Fear not wine conissouers – Walt Disney World has NOT forgotten about you! It may be a Theme Park with ample child and family friendly activities and restaurants, but there is plenty for us adults to enjoy too!
So if you find that you’re in the mood for a glass or two of vino after a long day of touring the Parks, then I suggest you head to these spots:
Magic Kingdom – Up until just recently, the Magic Kingdom was a “dry” park that didn’t serve any alcohol at all, but with the addition of the Be Our Guest restaurant at the New Fantasyland came a french inspired menu that included cornish game hen, pork chops, and ratatouillie. Along with that menu came a drink menu that includes some truly delicious red and white wines, as well as some classic French beers.
There are some great drink options on the menu, and since it’s a new (popular!) restaurant, you will definitely want to make an ADR to wine and dine here!
So, you’ve decided it’s time for another trip to Walt Disney World, Let me be the first to congratulate you on a decision well made, and may I also suggest that you consider the beautiful Wilderness Lodge as your Disney Resort. WHY, you might ask? Well, here’s the top 5 reasons:
1. A Lot To Look At – Inside AND outside: From far away, it looks like a giant log cabin, and it is simply breathtaking. It’s modeled after the Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park, as it was in the early 1900′s. The lobby is quite the sight – it has an 80 foot tall fireplace, huge totem poles, and plenty of spaces to relax (including some old fashioned wooden rocking chairs). The theming is spectacular at this resort, from the landscaping to the sound of crickets as you enter the front door, you really are immersed in the National Park motif that’s carried on throughout the Resort.
There are so many great things for adults to do at Walt Disney World that narrowing it down can be quite the task! Personally, I enjoy spending an afternoon/evening with my husband at Epcot’s World Showcase, there is a ton to do, and it is the perfect place to have a nice date night!
Drink around the world – This is an activity that will fill up most of your afternoon, as it’s meant to be something where you can take your time and really enjoy the countries and the specialty drinks that they offer. How it works is you go from country to country within the Showcase and sample the signature drink(s) that they have to offer. Mexico offers tequila/margaritas, Germany has beers, Italy has sangria, Japan serves sake, and so on. Obviously you will want to approach this with a full stomach and enough time on your hands to give each drink it’s deserved time to shine (in other words, go slowly so you don’t get sloppy!). It’s really fun, and it’s the perfect way to get to see all that the Showcase has to offer.
Recently I wrote about the new line of “It’s A Small World” themed bags by LeSportsac – and I was lucky enough to be able to try one out, and I am thrilled to share all about it!
This particular bag is part of the Global Journey collection from LeSportsac, and features multiple countries represented in beige geometric patterns with bursts of color, and dark gray piping/straps. I think what I like most about this pattern is it really can go with just about anything – and the gray accents are the perfect touch.
I don’t know about you, but I like to hit Disney’s Animal Kingdom as soon as it opens in the morning. I grab a quick bagel and coffee at the Kusafari Coffee Shop and Bakery and head for my favorite rides like Expedition Everest and Kali River Rapids
By about 11 am, I am usually done with my “must-do” rides, and am ready for a late morning snack. Where do I head? Well, I check out these Top 5 Animal Kingdom Snack Spots:
Yak and Yeti – This counter service location in Animal Kingdom’s Asia offers some truly unique meal options, and their snacks are special too! Grab an egg roll, or a basket of fries, or some banana pudding or chocolate mousse to satisfy your sweet tooth. Beer (Bud Light and Safari Amber) as well as assorted soft drinks are available here as well
Kusafari Coffee Shop and Bakery – Over in Africa you will find this “sweet spot” that offers breakfast items as well as some delicious fresh baked goods like srownies, white chocolate elephant cupcakes (link), cookies, coffee beverages, and bottled drinks too
Campfire Treats – Camp Mickey/Minnie is a great place for the kids, and it’s a great place to grab a snack too! This kiosk offers funnel cakes, as well as soft serve cones and dishes, floats, worm n’dirt sundaes, and strawberry shortcake
Harambe Fruit Market – This is really more of a fruit stand, it offers apples/oranges/bananas, as well as mixed fruit cups and pineapple bites. Pick up some trail mix or a soft pretzel to boost your energy levels, and don’t forget a frozen lemonade to help beat that Florida heat!
Dino Bite Snacks – If you have worked up an appetite enjoying all that Dinoland has to offer, then head to this snack stand for a fresh hot churro, or an old fashioned hot fudge sundae, waffle cone, or ice cream cooke sandwich! You can always skip the ice cream and enjoy a cookie or chips with a soft drink or coffee too
So what’s the best snack that Animal Kingdom has to offer? Personally, I love the Brownie Paw at Kusafari – thick fudgey brownie base, covered with a chocolate ganache and then topped with a nice thick layer of vanilla buttercream frosting
But, the drinks offered at the various kiosks and carts in the Park are a close second – a brownie and a margarita may not sound like they go together, but trust me, they do.
But everyone has their favorites, so I would love to know what YOU think!
- Events and Tours you don’t want to miss at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (chipandco.com)
- Disney to Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom April 22 (chipandco.com)
Plugin by Social Author Bio