Drink Around the World Showcase – Norway Pavilion

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Skol! Any Drink Around the World Showcase (DAWS) experience at Epcot isn’t complete without a trip to the Norway pavilion. Your drink choices at this location will determine your DAWS status. Watch out for the shots of aquavit (i.e. vodka) here. Those will get you chock full-o-nuts in no time flat!Norway doesn’t have a ton of variety in terms of drinks, but those that are there will certainly pack a punch. For a beer or a shot of aquavit, check out the drink cart near the front of the … [Read more...]


Drink Around the World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion

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If ever there was a location in Epcot perfect for a “Drink Around the World Showcase” (DAWS) excursion, the Mexico Pavilion would be it. If you’re keeping score, you could easily get yourself to 33 points just at this pavilion, so it’s important to remember to pace yourself while there. In fact, it might be a great place to end your DAWS festivities rather than begin at; otherwise, you’ll be roasted and toasted before you know it!If you are looking for alcoholic beverages, this pavilion has … [Read more...]


Mama Della’s Dining Review Loews Portofino Bay at Universal Orlando

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If you are looking for a hearty Italian meal with great ambiance then head to Mama Della's Ristorante located in the Loews Portofino Bay Resort at Universal Orlando.  I dined here in February and would  most definitely consider it a "must-do" dining experience when vacationing at Universal Orlando.When you enter the restaurant it feels as if you are in your grandmother's house for Sunday dinner. It is charming and the tables are decorated with mismatched plates and antique tablecloths. The … [Read more...]


A New Burger at ESPN Club on Disney’s BoardWalk at Disney World Resort

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There’s the Cuban, the lobster, the California Burger . . . and Chef Dan at ESPN Club on Disney’s BoardWalk can’t help but keep inventing new “extreme” burgers-more a meal than a sandwich. One of the newest is the PB&J Burger, a stack that starts with creamy peanut butter on a Kaiser roll and builds with an Angus Burger, bacon, pickled jalapeños and a generous slather of house-made blackberry.His latest is the Farmhouse Burger, beginning with potato pancakes instead of bread, then … [Read more...]


Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction Finally opens but not for long…

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Every single day, on the shore of Echo Lake inside Disney's Hollywood Studios, you can see Gertie in all her 1930's "California Crazy" architectural goodness. She loves to pose for pictures and is very photogenic. Unfortunately, she is only open seasonally for the business of selling ice cream and treats. Catching her on one of these days can be tricky. Today, however, we got lucky and stumbled on some May 2013 dates and hours of operation for Dinosaur Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction! The … [Read more...]


Is Downtown Disney a Disney Must Do?

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So many people seem to think that Downtown Disney is only shopping and true, there is allot of shopping to be had here, but there is so much more! From movies and bowling to food and entertainment!Food for one is a big part, we seem to always schedule a trip to DTD by where we want to eat...If you are just here to shop till you drop and want to grab a quick snack then you could choose from Pretzels and Fried Candy Bars at Wetzel's Pretzels and Cookes of Dublin or how about candy and sweets … [Read more...]


Activities Available at Disney Aulani Resort and Spa

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Disney Aulani Resort and Spa created this view just for you. Can you imagine sitting back in a pool lounge chair watching this sunset? If you visit Disney Aulani Resort and Spa you can.Sure Sunsets are nice, but you can have those at home too right? Maybe not nearly as beautiful as that, or maybe yours are? You might want to know some of the other activities you could do beyond enjoying a leisurely day by the ocean or pool.Here's a highlight of the activities available at Disney's Aulani … [Read more...]


Disney World’s Victoria & Albert’s named Orlando’s most iconic restaurant by Zagat

The Walt Disney World Resort's restaurant, Victoria & Albert's has been named Orlando's most iconic restaurant by Zagat. Zagat just released a new list of fifteen U.S. restaurants that "embody the essence of their city."Zagat included this review of Victoria & Albert’s, "A 'once-in-a-lifetime experience,' this Grand Floridian 'celebration destination' earns 'superlatives all around,' from chef Scott Hunnel’s 'exquisite,' 'beautifully presented' New American prix fixes to 'impeccable' … [Read more...]


Disney’s Boardwalk Food Updates

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Disney's Boardwalk has underwent food updates. Many of the resorts and restaurant in the area have under went menu changes to provide you more yummy offerings.A new "Extreme" section of the menu at ESPN Club on Disney's Boardwalk presents dishes fans may not expect to fins in a sports bar, from a secret Ahi tuna burger to an "Over/Under" burger topped with lobster salad to a "Chicago Meets Pittsburgh" extreme roast beef sandwich Forty craft beers also have joined … [Read more...]


I’m Going to California Adventure. Now what do I do?

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I always save California Adventure for Day 2. I mean, who doesn't? Disneyland is the original and still the best place to start, and end...  Yeah okay, you caught me. I always do a 3 (or more) day park hopper for Disneyland. This way I do a full day at each park and split the 3rd day between the two.So you've gone to Disneyland, you've listened to my sage advice and riden all the best rides, seen the best shows, and all that Disneyland has to offer. And of course you ate at Blue Bayou, … [Read more...]