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The NEW Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen

Posted in DISNEY DINING, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags , on December 15, 2015 by disneychronicles

Beginning Dec. 16, 2015, you can set off on a culinary adventure featuring “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” at the new Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Located steps from the legendary Jungle Cruise attraction, this new 222-seat table-service restaurant is staffed by the wisecracking crew of the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Diners are seated in one of three dining destinations inside the company’s headquarters-turned-restaurant: the mess hall; the jungle-inspired parlor once used by the company’s founder, Dr. Albert Falls and his family; or the former meeting room of the mysterious Society of Explorers and Adventurers.

The adventurous menu features bold and flavorful tastes inspired by the exotic flavors of the rivers traveled on the Jungle Cruise. You can try Trader Sam’s head-on shrimp, Dr. Falls’ signature grilled steak or the house-made arepas with slow-cooked beef, black beans, tostones and queso fresco. Little ones can enjoy items such as Junior Skip’s special mac and cheese. And for dessert, there is a Kungaloosh! – an African-inspired chocolate cake served with caramelized bananas and cashew-caramel ice cream. Refreshing non-alcoholic specialty beverages, Punch Line punch and Schweitzer Slush, will also be offered.

The Disney Dining Plan will be accepted at Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. Reservations are not currently being offered.

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Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue….why did I wait so long…

Posted in DISNEY DINING with tags , on February 9, 2015 by disneychronicles

 

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Ok, so I have never done this before but I have to say we had a rootin’ tootin good time!
This fun western themed dinner show is located in Fort Wilderness, so give yourself extra time to get there.

Dinner is served family style and includes a dinner salad, buckets of BBQ spare ribs and fried chicken, corn, baked beans with a finale of some amazing strawberry shortcake. This all comes out during a pretty funny musical show.
You also receive unlimited soft drinks, tea, coffee, milk, beer, wine and sangria.

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The setting is in a barn and it really feels like an all you can eat down home BBQ.
I recommend it! Do it!

My Fantasyland Preview….YOU are going to LOVE it!

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS, DISNEY DINING, DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by disneychronicles


We had a chance to preview a new section of Fantasyland!

Disney’s Enchanted Forest and …………..I LOVE it!
The official opening is scheduled for December 6th (hmmmm 2 days before my birthday, guess where I will be then?!)

The Enchanted Forest is inspired by The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.

Now Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney Movie so you can imagine how excited I was to see this! And not to give too much away but my youngest son was chosen to be “beast” in the storybook adventure “Enchanted Tales with Belle” and I must add he was Fantastic!!!

Upon entering this area you will see “Enchanted Tales with Belle” to your left. The theming as always is magnificent very much like the movie.  You began by walking into Maurice’s workshop. I don’t want to give it all away here but you are transported to Beast’s library. 🙂
In my opinion this is good for girls and boys. It is a good storyline that includes parts for both.

The video only shows a small part it is a very audience participation oriented attraction so for obvious reasons I only posted the beginning….

Directly below beasts castle is the “Be Our Guest” restaurant.  Dinner here is a traditional table service inspired by French cuisine. The ballroom (once again just like the movie) is beautifully decorated, it features a domed ceiling, twinkling chandeliers and views of falling snow! (Need a cool off from the hot Florida sun? This is the place to be!)
Book reservations EARLY!

Also stop in at Gaston’s Tavern for snacks and the signature drink LeFou’s Brew which I was not able to try.

I did stop in at Bonjour! Village Gifts which has themed souvenirs mainly focusing on Beauty and the Beast.

Under the Sea was our next stop. I do wish that I was there during the daytime but it did look great even at night! You will enter Prince Eric’s castle. Walking through the queue there are many interactive spots to keep you occupied! You will then board a clamshell to start your journey. This is a great ride very musical and the effects are fabulous!

This video shows the entire ride so skip it if you would rather experience it on your own!

From what I saw I was not disappointed! This will be a great addition to the Magic Kingdom!

Check out all my photos!

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My Disney Experience….the APP! FINALLY!

Posted in DISNEY ATTRACTIONS, DISNEY DINING, EVERYTHING DISNEY with tags on August 13, 2012 by disneychronicles

So it has finally happened!

Free WIFI…well you knew there had to be a reason for that and now Disney put out an app….

and I must say it will put all the others to shame!

(will not mention names here) 😀

So far from what I have seen (and I haven’t been using it long) it is AWESOME! and it looks AMAZING on an IPAD!

The photos, graphics are beautiful! and it will do everything you need!

(Oh, and did I mention it’s FREE)

Brand-new Walt Disney World® maps, official Disney Parks-provided wait times, FASTPASS® return times, ability to book dining reservations, details about nearby Disney Characters, attractions, entertainment, park hours and schedules, and more!

