Hello to all our DFB friends! We spent today at Disney World taking a ton of photos and videos just to share with you!
shopDisney has a new and adorable way for us to sport our love for Mickey and friends.
We’ve spotted quite a few treasures on shopDisney lately! Our hearts soared when we discovered the Disney Skyliner Dooney & Bourke bag and the new Hocus Pocus jersey is positively wicked! Now, shopDisney is bringing us a brand new jewelry line. It’s going to be really hard not to buy out the entire Disney Parks x Bauble Bar collection! [Read more…]
Although we haven’t been using My Disney Experience very much these days to make FastPasses or book dining reservations at Disney World, it seems like every time we open the app up, they’ve added something new!
We’re visiting the Epcot resort area to see What’s New at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, and Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts! We’ve got some cupcake news, Mother’s Day shopping, and more!
What’s New at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn?
Our first stop is Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas. [Read more…]
In 2021, Walt Disney World will turn fifty, and we can’t wait to see what kind of epic celebrations are planned for this special event! While we await the details, we thought about all the things we’d like to do at in the World before the big day — some big, some small, and most of them totally unique to the Most Magical Place on Earth!
Here are 50 memories to make before Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
Spin in a teacup
The wind whipping through your hair as you spin as fast as you can, giggling like a kid because on the Mad Tea Party, you are one! [Read more…]
If you’re ready to Get Your Ears On at Disney California Adventure Park, you can eat your way through one of the park’s most popular attractions: Mickey’s Fun Wheel!
The Mickey’s Fun Wheel Cookie is a raspberry jam-filled sugar cookie topped with fun and colorful white chocolate drizzles and features the Mickey’s Fun Wheel icon on an edible medallion. [Read more…]
One of my family’s favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World, 50s Prime Time Cafe, is what my teen son deems a great, immersive experience! It’s been one of his favorite places to dine for many years and apparently it still gets a thumbs up. 😉
While the entertaining servers will draw you into the “show,” you’ll also be digging into some comfort food. You’ll find hearty portions and tasty eats from appetizers to desserts.
This place is popular so be sure to make your advance dining reservation ahead of your vacation.
We always request a TV table; this request is easier to fill if you are one of the first diners of the day. Make an early lunch reservation!
As you enter this restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll be transported back to the 1950s. You’ll be immersed in kitschy decor and slapstick humor, and you’ll be served by your “family” members. In fact, it won’t be long before your “cousins” are seated near you (but not WITH you).
Right from the start, you’ll be greeted by costumed Cast Members.
We are kicking off this week right with one of my favorite breakfasts in all of the Disney Food Universe — Kona Cafe!
This mainstay of Walt Disney World flies under the radar quite a lot of the time. If you don’t know better, you’ll probably write it off as just a garden variety hotel lobby restaurant, good for grabbing a bite before you move onto bigger things.
For me — and for many Disney fans in the know — it’s a destination.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s take a look around, then dive right into the eats.
If it’s been a while since your last visit to the Polynesian, then you’re in for a bit of a surprise. The hotel, one of Disney World’s original resorts, recently underwent a huge renovation.
The work not only added many new enhancements, like Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, and the Pineapple Lanai (your home for Dole Whip at the Poly). But it also transformed areas like the hotel’s lobby. While I miss the sound of the old waterfall, I think this assortment of glass float lights is a nice, new focal point.
Still, for better or for worse, Kona Cafe has remained largely unchanged. Located off of the second floor atrium, it still appears to be a rather ho-hum restaurant. [Read more…]
Let’s travel to Disney’s Polynesian Resort for dinner at the Kona Café with guest author Katie Roth. We love the flavors from the south seas at this Walt Disney World restaurant!
I’m embarrassed to admit that I have stayed at the Polynesian multiple times and have never eaten at Kona Café! Until now, I always admired its colorful decorations and festive atmosphere from afar on my way to the monorail.
After eating here, we are THRILLED that we made the decision to try it. I’m pretty sure this restaurant is going to be a staple for our trips now.
Kona Café is located on the upper terrace of the Great Ceremonial House at the Polynesian resort. Honestly, it’s pretty hard to miss. The colors are vibrant and the decibel level is pretty high compared to other restaurants. (It didn’t seem as loud once we were inside the restaurant though; the sound from the lobby probably amplifies noise coming from the restaurant to any passerby.)
Once inside the restaurant, it’s even brighter and cheerier! Everything screams tropics here, from the carpets (see below) to the adorned ceilings. (Editor’s Note: Check out the Hidden Mickey in the carpet!)
Once our waitress took our order, we were treated to Kona Café’s complimentary [Read more…]