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 772.0 #206 (DL Qual #297

November 14, 2013 8:20 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
WDW question: we need to make our dining reservations soon so I was just wondering if anyone had any recommendations of not to miss places? One factor is that our kids are very picky eaters. Thanks! I also asked on MW Florida but would love any additional suggestions.

My favorites from the trips I've taken were Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge, O'hana at Polynesian, Le Cellier at Epcot, California Grill at Contemporary (awesome outdoor deck for Wishes viewing), and Yak & Yeti at Animal Kingdom. I've heard Coral Reef at Epcot is amazing if you like seafood, which I'm not really into much so I haven't visited. If you want to check out Be Our Guest or Cinderella's Royal Table, you will pretty much need a reservation as soon as you can, but you can always wait in line for lunch at BOG. For breakfast, I'd definitely recommend Kona Cafe at the Polynesian simply for the Tonga Toast, it's a giant french toast stuffed with banana. Finally, I'd suggest checking out Rose and Crown at Epcot for the pub experience and hopefully you catch Carl working. Hopefully Dave comes along to comment, he's been there more and can comment more on the places I haven't tried. If you have any questions of cuisine or anything, let me know. - CM_Shadowgamer  2375.0 #49 8:31PM
Thanks so much, appreciate all of this!!   - MinnieMousewife  772.0 #206 9:14PM
This is almost exactly the list I give to people who ask me. I only add the lighthouse sandwich at harbor galley in magic kingdom. It's divine.  - lostgirl7988  697.6 #235 9:58PM
Oh thanks!  I forgot about that, my sister was telling me about that sandwich too.  πŸ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  772.0 #206 10:28PM
Yes above plus SCiFi Diner is lots of fun.  - ShariRenee  4692.8 #19 9:14AM
Thanks Shari!  πŸ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  772.0 #206 11:02AM
Thanks for posting this as I am also wanting to know of the good places to eat at WDW. I'm going in February. On my list are Sci-Fi Dine In, Be Our Guest & 50's prime time cafe. :)  - LuvsMimisHouse  515.6 #356 8:51PM
Awesome!  Hope you have a great trip.  I've asked a ton of ? on MW Florida and they are super helpful.  πŸ˜„ - MinnieMousewife  772.0 #206 9:16PM
Thanks hope you have a great time too! I'll have to go check out the wdw sideπŸ‘ - LuvsMimisHouse  515.6 #356 9:45PM
have you made reservations for be our guest yet? you need to do them immediately if you want to go for dinner. - nicoleface  1749.9 #76 9:21AM
We've done 50's prime time, we thought it was really fun and the food was good, too. On our next trip in a couple years, we're going to try Sci-Fi - GoofyMom77  637.7 #266 9:36AM
@GoofyMom77 I am so excited about the 50's cafe! I love that era :). Are the portions big? @nicoleface Of course there was nothing available for dinner, but I don't mind going to lunch. We booked our trip last minuet😬. But did reserve for 50's cafe & Sci-Fi dine in πŸ‘ - LuvsMimisHouse  515.6 #356 12:54PM
I have dine at Sci-Fi and the menu definitely improved from the first time we went. Definitely get that reservation in so you can sit in a car. My son gets the hot dog, and because of his lactose intolerance. They gave him flatbread instead of a bun. He scarfed it down. We also had lunch at Cinderella's Royal Table. I did not care for my food. It was the only vegetarian option available. My son had grilled chicken with rice and vegetables. He liked what he had a lot. - Lelundrial  478.3 #386 1:02PM
The portions were normal people size, not tiny but not giant either. - GoofyMom77  637.7 #266 3:44PM
If you don't get your choice, keep checking, as I'm sure reservations get canceled all the time, especially with the deposit rules at some places.  They also have an app that you can use to make reservations (don't remember what it's called, I didn't have it on my phone).  You can easily see what is available and book it yourself.  We used it on our trip in march to book a last minute dinner at nine dragons (I don't recommend it if you are used to legit Chinese food 😏).  For kids, I second cinderella's royal table and be our guest, more for ambience than food, but it's still good.  I haven't eaten there yet, but the Biergarten is a top choice for me, for personal reasons, lol! πŸ’— - bluefairy  643.3 #261 1:36PM
Thank you, appreciate your suggestions!  πŸ˜Š - MinnieMousewife  772.0 #206 3:42PM
Have you downloaded the My Disney Experience App yet? I think you can add/delete dining reservations from it and see menus - TinkerAli  229.7 #1500 3:54PM
πŸ‘†that. - bluefairy  643.3 #261 3:58PM

