Signature Dining at Disney – A Must

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When you think of a Walt Disney vacation I’m sure that fine dining is not the first thing that comes to mind. Mickey Mouse has a way of appearing in all of our minds at the mere mention of anything Disney. When my family started our addiction of Disney traveling we never imagined that our trips would start to revolve around our dining options. This is the thing we all look forward to as we prepare for our trip. The 180 day mark is visible on every calendar in our house.

Our last visit was just a few weeks ago and we made this trip all about food. We upgraded our dining plan to the deluxe which is something I recommend to everyone that enjoys food and want to have an incredible dining experience while still on vacation. With the deluxe dining plan you get and appetizer, main course and dessert with every meal. Let me fill you in on my favorites.

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LeCellier is a Steakhouse inside the Canadian Pavilion at EPCOT. I had the pleasure of a first visit last spring and now make it a standard reservation for every visit. The setting is gorgeous, as you enter the restaurant the gardens are stellar and very inviting. I started this meal with the tomato and mozzarella salad, I can honestly say the is exceptional, I have never tasted tomatoes’ with such flavor, when mentioning it to our server she informed me that the tomatoes are grown right at EPCOT inside the Land, the only downside is that I can never again eat this salad at another restaurant, it just cannot meet the same standard. There are many choices for the main course but I cannot seem to order anything other than the Mushroom Filet Mignon. This incredible piece of Canadian AAA beef is paired with the most amazing flavored mushroom risotto that is severed with a white truffle butter sauce. You will definitely have to hit the gym before this meal so you can take it all in without guilt. It is my favorite meal at Walt Disney World. I can’t go on without mentioning the Ribeye and the New York Strip they definitely get an honorable mention. This meal is always finished with a fresh cup of coffee and the Maple Crème Brulee’.

Flying Fish is centered at the Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, it specializes in sea food. The restaurant will take you into the old days of the Atlantic Boardwalk, with décor representing old roller coaster tracks as well as a Ferris wheel and if you look close you’ll see funhouse mirrors. The open kitchen is also a plus. You can dine at a chef’s table which includes wine and dinner or just sit back and relax at a table of your own where the service is impeccable. You will definitely be treated like a celebrity while dining. Let me add that Flying Fish is known as a celebrity favorite and has been known for many celebrity sightings.

You can treat your palette to an incredible steak or seafood dish. We started our meal with the Calamari and Mussels. The Calamari was the best I’ve ever ordered and could have taken the place of my meal. For the main course I enjoyed the Signature Flying Fish Duo which is a New York Strip with Potatoes wrapped Red Snapper, who knew food could be so heavenly. The night finished with a caramelized Banana Napoleon and the Trio of Concession Sweets. We have already made another reservation for our next visit!

Remember that signature meals count as two meal credits so when planning make sure you calculate correctly. The two meal credit cost is more than reasonable for what the signature restaurants have to offer.

If you are a Steak and potatoes kind of eater do not let signature dining scare you away, take the plunge and enjoy more than just characters and attractions. Dining can be the best attraction on your vacation.

Keep your eye out for part two of this blog, Jiko, Hollywood Brown Derby and Artist Point will be the feature.

For a magical dining experience contact me Amy Blades – amyb@travelwiththemagic.com

Waffle Sandwiches

Have you heard about the new craze? Waffle sandwiches. Yes, it is real and they are available at the Magic Kingdom Park, at Sleepy Hollow a refreshment stand in Liberty Square located to the left of Cinderella’s Castle. Here you can get this magnificent masterpiece every day.

There are different types of waffles.

Nutella Waffle (1)

Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich

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Ham, Prosciutto, and Swiss

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Waffle with Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Waffle with Strawberries and Whipped Cream

The waffles are made fresh while you wait and they are absolutely delicious. The sandwich is large enough for a meal or you can share it as a two person snack. The Nutella waffle is available all day however the ham and chicken waffles are only available between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Waffles are not the only delicious treat at Sleepy Hollow. Funnel cakes, ice cream cookie sandwiches, huge fresh chocolate chunk cookies, floats, Cappuccino and many other items are also available. Sleepy Hollow accepts the Disney Dining Plan. Snack credits and counter service may be used here. So on your way to Liberty Square stop and pick up a tasty waffle sandwich.

If you are ready to book your magical vacation give me a call and I will be glad to help you.

 Allison@Travelwiththemagic.com or 1-800-670-4312 ext. 134