Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Quick Pick Me Up from Pineapple Lanai

The Polynesian Resort is an under the radar second location on Disney World property to pick up a Dole Whip Soft Serve!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Enjoy The Ultimate Disney Experience For Less

I enjoy staying at the Dolphin or the Swan… not because I don’t want the ultimate Disney experience, but because I do! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

L'Artisan des Glaces in Epcot

Have you ever been to L'Artisan des Glaces in Epcot's France pavilion?  

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Capt. Cook's Dining Review

It's been quite a while since we posted an updated review on Capt. Cook's (see 2012 review here).  We decided to check out the remodeled Capt. Cook's since it just reopened.

After a long ride on Disney Park Transportation, we were really happy to sink into some cozy seating. I decided to try something different this time around. I chose the Chicken and Waffles featuring crispy buffalo chicken fritters on a waffle with romaine and ranch dressing (Buffalo sauce on the side). Gus ordered the famous Pulled Pork Nachos topped with Onions, Cheese, Spicy Mayo, Tomatoes, and Pineapple Salsa.

We picked out a spot and took in some of the tropical feel of the room. Warm wood and banana tree leaves add warmth to the room. The textured walls and Polynesian type markings accent the space beautifully. 

We tried the pork nachos and were instantly disappointed. The toppings were cold and the chips were tough and inedible. Gus went back and asked for fresh plate. Within 5 minutes or so, he was given the new plate, but it did not help. The dish did not compare to the awesome pork nacho found in Miami. The pork had little to no seasoning.  The nachos were bland.

This was a photo of the first batch.

I was also disappointed with my chicken and waffles.  The waffle was dry and the chicken rubbery.

If we weren't so hungry, we would have left and tried out one of the other locations upstairs.

To add insult to injury, the food did not sit well with me and ended up causing us to cancel the rest of our plans for the day (getting sick at Disney stinks period.)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Part 2 of Our Amazing Adventure: Four Parks, Three Methods of Park Transportation All in One Day

Now for the continuation of my tale:

Four Parks
Three Methods of Park Transportation

After enjoying our time at the Fantasia Gardens, I had really wanted to go to the Polynesian Resort for some much needed lunch. We waited at the Swan and Dolphin docks again. I thought the best route was to go to EPCOT by boat and get to the Polynesian somehow through there. Once on the boat, I realized that I had made a terrible mistake. The friendship boat would definitely take us to EPCOT. However it would take us tot he back of busses, no monorail. Upon making this realization aloud, another friendly couple suggested we get off at the next resort stop and take the bus to EPCOT. Upon docking, we power walked (look...we were really hungry at this point) to the Beach Club Resort and found a bus that would take us to EPCOT.

Once we got to EPCOT, we decided to take the bus again to the Polynesian Resort. We waited about 20 minutes and had a great conversation with a cast member, who turned out would be driving us to our destination. Once we arrived, we ate at Captain Cook's and continued to plan out the rest of our day. Unfortunately those plans never flourished. Whatever I ate did not sit well with me and we had to make our way back to our resort. We decided to take the monorail (my husband with a dole whip in hand from Pineapple Lanai) to Magic Kingdom and take a bus back to the All Star Music Resort.

At dinner that night was when Gus and I realized that we had visited all four parks and used each mode of transportation offered by the Walt Disney World Resort. Its a memory we'll always have.

So what about you? Have you been able to visit all the Walt Disney Parks in one day? Tell us about it below!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Fantastic Fun at the Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf

Have you ever used the vouchers from the booklet you receive when staying on property?

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Part 1 of Our Amazing Adventure: Four Parks, Three Methods of Park Transportation All in One Day

I promised myself that I would tell this story because no one would believe it..but it can be done.

Four Parks
Three Methods of Park Transportation

While planning our trip to the Walt Disney Resort this past January, we (my husband, Gus, and I) decided that the first day of our trip would consist of arriving at the resort and doing something we never do at Walt Disney World: RELAX. We (Gus really) wanted to take it easy before we hit the parks with all of our might. We had received a complimentary mini-golf voucher for making stay at a Walt Disney World Resort. What's not relaxing about mini-golf?

Upon arriving to Kissimmee, we continued to drive to our destination, the All Star Music Resort. Gus confidently turned off the GPS and continued to follow the purple signs that we are all familiar of, stating that he could find his way from where we were. As we kept driving we realized that we seemed to be taking longer and longer to get to our destination. Suddenly, Animal Kingdom's main gate was in sight. Quickly figuring out that we had made a wrong turn somewhere, Gus quickly turned our GPS back on and turned around to make our way back towards the right path.

Upon arriving at the All Star Music Resort, we checked in and decided to take Disney Transportation to the Swan and Dolphin Resort. One thing that some guests don't know is that you cannot take Disney Bus Transportation from resort to resort, however you can take the busses to the parks. So we decided our best bet would be to hop on the bus to Disney's Hollywood Studios and either walk or take a Friendship boat to the Swan and Dolphin. Never having been to the Fantasia Gardens Golf Course (the Winter Wonderland Golf Course outside of Typhoon Lagoon had closed for the season), I could only see that it was located on the side of the Swan Resort through the My Disney Experience App.

We jumped off the bus and quickly power walked to the Friendship boat dock at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Luckily for us, a boat was headed our way. We enjoyed the breeze and took in our voyage to the Swan and Dolphin Resort. Upon arriving to the Swan and Dolphin Resort, we walked over to the front desk and asked which was the best way to get to the Fantasia Gardens. We were directed in the direction of the location and headed off to enjoy a round of mini-golf.

I will stop this tale here for now. Have you ever tried to attempt something similar in the parks?