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A Break in the Action

Today we took a day to chill out and appreciate our resort. It was glorious! Some swam, some rode a bicycle built for four, some enjoyed shopping at Disney Springs.

Then Mike treated us all to an amazing dinner at Artist Point, an Arts and Crafts inspired restaurant at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. It was a fun adventure, too, because we took a bus to Magic Kingdom, then transferred to a boat to the lodge.

The food there is northwest inspired. My dinner was buffalo steak and farrow with crispy Brussel sprouts. We enjoyed an artisanal cheese board for starters. Then we capped off our meal with two desserts which we all shared: creme brûlée and wild berry cobbler with coffee. Delicious!

What a lovely, decadent day! I am thankful.

Meet me at the Kingdom!

Donna

Artist Point

Forty-eight days to our Walt Disney World vacation. Woo hoo!

On our second full day at Walt Disney World, we are taking a day out of the parks. A day to relax by the pool, scoot over to Disney Springs for a little retail therapy, and generally relax and recover from our travel day. That evening Mike will treat us to dinner at Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Here’s what Disney has to say:

Savor an exceptional menu inspired by the wonders of nature while reveling in stunning waterfront views. 

Oak furnishings, wood beams and large windows with forest views in the Artist Point dining room

Rustic Elegance

Relax in the warm ambiance of a dining room imbued with the spirit of cherished National Park lodges. Ornate iron lanterns—suspended from tremendous timber columns—add to the picturesque charm.

Dine inside while admiring panoramic views of Bay Lake and Copper Creek Falls, or retreat to the outdoor terrace and soak in the beauty of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

TBD

Pacific Northwest Cuisine

Savor regional flavors created with the finest seasonal ingredients available. Our “farm-to-fork” menu is ever-evolving to offer Guests the freshest and most innovative dishes.

Begin your meal with a selection of enticing appetizers, from artisanal cheeses to handcrafted charcuterie to steamed mussels. Soups and salads include smoked mushroom bisque and our Land Greens blend—an exquisite mix of hand-picked lettuce from the Epcot greenhouses, seasonal fruit, seed granola and vinaigrette.

Next, choose from a variety of mouthwatering entrees—with house specialties like wild caught cedar plank king salmon, hanger steak and grilled filet mignon highlighting our diverse Pacific Northwest-inspired menu. For an ideal accent to any entrée, we suggest a side of crispy Brussels sprouts or roasted cauliflower, each featuring their own sophisticated flavor notes.

Guests 21 years of age and up can complement their meals with over 90 carefully selected wines from the Pacific Coast—many served by the glass. Sommeliers are available to offer suggestions for the perfect pairing.

Finally, conclude your culinary adventure on a sweet note, courtesy of rich vanilla bean crème brûlée, white chocolate crémeux or one of our other indulgent desserts.

A chandelier suspended from a wood bean ceiling consists of several identical frosted glass boxes designed in a geometric pattern that hang by chains from concentric iron hoops

Dress Code

Guests are asked to adhere to the minimum dress code requirements at this Signature Dining experience. Dressier attire is also welcome. Please explore the minimum dress code requirements:

Men must wear khakis, slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Sport coats are optional.

Women must wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses or dress shorts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition.

Not permitted are tank tops, flip-flops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.

This is a restaurant that Mike and I have used as a date night place on our last few trips to Walt Disney World. We love the ambience, the food selections, and the location. This is Mike’s favorite restaurant in all of Walt Disney World. [Mine is Olivia’s Café ;)] It’s even fun to get there. We take a Disney bus to Magic Kingdom, then transfer to a boat to ride across Seven Seas Lagoon to Wilderness Lodge. It’s a fun journey to a scrumptious meal. Mike treated Jake, Eliza and me three years ago, and it was so much fun! I am so looking forward to being here with our whole crew this time: Mike, Jake, Eliza, Linnie, Emi, James, Ida and me.

