If you have been following my Twitter or Instagram (you should be!), you will know that I have two trips to Disney World booked for next year. This was absolutely not how I planned on doing my trip announcement, so bear with me. Disney have previously announced this magical date of September 26th which is when all the current COVID related changes were planning on ending. This was until last week when I got an email from them.
Good imaginary afternoon! I have been slacking on these posts in lockdown, but lucky for us time doesn't exist in Imagination Land.
Today we are off to Magic Kingdom for a full day of fun where we will magically be able to do everything we want to do without any interruptions!
Skipper Canteen is one of the uniquely themed table service restaurants in Magic Kingdom, located just inside Adventureland. The prices are pretty reasonable at around $15-$35 per person plus sales tax at both lunch and dinner. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, Skipper Canteen is one Table Service Credit.
The Rose and Crown Dining Room is a Table Service restaurant in the UK Pavilion in Epcot. The restaurant is themed to a traditional British pub and has both indoor and outdoor seating and fantastic viewing locations for the fireworks. Rose and Crown serves traditional British food and also has a separate bar area.
Walt Disney World has two Rainforest Cafe locations; one at Animal Kingdom and one at Disney Springs. My favourite location is by far the Animal Kingdom location. It fits in perfectly with the theming of Animal Kingdom, and it also has its own secret entrance into the park!
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort is an Epcot area Disney moderate resort. The resort is themed to be a Southern town along the Mississippi river, with mansion houses and the bayou. Riverside also boasts Princess themed rooms with Disney easter eggs throughout from the genie lamp taps to the footstool from Beauty and the Beast.
Ohana is a character dining location during breakfast and a table service location for dinner at Disney's Polynesian Resort. For breakfast you can meet Lilo, Stitch, Mickey and Pluto in their Hawaiian outfits whilst you enjoy a family style buffet breakfast.
Ohana serves only breakfast and dinner and prices range from $35-$60 per person plus sales tax. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, Ohana is one Table Service credit. Both breakfast and dinner are all you can eat family style buffets with a Hawaiian twist.
Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano is, you guessed it, an Italian restaurant in Hollywood Studios. It is located in the Grand Avenue section of the park around the back of Muppet Vision 3D. It serves lunch and dinner and prices range from $15-$34 per person plus sales tax. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, Mama Melrose is one table service credit.
In September 2017 I visited Walt Disney World and stayed at Caribbean Beach. The day I flew out I got the update that Hurricane Irma was looking to pass directly over Walt Disney World.
I have been in multiple hurricanes in Orlando, so brushed it off as nothing to worry about. I knew what precautions I needed to take in the instance that we would be on lockdown and I knew what would be the limit.
Flying out was a little bumpy, but wasn't anything to worry about. When I arrived for check in, they did inform us again that the hurricane path was still directed towards Disney World. I was told that currently there were no precautions to take and everything was still operating as normal.
It is worth noting that as this point, Caribbean Beach was undergoing severe refurbishments and the quick service dining location was currently in a marquee.
When I got to the room, there was a package on the table.
Homecomin' is a Table Service restaurant located in Disney Springs. You can get to Disney Springs by taking a Disney bus from any park or Disney resort. If you are staying at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter and Riverside, Saratoga Springs or Disney's Old Key West you can access Disney Springs by taking the Sassagoula River Boat from your resort dock. The boats won't run in inclement weather so be sure to always have a backup transport option. Disney Springs also has multiple multi-storey parking lots if you are travelling by car.
Homecomin' is located in The Landing section of Disney Springs opposite Morimoto Asia and STK Orlando. They serve brunch, lunch and dinner and is around $15-40 per person plus sales tax. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, Homecomin' is one Table Service credit.