Sweet Halloween Treats

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When I was at the Disneyland Resort last weekend, I noticed that a number of shops and restaurants are featuring special treats for the fall season. Some of them are rather cute and clever, so I thought I’d share. The Blue Ribbon Bakery at Disneyland and Baker’s Field Bakery at California Adventure are both featuring … Continue reading "Sweet Halloween Treats"
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Quick weekend trip to Disneyland

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I made a quick weekend trip to Disneyland and actually spent the night up there for a change – mainly because I was doing the Segway tour which started at 7:15 a.m., and would have meant getting up *really* early if I left from San Diego! I met my friend Patty at my hotel on … Continue reading "Quick weekend trip to Disneyland"
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Dinner at Hook’s Pointe

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Hook’s Pointe is a “casual” table service restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel – as you can tell from the name it has a slight “Peter Pan” theme to it – there’s a map of Never Land painted on the ceiling and some of the tables have views of the Never Land Pool area. It specializes … Continue reading "Dinner at Hook’s Pointe"
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Day 8 – Happy Birthday Carol

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Finally the day came when Carol could “legally” wear her “Happy Birthday” button. We decided to try something different today so we went to the dock to take the Riverboat Cruise to Downtown Disney, as mentioned on the WDW Today channel in our hotel room. The CM who was driving the boat asked us where … Continue reading "Day 8 – Happy Birthday Carol"
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Day 8 — A Very Sunny Sunday

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Put your hands together because I actually got out of bed on this morning at around 5:30, put on my running gear and went out at 5:45 to run around the resort. It had been at least a week since my last workout and I had no idea what to expect. My whole body was … Continue reading "Day 8 — A Very Sunny Sunday"
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Dinner at the Vineyard Room

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The Vineyard Room is the “fine dining” table service restaurant at Disney’s California Adventure. It’s located on the second floor of the Golden Vine Winery and is an open-air/patio restaurant – most of the tables are under a roofed area, but there are no walls. (There’s also an uncovered patio area.) There are views of … Continue reading "Dinner at the Vineyard Room"
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Pecos Bills – Magic Kingdom

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Several years ago, the Pecos Bill Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom tested a couple of automated “ordering” stations where guests could place their meal order via touch-sensitive screens instead of interacting with a cast member. For whatever reason, these stations were removed after a month-long test period. Last month, they appeared again, this time with … Continue reading "Pecos Bills – Magic Kingdom"
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2008 Dining Plan Changes

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UPDATE INFO: 7/31/07 1) The Deluxe Dining plan still does NOT include gratuity. It DOES include the appetizer. 2) No word on DVC member pricing. ************* There has been lots of internet chatter about changes coming to the 2008 Magic Your Way Dining plans. AllEars now hears the following is scheduled to be announced in … Continue reading "2008 Dining Plan Changes"
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Enjoying Epcot Summer Music with my sister

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My sister, Donna McMurrey, stayed at Pop Century last week for one of her twice yearly visits to Disney World. Donna is an Assistant Principal at a Dallas area high school. When she visits, we plan days or evenings in the parks (depending on my work schedule); we look for Hidden Mickeys and generally have … Continue reading "Enjoying Epcot Summer Music with my sister"
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Le Cellier Steakhouse – Canada – Epcot

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Recently, I called to make reservations at the Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion. I wanted to eat sometime between 5pm and 7pm. I didn’t care what day. The operator checked every day starting on June 25. It wasn’t until October 31st that he was able to secure a table for me at 5:45pm. … Continue reading "Le Cellier Steakhouse – Canada – Epcot"
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