Where in the World? #43

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This was Challenge #42: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/10s shutter, f5.3, ISO 800 Only a few people recognized this as the sign from Hollywood & Vine, a full-service buffet restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Hollywood & Vine is home to a character breakfast and lunch featuring the … Continue reading "Where in the World? #43"
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Intestinally Challenged Part II: Tea, Nuggets, and Dried Fish

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Intestinally Challenged Part II: Tea, Nuggets, and Dried Fish When we last left I was retelling the Sip and Snack Around the world challenge that was taken on by Annette Owens, Len Testa, Mike Newell, and myself. We had just finished Germany and were now on our way to China. China: Joy of Tea Stand … Continue reading "Intestinally Challenged Part II: Tea, Nuggets, and Dried Fish"
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Intestinally Challenged: Part I

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It was a spur of the moment idea”¦an idea that probably has been in the back of a lot of WDW guest minds but unfortunately never surfaced to the point where they can try it. What am I talking about? Well on my recent trip to Walt Disney World while walking around World Showcase with … Continue reading "Intestinally Challenged: Part I"
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The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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The California Grill is the Contemporary Resort’s signature restaurant, offering upscale dinners, sophisticated atmosphere, and spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom. For many years, the Concourse Steakhouse, on the fourth floor of the Contemporary, was their casual dining spot, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Although I liked this restaurant, I always felt it lacked a … Continue reading "The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort"
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Whirlwind Weekend Getaway: Part 2

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By Michelle Scribner-MacLean Beautiful weather was a welcome theme for this entire weekend, after traveling from New Hampshire, where it is still struggling to get out of the 50s. This May weekend was in Orlando absolutely beautiful with temperatures in the mid-80s and abundant sunshine for nearly the entire time I was there. This provided … Continue reading "Whirlwind Weekend Getaway: Part 2"
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My Bonus Trip to Walt Disney World – Part 4: We Got Dreamed!

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As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog entry, Lisa and I received lanyards entitling us to admission to some kind of after-hours event at the Magic Kingdom last night, but we didn’t actually know what it was going to be. Lee didn’t get back to the room until after 7:00…we decided to eat here at Riverside … Continue reading "My Bonus Trip to Walt Disney World – Part 4: We Got Dreamed!"
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Whirlwind Weekend Walt Disney World Getaway: Part 1

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By Michelle Scribner-MacLean Ah, the generosity of friends”¦.and all my friends happen to know that I love Walt Disney World. So, when my dear pal Pat invited me to stay at her off-property Orlando timeshare for the weekend, I jumped at the chance. I was particularly happy because, although we usually trek down to WDW … Continue reading "Whirlwind Weekend Walt Disney World Getaway: Part 1"
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Contemporary Resort Update — The Wave & Construction

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I decided today to eat at the Concourse Steakhouse one last time before it closes at the end of the month. When I was handed the menu the waitress told me that for the last several weeks, and for the few remaining, the chef is testing various new appetizers, entrees, and desserts that will be … Continue reading "Contemporary Resort Update — The Wave & Construction"
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Favorite Restaurants at Walt Disney World

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A reader asked me for a list of my ten favorite Disney World restaurants. He also asked me for a list of my LEAST favorite Disney World restaurants. I’ve decided to answer half of his question, sort of, by telling you my favorite counter service and full service restaurant for each park, Downtown Disney, and … Continue reading "Favorite Restaurants at Walt Disney World"
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Yakitori House – Epcot’s Japan

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I’m currently remodeling my kitchen (among other projects). Anyone who has ever undertaken a home improvement project knows there are good days and bad days. Today was a bad day. First, the tile man called and cancelled. He had a legitimate excuse, but I was disappointed, none the less. Since I now had the day … Continue reading "Yakitori House – Epcot’s Japan"
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