Hidden Gem Resort Bars of Walt Disney World — Part 2

Hidden Gem Resort Bars of Walt Disney World  —  Part 2

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Walt Disney World has some of the most beautiful and amazingly themed resorts in the world. Each one completely immerses its guests in a different experience.  All guests have their favorite resort and reasons why they love those amazing resorts. Maybe you like the pool, the restaurants, or the grounds but just because you have a favorite it shouldn’t stop you from exploring what the others have to offer.

Coronado Springs- Rix Lounge

This upscale nightlife spot is amazing. Not only is it gorgeous inside but their drink menu is to die for. Rix has that trendy lounge feel that you would expect to find at Disney Springs but because it’s at a resort you don’t need to navigate a parking a garage or walk through crowds of tired shoppers. They have some light food offerings so you can definitely have a meal there but their drink list is what will truly impress their guests.  Who wouldn’t want to spend a nice evening enjoying a spicy fiesta flatbread paired with a jalapeño margarita? If you are craving something sweet then try their toasted coconut martini with white chocolate and coconut shavings on the rim. Once you visit this place it will definitely become a permanent stop on future trips.

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Disney’s Boardwalk- Big River Grille & Brewing Works

This family friendly microbrewery and restaurant is the only working brewpub in Walt Disney World resort. Even as you walk up to the entrance of this place you get to observe their onsite brew master crafting their six beers through large windows. You will get to see firsthand all the work that truly goes into making their beers stand out. I highly recommend their Rocket Red Ale but all of their beers are great in their own way. The best news is that you can sample all six with a beer flight! From the family atmosphere to the classic comfort foods everyone loves, this is a place you shouldn’t skip.

Port Orleans Riverside- River Roost

This deserves the number one spot hands down. River Roost is the home of YeHaa Bob Jackson, a fan favorite of 20 years and truly what makes this place great. River Roost offers traditional southern fare and classic southern cocktails, it really makes you feel like you are in Louisiana. Every week from Wednesday through Saturday nights Yehaa Bob hosts a hilarious piano sing along comedy show. Audience participation is strongly encouraged and its family friendly enough that you can bring the little ones. People of all ages will really enjoy this show and the adults can sit back and enjoy a drink while the kids are completely entertained. You will definitely understand the hype on your first visit and will surely return for years to come.

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Top of the World Lounge

One of my personal favorites is the Top of the World Lounge at Bay Lake Tower.  My husband and I like to go up there and at night and watch the fireworks from Magic Kingdom.  There is a great selection of beers and their martinis are great!  They also serve some food and snacks.  A great bonus is their 7 layer chocolate cake — it’s to die for! However, this lounge is for Disney Vacation Club members and their guests only.

All of the resorts at Disney have great places to dine and drink. A resort hopping day can be just as fun as a day in the parks but with less crowds and no waiting.  This list is just a few suggestions of great places you may have yet to try. Do you have any favorite resort bars?  As always “cheers” to your next drink in the happiest place on earth.

One visit to Goldwiser and you will make it your favorite place to buy and sell your precious metals!!!

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins and gift cards. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

(Some information taken from DisDining.com)

Ways to Gain Easier Access to Magic Kingdom – Part 2

Ways to Gain Easier Access to Magic Kingdom – Part 2

Contemporary Resort Bus

Magic Kingdom is the most popular theme park in the entire world. It sees tens of millions of guests every year and beautifully transforms into a holiday haven from August through January. What’s not to love? This is why guests are always trying to find ways to get into the park easier, because this also happens to be the one park that requires different modes of transportation in order to get to the entrance. If you’re looking for a way to bypass having to park your car, take a tram to the Ticket & Transportation Center and then take a monorail or ferry boat, you’re in luck. Here are some more ways to gain easier access to Magic Kingdom.

Park Fare

Have breakfast at 1900 Park Fare and take the monorail

Another great spot for breakfast that also offers Character dining is 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, where you can meet a variety of characters including Mary Poppins, Alice, and Winnie the Pooh! The best part is that when you’re done enjoying a buffet of classic American breakfast items, you can hop on the monorail for a short trip to the Magic Kingdom! Again, if Character dining isn’t your thing, Disney does have another breakfast option—Grand Floridian Café. The Grand Floridian is the resort right before the Magic Kingdom, so having breakfast here is ideal as your trip will only be about two minutes once the monorail leaves the station.

