Get Busy Relaxing At Sandals Resorts!

sandals_mapOur Laughing Place Travel has been known as an agency specializing in Disney travel since it’s beginnings years ago.  And we still have a deep love for all things Disney.  But we also love other destinations, too!  Why set limits on our love, right?  One of my personal favorite vacation options is Sandals Resorts.  With amazing destinations, all inclusive convenience, and budget friendly pricing, what’s not to love, right?

Some people ask, ‘what EXACTLY’ is all – inclusive’?  And they ask for good reason because over the years, many destinations have claimed to be all inclusive, but when you arrive, there are lots of things that AREN’T included.  But not with Sandals.  When they say ‘all-inclusive’, they really mean it.  All your meals, drinks (both alcoholic and non alcoholic), resort accommodation, and activities are included.  You can even include round trip airfare!  So once you arrive at your destination, you’re set for a worry free and immensely relaxing vacation experience.sandals1

Of course, the next question would be ‘where ARE these destinations?’.  Well you’re going to LOVE your options!  The Sandals Resort Destinations are:

  • Jamaica
    •  Montego Bay
    •  Royal Caribbean
    •  Negril
    •  Whitehouse
    •  Ochi
    •  Royal Plantation
    • Sandals Inn
  • St Lucia
    •  Regency La Toc
    •  Grand St Lucian
    •  Halcyon Beach
  • Bahamas
    •  Royal Bahamian
    •  Emerald Bay
  • Antigua
    • S Grand Antigua
  • Grenada
    •  LaSource Grenada
  • Barbados
    • Sandals Barbados

Sandals Resorts are adult only venues.  They are wonderful for honeymoons, romantic vacations, anniversaries, or just a glorious couple’s get-away.  But don’t worry if you’d rather have a vacation destination that you can bring the entire family on.  Sandals also has sister resorts called Beaches Resorts.  These wonderful vacations are also all-inclusive and include family activities as well as activities that cater to the young travelers while mom and dad can enjoy some grown up adventures of their own.

beach22_at_the_beaches_negril_resort_spaBeaches Resort destinations include:

  • Jamaica
    • Beaches Ocho Rios
    • Beaches Negril
  • Turks and Caicos
    • Beaches Turks and Caicos

The Beaches Resort locations are perfect not only for family vacations, but also for weddings / honeymoons (guests of all ages  beaches-turks-caicosare welcome!), best friends vacations, group gatherings, family reunions, and even couples who want some more youthful fun like water slides!  And, like Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resort vacations are surprisingly affordable.

So now that I’ve peaked your interest, why not contact one of our OLP Travel Pixies to get more details and start planning your next Sandals / Beaches Resort vacation!  Prepare to be awed!

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Fantasy Parade Dining Package at Walt Disney World

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I’m not sure if this is really true, but rumor has it, it’s been known that Disney guests often ask a cast member when the 3 o’clock parade is. Too funny, right?! We all love a parade, but a Disney parade really takes it to the next level of excitement. The only not so magical thing may be having to hold your spot for a long time before the start parade to make sure you get a great viewing. At least for me, that’s a huge factor in deciding if I will see the parade. I really have to decide if I want to wait a long time while saving my spot or should I hit the popular rides during the parade? Hmm, decisions, decisions. Continue reading Fantasy Parade Dining Package at Walt Disney World

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Universal Is EPIC!

A sentence that I find myself saying, quite often, as a Travel Pixie, is “Universal Studios is not part of Disney.”  Universal universalStudios is about 20 minutes away from Disney World.  It’s located closer to the Orlando International Airport.  And yes, it is NOT part of Disney.  Universal is it’s own unique and awesome vacation destination!

Last month, I shared information about the awesome resorts that are located on the Universal grounds.  Now, I want to share the two incredible parks.  Universal has two parts: the Studios and Islands of Adventure. Continue reading Universal Is EPIC!

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Cruising – Amazing Experiences Plus Great Rates!

RC 1Cruising is a great way to warm up a cold winter!  And as we close out another hot summer season, we all know that soon enough another long, cold winter will be upon us.  So why not plan now for a warm, sunny cruise?  To make it even better, there are some amazing sales and promotions available for some of the most popular cruise lines out there!  So let’s take a look at a couple of my personal favorite cruise lines and the great promotions they are offering!

