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With all the chatter and concern over the Main Street Bakery Starbucks conversion we thought it may have left some people out of sorts over where to get breakfast at the Magic Kingdom. No worries, we have the information on what is available and where you can go get fueled up or eat a cinnamon roll!
First, the Tomorrowland Terrace will be open for breakfast during the time the Main Street Bakery is closed. The menu will consist of waffles, yogurt parfaits, egg/cheese and ham croissants, oatmeal, danish pastries, coffees and beignets.
For those of you who love your morning sweets, Cinnamon rolls can be found at Gaston’s Tavern in the new Fantasyland.
Also, do not forget you can enjoy a continental breakfast at Auntie Gravity’s Galatic Goodies, Cheshire Cafe, Sleep Hollow, Sunshine Tree Terrace and Westward Ho.
Let me know if you try any of these and how was the experience? Does it help a little with the Main Street Bakery closure?
Main Street Electrical Parade, Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade, Wishes, Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party, and Dream Along With Mickey are some of the best ways to work Disney magic into your vacation. All of these entertainment options happen at the Magic Kingdom, starting along Main Street USA. It’s good to get a seat for these well in advance to ensure you have a good viewing spot. But in my opinion, you should be strategic in what spot you want.
While Main Street USA can afford a great magical view with some added ambiance of the Cinderella’s Castle, I want to share with you things to keep in mind and my favorite areas in the Magic Kingdom to view the Main Street Electrical Parade, Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade, and Wishes.
1. Liberty Square – Right across from the flagpole in Liberty Square, there is a small food stand with fresh fruits, etc. It is near the entrance of the Liberty Square Riverboat. This is an excellent spot to catch the MSEP or Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade. Why? Because after you catch the parades, you are able to head over to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain and ride these with little to no wait. If you time it right, you might even catch Wishes while on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. From personal experience, this is super cool!
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”
If you think it’s not Christmas without snow, you’re in luck…there is Magic on the streets of MainStreet U.S.A. during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
We previously discussed the 5 things you should know for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and you’ll find that his Christmas party follows suit.
Once you enter the park and grab your map you’re ready to hit the ground running!
Stop #1: Merchandise pit-stop. You don’t have time to shop till you drop, grab your special event merchandise and keep moving. If you have your eye on a T-shirt or sweatshirt and can’t find your size, ask a cast member; they will check the stockroom and you can be on your way. Don’t forget you can have your souveniers shipped to your Disney resort, or to the front of the park where you can grab them on your way out…no need to carry!
Stop #2: Cookies and Cocoa. Need I say more? Check the map for your route to delicious holiday cookies and cocoa. The cookies are addicting and there are a LOT of cookie stations…pace yourselves!
Stop #3: Characters! Look for your favorite pals bundled up in Winter Wonderland wear. Characters are usually available at meet & greets from 7-11:30. Keep your eyes peeled for all your friends at the character dance parties throughout the park.
Stop #4: The parade-This is one of my favorite parades, the floats are decadently decorated and there’s just something about those wooden soldiers! There are normally two parades and of course the later parade is always less crowded.
Stop #5: Holiday Wishes-There is usually only one fireworks show and the fireworks alone are worth the price of admission. Don’t miss it! They are best viewed from in front of the castle, and everyone will be trying to cram in, so get there early to get yourself a spot or spring for the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party.
Remember to keep your event map handy so you don’t miss any of the festivities and it might be a good idea to set phone alarms for the parade and fireworks so you don’t miss them!
- Walt Disney World Resort Christmas Events & Attractions (chipandco.com)
- 2011 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Details (chipandco.com)
There are quite a few “special” dining experiences at Walt Disney World many of which are especially suitable for us – the Oldies!! We have experienced quite a few of them and I thought, this week, I would highlight some of our favorites focusing on those that we seniors would be most likely to enjoy. I’ll do them in reverse order of preference finishing up with our personal favorite. All of these “special” experiences require reservations and all but one can be reserved online.
5. Spirit of Aloha Show – This show is one of those that you either love or “not so much”. We found it very relaxing and the music and dance numbers were excellent if you are tropically oriented. Judging from the popularity of the Polynesian Resort (where it is held) there are a lot of you out there. The food is really good, very fresh and well prepared. There is a pre payment requirement and a reservation cancellation policy which will be explained when the reservation is made. Details on the show can be found on the Spirit of Aloha web page.
4. Fantasmic Dining Package – This package gets mixed reviews depending upon who you talk to. We have used it a couple of times and wouldn’t attend Fantasmic without using it. I think it’s especially appropriate for Oldies because most of us are not fond of standing in line for an hour or more. You can choose from 3 restaurants – The Hollywood Brown Derby (yum!!), Mama Melrose’s, or Hollywood & Vine (buffet). The non buffet restaurants permit you to order a la carte. You will be given a voucher at your meal that allows you access to the special entrance next to Beauty and the Beast – Live On Stage so you can walk directly to the reserved seating section on the right hand side facing the stage. Details on this package can be found on the Fantasmic web page.
3. Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party - For you Oldies with a sweet tooth this allows you to satisfy that craving and enjoy an excellent view of Wishes at the same time. There is no need to discuss the food because Disney’s Pastry Chefs are as good as they come and their creativity is abundantly on display here for your enjoyment. This event is extremely popular so making reservations as soon as you can is imperative. All of the details are available on the Dessert Party web page.
2. Hoop De Doo Musical Review – This one has been around forever and deservedly so. You might be surprised that I recommend it this high on my list but we old folks like to have fun too. That’s exactly what this event is, pure fun!! The food is very tasty, fresh, and hearty (but not particularly heart healthy) and served by the performers. This one also requires pre payment and has policies that will be explained when the reservation is made. You can find all the pertinent details on the Hoop De Doo web page and please make your reservations as soon as you can.
1. Garden View Tea Room – This one is an Oldies special!! What a relaxing way to spend an afternoon break with a traditional afternoon tea. There are lots of choices and the presentation is very elegant. See the place setting below:
The food selections range in size from a snack to a meal and are priced accordingly. The food is outstanding and I found the Eros blend of tea to be particularly tasty. I can’t recommend this enough, particularly for my Oldie pals, it’s a great break from all of the other Disney insanity!! Reservations for this event must still be done by phone. The room also hosts (at different times) the My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party. I’ve been assured that this is beautifully done and an amazing experience for your little Princess. But, it can put a dent in the King and Queen’s wallets. Details on both are available on the Tea Room web page.
That’s the list for now folks but we are going to try to hit the Dining With An Imagineer event in October and if we do I’ll post a review for you. As always, enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World!!
What is it? Grilled Vegetable Sandwich
Where can you get it? Tomorrowland Terrace, Disneyland Park
Why you want it? Served cold with Portobello mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, onions, Provolone cheese and basil aioli on multi-grain bread.
Photo credit: Disney
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