Monday, July 23, 2012

On my new journey......

Hello Disney lovers and readers! I have officially started my new journey! It was only a short 3 months ago that I started a new job as a travel specialist with Mickey's Dream Vacations. I have been starting to get the hang of things by quoting and helping people plan their magical vacations. I never really thought that I could love working so much!

In three months I really found my place working with great friends and Disney lovers! We have fun doing a great job that helps people make amazing memories that will last their family a lifetime!

I am already in planning mode, trying to plan our next family vacation to Disney. I am so excited to enjoy Disney with my family now that my children are a little older and seeing my son's face when he sees the Art of Animation Resort for the first time!

It really is a great feeling to be right where I want to be, in a job that I really love!

I know there are some misconceptions about travel agents and what they "really" do. I would love to clear them up. I work for a small, family owned agency that provides services that other larger companies can not even try to compare to. We are normal Disney lovers like most, love talking to people about Disney, love trying new Disney foods and restaurants, and traveling to Disney as much as possible. We try to help families of all sizes, budgets, and time frames. We provide a great service at no cost to our customers, actually most of the time we save our clients even more! I have loved every minute of working with my clients to make their dreams come true.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What Is Your Favorite Character Meal At Disney World?

I have eaten at so many Character Meals at Disney World that I can almost rattle them off at anytime, to anyone. I still have a few on my list that I would like to try as well. I thought it would be fun to concentrate on Character Meals and ask my blog readers to chime in on their favorite Character Meals and how they measure up. 
We normally eat about 3 or 4 Character Meals on any given trip to the World. Our last trip it was just my husband and myself and we skipped the Characters and I can really say I missed them! Here are a few Character meals with pictures that I have gone to and thought were some of the best.

1900 Park Fare

Located in the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa near Magic Kingdom, this location offers Breakfast and Dinner. You will experience Alice, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and Mary Poppins in the morning while enjoying a beautiful breakfast buffet, or you can wait for dinner and meet with Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremain, and the Step-Sisters. At dinner you will dine on grand buffet with favorites of Prime Rib, Strawberry Soup, and Dessert Buffet.


Chef Mickey's

Chef Mickey's serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and is located in the Contemporary Hotel near Magic Kingdom. Reservations here can be hard to get as it is on most people's list of Character Meals they must do! Chef Mickey's is a served as a buffet with tons of options. You can meet and eat with Minnie, Chef Mickey, Chef Donald, and Chef Goofy. The atmosphere is very opened and you can hear the monorail going in and out of the hotel, but this just adds to the excitement of being in Disney! What is better than eating some Mickey Waffles and meeting Mickey at the same time? 

 Tusker House
 Tusker House only has a Character Breakfast with Donald taking pictures at the entrance. This breakfast buffet has amazing bunch and breakfast assortments that really stand out from the pack. From Chocolate frosted krispy creme donuts to ham and eggs, this breakfast fare will not disappoint. You will have a chance to meet and greet with Minnie, Daisy, Goofy, and Mickey dressed in safari gear. Donald takes pictures outside in his safari gear but does not sign autographs, you will have to head to camp Minnie Mickey for that.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
 This Divine Princess Character Meal serves Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner and is located inside Epcot near the Germany Pavilion. This location offers a variety of Princesses including Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White, and Mulan. These characters switch out so it is not always a given of what princesses you might bump into at this royal gathering. This location serves an all you care to eat menu where you get a pre-selected meal served family style to you table. You can then order more of any certain item. During lunch and dinner there is also a Koldtbord with prepared salads, sliced meats and cheeses. This Character Meal offers a Photograph package, when you arrive you will take a picture with the selected princess and will leave with that picture at the end of the meal and it is included in the price of the meal.

Garden Grill
This Hidden Gem is one of my favorite Character Dinners. It is located inside the Land Pavilion at Epcot and is located next to Soarin. It actually is a slow moving restaurant that moves above the Living With The Land ride. The food offered at this location is also serves all you care to eat. We received a an appetizer, a dinner platter with steak, fish, and chicken. It was one of the best meals we had in 2010 and they pride themselves on using vegetables, spices, and seasonings made and grown in the Living with the Land project. You will meet Mickey, Chip, Dale, and Pluto. 

Hollywood and Vine
This Character Meal is located inside Hollywood Studios and is the only one the park offers. This meal is centered around Disney Junior Characters and has changed since our visit in 2011, it now offers Agent Oso, Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, and Jake from the Neverland Pirates. This location serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 

 What is your favorite Character Meal inside Disney World or Disney Land? I would love to hear your stories and opinions about Disney's best Character Meals.

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