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE

Right now Royal Caribbean is showing off their amazing holiday sailing RC 2packages!  Let Royal Caribbean® make your spirit merry and bright this December. All month long, they’re hosting the biggest holiday celebration at sea featuring Santa and his elves, snow days on deck, your favorite DreamWorks characters, and more. And if you joins them over the holidays, you’ll get some extra holiday cheer with 25% off third and fourth guests – plus up to $400 to spend at sea. So join them onboard and start a new, decked out tradition.

azamara-questRoyal Caribbean also has two ‘sister’ cruise lines as well:  Azamara and Celebrity!  And yep, you guessed it, there are some awesome offerings from these two as well.  For Azamara, you can get an amazing double upgrade!  Imagine yourself enjoying complimentary room service on your veranda as you sail across the Mediterranean watching the sunrise. Now imagine that you’ll only have to pay for an interior stateroom to do just that.  When you book a select voyage between September 1 and November 30, 2016, you’ll get a complimentary double upgrade from a club interior to a club verandah stateroom!  NICE!

For Celebrity Cruise Line, you can enjoy the ‘Two if By Sea’ sale!    Half offcelebrity_cruises_slider2 the second guest, plus GO BIG with free drinks for both.
On your next vacation (to almost anywhere they sail), save 50% off the second guest’s fare, plus GO BIG and get complimentary Classic Beverage Packages for both guests in an ocean view stateroom or higher.

So you can sip cappuccinos in Rome, hot toddies in Alaska, rum punches in the Caribbean… you get the idea. It’s the perfect combination for an unforgettable, modern luxury vacation — sip and save together.   Sailing date range from December 1, 2016 – April 30, 2018.  

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

NCL 1How does the word ‘free’ sound?  Well with the ‘Free at Sea’ discount, you can enjoy a variety of FREE offers!  Choose from FREE unlimited open bar, FREE specialty dining, FREE prepaid service charges, FREE wifi, or family and friends sail FREE.  Here’s how it works:

  • Book a Studio or Inside Stateroom and Choose One Free Offer
  • Book an Oceanview, Balcony or Mini-Suite and Choose Two Free Offers
  • Book a Suite or Haven and receive all five offers

The booking window for this amazing offer (which I personally have taken advantage of!) is only through September 18th for 3 night or longer sailings through 2017.  This is an awesome deal, so you won’t want to miss it!  

Now I’ll bet you’re ready to start planning your amazing cruising adventure, right?  It’s easy and fun when you contact Our Laughing Place Travel and let one of our awesome travel pixies get you all the details and help you chose and book the perfect cruise for you and your family.  Bon Voyage!

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Walt Disney World Holiday Discount

castleI want you to think about the upcoming Christmas holiday.  I know it’s August and it’s HOT out, but for just for a minute, think snow and cooler temps. Now picture yourself at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park, in front of Cinderella’s castle. Imagine it’s lit up in holiday lights. It will truly take your breath away! While “snow” is softly falling on Main St. USA and Christmas music is playing in the background. Oh and you’re drinking your hot chocolate and eating a sugar cookie or two, while watching Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. All of this is followed by a special fireworks show not to be missed! Since the characters are dressed in their best holiday attire, imagine yourself in your “Goofy” holiday sweater!

You’re already picturing what your Christmas card will look like, aren’t you? So now that you are ready to live out this vision dancing in your head.. pack your bags … and makes plans to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! Well, I don’t mean grab your suitcases just yet, but starting on November 7, 2016 you can! The party is currently scheduled to take place on the following dates in 2016 – November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29 December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 2.  Ticket prices start at $86 per person.

Now that you want to go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Disney is offering a discount to help with your magical adventure. You can save up to 20%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Nov. 6-Nov. 10, Nov. 13-Nov. 22, Nov. 26-Dec. 23, 2016. It’s like getting one of the nights FREE when you book a 5-night stay at a select Disney Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort.

Booking Window:
Aug. 8-Oct. 8, 2016

Travel Window:
Nov. 6- Nov. 10, Nov. 13-Nov. 22, Nov. 26-Dec. 23, 2016

Full List of Disney Resort Hotel Exclusions: 
Campsites, 3-bedroom villas, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter.

I dare say, this time of year is the most magical at the Magic Kingdom. And be sure to visit the other theme parks and Disney resorts to experience even more of the holiday feel!gingerbread

To keep up to date about all thing Disney, follow us on our Facebook page, Our Laughing Place. And make sure you contact Our Laughing Place Travel for all of your travel needs. We offer free pixie dust service that’s a step above concierge!

