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5 Things You Will Love About Jiko


Jiko is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Disney. It is so special and fun and exciting. I absolutely love it and I think you will, too: 5. The Setting: I love anything and everything in the Animal Kingdom Lodge, so it’s only fitting that Jiko is a part of it. Jiko can be found off the main ...

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5 Things You Will Love About Be Our Guest

Brownie with the Grey Stuff Be Our Guest dessert

Be Our Guest, one of the most popular restaurants on Disney property, has been a huge hit with guests since its opening in 2012. Part of the “New” Fantasyland expansion, Be Our Guest is the name of the restaurant that is inside of Beast’s Castle. To me, this is one of the best examples of Disney Imagineering at its finest, ...

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5 Things You Will Love About Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe

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Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is a fun Magic Kingdom counter service restaurant. It holds a special place in my heart because it’s the first Walt Disney World restaurant that my family and I ever dined in. There’s a fun theme, and the food is good. The eatery is quite popular, so you might want to try it at a non-traditional ...

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Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Bar Review

Polynesian Resort Trader Sams Drinks Hippopotomai-tai and Shrunken Zombie Head cocktails

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Bar is the new quite popular, slightly difficult to get into bar and lounge at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World. The bar is set up to feel like a whimsical grotto in Hawaii. If you can get in, it is very worth it. The bar opened at 4:00pm and we arrived ...

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Top 6 Reasons to Love Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto Pearl Mug

By Sarah Chapman If you have not had a chance to experience Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort I highly recommend that you add it to your vacation plans. It is a very popular destination (for good reason) so you will need a strategy—we got there about 25 minutes before opening (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, ...

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Sneak Peak: Be Our Guest Breakfast Review


“Ma chere Mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you today.  And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair as the dining room proudly presents – your breakfast??!!” Starting March 20, 2015, the incredibly popular Be Our Guest restaurant will add the first meal of the day to their already ...

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The Plaza Restaurant Review


The Plaza, located at the Castle end of Main Street USA, has become one of my go-to Magic Kingdom dining destinations for several reasons: value, ease of getting a reservation, consistent food and good service. On a recent trip we joined another family for dinner at the Plaza and again I was not disappointed. The atmosphere at the Plaza is ...

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Disney Dining Review: Tony’s Town Square Restaurant


If you do an internet search for reviews of Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom chances are you are going to find some very negative feedback. While I don’t think the food here is outstanding or gourmet by any means I do think this restaurant has its place in the Magic Kingdom. As a disclaimer, I do not ...

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Jungle Cruise-8 Ways Disney Set the Stage for this Attraction

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By Cassie The attraction takes you on a somewhat corny journey through Southeast Asian jungles, the Nile Valley and the rain forest along the Amazon. Animals along the way include hippopotamus, elephants, snakes, crocodile, and rhinos. Watch out for the headhunter! All in all, it is a fun 10-minute adventure. Authentic plants: The Jungle Cruise in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland is ...

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Disney Dining Review – Trattoria Al Forno

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We had quite the treat last night as guests for the soft opening of Trattoria Al Forno, the newest restaurant located on the Boardwalk. This restaurant occupies the space that was Kouzzina and there was mixed feelings from guests about the closing, with many absolutely loving the Greek-Mediterranean fare offered. Trattoria Al Forno also has elements of Mediterranean fare, but ...

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