Dave   
 11842.9 #2 (DL Qual #3

November 6, 2013 12:06 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
There is one thing that has been constant in mylife amd always will be and that is Disneyland and Disney as a whole. I grew up Disney, I had family who worked there, I worked there and I have met a lof of my best friends on the earth since I was a little kid because of the mouse. I've fallen in love, I've lost love, I've watched myself grow, watch my friends kids grow, I've witnessed life long fri  More...

Looooove this all, and I needed this tonight. Thanks for posting this and the video. 😊❀️ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  3872.8 #25 12:32AM
Wow. If I hadn't gone to sleep at 7:30 last night, I would've commented then. I want to thank you, Dave, for re-igniting my passion for Disney and Disneyland..,growing up in a Disney family with so much history that I'm just now beginning to cherish and appreciate...when I walk into the parks I'm transported to the happiest times in my life and feel like my grandpa is always there watching over me. It's been amazing meeting others as passionate and full of life as MWers...I know some of you will be lifelong friends and I wouldn't trade that for the world!!!! Thanks so much for posting. 😊 - MissMolly  1230.0 #112 8:17AM
πŸ’œ - Dave   11842.9 #2 11:04AM
😘Love this and love you!😘 - TinkerSchelle  1200.6 #119 8:37PM
7:30? 😳 - philliprocks  905.4 #172 10:41PM
Yeah, it was a rough week 😁 - MissMolly  1230.0 #112 12:14PM
tell me about it - Dave   11842.9 #2 12:44PM
Gosh darn you, Dave! 😭😭😭 You're quite the jokester, but you also have such a sweet & kind demeanor. It's been great getting to know you over the years. Thank you for sharing this again, such a great reminder of what Disney and the parks really mean to a lot of us. ❀️ - LBChica  2025.7 #59 8:57AM
Thank you for sharing this. I hope I get to meet you one day in,person. - Sharkgrrl19  229.1 #1512 12:27PM

 7223.1 #8 (DL Qual #2

August 2, 2013 12:23 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Live...The sun shines gloriously upon Sleeping Beauty Castle :-)

Nice perspective - MainStUSA  115.3 #3161 1:11PM
Thank you :-) - uscdisneyteacher  7223.1 #8 1:41PM
😍 - princessb5  164.3 #2371 12:25PM
This photo made me gasp...SO beautiful!! ✨ - MinnieMousewife  772.0 #206 3:12PM
Thank you kindly :-) - uscdisneyteacher  7223.1 #8 3:47PM
Looks beautiful out! Great shotπŸ˜ƒ - LuvsMimisHouse  515.6 #356 5:41PM

Duchess_SMK    
 5778.4 #14 (DL Qual #6

July 11, 2013 7:54 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, July 11th, 1956: The five members of the Barstow Family of Wethersfield, Connecticut, leave for a week-long dream vacation. The excited family won a free trip to the newly-opened Disneyland California in a nationwide contest sponsored by Scotch Tape. The winnings included: airfare, hotel accommodations  More...

Tagged in: Disney History  
Great job, thank you for writing this history column! It's fun to read these posts in the morning. - Admin 9:02AM
My pleasure. A true labor of love for MW. 😊 - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 3:05PM
Duchess, you are a gem! I share your posts with my employees every day. Thank you for your daily dose of Disney education. - NascarDave  295.0 #845 12:49AM
What Great history - gonzofam  303.3 #796 12:38AM
Duchess, you are a gem! I share your posts with my employees every day. Thank you for your daily dose of Disney education. - NascarDave  295.0 #845 12:49AM

Duchess_SMK    
 5778.4 #14 (DL Qual #6

May 30, 2013 7:24 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good Morning! This day in Disney History, May 30th, 1936. The Mickey Mouse cartoon "Thru The Mirror" is released. It is based on the "Alice Through the Looking Glass" story. To watch: http://is.gd/r87ANK Also on this day in 1958, Walt Disney uses the cast of his new ABC/Disney TV series "Zorro" for the second of a 3-day cross promotion w/ live appearances @DL. Z  More...