 

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Orlando Is Not Just Disney, It’s Universal Orlando, Too!

 

Many times, I’ve heard people say “What’s that other park inuniversal
Orlando?”  The truth is,  there are multiple theme parks in the Orlando area.  And Universal Orlando is an entire vacation destination by itself.  After attending an informational seminar, I’ve learned that this is a “must see” for people of all ages.

Let’s start by taking a look at the fabulous resorts that Universal offers.  There are now 5 that you can choose from, all with different themes and perks. hard rockThere is a resort for every price range and style.  The two original resorts, Hard Rock and Portofino Bay, are the in the ‘Premiere Resort’ category.  Both offer early admission to Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Express Pass that allows you to skip the lines, complimentary transportation to the parks and Universal City Walk, access to City Walk, delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort, priority seating at restaurants and transportation to Sea World and Aquatica.

The Hard Rock name is known for it’s rock star style and rare rock memorabilia.  That’s exactly what you will find at this resort.  Rock star theming along with comfy beds, full service dining and great pools!  Speaking ofhard rock pool pools, HR has the only pool that allows you to jam under water with it’s submerged speakers.  The pool also has a fun water slide and cabana rentals.  On select evenings, you can catch a “dive-in” movie poolside.  The standard rooms at Hard Rock can sleep up to 4 people.  If you need a bit more space and have the kids in tow, you might want to opt for the rock themed kid suites.

Looking for some great food?  Try The legendary Palm bringing the waffkeslegacy of its famous New York steakhouse to Universal Orlando® Resort.  The Palm’s legendary menu offers a variety of American fare, Italian specialties, and its prime cuts of beef and jumbo lobster. If you’re in the mood for eating like the velvetcelebs, head to The Kitchen. It has an array of comfort foods with rock memorabilia on the walls. If you are lucky enough to be visiting Hard Rock on the last Thursday of the month, you can sit in on a Velvet Session.

Portofino Bay, in my opinion, is the stark opposite of HR.  It is an experience in the charm and romance of a Mediterranean village in Italy.  Portofino has elegant rooms and dining.  The water area is potogorgeous with it’s 3 pools and breathtaking  lagoon.  The Beach pool has a water slide and sand beach, the Villa Poll has cabana rentals and if you’re looking for some quiet time, check out the Hillside pool.  PB comes alive at sunset when guests are serenaded on the piazza with live Italian opera during Misica della Notte (Music of the Night).

The accommodations  are made up of 750 rooms and suites. There are several different suite configurations.  One of my favorites is the Despicable Me themed kid suites. minion  An exquisite culinary voyage right to the heart of Italy awaits you amid a decor of Bice (Bee-Chay) at Portofino, which combines Old World elegance and modern chic.  Bice Ristorante offers Northern biceItalian cuisine and superb service in an elegant atmosphere.  If you have a hankering for a  brick oven pizza, be sure to give Sal’s a try.  The Thirsty Fish is a casual bar on the piazza that offers live Jazz Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Royal Pacific and Sapphire Falls are the Preferred class of resort. Royal Pacific offers the same front of line access of  the two Premier resorts .  Royal Pacific also will give you priority seating at the royalrestaurants throughout the resort.  Other perks, such as  early admission to Wizarding World of Harry Potter,  complimentary transportation to the parks and Universal City Walk, access to City Walk, delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort, priority seating at restaurants and transportation to Sea World and Aquatica are available at both.

The Royal Pacific will transport you to an exotic South Seas island with it’s sparkling waterfall and lush landscaping.  The 1,000 jurrasicguest rooms and suites, it can accommodate families of 2 to 5.  If you want some privacy away from the little ones, opt for the Jurrasic Park kid suites.

RP offers some great dining choices.  The Island Dining room features Pan Am with a twist.  This is where you can dine with the characters and there is even a special dining room for the kids!   Emeril’s Tchoup Chop (Chop Chop) features cuisine with an Asian-Polynesian fusion.  How can you go wrong with Emeril?  One of the best “extras” at RP is the Luau on Saturday evenings.  It all starts with the nightly torch lighting. luau Sit back and experience an evening of authentic Polynesian food and entertainment at the enchanting Wantilan Luau.  The weekly Hawaiian dinner show featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet of Polynesian specialties, live Hawaiian music and traditional hula dancing. Hula and fire dancers delight the audience and entice a few to even learn the hula!

