Posts Tagged With: chef mickey’s

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – The Mouse’s Leading Lady

Minnie has been making us smile for years – and I have to admit she is a personal favorite of mine, and whenever I go to WDW, I make it a point to seek her out and have my picture taken with her. Her dress, her shoes, her bow, her polka dots – she is a fashion icon!

TGIF Minnie EpcotIn Epcot, you can meet up with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald, and Goofy at the Epcot Character Spot!

TGIF Minnie ChefMickeysThe fab five also make a daily appearance for breakfast and dinner over at the family-friendly Chef Mickey’s restaurant – the food is served buffet-style and you can enjoy the eats while the characters make the rounds for pictures, hugs, and autographs!

TGIF Minnie CaliMinnie hosts a character buffet breakfast at the Plaza Inn in Disneyland – she even dons a cute apron for the occasion!

TGIF Minnie OldAnd what tribute to Minnie Mouse would be complete without an adorable old school flashback shot (circa late 80’s)? Note my mom’s perm – gotta love the big hair!

 

Hope these made you smile!

TGIF!

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Disney Dining Selections – Where To Begin?

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One of the best – and most challenging things about planning a Walt Disney World vacation is deciding where you want to eat while you’re there. Disney allows you to make ADR’s (advance dining reservations) 180 days prior to your vacation, which is great, but daunting at the same time

As an all adult party, we want to try and get a good mix of places, some that are more “adult friendly” (ie – ones that have good wine and beer lists and fine dining options!) as well as a few that feature characters (because deep down aren’t we all just big kids?). Also, we knew there were some places we had to revisit, but wanted to make sure we were trying new things too

So where do we begin? Well, for us, we know there are a few “must do’s”, which include:
Chef Mickey’s – A chracter meal where you get to meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and
Donald while enjoying a range of buffet options. Often overlooked by ‘food snobs’ as being sub-par in the buffet department, but
I have always loved it – especially the soft serve ice cream sundae bar!

Crystal Palace – Another character meal – this time Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and
Piglet roam the dining room for hugs and pictures while you enjoy a delicious buffet that serves up 3 meals a day. The food is
a lot better than at Chef Mickey’s, and the location of this restaurant is great – its right on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom

Raglan Road Irish Pub – We’ve been to this Downtown Disney twice now, and can’t get enough of its huge bar
menu (with a big beer selection), amazing Irish dishes, and live entertainment. A must do, for sure

And of course we will want to try some new things, including Be Our Guest in the New Fantasyland, and some Italian at Via Napoli over in Epcot would be a great new experience for us too!

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We will be using the Disney Dining Plan, which entitles each of us to 1 Table Service (sit down), 1 Counter service (fast food type) and 1 snack per person, per day, so this means that we will be planning 1 meal per day in advance. One thing that kind of throws a wrench in things is that we will be there at Christmas time, which means the Parks will be crowded, and that everyone will want to have a “special” meal booked for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Of course the Parks do some special meals to help people celebrate, which means that it will be even tougher to get a restaurant reservation for those days.

I guess at the end of the day, I will plan it out as best I can, and if we end up eating Butterfinger cupcakes and Turkey Legs for our family Christmas Dinner, who cares? At least I will still be with the people I love most at the place I love most!

So the best advice I can give to someone who is trying to plan their Disney meals is to use the Walt Disney World website to do some research and try something new – you’re on vacation after all, so step our of your comfort zone and try some African food, or Chinese or Japanese to mix it up!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Sugar High!

I have spoken many times before of how amazing the FOOD is at Walt Disney World, and one of my favorite things to get here? DESSERT! There are so many options, and every restaurant does something different and unique

Here are just a very few of the items you can expect to find if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth at WDW:
Start your day off with this amazingly gooey Cinnamon Roll, available at the Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom
Head to Starring Roles at Hollywood Studios for one of these hugely delicious Butterfinger Cupcakes (and yes, that IS a fudge center!)
Buffets (like one of my faves – Chef Mickey’s!) usually have a great variety of desserts – I personally like to try one of everything!
You can’t go wrong with a classic – the Mickey Ice Cream Bar
Pick up one of these red velvet whoopie pies at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot
…Not sure if any of these are the right sweet for you? Well then there HAS to be something here that you would like – the Werther’s Caramel store in Epcot’s Germany has SO MANY yummy treats, but I recommend the salted caramels!
I LOVE to bake (and BLOG about my baking adventures too!), but there is something amazing about letting someone else do the baking, while you get to do the eating! Thanks WDW for helping feed my dessert desires!
TGIF!
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