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Contempo Café: Best Place to Monorail Watch and Dine

Please stand clear of the doors! Love to watch the monorails whoosh by? Hop over to Disney's Contemporary Resort's Contempo Café for the prime monorail watching spot and a good quick service meal.  If you've never been to the Contemporary, it's worth a visit. Architecturally, it's awesome, as the monorails drive right through it every few minutes. It also has a 3-story tall Mary Blair painting that you'll see when you hop off. This resort is also home to Chef Mickey's sit down buffet with Mickey and Friends. The two gift shops here are pretty big, and often have things that Magic Kingdom is sold out of. They have a bakery counter with Mickey inside the gift shop too. #1 Monorail fan! We placed a mobile order while on the monorail, and after about 10 minutes of disembarking, the food was ready for pick up. They have ample seating so you can watch the monorail come and go while you eat. We like to try to guess which color is coming through next!  I ordered the
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Agent Spotlight: Mackenzie

Meet Agent Mackenzie in this week's Agent Spotlight ! Mackenzie sailing the canals of Giethoorn, Netherlands Name: Mackenzie Kerste Kingdom Konsultant Travel Find me on… Facebook: @agentmackenzie Instagram: @agentmackenzie_ I specialize in… Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland Paris, Universal Orlando Where do you call home? East Bay Area, California! What was your dream job when you were 10 years old? I wanted to be many things… teacher, horseback rider, songwriter, and artist! Why did you become a travel agent? My mother is a travel agent, so you could say it runs in the family!  Favorite vacation destination? Anywhere in Europe, the cultures and architectures are beautiful. Bonus points if it’s a cruise! Mackenzie and her husband boarding the Disney Fantasy. This or that:  Walt Disney World or Disneyland: As a Californian native I’m supposed to say DL, but I actually love both the same! Caribbean cruise or Mediterranean

Ears the News: February 20, 2021 Edition

 Ears the News Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com 'Raya and the Last Dragon' offerings coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom Disney's Animal Kingdom will host a couple of new experiences based on the movie, "Raya and the Last Dragon."  You will be able to learn to draw new characters from the movie at the Animation Experience at Conservation Station.   Artists also will be working on a 40-ton sand sculpture at the Discovery Island Stage.  The display will feature Raya, Tuk Tuk, Sisu the last dragon and the Ongi.  It will take over 24 hours to build and carve the display that is made entirely from sand.  This sculpture will be made by two talented artists.  Between February 19 through 21, guests will have the opportunity to watch these artists at work.  The carving will be showcased at Disney's Animal Kingdom through the end of March. Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com Disney Park Pass at Walt Disney World extended to January 2023 Disney's Park Pass,

Droid Depot at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you love R2-D2 and BB-8, you'll love visiting the Droid Depot at  Star Wars : Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  The Droid Depot gives guests the opportunity to build their very own droid! The Droid Depot is Black Spire Outpost's industrial workshop filled with parts, chips, manuals, and tools to build a custom Astromech Unit. When you arrive at the Depot, you'll have the choice between building a BB-series unit or R-series unit. Once you make your selection, the clerk will provide you with a basket that includes a blueprint to design your droid. When my son and I visited, we opted to make a BB Unit.  After you've made your series selection, you'll make your way over to the Parts Station. This is where you'll gather the parts for your droid. You'll see a variety of parts pass by on the conveyor belt and each part is available in an assortment of colors. Look at the blueprint on the bottom of your basket to determine which parts you need

Cinderella's Royal Table

When it is a little prince or princess’s first time dining at Cinderella’s Castle, you know it is going to be a special day!    Upon entering Cinderella Castle, you are in awe of its grandness. Every time I come here, I am still taken with the breathtaking details and beauty of this castle. And of course, I am most thrilled to see my two favorite characters, Jaq and Gus-Gus, hanging out in the castle, keeping a watchful eye over Cinderella.  Do you see Jaq and Gus-Gus? Those who dine here will begin their experience with a photo and an opportunity to meet with Cinderella*. Once formally introduced to our host, you will be escorted up the grand staircase to your dining area. (Character dining is currently not available at this restaurant due to COVID-19 guidelines.) After receiving wishing stars, wands, and swords, dinner will begin. Cinderella, of course, did not invite you here to dine alone. On this particular evening, we had the honor of meeting Rapunzel, Aurora, Snow White and

Agent Spotlight - Brianna

Meet agent Brianna in this week's Agent Spotlight! Name: Brianna Recker Kingdom Konsultant Travel Find me on Facebook   I specialize in… Walt Disney World Vacations Where do you call home?  I live in Venedy, Illinois (a very small, farming community about 45 minutes east of St. Louis, MO. I live with my husband, Reed, and our chocolate lab, Lady. We have a baby girl arriving in May to grow our little family. What was your dream job when you were 10 years old? When I was young, I really thought I wanted to be a veterinarian. I lived on a farm and loved animals. Why did you become a travel agent?  I became a travel agent to continue my love of Walt Disney World and travel in general. I worked for the Walt Disney Company during my Disney College Program, and when I left, I knew I wasn’t done with them completely. I have always had friends and family ask for my advice when traveling to Walt Disney World, so I thought, why not give advice as another job. Favorite vacation destination?

Ears the News: February 13, 2021 Edition

 Ears the News Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival Preparations   Photo courtesy of WDWMagic.com   In preparation for the 2021 Taste of the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, the horticulture team has been busy installing beautiful displays.  The festival starts on March 3rd. Reports suggest that the White House is considering domestic travel bans to Florida amid steeply rising U.K. variant COVID-19 cases in the state Some news outlets are reporting that the White House is considering a domestic travel ban to Florida because of the rising of the  COVID-19 mutation cases.  The B.1.1.7 strain is surging in Florida.  Cases are doubling every 9 days and counts for 15% of all new COVID cases in Florida.  Florida is leading the case numbers in the United States.   The Biden administration is concerned because the U.K. strain is more transmissible than the original COVID-19 virus strain.  It is unlikely that t