Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Each fall, for the past several years Epcot has hosted the International Food and Wine Festival in the World Showcase. While Epcot is well known for its culturally diverse eateries, what makes the International Food and Wine Festival different is that it not only features the 11 countries that make up the World Showcase, but also highlights almost 30 other countries including Greece, Belgium, South Africa, and Australia. During the festival small marketplaces are set up around the World Showcase Lagoon and serve traditional food and wine from the country which they are representing. For example a popular dish at South Africa market is a traditional seared beef filet with smashed sweet potatoes and Braai sauce.

Furthermore, the festival also hosts a numerous amount of other activities, such as culinary demonstrations, wine and beverage seminars, and the Eat to the Beat concert series.

If you ever get the chance I definitely recommend visiting Disney during the International Food and Wine Festival. It is a great way to experience the tastes of many cultures in one place.

Have a magical day!

xoxo – Michaela

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The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace is a great choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner if you or someone in your family loves Winnie the Pooh. The Crystal Palace is a buffet style restaurant in the Magic Kingdom located right off Main Street USA near the entrance to Adventureland. While you eat Pooh and his friends (Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore) come and visit your table. My family and I usually like to eat here for lunch as it is a good way to relax for an hour or so after being in the park all morning.

Tigger stops by for a hug!

Breakfast includes traditional American dishes such as pastries, fresh fruit, omelets, and assorted cereals. Lunch and dinner typically includes chicken, salmon, carved steak, as well as chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, and pizza for the kids. Ice cream, cookies, and other sweets are served at the the dessert bar. Like all character dining experiences, The Crystal Palace is a great way to meet characters without waiting in long lines. Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore all come right to your table while you are eating and this can be a very memorable experience for kids and adults alike. This restaurant tends to be popular so I recommend getting an Advance Dining Reservation if you and your family wants to eat here.

Have a magical day!

xoxo – Michaela

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

For most of the year the weather in Disney World can get extremely hot. After walking for hours a great way to take a break from the heat and give your feet a rest is stopping for one of my favorite treats, ice cream! Thankfully there are numerous places throughout the parks that serve a variety of different ice cream.

Ice Cream Carts – Ice cream carts can be found in all of the parks. They typically serve the famous Mickey Mouse shaped ice cream bars and ice cream sandwiches. The carts also serve other ice cream options such as fruit popsicles.

You can never go wrong with a Mickey Ice Cream Bar!

Magic Kingdom

1) Plaza Ice Cream Parlor – This old fashioned ice cream parlor located on Mainstreet USA is a great choice for the whole family. The parlor is famous for its delicious hand-dipped cones and waffle cone sundaes. Be aware that the parlor can get crowded as the day goes on as many people like to stop here on their way out of the Magic Kingdom.

2) Storybook Treats – Storybook Treats in Fantasyland is famous for its ice cream sundaes. Sundaes served here include hot fudge cookie sundaes and the popular strawberry shortcake sundae. If you’re not craving a sundae the shop also serves milkshakes, ice cream floats, and soft serve ice cream.

3) Cheshire Café – The Cheshire Café is a great stop if you’re looking for a cool slushie. Be sure to try the raspberry lemonade slushie if you pass by the Cheshire while you’re in Fantasyland.

4) Aloha Island – Located in Adventureland, Aloha Isle is famous for the Dole Whip, a pineapple soft serve-like ice cream. The stand also serves vanilla, chocolate, and orange soft serve ice cream as well as pineapple and root beer floats. The line for this stand tends to be long as it is the only place in the park where you can purchase a Dole Whip.

5) Sunshine Tree Terrace – This quick service restaurant is famous for its citrous specialties such as the Citrus Swirl and Orange Slush. Found in Adventureland the Tree Terrace also serves classic vanilla and chocolate soft serve.

6) Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies – Located in Tomorrowland this shop offers soft serve ice cream and smoothies as well ice cream floats and sundaes.

Epcot

1) Fountain View Ice Cream – This indoor ice cream shop located in Future World is a great place to sit and cool off. The shop serves Edy’s  Ice Cream as well as other tasty snacks.

2) Africa Coolpost – Found in between the Germany and China Pavilions the Africa Coolpost offers soft serve ice cream as well as other refreshing beverages like lemonade slushies.

Hollywood Studios

1) Hollywood Scoops – Hollywood Scoops can be found on Sunset Boulevard near the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. The restaurant serves ice cream sandwiches and sundaes. Different flavors of ice cream are also served in your choice of a hand-dipped cone or cup.