Tagged in: Disney History  
Good morning. Thanks for the links. Janet and I never missed a episode of Zorro when we were growing up. I was not at Disneyland for Zorro days. It was great fun to see clips of the Viewliner and Autopia(without the center rail). Always great to see Thru The Mirror. Great, Great movie - Tealtownfan  886.4 #175 7:48AM
Hi Teal! Glad this brought back fond memories! I was super happy to find that video on Zorro at DL! Sounds like not too many people actually got to see him in the park! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 4:12PM
Good morning. I'm thinking they should bring back Zorro days. 🎢Who makes the sign of the Z.. Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..Zorro..🎢 I wonder if they will allow me to wear my cape and mask today - GrumpyPirateDad  1815.0 #73 8:20AM
Teehee! "No capes!" Name that movie! - Duchess_SMK  5778.4 #14 9:55AM
The Incredibles (Edna), SMK!! - IMissDisney  1205.4 #118 9:56AM
Oh yeah. Remember Thunderhead... Thanks you just saved me from being sucked into a jet engine I'm sure. - GrumpyPirateDad  1815.0 #73 12:17PM
Omg I remember watching this cartoon as a kid!!! Thanks Duchess !! - missariel33  1615.6 #82 4:19PM
Awesome. My friend is obsessed with Zorro! - Jillian  767.1 #207 9:01PM

 4699.4 #18 (DL Qual #24

March 11, 2013 5:19 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
RSR from a rider's POV...

Tagged in: Attractions  
Wow, this is really cool! It's different from the pictures we usually see of this ride! - Cinderella12  45.6 #100 5:20PM
Agree. Cool shot. - SafariSkewerJessica  1289.5 #107 7:05PM
sweeet moveees! - BooEve123  800.9 #195 5:21PM
WOOHOO!!!! - Lelundrial  478.3 #386 11:38AM
Great picture! It was nice meeting you the other night! - MeridaFan  3439.0 #28 11:42AM

 835.7 #188 (DL Qual #138

November 1, 2012 4:23 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Just received this video in my D23 email titled "Armchair Archivist: Tales from the Haunted Mansion". It features tons of historical background and information about the Haunted Mansion, as well as some cool fun facts you may not have known! Thought I'd share... Enjoy!πŸ‘» http://tinyurl.com/bdk9e64

Cool! Thx. LOVE the pic 😍😍 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4477.4 #20 4:38PM
Great info. - mousejedi  307.4 #780 4:46PM
I've seen this before! I love it! It's one of my favorites! - AshleyLynn22  791.2 #198 7:06PM
*****Thats awesome! May I borrow it? Lol - MadameLeota  1840.1 #72 7:10PM

 43.7 #4616 (DL Qual #2036

October 29, 2012 10:27 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
First time in 5yrs standing in front of the castle to watch the fireworks. We need to do this more often for sure :)

Tagged in: Fireworks  
This is an absolutely amazing picture!! I love it! - Armenda  1135.5 #129 10:33AM
Fancy! - philliprocks  905.4 #172 10:28AM
Beautiful picture - kskating  610.0 #286 1:22PM
wow!!! love the Ears in the foreground, too!! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4477.4 #20 1:32PM
I think it just staggered heads... But it does look like ears. - BambooMike  133.4 #2842 1:33PM
oh! you are right! silly moi - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  4477.4 #20 1:40PM

 266.7 #1087 (DL Qual #495

October 28, 2012 1:38 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
live: my heart is racing!

Noooooooo! - ShariRenee  4692.8 #19 1:43PM
Say hi to the ghosts for me! - ItsJessicaRabbit  27.7 #5529 3:31PM
I'm sure! It's scary exciting lol - jmza4  258.5 #31532 11:19PM
Yay - chipanddalefan  724.3 #223 12:00AM

 6360.1 #12 (DL Qual #4

October 27, 2012 12:36 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
On this day in 1954, Walt Disney debuts his television show series "Disneyland" with the first episode "The Disneyland Story". This show gave the people at home a chance to preview what Walt and his team were building in Anaheim. Walt, with his classic storytelling, gives a tour of the different lands of his park, with stories about the jungle, the frontier, and the land of tomorrow. But most im  More...

