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Final Vacation Itinerary

Gosh! There are only five days now until we head for Walt Disney World. Our itinerary (see below) looks very busy, but actually it gives us plenty of time to chill out by the pool at Old Key West, or head to Disney Springs to wander and shop and nosh. Today I will do laundry, so I can get my clothes into the suitcase and be mostly packed to go. I have so much stuff in my huge suitcase, that Mike may need to pack some of my clothes. But that means I’ll have plenty of room once I unload everything at our villa. My suitcase will be much lighter on the way home. ūüôā

Final Plans for Walt Disney World

Day 1

  • Travel to Florida
  • Eat at Good‚Äôs Food to Go

Day 2-Magic Kingdom

  • Breakfast at Crystal Palace
  • FastPasses-
  1. Peter Pan’s Flight
  2. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  3. Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Dinner at Olivia‚Äôs Caf√©

Day 3

  • Dinner at Artist‚Äôs Point

Day 4-Animal Kingdom

  • Lunch at¬†Yak and Yeti‚Äôs in Animal Kingdom
  • FastPasses-
  1. Na’vi River Journey
  2. Kilimanjaro Safari
  3. Festival of the Lion King

Wednesday, October 24-EPCOT

  • EPCOT-take advantage of the Food and Wine Festival for lunch
  • FastPasses-
  1. The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  2. Turtle Talk with Crush
  3. Frozen Ever After

Thursday, October 25-Hollywood Studios

  • Dinner at Minnie‚Äôs Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine
  • FastPasses-
  1. Toy Story Mania!
  2. For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-along Celebration
  3. Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Friday, October 26

  • Breakfast at Olivia‚Äôs Caf√©
  • This evening we will attend Mickey‚Äôs Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
  • Dinner at Be Our Guest

Saturday, October 27-Magic Kingdom

  • Lunch at Tony‚Äôs Town Square
  • FastPasses-
  1. Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater
  2. Jungle Cruise
  3. Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Sunday, October 28

  • Breakfast at Olivia‚Äôs
  • Travel home

Meet me at the Kingdom!



Be Our Guest Restaurant

Forty-five days from now we head to Walt Disney World. As I think about our travel day to Florida, I am filled with excitement and anticipation. To have Mike and I, the kids, their spouses, and the grandbabies there all in that special place will be a little slice of heaven on earth.

On our sixth full day in Florida, we plan to attend Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Although the party doesn’t start until 7:00 pm, our special event tickets will let us enter Magic Kingdom at 4:00 pm. (Although I’ve read that as DVC members, we could enter as early as 2:00 pm.) This will be plenty of time to make our early dinner reservation at the Beast’s Castle, which is the site of Be Our Guest Restaurant. This is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful dining locations in Walt Disney World. It does have a prix fixe menu, which means it is a Signature Dining event, so it’s a bit expensive, but worth the experience. Some of us ate here three years ago, and it was a magnificent evening. Here’s what Disney has to say about it:

Enter the Beast‚Äôs enchanted castle for a quick-service breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable sit-down dinner‚ÄĒbon app√©tit!¬†

Lamb chops on a plate with mushrooms, potatoes, spinach, sauce and herbs

Dine in Palatial Splendor

Feast on French-inspired fare in one of our elaborately themed rooms‚ÄĒstraight out of the beloved Disney classic!

Be Our Guest Restaurant is an expansive and elegant 550-seat dining destination located at the foot of Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland. Whether you are enjoying a quick-service breakfast or lunch, or the stately elegance of a table-service dinner, you can select from 1 of 3….

Royal Rooms for Loyal Subjects
Be Our Guest offers 3 meticulously imagineered dining areas, each designed to immerse our Guests in the heartwarming mystery and romance of Beauty and the Beast:

  • The Grand Ballroom¬†‚Äď Go for baroque in this magnificent ballroom with its high, domed ceiling, chandeliers and snow-laced Gothic arches.
  • The West Wing¬†‚Äď Dine in the Beast‚Äôs mysterious West Wing study‚ÄĒif you dare‚ÄĒand perhaps you‚Äôll even spy his enchanted rose.
  • The Castle Gallery¬†‚Äď Get swept up in the romance of Belle‚Äôs private library, and inspired by the larger-than-life figures of Belle and Beast dancing.

Each room is exquisite‚ÄĒbut which best befits your royal visit? All 3 venues share the same menu, so whichever you choose, you cannot lose!

Steak on a plate with green beans, a biscuit, roasted onions and sauce


Start planning for a delectable meal at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

Make Reservations
Reservations are strongly recommended for all meals‚ÄĒespecially dinner‚ÄĒand can be made up to 180 days in advance. Please make your dining reservations as early as possible!

A mother and daughter and son enjoy dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Fantasyland

Enhanced Dinner

Prepare to be pampered as the dining room presents… your dinner!

Our new standard dinner includes a prix fixe, 3-course menu featuring French-inspired dishes that are très délicieux.

Start your meal with a sumptuous appetizer like French onion soup, charred octopus, escargot or a selection of assorted meats and artisanal cheeses. For your main course, feast on a medley of mouthwatering entr√©es‚ÄĒincluding filet mignon, smoked black-eye pea tortellini, seafood bouillabaisse and other savory delights. After, save some room for one of our delectable desserts.

I’m so looking forward to a fun, family-filled evening with a Halloween theme. Meet me at the Kingdom.



