Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hop Dee Doo Musical Review

If you are looking for a good old foot stompin kind of time, then the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review is the place to go. We had the best time there. I would suggest taking a break from the parks and enjoying the show. This dinner show uses two dinner credits, if your are on the dining plan. But it is well worth it.

The food is very good. I would rate it 9 out of 10. The meal is served family style. When we were there, they served fried chicken and BBQ pork ribs by the bucket. Corn was our seasonal vegetable. We also had baked beans, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese and corn bread. For desert we had strawberry shortcake. The food items are subject to change at anytime.

One word of advice. I thought the seating was first come first serve. It is not. You are assigned a table before you check in, so don't rush to get checked in. This is what they told us. Enjoy the scenery.

It is so hard to explain this show in words. So I have uploaded several photos to show how the Dinner show goes.  There is several You Tube videos of the show out there. I don't suggest looking at them, because they will spoil the show.

Here is how the food is served. Sorry about the dirty plates. I did not take pics of a full plate.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Disney Fix Wednesday Tip # 8

If using the dining plan, make sure at the end of the day you check how many credits you have left and always keep your receipts. The last two vacations we have taken to the world, we have been charged more credits than we thought. If this happens just go to the front desk, show your receipts and the Cm's will make the correction. This is something I highly recommend you stay on top of.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Disney Fix Wednesday Tip #7

If going to any of the parks this Thanksgiving make sure you get to the park of your choice early. The Disney parks get very crowded on Holidays and sometimes they reach full capacity.

My Magical Place

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hollywood and Vine (Disney's Junior Play N Dine)

Hollywood and Vine (Disney's Junior Play N Dine) is an all you can eat buffet located in the Hollywood Studios Park. If you go for breakfast or lunch you get to experience the Disney's Junior Play N Dine. During that event you mingle with June from the Little Einstein’s, Jake from Jake and the Netherland Pirates, Handy Mandy, and Special Agent OSO. Each character comes to your table separately for autographs and pictures.  Also like every 15 minutes there is singing and dancing with the characters. I feel like you get more time and interaction with characters here. The food is typical buffet food for Disney. We have had breakfast and lunch there and I have enjoyed both.  Every time we go to this restaurant we have a blast. If you have little ones you must make a reservation for this place, you will not be disappointed.

OSO is cuddly

Yes the Characters are big and life like.

My Husband and I were celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary on our trip. This was brought out to us from the restaurant.

Please note that this is not a paid advertisement. I am writing this to help anyone who is planning a Disney Vacation. If you have any questions or would like to share your experience eating here, please leave comments. I love comments.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Disney Fix Wednesday Tip #6

When planning a Disney trip always check the Disney website for specials. Even if you have already booked your vacation either thru the Disney Travel Company or another travel agent, you can still add a special. Just remember when adding your special you might have to be flexible on your plans. You might have to change your hotel to another Disney Resort to get the special. Over the years I have learned, that when a special comes out, you better act fast. There is only so many rooms allotted per travel agency and resort.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Kona Cafe

Kona Cafe is a table service venue that is located on the second floor of the Polynesian Hotel’s Great Ceremonial House. I feel like this restaurant is over looked by guests when they are planning out their meal reservations. Until our last visit, I had overlooked it many times. I had only planned on my family eating breakfast there our last trip, but we ended up one night having supper there, due to the rain. (thankfully we were able to get a reservation). The food is an Asian theme and is it so delicious.  For Supper I would recommend their steak, the New York Strip, it will melt in your mouth.  For breakfast they are known for their cinnamon sugar Tonga Toast that is covered with banana’s. I did not try this, but the reviews are always great. I had the ham and cheese omelet and it was very good.  If you get a chance to dine here either for lunch or supper you can not leave with out checking out their pastry bar. They have a desert there that is called the Kona Cone, it has ice cream with hot fudge, m&ms, sprinkles and cotton candy all around this cone. Do I have your mouth watering yet…LOL? I highly recommend this restaurant.

Please note this is not a paid advertisement. I am writing only about my experiences dining at this restaurant, because I want to help my readers understand the planning stage of a Disney Vacation.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Disney Fix Wednesday Tip #5

Disney Fix Wednesday Tip # 5

When entering the parks make sure you get a location and times list of the characters. This should be beside the maps of the park.  I would suggest if you are wanting to see any character and get an autograph make sure to be in line at least 25 minutes before or earlier, depending on how busy the park is. The CM's will shut the line down after so many.