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Walt Disney World offers a huge variety of dining options, from snack stands to full 5 course meals with wine pairings and everything in between! Figuring out where to eat can be a difficult decision, and there are a lot of factors to consider. Disney’s Contemporary Resort offers many delicious dining choices, and it’s just a short monorail ride away from the Magic Kingdom, making it the perfect place to go for a meal and a chance to relax and unwind after a long day of rides and fun at MK.
The Contemporary Resort is one of WDW’s Deluxe Resorts, which means it can be pricy to stay at, but it also means that it has more to offer it’s guests, especially when it comes to food!
If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, you can can head over to Contempo Cafe, the Resort’s Counter Service eatery offering the standard omelettes/breakfast platters for breakfast, an assortment of cold and hot sandwiches and salads for lunch, and flatbreads and pastas for dinner. They also offer a variety of ‘grab n’go’ items as well as assorted beverages and a kid’s menu.
A former Disney castmember is accused of stealing money from guests and transferring it to her own account. Aurillely Bentancourt was a front desk castmember at the Disney’s Contemporary Resort when detectives say she funneled customer’s over payments and fraudulent charges into her bank account.
Detectives said she took over-payments guests made on rooms and refunded the credit to her own credit card. She also issued room credits to guests who she said had complained about their room to her own credit card as well.
Disney said they did not realize this was going on, but when the discovery was made they contacted authorities. It took a year to track down Bentancourt.
- Using a Disney Visa Rewards Card to save for your next Disney Vacation (chipandco.com)
- Disney and Harrods Team Up for the Holidays (chipandco.com)
Here is the Refurb and Closure Schedule for Walt Disney World for December 2012 and beyond. Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at the Disney World Website.
- Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure (Hollywood Studios) closed through 11/16/12 for refurbishment.
- Studio Backlot Tour (Hollywood Studios) closed through 11/16/12 for refurbishment.
- American Film Institute Showcase (Hollywood Studios) closed through 11/16/12 for refurbishment.
- Ship Shape Health Club and Periwig Beauty & Barber Shop (Yacht & Beach Club) closed through 11/16/12. Guests may use the temporary health club in the Solarium at the Beach Club or the BoardWalk health club.
- Osprey Ridge Golf Course closed through 11/18/12 for refurbishment.
- Mouseketeer Club (Grand Floridian Resort) closed through November 2012.
- Test Track (Epcot) closed through 12/5/12 for transformation to the Chevrolet Design Center.
- Bistro de Paris (Epcot) closed through 12/11/12 for refurbishment.
- Courtyard Pool (Grand Floridian Resort) closed through late December 2012 for refurbishment. A zero-entry slope will be added. The Beach Pool and Slide will remain open.
For those of you that have had the pleasure of visiting Disney World at the holidays then you know exactly what I am talking about…one of my favorite things is the Gingerbread Holiday Displays at Disney World!
If you have not had the pleasure yet of Disney during the holidays, put it on the bucket list, this trip will be well worth it, if only for the Gingerbread Holiday Displays (though I promise there is a lot more to Walt Disney World’s holiday celebration!) So, a brief overview to tantalize your need for Disney and the holidays is below, thanks to the Disney Food Blog for getting all the details and listing out each location and something special about it, just to remind you all of how fun the holiday are at Disney.
Let me know if you make at home your own Gingerbread houses (or holiday displays) or what special holiday traditions you celebrate every year?
The best of the best gingerbread house (in my opinion) can be found at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This 16 foot tall Gingerbread House, next to the massive Christmas Tree, is available for viewing November 19th – December 31st.
When you arrive at Walt Disney World and approach Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort for the first time it’s difficult to believe that you are in central Florida as opposed to a beautiful woodland setting in the far northern part of the United States. The setting itself is gorgeous and it is matched by the beauty and splendor of the resort. It is one of Walt Disney World’s best themed resorts and a favorite of thousands of regular visitors, in fact, many visitors to this resort simply will not stay anywhere else. I can’t say that I blame them because it is one of the most relaxing of all the Disney resort hotels. Let’s look at the Pros and Cons of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort:
- The setting and the resort itself are absolutely beautiful, as good or better than any other at Walt Disney World.
- The theme of the resort is striking, not just in it’s detail and accuracy, but also in it’s scope and splendor. Yes there is a running stream inside the lobby.
- The cast members are truly helpful and friendly but that is the norm for Walt Disney World.
- The quality of the dining venues is excellent from the Roaring Fork Snack Shop self service cafe to the Whispering Canyon Cafe table service to the Artist Point Signature restaurant. (See also CONS). Roaring Fork is pretty typical of Disney quick serve hotel locations. The Whispering Canyon Cafe serves excellent food with plenty of variety in a raucous but fun setting and Artist Point is an outstanding upscale restaurant that serves not only many standard choices but a variety of exotic game dishes. For you salmon fans, the Cedar Plank Salmon at Artist Point is NOT TO BE MISSED!!,