of our very favorite character meals hands down, not just at a resort but in all of Disney World! ‘Ohana has a great breakfast of fresh fruit (with a delicious dipping sauce), scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon and of course Mickey waffles all served family style (on large platters at your table). During breakfast you’ll meet Lilo and Stitch, Mickey and Pluto. ‘Ohana is a not-to-miss meal for us at Dole Whipped so make sure to check it out.

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Chef Mickey’s Far and away the most popular character meal featuring the “Fab 5” (Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and Donald) at Disney, the jury is still out on if this meal is worth it. Personally I find it a little loud and chaotic but it is a great way to meet all those very important characters if you don’t want to wait in line in several different locations to do so. Breakfast at Chef Mickey’s is a buffet consisting of typical hot and cold offerings.

Which is your favorite resort character breakfast?

Podcast Episode 53: New Experiences Trip Report

If you think there’s nothing new to try at Walt Disney World, then this episode is for you!  Tara gives us the low down on all the new things she tried during her recent trip and we hope she inspires you to do some new things on your next trip!

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Podcast Episode 48: Our Perfect Disney Days

Have you ever thought about what would happen on your perfect Disney day?  We have and in this episode we tell you all about them!  Find out where we would stay, what attractions we would see and do, and most importantly, where we would eat!  Listen through to the end where we give you some tips on how to make your own perfect Disney day!

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Top 5 Places to Get Coffee in Walt Disney World

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a coffee addict.  I need a daily fix of my glorious dark roasted fuel before I can handle the day, and being on vacation at Disney is no exception. In case you’re the same way, I’m listing my Top 5 places to get coffee at WDW.

1.  Kona Cafe

This restaurant at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has authentic Hawaiian coffee beans that are ground and then brewed in a French Press pot.  This is for folks who take their coffee seriously (like me).

2.  Starbucks at the Main Street Bakery

Located right there as you come in the gate, you can’t get a much more central location.  They have all your ‘Bux faves as well as the adorable mug you see up top.

3. Sunshine Tree Terrace

Not only can you get a Dole Whip here, you can also pick up an Iced Coffee Float.  Your choice of flavored coffee poured right over some creamy vanilla soft serve.  Cool down and get your caffeine fix simultaneously.  I do love efficiency!

4.  La Cava del Tequila

If you like your coffee tipsy, this is for you.  You can get a Coffee Mezcal Margarita.  You read right…a coffee margarita.  This combines two of my favorite drinks.  How can this go wrong?

5.  Writers Stop

This hidden gem is nestled between Sci-Fi Dine In and the Streets of America and is not usually very busy.  Pop in for a cappuccino and a cookie and get off your feet for a few.

What’s your favorite coffee stop in The World?  Leave a comment and let us know!

Podcast Episode 46: Deluxe Resorts Overview Part 2

We continue our overview of all the Deluxe Walt Disney World resorts this week!  We cover, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Contemporary, and Polynesian!  Find out which are our favorites while learning more about these amazing resorts!

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