Sapphire Falls is the newest resort and Universal calls it “an island escape in the heart of an unforgettable adventure”.   It boasts a sapphire16,000 sq ft. zero-entry pool with water slide, play area, hot tub and fire pit. The 1000 guest rooms and suites all sleep up to 5 people, with different configurations.  Each room has a mini fridge, coffee maker and free WiFi.  You can pick from standard view, lagoon view or pool view.  All of the rooms are comfy and a great place to rest after a long day at the parks.

Rumbling in your tummy?  SF has full service dining at Amatista cakeCookhouse, Water Tavern and Drhum Club Kantine.  If you are
looking for something filling with great ambiance, try Amatista.  The outside seating is next to the waterfall for a beautiful, relaxing sound. Upon entering the Strong Water Tavern,  you’ll find a wall of vintage rums complete with your own rum expert, a ceviche bar, and a patio with breathtaking views of the lagoon. Be sure to take part in the daily rum tasting.

bowlIf you are looking for a value, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is first resort in the Prime Value group.  Currently, the Bay has 1800 guest rooms and suites.  The plan is to add another 450 rooms by the end of 2017.  The standard rooms will fit a family of 4 comfortably.  They do offer family suites that sleep 6.  Cabana has 2 large pools,  a tasty food court and the Galaxy Bowl Restaurant, which is a sit down.  Along with a sand beach, CB has a 10 lane bowling alley and dive-in movies.  If you want a blast from the past and you’re missing the beach hotels of yesteryear, this is just what you’ve been looking for!

So, as you can see, Universal Orlando offers a resort for everyone.  Whether you are looking for top of the line amenities or just a great resort at a value, you can’t go wrong.  By the way, did you know that there are 2 awesome parks within walking or complimentary shuttle distance?  Watch for my September blog for more information about those adventures.

If you would like more information about any of the spectacular resorts of Universal Orlando, just contact one of the Travel Pixies at Our Laughing Place Travel.  We will help you plan the perfect vacation!

 

 

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OLP Travel’s Walt Disney World Favorites – Resorts!

Our Laughing Place Travel, Disney travel agentA while ago, I shared with you some of the favorite dining locations of our travel pixies at OLP Travel.  Today I’m back to follow up on that blog by sharing the travel pixies’ favorite resorts for various ages and stages of Disney vacationers.  So let’s get started with some resort fun! Continue reading OLP Travel’s Walt Disney World Favorites – Resorts!

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Disney’s Hollywood Studio News

DHS EMMToday, let’s chat about Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Starting on Aug. 1, 2016, you can experience Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

On these special mornings, the rides you can experience will include Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, Toy Story Mania!, Pixar Place character greetings (with Woody and Buzz), and Mickey and Minnie on Commissary Lane and Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight.

Make sure to bring your appetite because you can also partake in a hearty all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast at ABC Commissary from 8-10 a.m. Disney Early Morning Magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios takes place Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:45-10 a.m.

Disney Early Morning Magic will be offered on different days than Extra Magic Hours. This special event requires a separate ticket – $69 for adults and $59 for children ages 3-9 (plus tax), in addition to regular theme park admission.  Breakfast is included in the ticket price. The number of tickets available for each morning is limited.

In other Disney Hollywood Studio news…

villainsSunset Showcase will again be hosting Club Villain, a special ticketed event  that features some of Disney’s most popular villains. Your host, Dr. Facilier, along with some evil-diva co-hosts, invite you to an evening full of spooky dining and dancing!

This spellbinding evening serves up decadent New Orleans delicacies like tender beef striploin rubbed with herbes de Provence, Voodoo sticky “pig wings” with citrus gremolata and spicy shrimp sautéed with Andouille sausage, tomato, okra and onions over creamy polenta.
Trick or treat yourself to some chilling cocktail concoctions… there will be specialty alcoholic drinks plus beer and wine, hilarious stage-show numbers and up-close encounters with Disney’s most dastardly doomsday divas. Mix and mingle with mysterious Maleficent, hilarious Queen of Hearts, the delirious Evil Queen and the always fur-fetched Cruella De Vil—and wicked jams from our house DJ!

