What Was Learned at the D23 Parks Panel

Yesterday at D23, the Parks Panel presentation took place and A LOT of new information was dropped.  So much information that I have to break in down park by park and then what is going on outside the theme parks on the resort side.   Let’s dive in head first.

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How To Beat the Crowds at the Food & Wine Festival

EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival is one of the most popular time of year for EPCOT.  Vacationers and Orlando locals, alike, flock to the theme park to enjoy the international cuisine offered by the festival.  This year’s festival is the longest on record starting on August 31 and ending on November 13.   The festival is filled with special demonstrations, concerts, along with more than 50 booths scattered through the World Showcase and now into Future World.  All of these events bring lots of people.  What are some good ways to avoid the crowds and get the most out of the festival?

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Ode to the Citrus Swirl

photo courtesy of theme park review

Adventureland in Magic Kingdom is home to two of the best frozen snacks at Walt Disney World: The Dole Whip and The Citrus Swirl.  The Dole Whip is the favorite for most people.  Me?  I’m in the minority.  I love the Citrus Swirl.  I love most things with orange flavoring.  To me, it just tastes great.  Let’s take a closer look at the Citrus Swirl.

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A Visit to Yachtsman Steakhouse

A couple of years ago, my wife’s aunts and uncles took our daughter into the parks for the evening and my wife and I were able to enjoy a relaxing dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse.  One of the things that I enjoy about staying at The Contemporary/Bay Lake Tower is easy walking access to the Magic Kingdom Bus Depot.  My wife and I walked over the depot to catch the Yacht Club/Beach Club bus.  We always bank plenty of time to get from point A to point B at Disney but we were lucky enough to catch a bus right away to Yacht Club.

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My Multi-Part Review of the Disney Dream: The Restaurants

Continuing my multi-part series into the Disney Dream, we stop in one of the most important aspects of many vacations…the restaurants.  The Disney Dream has a variety of restaurants for all tastes.  Five sit-down restaurants, a buffet, many made-to-order counter service locations, and lots of places to grab a refreshment.  One thing is for sure, you will not go hungry on the Disney Dream.

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