2) Dinosaur Gertie’s Ice Cream – This kiosk shaped like a Dinosaur serves soft serve ice cream as well as Mickey shaped ice cream bars. You can find Gertie’s on Echo Lake.

Animal Kingdom

1) Tamu Tamu Refreshments – Treat yourself to a milkshake and burger at this stand, located in Africa. Ice cream, floats, sundaes, and fruit smoothies are also served here.

Stopping for ice cream is a great way to give yourself a break while you’re at the parks. Ice cream can get messy especially if you have young children so make sure you have napkins (you might also want to get your camera ready for a memorable ice cream photo op)! What’s you favorite ice cream to cool off with on a hot day at the parks?

Have a magical day!

xoxo – Michaela

Mickey Waffles: Magical Cuisine

Mickey waffles are one of my favorite foods offered in Disney World. They can be purchased at all of the Disney Resorts and at most restaurants in the parks that serve breakfast. They come with either bacon or strawberry preserves, but I usually forgo both for extra syrup and butter! Mickey waffles are both a great start to a day in the parks and a way to bring the magic of Disney into your home!

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Whenever I miss Disney World, nothing cheers me up like making a batch of Mickey waffles! Michaela and I own a Disney character waffle iron which makes six mini waffles in the shapes of Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Pluto, and Goofy. We make them several times a week! They’re delicious!

What do you do to bring Disney magic into your home? Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

11 Countries, 1 Park

One of the reasons I love Epcot is because of the World Showcase. The World Showcase is a showcase of 11 of the various cultures, cuisine, and histories of some of the globe’s many nations. Walking through the different pavilions is a great way for families young and old to experience and learn about the many nations and cultures of the world. Each pavilion has different options for dining and shopping as well as attractions that are both entertaining and informative.

Mexico – The Mexico Pavilion offers two different dining experiences. The San Angel Inn is located inside the pavilion’s Aztec temple and offers traditional Mexican cuisine for both lunch and dinner. La Hacienda de San Angel is located across from the Aztec temple and offers zesty Mexican meals. The restaurant is open for dinner and offers great views of the World Showcase Lagoon. If Mexican food is not your favorite the Mexico Pavilion itself is not to be missed. Step inside the Aztec temple a discover authentic Mexican goods such as pottery, baskets, jewelry, and more. Don’t forget to visit Donald and his friends on the Gran Fiesta Tour. This relaxing boat ride attraction takes you on a trip with Donald as he explores the different parts of Mexico. Art enthusiasts should check out the Mexican Folk Art Gallery to view beautiful Mexican woodcarvings and bright artwork.

Norway – The Norway Pavilion is one of my favorites. Make sure to take a ride  Maelstrom, a boat ride into the history and legends of Norway. Norway is also home to Akershus, a royal banquet hall that  features character dining with some of the Disney princesses. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a taste of Norway with dishes that are sure to satisfy the whole family. This is a very popular restaurant so I recommend getting and advanced dining reservation if you want to eat here. If all you need is a quick snack stop by the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe which serves coffee and a variety of pastries. Visit the Stave Church to view collection of authentic Norse weapons and artifacts. The Norway pavilion also features an array of shops that highlight Norway’s unique culture.

China – The China Pavilion offers a glimpse into one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Reflections of  China is a short film presented in circle-vision 360 that takes you on a journey to some of China’s most notable landmarks such as the Great Wall. Visit the pavilions art gallery where some of China’s great artistic achievements are available for viewing. The Nine Dragons Restaurant offers a variety of Chinese dishes including noodles and specialty seafood meals for both lunch and dinner. The Lotus Blossom Cafe is a quick service meal option that focuses on Asian dishes. Like all of the nations represented in the World Showcase, China has numerous shops selling authentic Chinese goods.

Germany – The Germany Pavilion is home to one of my favorite restaurants: the Biergarten. At the Biergarten you will dine on traditional German dishes such as different sausages and spaetzle while musicians provide traditional Oktoberfest entertainment throughout lunch and dinner. Sommerfest is a quick service option in the pavilion that offers well-known German dishes like bratwurst. Don’t forget to look through some of the shops in the pavilion. For a quick treat I recommend getting some caramel from Werther’s Karamell Küche!

Italy – The Italy Pavilion is a beautiful pavilion with architecture reminiscent of the city of Venice. The Italy Pavilion offers two sit-down restaurants. Via Napoli celebrates the fine dining of Southern Italy, serving authentic  Neapolitan pizzas and delicious pastas. Tutto Italia Ristorante offers traditional Italian meals featuring handmade mozzarella and pasta. Take a walk around the pavilion and  indulge yourself in some Italian candies! Throughout the day musicians, clowns, and acting troupes perform in the Piazza.

