What’s New at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Resorts and All-Star Sports Resort: July 15, 2018

Hello from the Monorail Resorts! Nothing makes us happier than boarding the Monorail on our way to the Magic Kingdom!

Monorail and Space Mountain

This time we stopped at each resort along the way and collected a bunch of updates for you! [Read more…]

The NEWEST Place to Get Your Spiked DOLE WHIP in Disney World!

Though you can find Dole Whip (the famous Pineapple Soft-serve) at more than a couple of places outside the Disney World parks these days, it’s long had a special place at the Polynesian Village Resort before it started popping up in other locations.

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip Float at Pineapple Lanai

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip Float at Pineapple Lanai

Dole Whip’s current home at the Resort is Pineapple Lanai. [Read more…]

Tambu Lounge in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Closing This Summer

The Tambu Lounge in Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort is a well-loved spot. Known for cocktails like the Lapu Lapu (served in a pineapple) and the Backscratcher as well as single servings of ‘Ohana’s famous Bread Pudding, it’s not a Disney vacation for many guests without a stop at this little cove.

Tambu Lounge

Tambu Lounge

But change is coming to Tambu Lounge. According to Tikiman’s Unofficial Polynesian Resort Pages on Facebook, Tambu will close after the 4th of July and will remain closed for about two months. This temporary closure will result in an expansion to the lounge to add another well for a barterer, and also add a side station for a cocktail server.

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Grab an Anniversary Cupcake at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto… But ACT FAST!

Have you enjoyed raising a glass at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Disney’s Polynesian Resort anytime over the past three years?

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Then maybe you’ll want to celebrate the Grotto’s 3rd “official” Anniversary with a CUPCAKE! But you’ve got to act fast… like, really fast. [Read more…]

What Are the Best Disney World Hotels for Families of 5 or More?

When traveling to Disney World with a family or group of five or more people, finding a resort that fits your family’s needs and budget can be challenging.

Art of Animation Resort

Art of Animation Resort

Should you stay in a Value, Moderate, Deluxe, or Deluxe Villa? Should you stay in one room, two rooms, or a suite? There are so many options for families of five or larger groups, and today we’re going to check out a few of them! [Read more…]

Review: Okalani’s Shave Ice at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Aloha from Okalani’s Shave Ice!

Okalani's Shave Ice

Okalani’s Shave Ice

This cute little kiosk at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort takes a keen eye to find, but it’s worth the tiny trek.

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DFB Video: Top 5 Disney World Resorts for FOOD!

Hey, you all! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re discussing the Top 5 Disney World Resorts in terms of our favorite topic: FOOD!

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

When you think of food at Disney World, perhaps your mind goes to the parks first. Maybe iconic snacks like the Magic Kingdom’s Citrus Swirl come to mind, or fun and unique in-park dining experiences like Sci-Fi Dine In at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But I’m telling you, there is a LOT of terrific eating to do outside the parks in the Disney World Resorts, and we’re talking today about our top five Resorts in regards to dining experiences. And remember, thanks to Disney Transportation, you don’t need to be staying at a Resort to check out the restaurants or snacks at any given spot. So settle in, and enjoy our latest DFB Video to learn more! [Read more…]

DFB Video: Best Disney World Resorts

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re checking out the BEST Disney World Resorts!

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

There is a LOT to consider when you’re planning your Disney World vacation… and at the top of the list is where to stay! Disney World has no shortage of beautifully themed Resorts to choose from. And while they all have their own style of Disney magic, we’d like to share our favorites with you today! [Read more…]

Review: Big Kahuna Sandwich and Thai Coconut Meatballs at Captain Cook’s in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Okay, so YES, we are checking out something called the “Big Kahuna” at the Polynesian Village Resort.

But — before we get your hopes up — we’re talking today about the Big Kahuna SANDWICH at Captain Cook’s. Sadly, the Big Kahuna Breakfast has not returned to the menu at Kona Cafe.

Still, taken on its own, the Big Kahuna Sandwich deserves a look in its own right. I mean, anything called the Big Kahuna Sandwich should be able to measure up to its name, right?

That’s what we’re here to find out!

The Big Kahuna Sandwich consists of turkey, ham, salami, roast beef, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato with a red pepper spread, all tucked into focaccia bread. The $11.29 entree comes with a pile of French Fries.

Big Kahuna Sandwich and Fries

Big Kahuna Sandwich and Fries

Looking at it from the top, it does indeed take up a lot of the box. (These takeaway styles have been in use for some time now at Captain Cook’s, replacing the standard Disney Parks plates for many dishes, and they are obviously terrific for transporting your meal.)

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News: Highway in the Sky (aka Monorail) Dine Around Progressive Dinner Begins December 2nd in Disney World

Who doesn’t love a trip around the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Resorts on the Monorail?

I know I do. And now there’s a new extra ticket dining event you can add to your trip on the Highway in the Sky… the Highway in the Sky Dine Around!

The Wave Entrance

The Wave Entrance

Your evening begins by checking in at The Wave… of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, accompanied with a welcome appetizer and specialty cocktail.

Next stop? Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for island-inspired spirits and appetizers! [Read more…]