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Via Napoli, a review

Via Napoli is a pizza-forward restaurant located in the back of Epcot's Italy Pavilion. This spot is often on my must-do list and has been a hit with everyone I've visited Walt Disney World with since the menu has something for everyone to enjoy from adults to kids alike!  This is also a wonderful restaurant to dine with larger parties as they have a lively atmosphere and several large tables. Naples, Italy is regarded as the birthplace of pizza, and this restaurant tries to live up to the classic Neapolitan style in their kitchens with specialty ingredients to match what you'd get in Italy.  For this family dinner we decided to order a few thing and share among the table. We started the meal with a salad before indulging in lots of carbs and cheese.   House Salad: mixed greens, cucumber, pepperoncini peppers, peppadew peppers, diced tomatoes, olives, red wine vinaigrette Everything was delicious but on this trip the pasta dishes were the stand out favorites.  We didn't

Kona Cafe Breakfast

Everyone knows Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. It is one of the original Walt Disney World Resorts, located on the Monorail loop and across the Seven Seas Lagoon from the Magic Kingdom. Many people know about 'Ohana restaurant within that resort, famous for it’s all you care to eat dinner and character breakfast, but hidden away just around the corner is a gem for breakfast called Kona Café.   Agent Marie with her favorite, Macadamia Nut Pancakes Located in the Great Ceremonial House, just down the hallway from 'Ohana, Kona Café is a quiet and unassuming location with some of the best breakfast choices on property at Walt Disney World.  It underwent a renovation in 2022, but fan favorite menu items remained once it reopened.  Beverages start the offerings with all of your traditional offerings but with a few unique choices that differentiate this dining location.  A press pot of coffee featuring a Hawaiian Kona Blend of coffee is offered as well as Liliko’i juice, which

Character Dining 101

Character dining at Walt Disney World is incredibly popular and for good reason. The characters make their way around the room and stop at each table to mingle with the guests. The whole family can take pictures with the characters, get an autograph or just chat it up with their favorite characters. It’s a great way to meet characters without having to stand in line and you get to enjoy a meal while you do it! Talk about an excellent use of multitasking! Below is a list of all of the character dining restaurants, their locations, type of food offered, which meals offer a character dining experience, and which characters you can expect to see at the restaurant. Please note that this list was accurate at the time of posting but character appearances are subject to change. Tigger at The Crystal Palace Magic Kingdom   The Crystal Palace Type of Food: American, Buffet Meals with characters: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Characters: Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Ee

Enzo's Hideaway at Disney Springs

Enzo’s Hideaway is exactly how the name implies: A little hidden gem right under their sister restaurant, The Edison. It’s a 1920’s prohibition-themed restaurant and bar that serves Italian food for lunch and dinner. The walls are covered in graffiti as if gangsters from long ago wanted to make sure they were remembered. The restaurant consists of a lounge/bar area as well as full table service. When you walk into the entrance, you will see that it is designed like the rum-running tunnels inspired by Florida history during the Prohibition dry years. You could spend hours looking at the drawings and quotes that date back to 1919 (according to the backstory of the restaurant). The drinks served at the bar consist of Prohibition-era and craft cocktails such as Enzo’s Rum Punch, Sicilian Mule, Luciano Spritz, Hazelnut Old Fashioned and so many more. They also boast the largest selection of scotches and specialty rums in Disney Springs, now known as “Enzo’s Smuggled & Stashed Collectio

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

To fully immerse yourself in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios, you must stop by Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo. Careful as you may run into some who don’t want to allow passage into the Docking Bay! Once safely inside, you are surrounded by travelers from all over the galaxy! We dined on Endorian Fried Chicken and Batuuan Beef Pot Roast. The Tip Yip was everyone’s favorite! We opted for the children’s meal since we were not sure if our 5 year old traveler would enjoy these worldly offerings. He did...and nearly ate it all himself! I guess battling the dark side will do that to a young padawan! For dessert, we had the Batuu-Bon which was also a favorite! The specialty drink options change seasonally! You never know what surprises you will get when you are exploring this part of the galaxy! Endorian Fried Chicken Tip Yip Youngling Meal Crispy Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, and Seasonal Vegetables served with choice of Small Low-fat Milk or Small DASANI® Water Batu

Best Character Dining at Walt Disney World in 2023

Pluto at Hollywood & Vine Character Dining at Walt Disney World is a fun and memorable part of your vacation. When it comes to character dining, there are many great options. This blog will help you simplify the choices and remove the mystery about what's open now. The good news is almost all of the character dining experiences have returned to Walt Disney World! Here is a list of the character dining locations currently available at Walt Disney World: Chef Mickey’s Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo & Stitch at ‘Ohana Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends at Topolino’s Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White Cape May Café The Crystal Palace Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Garden Grill Restaurant Hollywood & Vine Tusker House Restaurant Be Our Guest* Donald at Tusker House Restaurant These beloved character meals have not returned YET: Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno located at Disney's BoardWalk 1900 Park F

Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Run like the wind, Bullseye, over to the newest restaurant in these parts, Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As you walk up to the entrance, you would think it’s been here the whole time. All of the outdoor theming with Woody, Jessie & all their friends just blend right into Toy Story Land that’s been here since 2018. The check-in podium is outside, just around the corner from the entrance to Toy Story Land, and there is a small waiting area under the marquee sign. You can check-in at the podium or through the My Disney Experience app. When you are called in to Andy’s Toybox to join all of the other “grown up toys,” you are amazed at all of the drawings and cut outs of Woody, Jessie, Stinky Pete, Bullseye & Bo Peep. Even some of Bonnie’s friends like Buttercup and Trixie made it into Andy’s place to play. You are greeted by Jessie & Trixie in the first room and Bo Peep and her Sheep in the second room. Remember that once you are in the restaurant, you are no