America – The American pavilion allows you to take a glimpse into our nation’s rich history as it immerses you into a colonial-like environment. The American Adventure takes you on a trip through the history of America using patriotic music and audio-animatronics. Be sure to see to the Voices of Liberty or the Fife and Drum Corps to listen to classic American tunes. The Liberty Inn Restaurant is a quick service dining restaurant that serves American favorites such as hamburgers and hot dogs. The America Garden Theater features different live shows and musical performances throughout the year so be sure to check your times guide to see if anything is playing while you are there.

Japan – In the Japan Pavilion you can take a stroll through a traditional Japanese garden featuring a beautiful array of ponds, trees, and shrubbery. The Japan Pavilion is also home to Teppan Edo, a restaurant in which Japanese chefs cook your meal right in front of you!  Tokyo Dining is another dining option that serves traditional Japanese dishes. Both of these restaurants are open for lunch and dinner. Throughout the day Miyuki, a Japanese candy maker, entertains those young and old as she makes traditional Japanese candy in front of you. Art lovers should check out the Bijutsu-kan Gallery for a glimpse into Japanese art.

Morocco – In Morocco Pavilion you can eat at Restaurant Marrakesh, which offers some delicious traditional meals from North Africa for lunch and dinner. Throughout the day Mo’Rockin, a six person musical group, blends music from across the globe for a fun-filled show that will delight the whole family. Be sure to check out the shops of this pavilion for authentic goods such as woven belts and brass pots.

France – My favorite pavilion in World Showcase places you on the streets of Paris, with a view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance. There are two sit down restaurants in the pavilion. The first Les Chefs de France, open for lunch and dinner is a casual brasserie featuring French favorites. The second restaurant Bistro de Paris is slightly more upscale and is open for dinner only. It features traditional French meals and wines. This restaurant tends to be very popular so it is recommended that you try to get an advanced dining reservation. One of my favorite things to do in the France pavilion is stop by the bakery and pick up some bread and cheese for a quick lunch. Don’t forget to check out the French market for goods such as wine, soaps, and cosmetics.

United Kingdom – In the United Kingdom you can dine on English favorites at The Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room. There is also a quick service dining place across the street that serves typical English food such as fish and chips. Also be sure to check out the World Showcase Players, a hilarious improv  group who perform throughout the day. Check your times guide to find out when they will be performing. There are also quite a few shops that sell merchandise ranging from British teas to athletic gear.

Canada – In the Canada Pavilion take a  journey into this country in O Canada!, a film presented in circle-vision 360. Le Cellier Steakhouse is a popular dining option for many. Open for lunch and dinner the restaurant focuses on the cuisine of the different provinces of Canada. This restaurant is extremely popular so I highly recommend getting and advanced dining reservation if you wish to eat here.

Tips for Navigating the World Showcase:

1) Be aware that the World Showcase tends to open later than the rest of the park. So check out the other great parts of EPCOT before heading over to the Showcase.

2) If you have young children and are thinking of skipping the showcase for fear that they will not appreciate it, fear not. In each nation there is a Kidcot Fun Stop. These areas target young children allowing them to interact with cast members from other countries and do crafts that represent the culture of each country.

3)Another great option for kids is the Kim Possible Spy Game, which is soon going to be converted to feature Agent P (Perry), from Phineas and Ferb, instead of Kim Possible. This interactive game gives kids which allows them to travel to each pavilion and help  solve a mystery.

4) If this is your first time visiting Disney and you have young children, Epcot and the World Showcase is a great park to start at because the park is pretty laid back. Furthermore some young children might feel that Epcot is a step down after experiencing the Magic Kingdom. However this is just a suggestion.

5) The World Showcase is a great way to meet Disney characters. Check your times guide to see which characters will be making appearances in each country.

6) Don’t rush through the nations! Stop and take a look around you. Each nation has beautiful buildings that represent the architecture found in each country. Try and appreciate the little things that Disney does to make you feel like you are really walking through the streets of Paris or strolling through a Japanese Garden.

Hope this has helped you become more aware of the different and exciting things to do in Epcot’s World Showcase

Have a magical day!

xoxo – Michaela

Finding Princesses in the Parks

In honor of National Princess Week I have decided to dedicate a post on finding your favorite Disney Princesses in the parks. Currently there are 10 official princesses who are part of the Disney Princess line-up and they can be found throughout the parks.While almost all of the princesses can be found in the parades or in shows  here are some of the ways you can meet the princesses in person.

