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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is known to offer luxury with a generous helping of Disney magic, as well as a variety delicious restaurants to choose from!
A big favorite at the Grand Floridian, especially for families with young children, is 1900 Park Fare! This restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner; and in addition to offering two differerent menus, it also offers two different character experiences!
So here are my top 5 reasons why you should visit 1900 Park Fare during your next trip to Walt Disney World.
5. Setting-Dining anywhere in this gorgeous, elegant resort makes you feel as if you are living the life of luxury! I’ve found that guests tend to dress up more when they come to dine at 1900 Park Fare; and I think that the decor has a lot to do with that. Once you’re inside the restaurant, you will find a large dining room, along with a few side rooms, with muted pink and cream color palette giving the room a vintage feel with a touch of whimsy. It fits both the resort’s theming, and the fact that this is a character restaurant. Also, keep an eye open for a massive, decorated organ known as Big Bertha which calls this restaurant home!
An Alabama non-profit organization gave a five-year old girl being treated with a brain tumor the surprise of her life! ”Cinderella” visited her at the Birmingham airport to tell five-year old Ella Rose Norris that she and her family were flying off to Walt Disney World and visit Cinderella Castle.
Ella was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was only 18 months old. Tamara Norris, Ella’s mom said “”Overjoyed. It’s been a long time coming and she deserves it. She so deserves this. She’s fought so hard. So, we’re just happy,”.
Their trip was made possible by “Magic Moments“, a non-profit organization based in Birmingham that helps make non-medical wishes come true for critically ill Alabama children.
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There are so many things that make my family and I smile at Walt Disney World. The first glimpse of Cinderella Castle as we walk down Main Street, a Mickey balloon, and the smell of cinnamon rolls wafting out of the Main Street Bakery(before Starbucks takes over) just to name a few. One of our absolute favorite reasons to smile at Disney is the food! Planning our dining experiences and trying new restaurants is great fun for us. Some of the restaurants we have tried have become favorites while a few other have been more of a one time experience.
Hands down, our absolute favorite place to eat is ‘Ohana at the Polynesian resort. The first time we ate there we saw a long line of people waiting for a table in a standby line. We looked at each other and asked each other, “Why would you possibly wait in a line like that for dinner?” Well, when we had finished our dinner and were leaving, slowly, with oh so happy stomachs, waiting in that line made perfect sense to us!
The meal is served family style and the Cast Members make you feel like family from the moment you arrive at the restaurant. The atmosphere is beautiful and lots of fun for everyone in the family. And then there’s the food…the glorious food.
As you probably already know, Walt Disney World has been busy at work creating an all new “Celebrate the Magic” nighttime projection show at the Magic Kingdom since it’s last showing on Labor Day when it was previously presented as “The Magic, The Memories, and You!“. Well the time has come to “Celebrate the Magic” in a whole new way!
“Celebrate the Magic” is a nighttime projection show that displays on Cinderella Castle and pays tribute to your favorite Disney stories and movies both past and present.
The new show is sure to please, featuring Tinker Bell transforming the castle into a spectacular piece of living art and showcasing Disney fan favorites such as Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, Simba, “Pirates of the Caribbean“, “Brave” and even the most recent “Wreck It Ralph“! And of course there is an appearance in the show by everyone’s favorite mouse!
“’Celebrate the Magic’ draws its inspiration from the love we all share for Disney’s memorable characters, their stories and the imagination that brought them to life,” says Show Director Katy Harris. “The team has been able to combine advances in technology with spectacular imagery and a stirring musical score to create a stunning and immersive way of storytelling. ‘Celebrate the Magic’ takes us on a journey full of wonderful moments our guests will never forget.”
Another great feature of “Celebrate the Magic” is that there will be seasonal updates to the show. The show will debut this month with a segment created just for the holiday season – featuring the return of the “gingerbread castle” as seen during the original show. And down the road seasonal changes will include Disney couples in January, “Lilo and Stitch” and “The Little Mermaid” this summer and of course the Disney villains for next Halloween!
“Celebrate the Magic” will be presented most evenings at the Magic Kingdom. Are you excited for the new “Celebrate the Magic” show? And what seasonal updates would you like to see Disney come out with over the course of this year? Let us know!
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve found myself at Disney World, wishing I had one of those hiking clip things! I know you are probably thinking, “what, were you planning on doing? Scaling Cinderella Castle?” My answer is short and sweet…nope! I actually have found this multitasker to be an essential when I am in the park (and we are talking no climbing here!). In fact, I’ll go ahead and admit that while I like taking nature walks and “hiking”, I know so little about it, that I mistakenly have termed these popular cousins of the carabiner: hiking clip things, hooks, and my personal favorite, “clipy thingies” . My favorite type of carabiner is the spring-loaded variety (typical of the “not suitable for climbing ” key chains). These handy helpers are cheap, come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and they make getting around the parks a snap!
Today, I am bringing you my top five uses for the oh so useful carabiner, while you are at Disney World!
#1 Resort Mug Keeper
Just a month ago, I fumbled my way around the parks trying to keep up with my empty resort mug. I’m always finishing up my drink from breakfast as we enter the parks and because it is absolutely necessary to keep up with your resort mug, I tried to shuffle it around in my park bag all day. Since refillable mugs are only good for free refills at your resort, they really aren’t useful in the parks, but I had to find something to do with it until I got back to my resort. So, what was I to do? Well, typically I bring a carabiner with me to the parks, but in a last-minute parking blunder, I traded bags left them at home! I vowed right then and there to always pack a few in my bag and not rely on my stash of already clipped bags. The cool thing about the resort refillable mugs is that they have a handle that would allow them to clip on like a charm (freeing up my hands); I think I could have fit at least 3 to a hook! Try it out next time you are in the parks!