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Have breakfast at Chef Mickey’s and walk to the park

This is truly the most ideal way to get to the Magic Kingdom because of how convenient it is. Plus, Chef Mickey’s is the only dining experience on property where you can meet these five characters at one time—Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto! Enjoy a buffet style breakfast while your favorite classic characters come to your table and interact with you. It’s a wonderful photo opportunity.  By the way, Chef Mickey’s also has a lunch and dinner buffet! When you’re done, just head downstairs and take a short walk down the street to the Magic Kingdom! You’ll get in a nice, brisk walk and be at the park entrance in 5 to 10 minutes. This is why people love staying at this resort—you don’t have to fight for a seat on the monorail and it’s easy to pop in and out of the park all day long. The Wave…of American Flavors is another great dining option for breakfast if you don’t want to do Character dining.

Having to park, take a tram and then take a boat or monorail to get to Magic Kingdom can be kind of a drag. Luckily, you have other options! Your car will be safe in the parking lot of these resorts (if you are dining or staying in the resort) and you won’t have to worry about taking several modes of transportation. Try out one of these tips next time and see how much quicker you get to the park!

I personally, love staying at Bay Lake Tower which is a Disney property directly next to The Contemporary.  Very convenient to other parks (a quick trip on the monorail to Epcot) and resorts.

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins and gift cards. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

(some information from HowtoDisney.com)

 

 

Ways to Gain Easier Access to Magic Kingdom Part 1

Ways to Gain Easy Access to Magic Kingdom Part 1

Magic Kingdom is the most popular theme park in the entire world. It sees tens of millions of guests every year and beautifully transforms into a holiday haven from August through January. What’s not to love? This is why guests are always trying to find ways to get into the park easier, because this also happens to be the one park that requires different modes of transportation in order to get to the entrance. If you’re looking for a way to bypass having to park your car, take a tram to the Ticket & Transportation Center and then take a monorail or ferry boat, you’re in luck. Here are several other ways to gain easier access to Magic Kingdom.

Contemporary Resort Bus

Stay on property and take a bus

If your budget allows it, staying on property is a great way to gain access to all of the parks, but especially Magic Kingdom. You won’t have to get in your car to drive or go through the process of stopping at the parking toll booths—you get to sit back and let someone else do the driving! The great thing about the bus system is that it drops you off right in front of the park, so you won’t even have to walk a far distance.

Grand Floridian Friendship Boat

Have breakfast at Trails End and take a boat over

Trails End has a great breakfast on property and it just so happens to be at a resort that’s close to Magic Kingdom. Can you say magical moment? Book a reservation for Trails End, which is an “all you can eat” by the and then board a boat to Magic Kingdom when you’re finished breakfast! The loading dock is a short walk from the restaurant and you’ll get a beautiful view of the Seven Seas Lagoon during your boat trip. What better way to start the day, right?

Ohana's Disney Polynesian Resort

Have breakfast at Ohana and take the monorail

Ohana is a wonderful spot for breakfast if you’re looking for a Character dining experience. Plus, it’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, which is only two stops away from Magic Kingdom on the monorail! Indulge in delicious breakfast foods such as sausage, eggs, potatoes, special bread and waffles,(juice and coffee included) meet Mickey, Pluto, Lilo, and Stitch, and then get on the monorail and head for the park! My husband and I recently went to the Character breakfast buffet at Ohana.  The meal was delicious! If you’re not feeling the Character experience, Kona Café is another great choice for breakfast and is low key.

Having to park, take a tram and then take a boat or monorail to get to Magic Kingdom can be kind of a drag. Luckily, you have other options! Your car will be safe in the parking lot of these resorts (if you are dining or staying at the resort) and you won’t have to worry about taking several modes of transportation. Try out one of these tips next time and see how much quicker you get to the park!

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins and gift cards. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

(Information from HowToDisney.com)

 

Perks for Guests Staying at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels – Part 3

Perks for Guests Staying at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels – Part 3

Resort Restaurants

Some of the most sought-after restaurants are located within the resorts, and having easy access to them makes all the difference. Each resort has something to offer, whether it’s a cafeteria, casual sit-down, or elegant table service, and all are themed around the resort. This way, food is always available – even late at night! The resorts even have their own pizza delivery service that operates until 1 a.m. for some locations.

