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The Three Broomsticks

The Three Broomsticks is an iconic location for any Harry Potter fan, but is also a delicious lunch spot for anyone visiting Universal Orlando Resort!  The food is familiar yet unique, and served hot and fresh to your table. This location is located in the Hogsmeade location of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure. What sets this apart from other quick service locations for me is that you order your food and then taken to a table and the food is brought to you, which is becoming more and more popular these days, but definitely wasn't the norm when the Three Broomsticks first opened.  We placed our order and then were led to a table in the dining area which looks like a scene right out of a Harry Potter movie of course.  For lunch today we ordered a Spareribs Platter, normally served with corn on the cob and roasted potatoes but we subbed veggies for the potatoes, and Fish and Chips along with some Pumpkin Juice as a beverage.  First let's

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

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