Adventureland’s El Pirata Y El Perico renamed Tortuga Tavern

Crew Roster inside Adventurland's Tortuga Tavern, Magic Kingdom

El Pirata Y el Perico, the Magic Kingdom quick-service restaurant in Adventureland, has been renamed Tortuga Tavern. The name reflects Disney’s popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise, and refers to the 17th century pirate stronghold mentioned in the movies. Tortuga Tavern is located across from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, which was the inspiration for the films. The key elements in El Pirata’s transformation to Tortuga Tavern include a new color scheme and design elements, … [Read more...]





ADRs: Changing Them While You’re at Disney World is as Easy as 1,2,3

If you are like many folks planning a visit to Walt Disney World, you have probably spent a great deal of time thinking about your meals: what restaurants your family will enjoy, whether you will do any character meals, what time(s) you will want to eat if you are making Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs), and that doesn’t even take into consideration figuring out how much your dining will actually cost.So with all that planning, what happens if those plans change…while you are at Disney … [Read more...]





Victoria & Albert’s Chef Among Semi-finalists Named Best in South

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The James Beard Foundation has released its highly coveted annual list of top chefs in the country and among the semi-finalists for “Best Chef: South” is Scott Hunnel of Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.Established in 1990, the James Beard Foundation Awards, www.jamesbeard.org/awards, recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields and continue to emphasize the Foundation's mission: to celebrate, preserve, and nurture … [Read more...]





Dieting at Disney World? Who Does That?

Amazing food, mickey bars, drinks.  Who thinks to diet when they're on vacation anywhere, especially not at Walt Disney World?  Well, according to everyone that answered when we asked on facebook, I'm one of a small minority that thinks about it while I'm on vacation!  Some readers said they like to lose 5 lbs ahead of time, to balance out all of the Mickey Bars, while others stated that they generally walk enough to not think twice about it.For me, however, I still think about it.  Even … [Read more...]





The 2011 Disney Dining Plans

While it is common for those planning vacations to Walt Disney World to discuss “The Disney Dining Plan”, in reality there are a variety of different Dining Plans offered by Disney, to help the vacationer experience dining…and other extras….as easily as possible. Choosing a Dining Plan can also be a way to make your meals at Disney World more affordable, as many find that this can be a cost-savings to them, as well as a great way to budget, and experience new restaurants. But before you decide … [Read more...]