The First Six Restaurants

Day 272 in eating my way around the world and meeting up with Mickey

My plan for today was to begin my research on healthy choices at the restaurants we will frequent at Walt Disney World in October.  My go-to site for this is AllEars.Net.  What a great site!  It has all the menus from all the restaurants at Walt Disney World!  Love it!


Here we go: (Think: the song from Peter Pan “Think of the happiest things…it’s the same as having wings…you can fly!”)

  1. Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort (our home away from home) ¬†Healthiest thing on the menu for breakfast: Monroe Egg White Omelet ¬†Thing I will probably order: Conch Republic Omelet with a side of fruit. ¬†We are eating breakfast at Olivia’s more than once, so perhaps I will get to try both. ¬†Healthiest thing on the menu for dinner: Key West Salmon Salad (this is real contender!) Thing I may order: Mallory Square Cobb Salad ¬†Whatever I order I will definitely order Conch Fritters as an appetizer to share. ¬†They are my favorite thing at Olivia’s! (The healthiest appetizer on their menu is the House Salad.) ¬† Dessert: Healthiest option: Mile High Zero (a no sugar added tropical panna cotta) ¬†It’s still very rich so this is to share. ¬†I may order this, but we love the Key Lime Pie, so that is a possibility.
  2. Crystal Palace for breakfast: This is that most dangerous of meals–the buffet! ¬†But, hey, we’ll get to visit with Winnie the Pooh and friends (I’m thinking Piglet and Tigger.) I will have an omelet made with vegetables and just a little cheese, a side of fruit, coffee and water. ¬†Yum!
  3. Be Our Guest for dinner: French food–tres rich! ¬†The healthiest appetizer¬†on the menu¬†is Garden Salad. ¬†What I will probably order: Seasonal Salad Trio and I’ll split with Mike and anyone else who wants to try a taste. ¬†Entree: The healthiest thing is probably the Layered Ratatouille, which is a real contender for me. ¬†But I may order the Pan-seared Chicken Breast. ¬†Mike and I will again split. ¬†Dessert: the healthiest choice-Lemon Raspberry Cream Puff (no sugar added), But I already know I’ll try The Grey Stuff. ¬†My friend Lumiere told me it’s delicious!
  4. Yak and Yeti for lunch: Asian food-notoriously high is sugar and/or fats (unless you’e eating raw) Appetizers: Healthiest choices: Lettuce Cups for Two OR House Salad. ¬†I would order either. Entree: Honestly the healthiest thing and probably what I would order to share with Mike–Kobe Beef Burger (I wouldn’t eat the bun) with a side of Sauteed Baby Bok Choy. ¬†Mike will probably order some fries too. ¬†Dessert: Healthiest choice: Sorbet ¬†What I will order Mango Pie and 6 forks. ¬†It’s a speciality here.
  5. Tusker House for dinner (another dangerous buffet): I would choose salads. carved meat and/or fish of the day, vegetables, and I would check out the vegetarian choices to see if anything tickles my fancy.  Dessert: (Yikes! Also a buffet!) I probably will try the Chocolate Volcano Cake and/or the Strawberry Mousse Cup.
  6. California Grill-Appetizers: probably the 2 healthiest things to choose from are Farmer’s Strawberry Salad and Mushroom Flatbread. ¬†I would try either. ¬†Entree: Healthiest choices-Braised Lamb Hind Shank OR East Coast Flounder (Mike will have to choose because I have a hard time ordering Flounder ever since I saw The Little Mermaid!) Dessert: Healthiest options: Chef’s Selection Cheese Board or Plant City Strawberry Cheesecake (no sugar added) ¬†I, however, will choose between Vanilla Creme Brulee (one of Mike’s favorites) or Warm Homemade Fritters (they’re banana for crying out loud!)

That’s plenty to chew on for today. ¬†Meet you at the Kingdom!

BTW: Still waiting on my cup. ¬†Isn’t it a shame when you pay for expedited delivery and post office doesn’t come through??? ¬†PTLA!

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. ¬†ūüėČ

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!

Queen for a Day

Day 16 on my trek to Mickey.

I want to thank you, kind readers, for the outpouring of love yesterday. ¬†I didn’t mean for yesterday’s post to be a “woe is me” entry. ¬†I see it as a positive to be able to look into myself and work through the issues that have added to my present condition. ¬†I can then work through those issues, and come out on the other side healthier both in body and mind.

Here’s today plan: I will do 20+ minutes of Tai Chi today, plus 6 minutes of Shake Weight. ¬†I’m going to¬†work my arms today. ¬†The Tai Chi will warm up my still sore muscles (from the Grunt Work-see 3 blogs ago) and the Shake Weight will give my arms a good workout. ¬†(Tee hee. ¬†The motion of the Shake Weight still makes me giggle.)

AND I am getting all fired up by watching The Travel Channel’s shows on Disney World today. ¬†Oh, yeah…I am so going to ride the “Seven Dwarves Mine Train!” ¬† And I want to dine at the¬†Be Our Guest Restaurant.

I am still sugar-free, and I was given a crown as sugar-free queen last night. ¬†It feels great! ¬†Thank you Jake and Eliza for that special treat. ¬†I’m going to wear my crown as I work out today. ¬†ūüôā

Love and blessings to you, dear readers.  Meet you at the Kingdom.