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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Counting Down To Our Trip With Top “Can’t Wait!” Moments

TWENTY THREE SHORT DAYS FROM NOW I WILL BE HEADED TO WALT DISNEY WORLD! To say that I am excited is a severe understatement. I cannot wait to get away, to step onto Disney Property, to show my son the Magic, to ride the rides, eat the food….and the list goes on (and on)

So in the spirit of countdowns – I am going to be featuring my top “Can’t Wait!” moments over the next couple of weeks – and first up is Dinner With The Fab Five:

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Chef Mickey’s has always been one of my favorite places to eat – the location at the Contemporary Resort is a quick monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom, and the buffet style food is always consistently adequate (nothing amazing, but fresh and enough variety for everyone to find something they like). The best part here though is the CHARACTERS – The “Fab Five” are the main attraction here – Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto – in their CHEF clothes!

I can’t wait to eat here next month, and to share the fun with my son (I predict he will especially enjoy the ice cream sundae bar!)

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – 5 Years Of Laughter & Love

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary! It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years already – the time seems like it has flown by! Today I want to reminisce a little about the time I’ve spent as half of a married couple – and of course by reminisce I mean check out some of our Disney memories!

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We spend our honeymoon in Walt Disney World – June is a hot, sticky, wet month in Orlando – but we still managed to have a lot of fun! It was the first time I had been back to Disney since I was a teenager – and it was my first time as an adult (without my parents!) and I loved being able to explore and re-visit things as an adult, and a new wife too!

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Disney World in December is amazing – we went mid-month, and also went to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – which was a ton of fun. The weather was nice and mild, and getting to see all the amazing Christmas décor everywhere put us in the Christmas spirit for sure!

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Ice cream on a hot afternoon at Disney? Yes, please. And thank you. And I will even share (because that’s how much I love him!)

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Enjoyed the food, drinks, and view from Disney’s California Grill Restaurant atop the amazing Contemporary Resort

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Everyone enjoys meeting characters – and this was an especially awesome day – Christmas morning at 1900 Park Fare – amazing food, and awesome characters – and a great time making memories with my husband too!

It’s been 5 years of laughs, fights, hugs, tears, kisses, buying a house, getting a dog, having a kid – and I personally wouldn’t trade a minute of it for anything!

Here’s to a million more memories

TGIF!

 

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – California Grill Set To Open With A New Look AND A New Menu!

One of Disney’s most popular restaurants – the California Grill – has been closed for renovations for months now, and it’s finally set to open back up at the end of August – with new décor, and more importantly, new FOOD!

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Start out with some delicious meatballs as your appetizer

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Then check out this amazingly presented Halibut

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And of course, you should ALWAYS save room for dessert…like this sundae sampler

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Or this chocolate pudding mousse – how rich and decadent does THAT look?

 

I have to admit – personally, I was not too impressed with California Grill when I dined here in April of 2012, but these new menu items are making me wonder if I could give it another chance? Hmm…so many WDW restaurant options, so little time!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – What A View!

There are so many amazing things about Walt Disney World – The Parks The Rides, The Food…..etc…that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the experience of it all!

Sometimes it’s worthwhile just to step back and take a look at your surroundings – you’ll find there’s really a LOT to see:

 

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If you choose to stay at WDW’s Animal Kingdom Lodge -this could be the view off your balcony of the savannah, where you can watch the animal roam about (yep, those are giraffes out there!)

TGIF Views Tree AKThe Tree Of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is really something – its amazing to gaze at, but I also suggest that you get up close and personal with it and check out all the amazing animal engravings and designs – it’s a real work of art

TGIF Views CaliGrillThe view from the balcony at California Grill at the top of the Contemporary Resort – you can really see it all, and it’s quite the spot for firework viewing too!

TGIF Views MainStAnd my all time personal favorite view – standing at the base of Main Street, where you can get a great view of Cinderella’s Castle. Standing here makes me feel like I have come home

Talk about some great views!

TGIF!

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WDW – A Sushi Lover’s Heaven

When I was a kid, Walt Disney World food was nothing special – typical burgers, chicken fingers, and soft drinks you would find at any other theme park across the US. But over the last 10 years, they have really been stepping up their game in the culinary arena – there are truly delicious restaurants that serve ALL kinds of food

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For those of you who love sushi, you don’t have to worry about going without it while vacationing at WDW – there are plenty of places where you can get your fill!

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Some form of packaged sushi is available at almost all counter service eateries at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, usually just some vegetable rolls and cooked shrimp options, nothing too spectacular but its always fresh and easy to grab on your way to/from the Parks. Or, in the case of Disney’s Polynesian Resort, a whole sushi bar (and sake!) awaits you!

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Head over to Japan in Epcot’s World showcase for some amazing sushi options, available at their sit down and counter service eateries, and they’re authentic, fresh, and delicious!

If you’re in the mood for a sit down meal, I recommend the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort – which comes with a great view of the Magic Kingdom’s nightly fireworks show, or the Flying Fish Cafe over at the Boardwalk Resort – which is the perfect place to take a sunset stroll

And those are just a few of the options available to those sushi lovers out there – check out the Disney Restaurant Menus on allears.net. Just don’t do it when you’re hungry – it may cause actual drooling!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Hungry For More

I LOVE taking pictures, so when I go on vacation, it’s like picture taking overload, especially at Walt Disney World where there is so much to see….and EAT. Yes, I admit it, I am one of those food-picture-taking-instagram-my-meals people, and I know some people think its weird, but I think getting to try new and different foods is one of the best parts about vacation, especially at a place like Walt Disney World, where the dining options are so plentiful!

 

So here are some of my favorite meals from recent WDW trips

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Bangers and Mash at Raglan Road Irish Pub in Downtown Disney – the sausage was amazing, and so was everything else about this dish! We have been back to Raglan Road on later trips, and every item we have eaten has been delicious, including the fish fry and steak!

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An assorted plate of goodies from the braekfast buffet at the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom. Everything was delicious – from the biscuits, to the breakfast pizza, to the Mickey waffles – all freshly prepared for our enjoyment! The Crystal Palace serves 3 meals a day buffet style with Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet making the rounds for autographs and hugs. I have eaten all three meals here, and while breakfast is my favorite, they do a great job at lunch and dinner too!

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Chicken Enchiladas at San Angel Inn in Epcot’s Mexico. I have to say, this restaurant was the surprise of the trip – in a good way! We weren’t sure what to expect, but the food was delicious and authentic, and the atmosphere dark and romantic. We will be back for sure!

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Pork tenderloin at the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the pork and the creamy polenta, and while I am not a pork person, even I have to admit that this one is a winner!

Cupcake

Ok, so this one technically isn’t a meal, but it’s practically big enough to be a whole meal! The Butterfinger Cupcake available at Starring Roles Cafe in Hollywood Studios is a chocolate cupcake with a fudge center (my fave part!), whipped vanilla frosting, and a hard chocolate shell covered in crushed butterfinger pieces. It’s huge, its delicious, and the best part is, it’s a snack on the disney dining plan (a definite value, considering it’s size!)

 

I hope these have inspired you to try a new restaurant next time you’re at WDW! (And if all I have done is make your mouth water…then I apologize!)

 

TGIF!

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