Rainforest Cafe’s Lava Lounge Opens in Downtown Disney Orlando

lave lounge

There’s a place to eat and drink at Downtown Disney Orlando that is also a feast for the eyes! The Lava Lounge at Rainforest Cafe is now open! Next time you visit Rainforest Cafe without  a reservation, you can head just to the left of the main entrance and just passed the crocodile (more about him later!) to find this welcome sight. If there is a table open - you can just seat yourself immediately - no reservation required. The Lava Lounge has the full Rainforest Cafe Menu including all the fun … [Read more...]

Top 5 Table Service Meals at Epcot


If you are planning your dining reservations for your upcoming Disney trip chances are you are going to want to include a restaurant or two in Epcot. Epcot is home to arguably the best table service meal choices in any theme park.This list was exceedingly hard to make, but here are my top five pics for table service meals at Epcot. I have not ranked these in any particular order as they are all great options!1. Via Napoli in the Italy pavilion is always a winner. You really cannot go … [Read more...]

Drink Around the World Showcase – Norway Pavilion

Norway Drink Cart Menu

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

Margarita Stand Mexico

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


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...]