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Chef Mickey's: It's Not Just About the Food!

Have you ever left your favorite restaurant and thought, “Wow that was fun!” No? Of course not! Who gets excited about going to a restaurant, just to eat and leave? How would you like to hop on a monorail and arrive in the middle of the hotel that houses one of my favorite restaurants on Disney property? Chef Mickey’s isn’t just about the food. It is an experience in and of itself. When thinking about Disney meals, I personally love the counter service meals. Something quick, simple and yummy will suffice for my family.   This changed a couple years back when I planned a large family get-together in Walt Disney World.   We knew we wanted to hit a character meal as this would be our son Bubba’s first time to “The World”.     I immediately thought “Chef Mickey’s sounds fun!”, so   I made an ADR (Advanced Dining Reservation) right away.    Little did I know at the time, it would become a must-do!  

Dive in to The Wave... of American Flavors!

*Please note The Wave permanently closed. In 2021,  Steakhouse 71  opened in the same location. Located off of the lobby of Disney’s Contemporary Resort is one of Disney’s often overlooked  restaurants, The Wave... of American Flavors.   Opening on June 7, 2008, The Wave brought a fresh menu of organic and locally grown produce.   Healthier dining options and environmental friendliness were the main focus.     Images of tofu, leaves and granola are usually what people think of when hearing words like healthy and organic.   However, I can assure you, The Wave’s menu is so very much more than that! Right beyond the check-in area on the ground floor and to the left, The Wave’s entrance is hard to miss.   Glowing blue lights shine their way through the almost tunnel-like hall leading to the restaurant’s bar and waiting areas.   Some guests feel it’s more for the adult crowd, and this is one of the most common misconceptions I have heard in regards to The Wave.   At first glance it may

Universal Orlando Resort & COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Since the theme parks in Orlando have reopened, the Universal Orlando Resort has implemented some new safety guidelines in response to the coronavirus pandemic. I'm sure you're wondering what it's like to take a Universal vacation right now and you might not be sure if you'd like to visit with the safety guidelines in place. We visited in September to see for ourselves and to report back to you on our experience.  In accordance with CDC guidelines, Universal has enhanced their sanitization procedures and implemented additional measures to encourage social distancing. Universal is asking that all guests and Team Members comply with the following guidelines: Face covering required - Everyone is required to wear a face covering during their visit except for children under the age of 3, when actively eating or drinking, and when at a designated U-Rest area. Wash hands often -  Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds. (This seems like a no-brainer

Photo Tour: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney World

Get ready to take a photo tour of a galaxy far, far away! Star Wars : Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort is a must visit for Star Wars fans.  If you haven't already, check out our informational post on all  Star Wars : Galaxy's Edge has to offer.  The details that have been put into Galaxy's Edge are truly remarkable. I could spend hours exploring and taking pictures.  These aren't the droids you're looking for There are a ton of great shops in Galaxy's Edge that are worth visiting even if you don't plan on buying anything. Although, it's very hard to resist some of the cute plush characters over at the Creature Stall! There are a few options for dining including Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, Ronto Roasters, Kat Saka's Kettle, Oga's Cantina and the Milk Stand.  Ronto Roasters Galma Snack Sampler These bottles make for great photo opps and souvenirs! Outpost Popcorn Mix Milk Stand Blue Milk Oga&#