Non-Park Day Perks

The heat, the walking, and general exhaustion hits you more than you’d think. There are going to be days where you’ll want to recharge. Your resort is the perfect place to do just that – especially at the resort pools! There are kids areas, water slides, plenty of lounge chairs, snack bars, you name it. You could spend a whole day at the pool. If you aren’t pool people, spend time wandering around your resort grounds and taking in the scenery. Sleep in, have a big breakfast, swim, relax, nap, enjoy a movie on the lawn at night, and go to bed early if you want. You don’t even have to leave your resort to have a fun Disney day!  It’s a good idea to schedule a non-park day to avoid Disney burn out! LOL.

Polynesian Pool

The Magic Touches

The towels shaped like Mickey ears on the bed, paintings of characters in the rooms, music in the lobby, friendly cast members helping you out, and little hidden details in the architecture give that extra magic to the resorts. When you return to your hotel after a long day at the parks, it’s nice coming back to a place that still feels like Disney.

Yacht and Beach Club Resort Room

It’s Harder to Say Goodbye

Leaving Walt Disney World is hard, but leaving after staying at a Disney Resort hotel is even harder. Because Disney Resorts allow guests to be fully immersed in the magic, from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave, it can be extra difficult to pack up and hop back on Disney’s Magical Express to the airport. Despite how sad you may feel, you and your family will have many wonderful memories to take home with you!  My family and I always do plus we always discover something new and exciting to do on every trip!!!

Magical Express

If you’re on the fence about booking a room at a Walt Disney World Resort, take this information into consideration when making your choice. No matter which resort you choose, you are bound to have the vacation of a lifetime!

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins and gift cards. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

(Information from HowToDisney.com)

 

Perks for Guests Staying at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels – Part 2

Perks for Guests Staying at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels – Part 2

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Extra Magic Hours

Disney Resort guests can get into the parks an hour earlier than other guests and they’re allowed to stay up to two hours after other guests leave for the night. If you hate waiting in long lines, this is a great way to head to your favorite rides or attractions and experience little to no wait times.  My family and I have used EMH many times in the past.  We have been able to get into attractions that had longer lines plus the park is less crowded!

Early Opportunities

Guests staying on-property are able to book a few things early, including your FastPass+ reservations! Resort guests can book FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days in advance, which means more chances to experience the rides and attractions you love without the lines. In addition to the FastPass+ system, resort guests also have the chance to book dining reservations 180 days prior to your arrival. Guests can get a jump on figuring out their dining and FastPass+ plans well in advance, making your trip less stressful later!  Planning ahead is the key here!  Even if you do not have your reservations 180 days in advance, there are still many restaurants where you can get 30 to 60 day (or less) advance reservations.

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Excellent Theming

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Each Disney Resort Hotel provides a unique, themed experience, from the cast member uniforms, atmosphere, music, décor, rooms, restaurants, bars, shops, grounds, pools – everything you can imagine! And depending on where your resort is, you can watch fireworks from your room balcony. Walking around each resort is relaxing too. Some resorts feature bright colors and character-themed rooms and pools, while other resorts are more elegant and can transport you to another place and time.  A good for instance, staying at either Kidani Village or Jambo House Resorts may give you the opportunity to  observe more than 30 species of wildlife that roam free across an African-inspired, 21-acre wildlife preserve!

Animal Kingdom Villas

Stay tuned for more in Part 3.

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins and gift cards. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

(Information from HowToDisney.com)

 

Perks for Guests Staying at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels – Part 1

Perks for Guests Staying at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels – Part 1

Pricing for Everyone 

To fit every budget and family’s needs, Disney offers Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resort options for guests. No matter what price point you’re aiming for, each resort comes with the same perks! Some resorts offer regular double bedrooms, while others are suites designed for large families. Disney even has campgrounds for those who want an outdoorsy experience. There’s something for everyone at every price point!

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Complimentary Transportation

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Disney’s Magical Express transports you from Orlando International Airport to your resort so you don’t have to worry about taking a taxi or renting a car. The cast members load up your luggage and deliver it to your room. (Please note that on flights arriving after 10 pm, luggage is transported directly on Magical Express Bus & guest brings luggage to the room.)  That means less time dealing with luggage and more time exploring the parks. There’s nothing better than checking in, heading to a park, and having your luggage waiting when you return.

