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Top 8 Secret Finds at Walt Disney World

7.  The Windows on Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom This is one of those obvious ones—everyone sees the windows on Main Street as long as they are looking up.  Some guests may think the names and occupations on the windows are fictional, but they are actually tributes to Imagineers and other important figures in the Walt Disney Company.  You will ...

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Top 8 Secret Finds at Walt Disney World

8 The Ring at Haunted Mansion, Magic Kingdom This one has an interesting back story.  For years there was a “ring” in the pavement near the exit of the attraction that was in reality the sawed off end of a metal post in the ground from a queue that used to be there.  Guests noticed it and created a legend ...

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Top 8 Secret Finds at Walt Disney World

The parks at Walt Disney World are covered with secrets left by the Imagineers as tributes, inside jokes, or just fun things for guests to “discover” as they tour the parks.  To me this is what sets Disney parks apart from other theme parks; there are so many details that give you much more to enjoy than just dashing from ...

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My Top 10 Favorite Walt Disney World Restaurants

1. Via Napoli, Epcot’s Italy This is my family’s #1 favorite restaurant. We’ve been known to eat at Via Napoli multiple times on a trip. I feel like it has several things going for it: delectable food, prompt & courteous service, a good value, and a fun atmosphere. The pizza is unique because the ingredients are imported from Italy and ...

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My Top 10 Favorite Walt Disney World Restaurants

2. 50’s Prime Time Café, Disney’s Hollywood Studios My family and I love 50’s Prime Time for the food, the atmosphere and the service—it all goes hand in hand in this fun restaurant. Here you are transported back to the 1950s in mom’s kitchen complete with black and white TV’s, kitschy décor and a menu full of comfort foods. I ...

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My Top 10 Favorite Walt Disney World Restaurants

3. Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie, Epcot’s France I consider this the counter service alternative to Les Chefs. But I like it even more because it is such a great value! On my last visit I ate here several times. My favorites are the ham and cheese croissant accompanied by some sweet treat—I like to switch that part up a ...

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My Top 10 Favorite Walt Disney World Restaurants

4. Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue, Fort Wilderness This long running dinner show is full of “LOL” moments for your entire family. I was slow to try it due to the price tag, but now I whole-heartedly believe it is worth every penny (especially for Tier 1 Seating). My son chose this for his 11th birthday celebration this summer. Not ...

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My Top 10 Favorite Walt Disney World Restaurants

5. Crystal Palace, Magic Kingdom We love to eat here for breakfast, but we must get a reservation before the park opens so we can walk down a nearly empty Main Street and feel like royalty (not to mention the great photo ops). We did this meal on our very first family trip to Walt Disney World and it stuck. ...

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My Top 10 Favorite Walt Disney World Restaurants

6. Sci Fi Dine In Restaurant, Disney’s Hollywood Studios This restaurant is just fun and my family asks to eat here every visit. I don’t know of any other place where you can sit in specially designed vintage vehicles and watch B movies from the 50s while eating! We don’t order anything fancy here and we haven’t been disappointed with ...

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My Top 10 Favorite Walt Disney World Restaurants

7. Sunshine Seasons, Epcot’s Land Pavilion If we aren’t eating in World Showcase we go to Sunshine Seasons. With its multiple counters there are plenty of options for everyone, and, like Flame Tree, the options are more unique than the usual counter service food. My husband and oldest son always seem to go for the pork chop from the grill ...

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