This event runs on Friday and Saturday night from September 2 – October 29, with a final event on Monday, October 31. There are two nightly events to choose from: a 5:15 pm and an 8:30 pm. Also, be aware that since this event will offer banquet style seating,  you may be seated with other parties. Disney dining plan entitlements may not be redeemed for this event. Tickets are$129 per person, tax and gratuity included, and can be purchased 90 days in advance.  Separate admission to Hollywood Studios is required and not included in the price of this package.

Both of these extra events sound fun!  Contact one of our Travel Pixies for more information . We’re always excited help with all of your Disney planning!

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Exciting Line Up for EPCOT’s Food and Wine Fest!

Itfood and wine‘s almost time for one of EPCOT’s most exciting times of the year!  The 2016 International Food and Wine Festival is set to start on September 14 and run through November 14.  This event brings
incredible food and delicious wine to the park that excites the senses.

If you’ve never been to EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival, you are in for a real treat!  You samplecan, literally, eat your way around the world.  Spread throughout the World Showcase, vendors are set up in each country.  You can purchase a small portion to sample.  Along with the food, you can also purchase a paring wine.  Some of the booths this year will feature American, Bakery, British,
Chinese, Norwegian, Asian, African, Japanese, Polynesian, Greek, Italian, Moroccan, French, Seafood, German, Latin, Sushi and Irish Cuisine.  How will you choose??

You prefer a good drink, you say?  Great!  There are several drinkopportunities to try your hand (or mouth) at new mixology techniques.  You can attend a beverage seminar that will give you tips from some of the top drink specialists.  There is a class that will teach you how to pair cuisine with special brews and spirits.  If you want to learn a new talent, you can go to the Mixology seminar and become the life of the party!

motoThis year, Disney has an exciting line up of Celebrity Chefs.  Great Culinary notables Geoffrey Zakarian, Maneet Chauhan, Duff Golman and Masaharu Mormoto, to name a few, will be on hand for culinary
demonstrations.  Other icons like Robert Irvine, Cat Cora and Elizabeth Falkner will return to inspire foodies at premium events like the Party for the Senses.

chewFor a second consecutive year, ABC’s Emmy-Award-winning lifestyle series, “The Chew” will arrive to produce a full week of programs on the show’s exclusive Epcot festival stage.

The big news for this year are the Disney World Resorts joining the festival experience.  Some of the new adventures include:

  • “Brunch with a Twist at Disney’s
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa” — a sumptuous 5-star, 5-course meal prepared by the resort’s award-winning chefs
  • “The Secrets of Flavor at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort” — a three-course lunch that gives you a ‘sensory-food connection’ at Yachtsman Steakhouse
  • “Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef” at Disney’s Contemporary Resort — a hands-on chef’s table experience in a professional working kitchencontemp
  • “Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto” at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort — an entertaining tour of the whimsical Trader Sam’s, followed by lunch and a special mixology session

One of my favorite parts of the festival is that you can use your Disney Dining Plans at most of the meals and some food booths will allow you to use snack and counter service portions of the plan.

eatAs though all of this is not enough, you will be able to dance off some of those newly added calories at the “Dance to the Beat” concert series.  The series runs several weeks and consists of bands from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s.  The concerts are held in the American Garden’s Theater and are free with your EPCOT admission.  You can see your favorite acts 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm.

This is the current line up:

  • Wang Chung — NEW! – September 14-15
  • Starship —  September 16-18
  • Air Supply –  September 19-20
  • The Bo Deans — September 21-23
  • Fuel – September 24-25
  • Sugar Ray — September 26-28
  • Los Lobos — September 29-30
  • David Cook — October 1-2
  • Wilson Phillips — October 3-4
  • Blues Traveler — October 5-6
  • Plain White T’s — NEW! – October 7-9
  • 38 Special — October 10-11
  • Jeffrey Osbourne — October 12-13
  • Tiffany — October 14-16
  • Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx — October 17-19
  • Christopher Cross – October 20-21
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket — NEW! — October 22-23
  • Chakka Kahn — October 24-25
  • Billy Ocean — October 26 – 27
  • Living Color — October 28- 29
  • Hanson – October 30- November 1
  • Soul Asylum – October 2-3
  • Delta Rae — NEW! — November 4-6
  • Boyz to Men — November 7-9
  • Sister Hazel — November 10-11
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — November 12-14 (Unconfirmed)

Now that I have you drooling and your belly growling, all you need to do is contact your friendly OLP Travel Pixies.  We will help you make the most of all of the Festival experiences and find you the best rates for your vacation!

