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Disney Dining Review – Chefs de France

Dining at Disney World has always been our favorite “attraction”.  We love the Disney Parks – don’t get me wrong.  But dining with Disney is the thread that weaves all of the magic together for us.  At first, it was all about the food…and taking pictures of the food.  And then, we discovered video clip reviews, and a whole new world of Disney fun opened for us.

Our aim in each review is to be both informative and entertaining with our silly Our Laughing Place style.  So, you tell us: in this Chefs de France review, how’d we do?

Walt Disney World for Teens

Walt Disney World, Disney World, Disney World ResortsSo your teens thinks they have outgrown a Disney vacation? Well, tell them to think again! A family vacation to Walt Disney World offers so many unique opportunities for teens that your whole family will have the time of their lives!

Walt Disney World offers teens a safe environment to assert a bit of independence in a place they’ll never forget. The extensive transportation system within the Walt Disney World Resort allows teens to efficiently travel wherever they need to go to find the fun. Buses, monorails, boats, railroad and good old fashioned walking make getting around half the fun. Our Transportation Wizard will make getting around the resort a simple matter of plugging in your desired  location and destination  and following the directions.

Begin your vacation planning by choosing a resort with plenty to do right outside the doors. Continue reading Walt Disney World for Teens

Walt Disney World Tightens Advanced Dining Arrangements Rules

There is news from Walt Disney World concerning how you schedule your dining at the restaurants in Walt Disney World. It is official. There is no way around the rule of only having one scheduled dining arrangement at a time. This means that people that tend to schedule multiple Disney Dining arrangements for the exact same time, and decide at the last minute where they want to dine, will no longer be able to do that.

Disney Dining had for a long time discouraged this practice, and it was against the rules, but there was no way to tell if someone had more than one arrangement. Now there is. I am glad because it may open up some of the nicer and harder to get locations, such as Le Cellier in Canada at Epcot, and Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom.

In particular, I hope it makes it easier to get dining at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With very few sit down restaurants to choose from, it can be hard to get a decent dining time at that theme park. It can be tough to find dining at that Disney Theme Park on nights Fantasmic is showing.

Rix Lounge at Walt Disney World

Disney dining, Disney entertainment, Coronado Springs ResortRix Lounge located at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort (my favorite Moderate Resort), is becoming a wonderful new and trendy”hot spot” at the Walt Disney World.  Although the Walt Disney World Resort recently closed all of its nightclubs at Pleasure Island, in Downtown Disney, I think it’s important that people know that this location is a very appealing alternative. 

 The atmosphere and decor is what I would refer to as super-hip and sophisticated with throw-back touches here and there to the 70s.  With lots of cozy, inviting sitting areas, a nice size dance floor, and a dj spinning top 40 remix hits, it offers an atmosphere for those just wanting to relax with some friends, as well as an area to “get your groove on”.  Continue reading Rix Lounge at Walt Disney World

Your Perfect Adventure Awaits – Adventures By Disney

Adventures by Disney, Disney travel planningWhen I hear adults object to a Disney vacation because they think the parks are for children only, I get sad. Not only do I think the world would be a better place if we spent more time embracing our inner child… but Disney is so much more than a playground for the young and young at heart.

For those who want their vacations to be mind-growing in addition to mind-blowing, there are Adventures by Disney — where you’ll travel the world with the Disney perspective and see what most ordinary tourists will never experience.

For example, on Ireland Family Adventure, you’ll go sheep herding in Shannon, take jig lessons in Killarney, and tour cathedrals in Dublin. Or, on Australia Family Adventure you’ll plunge into the largest coral reef system on earth, ride camels through the desert to watch the sun set on Ayers Rock, and feel the rush of adrenaline as you zoom around famed Sydney Harbour on a high-speed boat. These are adventures you’ve got to hike, bike and swim to believe. Continue reading Your Perfect Adventure Awaits – Adventures By Disney

Walt Disney World Vacations through the years

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Disney World – where the magic is real

I have a lot of people ask me what the BEST age would be for a family vacation to Walt Disney World. I thought it would be fun to share the highlights of my family’s vacations.

We started our first family trip when my twin boys were 2 years old. Most people thought that we had lost our minds! It actually ended up being a fun filled trip! (On this trip, as well as all to follow, we were accompanied by my parents.) The most important thing was to keep the kids happy and their bellies full. That was an easy task. With all of the character dining, we accomplished both, at the same time. Their favorite place to dine was Crystal Palace with Pooh and friends in the Magic Kingdom. The loved Eyeore and Piglet visiting the table. There was constant movement and noise to keep their attention. The SpectroMagic parade was another favorite. From their strollers, they loved watching the lights coming down Main Street. That year, Disney featured a special stage show with all of the afternoon cartoon characters. Needless to say, we spent a lot of time at that show. Continue reading Walt Disney World Vacations through the years