Category: Disney


Disney vacation – Oct 9th


Another rainy day at the Fort Wilderness Docks.



And not suprising… wet day in the Magic Kingdom too

And then we headed home…. sad

Disney vacation – Oct 8th


Good bye Hotel


Goodbye Hotel room


Hello Tropical Storm…


It’s like everyone is wearing the cult outfit of the rain sect…


Mariachi Band over at the Mexico Pravillion.  They were playing inside since it was pouring outside


DELICIOUS!!!! Check out my full review of the Mexico Tequila Tastings plus Lunch Review on my “professional” blog.


Dinner table layout and menu  for the tasting… anyone else know how to “Foolow”?


And more rain… Didn’t stop people from coming out to try all the booths.  Even if most of them were half covered up to protect form the wind and rain.


Although the rain was no match for a nice fresh hot Funnel cake.  It’ll warm a chilly person up real quick.


More rain, and people trying to get form place to place in it.


Biergarten Restaurant Pager not found


Plate #1 with a Liter of beer at the Biergarten


Wide selection of food at the Biergarten.


Plate #2 at the Biergarten, along with a bowl of Cauliflower Soup.


Oompha band playing with all the kings running around on the dance floor.


Another view of the Biergarten.


Lights shining through the rain over the Leave a Legacy uhm… Tombstones…

Disney vacation – Oct 7th

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First car on the kilamangaro safari.

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Breakfast at Tamu Tamu Refreshments.


Mount Everest’s big drop


Line for Kali River Rapids


And more from the line…

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Heading down the Kali River Rapids.

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Lunch/snack at Yakima & Yeti Local Food Cafes. Some Asian chicken and a margarita.

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BBQ Ribs and Chicken over at Flame Tree. Replaced the coleslaw with grapes.

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Animal Kingdom


Starts pouring on our way out of the park and over to Magic Kingdom.  Luckily most of the rain disappears by the time we get there….. for a while at least.


Headed over to the Jungle Cruise, but had to take some pictures of the Tiki Drums.


Nothing like some Cheesy Fries from Pecos Bills to warm up a cold body!


Astro Orbitors over looking the park


Had dinner over at the brewer on the Boardwalk. The beer cheese soup was lighter than that of Canada but still quite good.


The burger however… wasn’t bad… but wasn’t all that spectacular.  Price was reasonable for it though.

Disney vacation – Oct 6th

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Breakfast at main street in Magic Kingdom.

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Splash Mountain

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Fantasyland

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EPCOT from the monorail station.

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Caribbean Islands – Ropa Vieja (Braised Beef) with White Rice, and Jerk spiced Chicken Drumstick with Mango Salsa.

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South Africa – Bunny Chow (Vegetable Curry served in a Bread Loaf), and Seared Filet of Beef with Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Braai Sauce

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Hops & Barley – Pumpkin Mousse with Ocean Spray Craisins and Orange Sauce

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New Zealand – Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara-Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad, and a Mohua Central Otago Riesling

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Future world in EPCOT from world showcase

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The gardens in Morocco

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Lunch at Morocco’s Tangerine Cafe. The Lamb and beef shawama platter.

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Mixology Seminar – Cucumber Daiquiri

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Mixology Seminar – Bramble Bvld

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Mixology Seminar – Blood Orange Margareta

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Hawaii – (again) Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips, and the Pipeline Beer in the Food and Wine cup

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Scandinavia – Rice Pudding with Driscoll’s Only the Finest Berries

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Poland – Kielbasa and Potato Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream, and Golabki (Pork Stuffed Cabbage)

Disney vacation – Oct 5th


EPCOT International Gateway

Belgium – Belgian waffle with berry compote and whipped cream along with a Godiva chocolate liqueur iced coffee for breakfast. Yum!

Canada – Canadian Cheddar Cheese soup and a Chicken Chipotle Sasauge wi Sweet Corn Polenta. Not pictured: Neige Bubble

Greece – Greek Salad with Pita Bread, Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey, Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki, Greek Yogurt Parfait with Strawberries, and a Boutari Greek (White) “Moschofilero”

Hawaii – new this year… Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise, Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips, and some Pipeline beer (coffee brewed beer).

Cranberry Bog – even has free crasins…


Australia – Grilled Lamb Chop with Potato-Goat Cheese Salad and Shiraz Reduction and a Lindeman’s “Bin 90″ Moscato.


Brazil – Brazil’s National Dish — Feijoada (a Black Bean and Pork Stew), Seared Mahi Mahi with steamed Rice, Hearts of Palm, and Coconut-Lime Sauce, and a Frozen Caipirinha.
Argentina – Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Purée.

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England – Fish & Chips Kiosk, fish & chips and a pint of harp beer.

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Over at Hollywood Studios – Hot fudge sundae, mint chocolate chip ice-cream cone (Callista had the cone part), and a butter pecan cone… Good way to end the night.

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View from our resort overlooking Disney’s Boardwalk area.

Disney Vacation – Oct 4th

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Disney Vacation – Oct 3rd

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Disney vacation – Oct 2nd

20111003-084524.jpgkaluha and frangelico iced lattes. Mmmm

20111003-084631.jpgonly place to get in the parks. Well fresh coffee at least.

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20111003-084801.jpg‎2 nachos, a cheese empanadas platter & a carne taco platter. Plus a total of 14 margaritas. Total cost? Over $180. Cost to us? Following the Disney blogosphere. Yay for free food. Thank you touringplans.com. Margaritas included classic, blood orange, passion fruit, and something blue… Was also jalapeño but none of us tried that one.

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20111003-084838.jpgahi tuna burger. Like eating a sushi sandwich delicious. At the fountain at the dolphin.

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day 1
We got down to Orlando about 11:40 and headed over to the parks via Magical Express. Tonight we are staying with my folks at Fort Wilderness. Little trick that let us use magic express even though The Swan and Dolphin don’t.

20111002-072629.jpgThe first place we headed to was Magic Kingdom. Today marks their 40th anniversary having opened Oct 1 1971. Do they had special maps, ceremonies, and even an “enhanced” Wishes fireworks.

20111002-072650.jpgWhen we got there the Celebrate parade was going on. Wish spurred the fact last time i missed out on eating at Tortuga Tavern because we watched it and by the time it was over the restaurant closed. So while it was going on we went over for some lunch. The Sulla are a bit more small than I remember and they seem to be cooking them well past where they should be… But still very tasty.

20111002-072707.jpgNext we headed to pirates. Wow is it busy. Luckily we must have got right before the parade crowds made it over cause as soon as we got in line the place got packed. This is a picture from the entry inside. All the rows as far back as it goes was open and in use. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen that.

20111002-072721.jpgnext was splash mountain. Took a picture of the ride photo.

20111002-072734.jpgNot bad for a leisurely day. Very packed parks. Did a few rides, and skipped others due to the crowds. Not going to do a while trip report on these. More just commentary on the pictures.

20111002-074855.jpgwe did though have dinner at Trail’s End. Callista decided to take a picture of me. Hence the shaky image.