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OLP Travel’s Walt Disney World Favorites – Dining!

Disney DiningWorking for an earmarked agency and specializing in Disney travel,  it’s pretty much a given that between myself and our other travel pixies, we have tried the vast majority of dining locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.  And it’s such a great thing, too, because one of the most frequent things I am asked by the folks I am working with is what restaurants I would recommend.  Dining can be kind of tricky because everyone has their favorite foods and how good or bad a restaurant is can vary dramatically depending upon who you ask.  And, of course, what may be a favorite for families with small children may not be an ideal choice for an older adult couple traveling either with no children or adult children.  But luckily for us, Disney offers a huge array of dining choices and there are some locations that just naturally are favorites across the board and folks almost always leave those places with a smile on their faces and a full belly!  So I’ve put together some quick recommendations from all of our OLP Travel Pixies to help make those dining decisions even easier.  So let’s get started!

For families with small children, the resounding number one chef mickey's logorecommendation is Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  And it’s no surprise why!  With a fabulous buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus the opportunity to meet Mickey himself along with a few friends, this truly is the ideal location for kid friendly fun.  Other great options include Tusker House at the Animal Kingdom (Jungle Juice is the BEST!) with Donald and Friends; ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort which has an awesome breakfast including Lilo and Stitch or a delicious dinner which, while it doesn’t include characters, it does have singing and coconut races!  Lastly, The Garden Grill in EPCOT‘s The Land pavilion is a wonderful option including Chip ‘n Dale and friends for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

BoathouseFor families with older children, dining gets a little bit more ‘grown up’.  But it’s WDW, so really, how grown up can you be, right?  The recommendations for these family types include Teppan Edo in Japan in EPCOT’s World Showcase.  This entertaining dining experience is sure to be a favorite for the whole family.  Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom offers options that appeal to a slightly older pallet while still giving you the magical feeling of dining in Beast’s castle.  At the Coral Reef in The Living Seas at EPCOT’s Future World, you can enjoy amazing dinners while feeling like you’re dining inside a fish tank.  The Boathouse at Disney Springs has brought to life a whole new dining experience!  Enjoy the car style water taxis and a dinner you won’t soon forget.  And finally, don’t forget about Sci-Fi Dine In Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!  Enjoy classic drive in favorites while a the ‘movies’ in your very own car booth.  This is great fun for everyone in the family!

Moving on to the honeymooners.  Truly, is there anywhere better to
honeymoon than WDW??  I think not!  For dining, California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is highly recommended.  This restaurant is at the top of the resort and offers breathtaking views of the Magic Kingdom as well as the Seven Seas Lagoon.  If you time it just right, you can even see the fireworks!  Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is another great option.  With beautiful African style surroundings and one of a kind dining offerings, this is definitely thevictoria-albert-s place for a nice, romantic dinner.  Victoria and Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is one of the best kept secrets at WDW.  This very upscale restaurant is a AAA Five Diamond Reward recipient since 2000.  The timeless elegance of this location will be the highlight of your honeymoon.  But let’s not forget Citricos while you’re visiting the Grand Floridian.  This is another amazing location to enjoy a delicious Mediterranean style meal in the casual elegance of the dining room.  Romance?  Yes please!

And last, but not least, there are the couples with either no children or traveling with adult children.  For these folks, Narcoossee’s at the Grand Floridian tops the list.  With it’s casual waterfront setting and panoramic views of the lagoon, this is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal and some great conversation.  Trattoria Al Forno at TrattoriaDisney’s BoardWalk is another great casual option.  With delicious Italian offerings as well as a great variety for those with dietary needs, this is the perfect location to sit back, relax, and enjoy the meal!  Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe Dining Room in Disney Springs has been delighting folks for years!  This amazing place  offers a unique fusion of Asian and Californian Cuisine.  And don’t forget about Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  This classic restaurant will make you feel like you’re back in the golden age of Tinseltown.  This lower key restaurant is a great respite from the hustle and bustle just outside it’s doors.Disneyland Dining on New Year's Eve

There you have it!  Some tried and true recommendations from your
favorite OLP Travel Pixies!  Are you hungry yet?  Then let’s get busy planning!  Bon Appetite!

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