 

My Disney Experience …..(click to link to itunes)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-disney-experience-walt/id547436543?mt=8

A Hidden Gem at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Posted in DISNEY DINING, DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS with tags , on August 5, 2012 by disneychronicles

ok, I’ll tell you about it only if you can keep a secret….

It is located right next door to the Sci Fi Dine In.  It is actually pretty unobtrusive, which is part of the charm…and it’s pretty easy to walk right on by and not realize what’s inside.

If you MUST have a coffee (like I usually do!) or you just need some time away from the crowds and hustle! this is the place to go!

What is it? you ask….

Stop into Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Writer’s Stop.  It is a hidden gem that is rarely crowded. Enjoy a good cup of coffee and a snack from the variety of bakery items available there.

It’s by no means a place to have a meal. If you need an afternoon pick-me-up or a morning wake-me-up, then its perfect! The Writer’s Stop offers both hot and cold beverages such as a variety of coffees, teas and soft drinks.

So take a stroll around, there’s plenty to look at or just pull up a chair and relax!   ENJOY!

…..but shhhhhhh don’t tell anyone about it! 😀

Whispering Canyon Cafe

Posted in DISNEY DINING with tags , on May 28, 2012 by disneychronicles

In this rowdy, family-style restaurant right out of the Old West, start your morning with a bang-up breakfast of favorites such as buttermilk pancakes, omelets or an all-you-care-to-enjoy Canyon Skillet.

Had breakfast here and as always it was loads of laughs! and we really enjoyed it! Now I am pretty easy when it comes to breakfast so I had the oatmeal fruit & nutella bagel plate! Pretty basic but it was DELISH! We all agreed that the food was better than the usually Disney breakfasts. (well at least the buffets for sure)

the kids had scrambled eggs, biscuit and potatoes…

the hubby had the raisin french toast….

 

The atmosphere is relaxed, laid-back with a dash of silly! (I don’t want to give away any of the fun stuff) so for that you will just have to go!

It is also accessible by boat if you’re at the Magic Kingdom and want to sneak away for a meal. Breakfast hours are 7:30 am to 11:30 am.  Lunch is served from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm…and dinner is from 5 to 10 pm daily.

Go ahead!  It is LOUD!! and loads of FUN! Don’t miss it!

High Tea at the Grand Floridian

Posted in DISNEY DINING with tags , on May 16, 2012 by disneychronicles

Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Tea Room

We decided on an early Mother’s day visit (the day before) and it worked out Great! I surprised my mother and grandmother and it was a nice treat. For those who don’t know the tea room does have a few steps up but no worries there is a wheel chair ramp around the corner.  It is nice and relaxing overlooking the Gardens. It also has a feeling of formality, though casual wear is certainly acceptable.

(Especially since many come over from the parks)

Afternoon Tea starts at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m., 7 seven days a week. Make your reservations EARLY! It does book up fast!

The service overall was good but getting seated was slow…..as is usually the case isn’t it?

The tea menu itself was overwhelming (in a good way!), having nearly two dozen options of black teas, green teas and herbal infusions. It was also very good….just thinking about it makes me want some!

The tea is served in elegant settings of Royal Albert china.

(Fancy Schmancy) 🙂

There is a nice variety of packages and ala carte  that you can choose from.

We chose the Grand Tea for Grandma (with the champagne) and my mother  and I chose the Buckingham tea. The ‘meal’ was served in three courses–first, scones with jam and cream, second, several tea sandwiches served with an onion tart and pate, and finally the dessert options–a choice of two pastries.

The Grand Tea

The classic English tradition of Afternoon Tea, Grand Floridian style. We offer you a variety of tea sandwiches, scones and jam tarts, followed by your choice of our freshly baked tea pastries or English trifle, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine and your choice of tea.

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Our traditional tea sandwiches, scones and jam tarts complemented by fresh strawberries and cream, or a selection of freshly baked pastries, along with your choice of tea.

 

The food was nothing to write home about, but it wasn’t awful either.  The scones were good, as was the cream, but the fruit tart that accompanied it was almost too sweet to be edible. This is by no means a “meal” but it is filling. It is enough for lunch I would say.

I do love afternoon tea, and I really love the idea of afternoon tea on Disney property. It just makes sense. I even agree that the theme of the Grand Floridian lends itself well to the experience and the ambiance. I do think they could kick up the food a notch though. There is so much potential to make it better.  I also had the feeling that they were understaffed.

I overall cannot complain and I would visit again even if only for the Tea!

 

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