El Pirata y el Perico – Counter Service

Trip Report – May 3, 2009 El Pirata y el Perico is our favorite counter service restaurant in Magic Kingdom.  This restaurant is directly across from the Pirates of Caribbean but is only open seasonally.  We have not figured out what seasonally means to Disney so it is pretty much surprise when this restaurant is…

Walt Disney World – A Nice Relaxing Vacation?

The one thing many people I have talked to who have just taken their first trip to Walt Disney World say over and over again is that they feel like they need a vacation to recover from their vacation.  Yes, you can do Walt Disney World commando style.  Some may even enjoy it that way…

Le Cellier – Dinner

Trip Report – May 1, 2009 With the kids tucked safely away at The Neverland Club we headed to Le Cellier, Epcot, for an adult only dinner.  Our reservations were for 5:00 pm and we arrived at Epcot at 4:45pm.  Ugh.  Normally not too bad.   You rush from the entrance, around to the left…

Hotels at Walt Disney World – Step 3

Disney prides itself on having a hotel to fit any budget.  Remember that within these categories prices vary according to the time of year you vacation.  The prices quoted in any Disney literature are usually the rack rate and do not delineate seasons. The Value resorts are the cheapest in price and offer the least…

Crystal Palace – Buffet

Trip Report – April 29, 2009 The one must do restaurant for our family on each trip is Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom.  This has become a tradition that on our first day in Magic Kingdom we have to have lunch or dinner here.  The kids love the Winnie the Pooh characters and even my…

Eating Our Way Around the World – Counter Service

Trip Report – May 1, 2009 As we started our way around the world in Epcot we decided we wanted to have our children, ages 6 and 9, try some of the food that they might not otherwise be exposed to at home.   We decided to buy a combo meal with our Disney Dining Plan…

Celebrating a Birthday at Walt Disney World!

Trip Report – April 29, 2009 My dearest son celebrated his 6th birthday during our last trip to Walt Disney World.   To him there was no better way to spend this special day than doing things his way at the Magic Kingdom! We arrived in time to get his special “Happy Birthday!” button and the…

Guests Needing Special Accommodations and Services

We have found Walt Disney World to be the most accommodating resort and theme park for persons needing assistance.  We have several different types of special needs in our family.  My son is 6 and Autistic.  My father has degenerative disc disease and needs an electronic convenience vehicle (ECV) to make it through the parks….

Disney’s On-line Dining Reservations

I tried the new (with-in the last month or so) on-line advance dining reservation service.  It was fairly easy to navigate with a few minor glitches. I learned that on-line reservations start at 6:01 am.   When I booked my trip they told me the date to start making  advanced dining reservations (ADRs) but you need…