On this visit, we had our sights set on one thing: HOLIDAY TREATS!
You’ve probably heard of hidden Mickeys before, but did you know there are hidden bars, secret ceremonies, and special magical extras at many of the Disney resorts? We’re talking about super-secret, totally under wraps happenings you’ll have to see to believe!
And not to worry — they aren’t just for the guests staying there; everyone’s invited to join in the fun! Here’s our list of the Nine Disney resort experiences you didn’t even know existed — until now!
is always ready with a seasonal cupcake, and right now they’re got a playful option that’s all dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day!
The St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake is chocolate cake, whipped vanilla buttercream, and a fun Oreo that’s been dipped halfway in green. [Read more…]
Trattoria al Forno
opened on Walt Disney World’s BoardWalk in 2014, and from its inception, the Italian eatery has been a warm and welcoming place for guests to enjoy a meal.
Trattoria al Forno
In 2017, Trattoria al Forno expanded its dining options by adding a unique character breakfast called the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast. This character meal allows guests to meet Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, Ariel, and Prince Eric while dining on entrees and pastries inspired by Tangled and The Little Mermaid.
The Bon Voyage Adventure is a playful meal full of references to the animated films, but dinner at Trattoria al Forno remains a sophisticated affair (as far as theme park dining goes). There’s no dress code here, which makes it a convenient spot to grab dinner after a day at nearby Hollywood Studios or Epcot. The restaurant is also just a quick walk from the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, making it relatively simple to get to even if you’re not staying at BoardWalk Inn and Villas.
We thoroughly enjoyed our initial dinner here when Trattoria opened, and I was excited to dig into more of the slightly eclectic menu and to savor a little more of the cozy ambiance.
Trattoria al Forno commands quite a bit of real estate on the BoardWalk, owing to its spacious interior. The black awnings and the gold text on the signs are classy and let you know that you’re about to dine in style. You’ll also find the BoardWalk’s walk-up pizza window tucked beneath one of the awnings.
on Disney’s BoardWalk is one of our favorite, go-to spots for ice cream every time we’re at Disney World! Not only is Ample Hills home to amazing ice cream, but it’s located within walking distance to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, and Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Hotels.
The house-made ice cream at Ample Hills is available in lots of unique flavors — which is why we always recommend the the Ice Cream Flight.
That way you can choose SIX different flavors!
And now, in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary Ample Hills has teamed up with Disney to create THREE new birthday cake flavors of ice cream! [Read more…]
If you’ve walked the boardwalk around Disney World’s Boardwalk Inn resort recently you may have noticed there was some work being done on the Boardwalk Pizza Window located outside Trattoria al Forno. We now know the menu was being updated!
The location now offers a broader menu with more pizza choices – in a personal size or a whole pie, as well as sub sandwiches, new salads and desserts. [Read more…]
at Walt Disney World’s BoardWalk Inn and Villas has a massive following, owing to some pretty spectacular ice cream and its convenient location (Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot’s International Gateway, and the Swan and Dolphin hotels are all within walking distance!).
We’ve been enamored since our first visit just over two years ago, and we’re not too proud to admit that we still daydream about this sweet frozen treat on a pretty regular basis. :p