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But what about getting around Walt Disney World after you arrive? A few options exist, depending on where you’re staying. The most common method is Disney’s large fleet of buses, which take you from your resort to the parks and Disney Springs. The Monorail and water taxis are also available to certain places, depending on the location of your resort.  These options are all complimentary!

Convenient MagicBands

MagicBands are handy pieces of technology that contain everything you need in one small bracelet. MagicBands are mailed out to resort guests earlier and come with more conveniences. They are your room key, your park tickets, your meal plan swipes, and you can sync your credit card with them. Gone are the days of carrying around park tickets and room keys. They come in different colors and designs and are unique to each member of your party.

A Walt Disney World Resort guest uses a MagicBand to enter Magic Kingdom theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Guests also can use MagicBands to enter their Disney Resort hotel room, buy food and merchandise, enter Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and water parks, access their selected FastPass+ experiences and connect to Disney's PhotoPass. MagicBands are part of the new MyMagic+, which has the ability to connect nearly all aspects of the guest vacation experience at Walt Disney World Resort. (Kent Phillips, photographer)disney magic bands

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins and gift cards. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

More Perks in Part 2!!

 

Mother’s Day Dining Experiences at Disney Parks

Mother’s Day Dining Experiences at Disney Parks

In addition to the delicious offerings throughout the parks, there’s also a few special Mother’s Day Brunches and Dining Experiences at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, all offered on Mother’s Day only.

Mother’s Day POPPED at Disney’s Pop Century Resort! A Mother’s Day Brunch buffet was served from 10am-2pm at Everything POP Shopping and Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Starters included fresh fruit, cereal, assorted pastries and muffins, and bagels with cured salmon, diced red onion, cream cheese, and capers. For the main event, options such as Made-to-Order Omelets, Buttermilk Pancakes with strawberry compote, Carved Ham with orange blossom honey, Carved Roast Turkey with traditional stuffing and cranberry relish, Bacon Vinaigrette Potatoes, House-Made Corn Bread and much more. Decadent desserts, were Peach Cobbler, Strawberry Shortcake, and other assorted mini-desserts.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs

A “contemporary” Mother’s Day Brunch was served at Disney’s Contemporary Resort! The Wave… of American Flavors offered a special brunch buffet from 7:30am-2pm. Meals started off with options like a Harvest Salad, Asian Noodle Salad, Israeli Couscous Salad with grilled vegetables tossed in lemon vinaigrette, fresh fruit, Smoked Salmon with traditional accompaniments, Citrus-Poached Shrimp, assorted pastries, and cheese and charcuterie. Entrees from the kitchen included dishes such as Eggs Benedict, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Herb Roasted Chicken, Egg White Frittata. Kids also enjoyed  Mickey Waffles, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage, and even Crispy Chicken Tenders with fries.

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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort offered a Mother’s Day Brunch full of flavor. From 7:30am to 2pm at Ale & Compass Restaurant, guests enjoyed endless assortments of savory flatbreads, fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits, breads and spreads, smoked salmon, and house-baked pastries. Starters were followed up with delicious entrees like Blueberry-Bacon Pancakes, Salted Caramel French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Pasta Primavera, Lobster Roll, or Fish and Chips. On the kids menu, there were Mickey Waffles, Pancakes, Ham and Egg Sandwiches, Grilled Chicken, Ravioli, and Cheeseburgers. Guests over the age of 21 also enjoyed specialty raspberry, strawberry, pineapple, or cranberry mimosas as well as a Bloody Mary Flight.

Just across the lake at Disney’s BoardWalk, Flying Fish offered a special Mother’s Day prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings from 3:30pm-9:30pm.  Meals began with Ahi Tuna with caper, blue lavender, and black Cyprus salt paired with Kim Crawford Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc. And for the entrées, guests enjoyed Filet Mignon with wild Floridian shrimp and crab, served with delta asparagus, Idaho potato, and hollandaise and paired with Penner-Ash Pinot Noir. For the finale, the Spring Garden Fruit Tart with brulee custard, bush berries, orange chiffon, and strawberry rhubarb sorbet.  Those delicious items were paired with Veuve Clicquot Rose. In addition, this experience included complimentary roses as well as a photographer who provided photos at the end of the meal, free of charge.

