Pirates of the Caribbean

2 Nov

Embark on a journey down a calm river and get a sneak peek into the lives of Jack Sparrow and his gang when you ride Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland. You enter a fortress that houses the underground cavern in which you will meet Jack Sparrow and other characters from the infamous Pirates of the Caribbean movies. When your boat begins to head down river you quickly become aware that you are in a whole different world, the world of Pirates.

Although the ride was recently updated to include the popular characters from the movies such as Jack Sparrow, and Captain Barbossa, it still holds its power over the rider with its attention to detail and action scenes.

This ride is not to be missed! It is categorized by Disney as a Mild But Wild Thrill so it is fun for the whole family. Make sure to bring your PAL Mickey along because he has some secrets to share with you while you journey through the adventures of the Pirates of the Caribbean.


The Best Disney Character Breakfasts

28 Oct

Best Disney Character Breakfasts

At Disney World, character dining meals are designed to offer you the best of both worlds—great food in a fun atmosphere and the chance to meet your favorite Disney characters.  Since the dining areas have a limited capacity, the characters have more time to spend with each family, making a character meal a great option for groups traveling with kids.

Character Breakfast Basics:

Disney offers character dining locations in the theme parks and at Disney World hotels and resorts. The characters that you’ll meet depend on the location you choose. There are meals featuring the classic Mickey pals, Disney princesses and Winnie the Pooh and friends along with a few other character based options. The food is served buffet style, and features everything from eggs to pastries, fruit to breakfast meats.  Overall, the food served at character breakfasts is tasty and there is something for everyone.

You’ll need to make a reservation for any character dining experience, breakfast included. Some of Disney’s hardest to get dining reservations are for character meals. If you want to dine with Cinderella in the castle at the Magic Kingdom, you’ll need to book your table six months in advance. Other popular locations, like Chef Mickey’s , fill up months in advance as well.

As of October 2011, Disney has instituted a new reservations policy for character dining; you’ll need to give a credit card number to reserve your seat, and show up on your chosen day or time, or pay a cancellation penalty of $10 per person.

Best Character Breakfast Locations:

Cinderella’s Royal Table:

The original is still one of the best character meals offered. Guests report to Cinderella Castle for an elegant breakfast in a royal setting. You’ll meet Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and a host of other royal guests when you dine at this location. Schedule your breakfast early in the morning, and you’ll get the chance to wander down Main Street USA before the park opens, and enjoy a rare moment of solitude in the usually bustling Magic Kingdom.

Story Book Dining:

Epcot’s Norway pavilion is home to a princess breakfast your little one will love. Each day, an assortment of the Disney princesses welcomes guests, poses for pictures and signs autographs table-side. This location has one of the best breakfast menus you’ll find, featuring fresh fruit and yogurt, eggs and bacon, and some of the best potatoes you’ll find on property. You never know who you’ll meet here, though Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan and Snow White are almost always on hand to greet guests. You’ll also get a souvenir photo of your party with one of the princesses to take home with you when you leave this location.

Chef Mickey’s:

If princesses aren’t your thing, or if you want to try a diverse meal in a great location, then consider the wildly popular Chef Mickey’s, located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. You’ll enjoy fantastic food in a fun setting—and be just a monorail ride away from either the Magic Kingdom or Epcot. This location features tableside visits by Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and Goofy, and is one of the best character meals to visit if you or a member of your family has special dietary needs. Chef Mickey’s offers a huge array of meal options, and can accommodate special food requests as needed.

A character breakfast really tops off a Disney World vacation, the food is great, the entertainment is outstanding, and the kids really have a great time. Plus, if you and your family take in a character breakfast then you will not have to waste your precious time at theme parks chasing down characters to get their autographs and pictures.

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Big Thunder Mountain Ride Review – Magic Kingdom

19 Oct

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Located in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland Big Thunder Mountain is a roller coaster that all teens and adults will enjoy. It is required that each rider be at least 40 inches tall to ride the runaway mine car through the Big Thunder Mountain.

Like all Disney World attractions there was great care taken in the design and details of the ride. While speeding on twists and turns around and through Big Thunder Mountain riders will encounter animatronics figures such as chickens, donkeys, possums and more. Those with their eyes open will also be able to see mining equipment, falling rocks and smell sulfur.

It is a wild 3 minute ride that will have its audience screaming in no time. This ride does offer the Fast Pass and will more than likely be needed because the lines for this popular ride can be long. So grab your friends and family and your Fast Pass and enjoy the speed and detail of Big Thunder Mountain.


Living with the Land – Epcot Attraction Review

19 Oct

Living with the Land- Epcot

“Living with the Land” is located in Epcot’s The Land Pavilion. It is a slow boat ride through the various environments, our relationship with the land and how it has changed and the grand finale… the Disney Living Laboratory.  The entire experience focuses on how we can better use the land for food without destruction to the land we use.

The ride starts off at the docking station where you board a large covered boat that will first take you through a dark tunnel. While in the dark portion of the ride you will see a tropical rainforest during a thunderstorm and the American prairie. We will also see tools that were used in the past by farmers and an American farm house complete with an old dog on the porch. After your tour through the natural environments you will then travel to the “Living Laboratories” where you will see plants growing in various different ways such as hydroponics. You will also see a different type of farming, fish farming. Featured in this part of the ride are eels, and the American alligator. You will also have the chance to see the real scientists working on the project of the day.

A Fast Pass is available for this attraction. Guests must transfer from their motorized scooters into available wheelchairs to enjoy this attraction. Guest with young children can take turns riding this ride; see the nearest Cast Member for more information. Translation and handheld captioning devices are available for this attraction at Guest Relations. Flash Photography is not allowed.