Princess Meet and Greet in Disney World

1) Snow White – Snow White can usually be found in both the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. In the Magic Kingdom she is sometimes found in the Town Square Theater at “Disney’s Storybook Princesses Meet and Greet”. **Fastpass is available for this meet and greet. Snow White is more often found in the Germany Pavilion of EPCOT. She usually makes appearances throughout the day, so I recommend checking the Times Guide to see when she will be around.

2) Cinderella –  Cinderella can usually be found in Town Square Theater at “Disney’s Storybook Princesses Meet and Greet”. There is usually a long line so I recommend getting a fastpass. There are also certain occasions where she can be found around the Castle however this is pretty rare.

3) Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) – Like Cinderella Aurora can usually be found in Town Square Theater at “Disney’s Storybook Princesses Meet and Greet”. She is sometimes found in the France Pavilion in EPCOT. I recommend checking your Times Guide to see if Aurora  will be making an appearance in EPCOT while you are there.

4) Ariel – Ariel can be found at the Magic Kingdom in the Adventureland Veranda. Check your Times Guide to find out what times she will be there on the day of your visit.

5) Belle – Belle is most commonly found in the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. In the Magic Kingdom a good place to find Belle is at Town Square Theater at “Disney’s Storybook Princesses Meet and Greet” with some of the other princesses. In EPCOT she can be found in the France Pavilion.

6) Jasmine – In the Magic Kingdom you can usually find Jasmine by The Magic Carpet’s of Aladdin ride in Adventureland. Also, she can typically found in the Morocco Pavilion in EPCOT. As with all meet and greets check your times guide to see when Jasmine will be making appearances.

7) Pocahontas -Pocahontas is one of the trickier characters to find. She is the only Disney Princess that can be found in Animal Kingdom. She is typically found in the Camp Minnie-Mickey Greeting Trails. However she can sometimes be found in other areas of the park. I highly recommend checking your Times Guide to see when Pocahontas will be making an appearance.

8) Mulan – EPCOT is the place to go if you want to meet Mulan. She is typically found in the China Pavilion.

9) Tiana – Tiana can usually be found in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square. Check your Times Guide for her specific meet and greet times.

10) Rapunzel -Rapunzel has recently relocated from the Fairytale Garden by the Castle and she can now be found in the Town Square Courtyard. The line to meet Rapunzel tends to get extremely long so I recommend finding out what time she will be making appearances and get there early.

**Please note that  “Disney’s Storybook Princesses Meet and Greet” in Town Square is only a temporary home for the Disney Princesses. Upon completion of the Fantasyland Project they will be relocated to Fanstasyland. Snow White’s Scary Adventure will close and the area will be refurbished into a Princess Meet and Greet.

Dining With the Princesses

If you don’t want to wait in line to meet the princesses, you might want to look into a character dining meal. There are numerous character dining experiences that feature Disney’s leading ladies.

1) 1900 Park Fare – Located in the Grand Floridian this restaurant offers buffet style, American dining. The restaurant hosts Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner, where you can meet Cinderella, Prince Charming and other characters from beloved classic. This is a great option if you want to meet characters that are not typically found in the parks like Cinderella’s step-sisters. (Note that this restaurant offers character dining for other meals but they are not dining experiences with any of the princesses).

2) Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Located in EPCOT’s Norway the Royal Banquet Hall is a great way to meet many of the princesses. Breakfast consists of American favorites. Lunch and dinner features a Norwegian buffet of cold dishes with hot entrees available à la carte.

3) Cinderella’s Royal Table – This restaurant is located inside Cinderella’s Castle and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Numerous Princess’s come to greet you as you dine on American favorites.

* All three of these restaurants are typically busy and it is unlikely that you will be able to be seated without an Advance Dining Reservation.

Have a magical day!

xoxo – Michaela

Exploring Downtown…Disney Style

Downtown Disney, although not officially a Disney Theme Park, is a great area to shop, eat, and be entertained! Home to the largest Disney store on Earth, Downtown Disney is a great place to take the kids during the day and to have a blast with the adults at night!