Meet you at the Kingdom.

Donna

 

 

Reserved! (Reservated? Twitterpated?)

Day 251 in the reality of Disney Dining Reservations and meeting up with Mickey (5 months and 27 days to go)

OK, so I was up at 4:30 am this morning ready to get online and make our meal reservations for October.  The online reservation system opens at 6:00 am Eastern Time, which is 5:00 am Central Time.  Am I tired now?  Oh, yeah!  But I’m jacked to have made the reservations.  It’s always a better idea to make reservations and then cancel the ones that you cannot do.

My plan for today is to share  the reservations that I was actually able to make:

Tuesday, October 13–Fly to Florida.  Dinner at Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort (Our home away from home)at 7:15 pm

Wednesday, October 14–Breakfast at The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom at 8:15 am.  I had hoped for Cinderella’s Royal Table, but it wasn’t available.  I can’t be too disappointed though, because the Crystal Palace is beautiful and elegant and…oh who am I kidding…Winnie the Pooh is there!!

Thursday, October 15–Dinner at California Grill at the Contemporary Resort at 5:25 pm.  I had hoped to eat at Be Our Guest Restaurant that afternoon, but it wasn’t available.  (Fear not though it’s a-comin’.)  We have an early dinner so we can head to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween.  Woo hoo!

Friday, October 16–a day out of the parks.  Breakfast at Olivia’s Cafe at 10:15 am and Dinner at Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.  This is Mike’s favorite restaurant in Walt Disney World.  He and I have been there three times, and each time it has been a delicious, memorable, special experience.  Every time we’ve been there he has said, “We have to bring the kids here sometime.”  Maybe this will be the time.  But they are free to completely plan their own day, as they wish.

Saturday, October 17–Lunch at San Angel Inn Restaurante at EPCOT at 12:30 pm and Dinner at Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  I had to swap out 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, because of no availability  (But it’s coming later.)

Sunday, October 18–Lunch at Yak and Yeti at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at 2:00 pm.

Monday, October 19–a day out of the parks.  Mike and I will have Breakfast at Olivia’s Cafe at 10:15 am and Dinner at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at  Downtown Disney Area at 7:15 pm. The kids plan to go to Universal Studios this day, to experience all the Harry Potter-ness of it.  😉

Tuesday, October 20–Lunch at 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at 12:40 pm and Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom at 4:55 pm.

Wednesday, October 21– Breakfast at Olivia’s Cafe at 8:00 am.  Then we fly home.

So there it is in black and white, dear readers.  It should be fun!  Meet you at the Kingdom!

Dining at Disney World in October

Day 250 in my anticipation of all things Disney and my friend Mickey

Today’s plan was to lock down our choices for dining reservations in October.  TOMORROW WE ARE 180 DAYS OUT!!  Now any Disneyphile knows that at if you’re staying on Walt Disney World property, you can make your dining reservations 180 days out.  So after work today I quarantined myself at the computer, did some last minute research and put things in place.  Here is the plan:

Day 1 Dinner at Olivia’s Cafe at Old Key West Resort (Travel day)

Day 2 Breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom (And I want to meet up with Mickey for  photo later in the day!)

Day 3 Dinner at Be Our Guest at the Magic Kingdom

Day 4 Breakfast at Olivia’s Cafe at Old Key West Resort and   Dinner at Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Day 5 Lunch at San Angel Inn at EPCOT and Dinner at 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Day 6 Lunch at Yak and Yeti Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Day 7 Breakfast at Olivia’s Cafe at Old Key West Resort and Dinner at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Downtown Disney

Day 8 Lunch at Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Dinner at Tony’s Town Square at the Magic Kingdom

Day 9 Breakfast at Olivia’s Cafe at Old Key West Resort (Travel day)

And, as if that’s not enough the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival is happening while we’re there.  I hope to spend one morning and one afternoon there to check it out.  So excited now!

Meet you at the Kingdom!