A true marketing genius for sure. - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #123 12:39PM
Thank you for this! - chipanddalefan  724.3 #223 12:40PM
So neat. There is something so comforting about Walt's voice, thanks for sharing BBM!! - Linzee  896.6 #174 12:46PM
Awesome, thanks BBM - BeagleBoy12  167.3 #2313 12:52PM

Dave   
 11842.9 #2 (DL Qual #3

October 28, 2012 1:24 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Cheese fondu, German assuage in a pretzel roll, Italian chocolate cannoli with ricotta cheese, from tutto gusto, freshly sliced 5 year aged Prosciutto

That sausage to bun ratio is legit, maybe even too legit to quit. - MightyWhitey  1026.8 #150 2:06PM
Hey hey - PinkElephants  745.6 #217 2:07PM
✌L✌L✌---- - aidensmama  340.1 #625 2:11PM
Nice work aidensmama - MightyWhitey  1026.8 #150 2:17PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - PinkElephants  745.6 #217 2:17PM
yum, prosciutto! - rbeezy  702.9 #231 2:04PM
Yummy! - RAQQUEL  49.8 #4404 11:12AM
the only dish out of these that was not good at all was the cheese fondue. T love cheese and the combo of cheeses with the wine they used was just not good on my palate...the Pretzel sasuage was VERY VERY Good, tons of flavor and the bread was soft and moist..The Canoli was good but the ricotta cheese I felt was to hard and not light and fluffy like I like my ricotta but the shell and chocolate were good....The Prosciutto was EXCELLENT...it was actually at the Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar and was a nice little nook where you can get a break from the crowds and enjoy some good Italian wines, meats and cheeses - Dave  11842.9 #2 2:05PM
Thanks for the recap! - ShariRenee  4692.8 #19 2:07PM
I agree about the fondue. 😏 - bluefairy  643.3 #261 9:40PM
Tutto gusto was one of the things on my list that we didn't make it it, glad to hear it was good. It's a must for me next trip - Pixarprincess  539.4 #330 9:50PM

 250.1 #1236 (DL Qual #1326

September 29, 2012 9:03 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
For those that went to the party last night; how was it? What were the crowds like? What was the coolest character you saw? And how did wristband distribution work; did the people that were in the park during the day have to go out and go to a ticket booth to get it and then go back in? Sorry for all the question, but this is my first year doing the Halloween party.

We were there last night- early entry starts at 4pm, but it was super crowded when we arrived at 5pm. You have a special entrance to go through at the gates- then you get a wristband right there and a small goodie bag for candy. Once it's 7pm- you can't get on any rides or walk through parts of the park without a wristband. The rides were practically all walk-ons or less than 20 minute waits! Trick or treat lines were long- but moved fast. Dance parties were fun with variety of music. Fireworks were incredible! Don't miss them! Didn't see the parade or many characters walking around, but then we weren't looking for them either. Well worth the ticket price! Dress up- everyone does! Have fun! - princessSue  262.0 #1126 9:12AM
There were crowds but the candy stations moved very quickly. Some thrill attractions had longer waits (30-40 minutes) while others were walk on. You could get a wristband in the park in Frontierland, where the pin traders use to be. The far right main entry gates were reserved for party goers. Either provided bags and wristbands. The villains on Main Street were very cool but there was a plethora of characters for every taste. Have a great time! - minigirl1156  698.1 #234 9:10AM
Like what they said, it was crowded during the mix in time (which is typical). The thing I noticed was the conjested areas around the ROA, having two treat trails, POTC and Mansion being in the same area, causing a lot of traffic. But other than that, the crowds were a lot less after fireworks and the second parade - BaseballMickey_CM  6360.1 #12 10:26AM
I learned last year, wait until crowds dense out after 8 to get in haunted mansion - MarshaMouse  4073.9 #24 10:41AM

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