Food

  • Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas, true to its name, offers a large variety of foods from North, Central, and South America. The bright seasoning and creative presentation make this restaurant pop! From corn dogs to enchiladas, everyone can find something they like! Try to make a reservation as this restaurant can be busy.
  • Planet Hollywood is shaped like a large model of the Earth and is filled with Hollywood memorabilia. The menu offers traditional American food, like burgers and New York Strip Steak. The planetarium-like ceiling creates a great ambiance to this classic American restaurant. Be sure to either make a reservation or be prepared for a wait because, depending on the time of day, this restaurant can be packed!
  • Rainforest Café creates a rainforest inside of a restaurant, complete with animals, plants, and realistic sounds. Sometimes a storm hits, and the lights will flash, simulating lightning, and you will hear thunder! This is a great place to bring kids, both because of the fun environment and the child-friendly food. The menu includes burgers, sandwiches, seafood, pasta, pizza, and salad. An additional Rainforest Café restaurant is located in Animal Kingdom.
  • Disney’s Candy Cauldron is one of my favorite places in Downtown Disney, second only to the World of Disney. In this fun shop, you can fill out a form to create your own candy treat! You choose from a candy apple, Mickey-shaped crispy rice treat, or marshmallow stick. Then, you get to pick the dip (milk, white, or dark chocolate), toppings (coconut, almonds, Reese’s, sprinkles, etc.), and drizzle (milk, white, or dark chocolate). The employees are very friendly and will make your order ASAP! There are also pre-made treats to buy in the store. I always get a caramel apple to take home with me…it’s delicious!

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Shops

  • World of Disney is the largest Disney store in the world! My favorite part of this store is the princess area where there are different sections for each princess, featuring costumes, wigs, tiaras, toys, and other products specific to that princess. There is also a jewelry section with a large selection of jewelry for every price point! I bought a silver Tinkerbell necklace there in the summer of 2011 and haven’t taken it off since! Other sections include men’s and women’s clothing, trading pins, collectibles, and souvenirs. This store is also a great place to take pictures! Outside of the entrance are two life-sized statues of Cinderella and Aurora. Your little princess will love to pose with them!

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  • Lego Imagination Center is an amazing store including a large selection of Lego merchandise along with a large Lego play area. The Lego sculptures surround the building are breathtaking! Make sure to get a pictures along side the Lego versions of Snow White, the Lochness Monster, and the dragon-form of Malificent!

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  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, located in the World of Disney store, is a salon where girls (ages 3 -12) can be transformed into their favorite princess. They can get their hair, nails, and makeup done and be dressed head to toe in the outfit that their favorite character wears! I wish this had been around when I was a child…I would have loved it! For boys, there is a Knight Package, which includes hairstyling and a sword ($14.95). The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is also located inside Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom. (For more dress-up experiences, see The Pirates League in the Magic Kingdom.)

Coach Package (hair and makeup): $49.95

Crown Package (hair, makeup, and nails): $54.95

Castle Package (hair, makeup, nails, full costume, and pictures): $189.95

  • Disney’s Design-a-Tee is a wonderful store that allows you to create your own t-shirt to remember your trip! You choose the color, design, and text on the shirt and it will be made to your exact specifications! If you plan on doing this, make sure you visit Downtown Disney before your last day. When it is busy, it often takes hours for your shirts to be made. I like to get them sent to my hotel room so I don’t have to worry about waiting.

Clubs

  • Bongos Cuban Café, created by Gloria Estefan, recreates a 1950’s Havana Nightclub! This is a great place for the adults to unwind after a busy day at the parks. This restaurant offers delicious traditional Cuban Cuisine, including delicacies such as paella and flan, and fun cocktails! Make sure to make a reservation as this place fills up fast!
  • House of Blues has both delicious food and amazing entertainment! This live music club offers up traditional Cajun and Southern food, including jambalaya, burgers, pizza, and steaks. On Sundays, there is a brunch buffet while amazing gospel groups serenade you. Any day of the week you can find great up-and-coming performers on the stage playing music in a variety of styles. Don’t miss out!

Entertainment

  • Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba is a show from the famous theater troupe, exclusive to Walt Disney World! This avant-garde circus spectacular includes amazing acrobats from across the globe. As ‘La Nouba’ means ‘to party’ the performances are fun, bright, and energetic! This is a great way to introduce your children to the arts!
  • DisneyQuest is a Disney interactive gaming center for video-game lovers. Many of the interactive, 3-D games are replicas of actual rides in the Disney Parks! All five floors are filled with fun, amazing technology for you and your children to enjoy. Admissions price is $43.
  • Characters in Flight is a large hot air balloon, adorned with images of your favorite characters, in which you can oversee all of Disney World from 400 feet in the air. While it is pricy (Adults: $18, Children: $12) the view is worth it!