Over at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Turf Club Bar and Grill served a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10am-2pm. For the opening course, a choice of Steel Cut Oatmeal, Greek Yogurt Parfait, Peppered Smoked Salmon, or Berry Salad. For Entrees, guests had a choice from a selection of dishes such as Croque-Madame Black Forest Ham and Gruyére Cheese, Slow Roasted Ranchers Reserve Prime Rib, Gourmet Blend Burger with Crispy Pork Belly, Saratoga Springs Eggs Benedict with Manhattan Steak Medallion, or S’mores Style Buttermilk Waffles with marshmallow and chocolate, to name a few. For a sweet finale, a Mother’s Day Medley of Sweet Temptations. Specialty adult beverages available included an Island Grove Blueberry Moscato, Tropical Mimosas with Passion Orange Guava Juice, and the Turf Club Bloody Mary.

At Disneyland Resort, Mother’s Day was celebrated with a memorable meal at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Storytellers Café offered a bounteous breakfast buffet from 7am-11:30am as well as a dinner buffet from 11:30am-9:45pm. In addition, as a special Mother’s Day treat, Chip and Dale and other Disney Pals were around to greet guests throughout the entire day!

Kale Salad at Storytellers Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland Hotel had a special Mother’s Day Tasting Menu. For the starter course, guests enjoyed an Heirloom Tomato and Melon Salad with marinated artichokes, petite mache, fresh mozzarella, and peppermint vinaigrette. For the entrée course, a savory Broiled 8-ounce Filet Mignon with brown butter mashed potatoes, broccolini, balsamic pearl onions, and maniari port demi. And for dessert – you’ll love the Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee with a chocolate tart shell, poached peach, and raspberry mascarpone.

As you can see, it certainly was a truly magical Mother’s Day at all of the Disney Parks.

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins and gift cards. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

(Information from Disney Parks Blog)

 

Fantastic Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day at Walt Disney World – Part 2

Fantastic Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day at Walt Disney World – Part 2

Will you be paying a visit to Walt Disney World during Mother’s Day (May 13th)?  Then Disney World provides a wide range of magical ways to show your Disney-loving mom just how much she means to you.  So for those searching for the perfect Mother’s Day treat, here are 10 suggestions on ways to say “Thanks Mom!”

How about Dinner and A Show? –  For something exotic, treat mom to a Rivers of Light Dining Package over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.   This special dining offer includes a delicious meal at either Tiffins or Tusker House where mom can enjoy an eclectic range of World Cuisine before enjoying special reserved seating for Animal Kingdoms dazzling nighttime spectacular.   River of Light features amazing light displays, special effects, water projections and live theater in mesmerizing celebration of the connection between humans and animals.  Advanced booking for the Rivers of Light Dining package is essential and can be made via My Disney Experience or by calling 407.WDW.DINE.

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Treat mom to a tour.  – Disney World offers an impressive array of tours that add an extra element of fun to your Disney days.  Whether you’re going scuba-diving in the massive aquarium at Epcot’s The Seas Pavilion, learning some behind-the-scenes secrets during the Keys to the Kingdom tour our dangling above a hippopotamus enclosure on the Wild African Trek, there’s something that all moms will love.  One of our favorite tours has to the be the Savor the Savanna Evening Safari Experience.  This unique offering gives guests the opportunity to hop aboard a private safari vehicle and enjoy an expedition through the Wildlife Reserve.  You’ll stop at an exclusive viewing area where you get to sample regional beers, wines and African-inspired tapas while watching the beautiful sunset.  Anyone age 8 and above is free to take part. For more information on the many tours on offer contact Disney directly at 407.WDW.TOUR.

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For Moms With a Green Thumb – Speaking of tours, if gardening is a favorite past-time for your mom then you may want to treat her to one of two exciting tours now available as part of Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival which is running at Epcot until May 28, 2018.  The English Tea Garden Tour, which is presented by Twinings of London takes place in the homey English Tea Garden found at the World Showcase’s UK Pavilion. Here guests will learn about the importance of tea on British Culture, the different varieties of teas and how they are grown.  Or for those looking for some behind-the-scenes Festival magic, there is also the Gardens of the World Tour where guests will join Disney’s amazing horticulture experts to learn about all of the steps that go into preparing the impressive flora and fauna displays found at the Festival including the delightful themed topiaries.