What are some of your favorite attractions in Downtown Disney? Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

Chef Mickey’s

Chef Mickey’s is one of my favorite restaurants at the Disney World Resort. The restaurant is located in the Contemporary and while I will be the first to say that it does not serve the best food (but most definitely not the worst either)on the property I also always have a good and fun time when I eat there. Chef Mickey’s is a character dining, buffet style restaurant open for breakfast and dinner. Chef Mickey’s is a great way to meet the Fab Five (Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald, and Goofy) without having to wait in long lines at the park, as all five of the characters come to greet you and your family while you are eating and take pictures with you. The breakfast menu at Chef Mickey’s usually consists of Mickey Waffles, eggs, pastries, and other classic American breakfast foods. Dinner usually consists of different salads, chicken fingers, mac and cheese, pizza, roasted chicken, carved beef and other American favorites. There is also a dessert bar consisting of ice cream with different toppings, brownies, cookies, and other yummy dessert foods. Like I said before the food is not 5 -star but it is satisfactory and its an all you eat buffet so I would say it is worth the price (about $40 for adults and $20 for kids over 3). Furthermore the servers are always kind and attentive.

During your meal you are guaranteed to be greeted by Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald, and Goofy. The characters walk through the restaurant and stop by your table for pictures, hugs, autographs etc.  Like I said before if you or members of your family want to meet the Fab Five but don’t want to wait in line at the parks Chef Mickey’s is a great choice and can sometimes be more interactive than your standard meet and greet.

One word of advice Chef Mickey’s is a restaurant that fills up quickly. I highly recommend that you make an advanced dining reservation prior to your trip as it is very very unlikely that you will be able to eat there without one.

Feel free to share your thoughts on Chef Mickey’s or add any tidbits of advice you have on the restaurant.

Little brother, John, gets a hug from Goofy!

Have a magical day!

xoxo – Michaela

Go Green! Finding Healthy, Vegetarian Food in Disney World

As I have been a vegetarian for 8 years, whenever I visit an area which I am unfamiliar with I have trouble finding great places that offer vegetarian friendly cuisine! While many places in Disney do offer a wide variety of options, there are several places which do not offer anything except meat. When I am tired and hungry, I do not want to wander around trying to find a place that sells something other than turkey legs! I hope this post helps the few vegetarian Disney fans who need help finding food!

These restaurants either have no or limited options for vegetarians: Casey’s Corner (MK), Golden Oak Outpost (MK), The Lunching Pad (MK), Electric Umbrella Restaurant (Epcot), Sommerfest (Epcot), Liberty Inn (Epcot), Backlot Express (HS), Starring Rolls Café (HS), Fairfax Fare (HS), Flame Tree Barbeque (AK), Restaurantosaurus (AK), Tamu Tamu Refreshments – Harambe (AK), Yak & Yeti Local Foods Café (AK), Pollo Capero (DD), Fresh A-Peel (DD)

MK = Magic Kingdom, HS = Hollywood Studios, AK = Animal Kingdom, DD = Downtown Disney

Recommendations:

1. La Cantina de San Angel in the Mexico Pavilion (Epcot) offers delicious cheese empanadas with guacamole, corn tortilla chips, and salsa verde. This delectable option is filled with carbs and protein to give you extra energy to explore the park!

2. Tony’s Town Square in the Magic Kingdom offers a great variety of salads and meatless pasta dishes.

3.Restaurant Marrakesh in Morocco (Epcot) offers delicious vegetarian dishes including cous cous with seven vegetables and Moroccan jasmina salad!

4. The 50’s Prime Time Café has a delicious caesar salad option that is on the larger side to keep you full until your next meal! You also have the option to top this with salmon for extra protein. Also, they offer multigrain spaghetti with vegetarian meatballs.

Many of the menus for Disney restaurants can be found on the official Walt Disney World website: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/

Of course, these are just a few of the great variety of options that are available to vegetarians in the Disney Parks. Let me know if you have any favorite vegetarian spots or have any questions! Have a magical day! ❤ Jessica

Ratatouille Supervises Restaurant in Epcot

Ratatouille Supervises Restaurant in Epcot

Ratatouille Supervises Restaurant in Epcot

If your child is a fan of the movie Ratatouille, make sure you visit Les Chefs de France in Epcot. If you are lucky, you will get to meet Remy! He inspects the restaurant and greets the guest as he is wheeled through the dining area.

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