Tune in for more ideas for Mother’s Day Disney style in Part 3.

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins and gift cards. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

(information from disneyaddicts.com)

 

Fantastic Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disney World – Part 1

Fantastic Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disney World – Part 1

Will you be paying a visit to Walt Disney World during Mother’s Day (May 13th)?  Then Disney World provides a wide range of magical ways to show your Disney-loving mom just how much she means to you.  So for those searching for the perfect Mother’s Day treat, here are some suggestions on ways to say “Thanks Mom!”

Spoil Mom with a Spa Treatment – Provide mom with an opportunity to take some time out from those busy theme park days to enjoy a bit of pampering at Senses – A Disney Spa.  There are two convenient locations: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort.  With an enviable range of options from massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures; there’s something that’s bound to appeal to any mom!  For a special Disney-themed surprise, why not treat her to a Disney-themed manicure that will transform her nails into Disney-inspired works of art.

Cake decorating Amorette's

Be Creative with a Cake Decorating Class –  Next time you’re at Walt Disney World, allow mom to indulge her creativity (and her sweet tooth) by pre-arranging a cake decorating class at Amorette’s Patisserie located next to the World of Disney Store in Disney Springs.   Amorette’s has garnered a huge following due to their delectable Mickey Mouse dome cakes (pictured) and now its mom’s chance to get in on the fun and create one of her own.   During these 90-minute classes, guests will be led by expert pastry chefs who will take them through every step of the process in bringing one of these Disney-themed edible works of art to life.  Reservations for this experience are available to book about 6 months out and can be hard to come by.  You can reserve your spot at DisneyWorld.com/dining.

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Treat Mom to A Mother’s Day Brunch – If they way to your mom’s heart is through her tummy, then treat her to an exclusive DVC Member Mother’s Day Brunch at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  This year’s brunch held on May 13, 2018, will have an Alice In Wonderland theme.  Here guests will be able to take pictures with some of your favorite Alice In Wonderland Characters. The event will be held at the Fantasmic Ballroom at Disney’s Contemporary Resort from 11:oo am -1:00pm.  The cost to attend is $57.95 per adult and $32.95 per child.  Reservations are essential and member booking opens up on Monday, May 6, 2018.  DVC Member ID is required for admission and guests are required to pay in full at the time of booking.  Reservations can be made by calling DVC Member Services at 1.800.800.9800.

More ways to treat that special woman in your life in Part 2 so stay tuned!

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins and gift cards. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

(Information from disneyaddicts.com)

 

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A Little Bit About Disney Springs Part 1

A Little Bit About Disney Springs

Part 1

Disney Springs is incredible, and it keeps getting better and better. The district has close to twice as many choices as it did when it was Downtown Disney, and they are not finished adding restaurants and entertainment yet! Parking is quite a bit easier than it was a few years ago, there are now two garages and a third one is planned. In a day and age where prices seem to keep rising, parking at Disney Springs remains free. If you haven’t stopped by Disney Springs lately, make it a part of your next Walt Disney World vacation. You will probably keep going back.

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Atmosphere

With all four lands at Disney Springs now open, it feels more like a real town than it did when it was Downtown Disney. True, it’s a town filled with over 150 shops and restaurants, but the theme makes it worth the trip. Parts of it are beautiful. Marketplace and West Side still have the same basic feel. The Landing has a more upscale tone than the area did before, and the water is incorporated into the theme. The most unique area of Disney Springs is Town Center. With Spanish architecture, you might not feel like you are still at Walt Disney World. There are some great picture opportunities, and sometimes PhotoPass photographers are on hand. If you can, visit Town Center first thing in the morning. It will be less crowded so you can take more pictures, and you’ll miss the heat of the day.

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Entertainment

There are times the family would like to take a day off from the theme parks, but yet everyone still would like to be entertained.  Sleep in, then head to Disney Springs! You can see a movie, bowl, take a balloon ride, participate in a dance party, watch a local band, attend a concert, and much more. Disney Springs may be known for shopping and dining, but there are plenty of entertainment options as well. There is always something going on.  If you have not been there, make it part of your Disney trip!!

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

(Partially taken from DisDining.com)