Another Hurricane on Crescent Lake?

Oh, OK.  No catastrophic meteorological events are headed WDW’s way.  I didn’t mean to sound that alarm.

Mrs. All in WDW and I stopped by for another visit to Hurricane Hanna’s last weekend.  That’s all this post’s title meant.

You remember, Hanna, don’t you?

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Great bar.

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Greater views.

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Most times, when we visit, we’ll order off the bar’s menu.  Their seared tuna is a particular favorite of ours.


And, so are their pork sliders.


But, this time around, we checked out the counter service’s menu.

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We found our choice to look phenomenal and be generously loaded with shrimp, scallops, and lobster.

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If it were us, though, we would have preferred much more seasoning … even if it were just a more solid dose of salt and pepper.

As always, we enjoyed our visit to Crescent Lake.



Stormalong Bay is scenic and fun.  The Yacht and Beach Clubs are beautiful.  And, Hanna’s is a great place to chill with a beverage and a snack.

Try it!

Has WDW Transportation Been Rescued … Finally?

Disney Transportation takes its “lumps”.  Oftentimes, for very good reasons.  Well, maybe help has finally arrived!  The last few trips, we’ve seen these “guys” all over property.



Much more visible than we remember them ever being, it’s quite a relief to see them out and about.

For example, the fellow in the first of these two pictures rescued us from an hour-long wait at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.  Where were we going?  Uh, to the Animal Kingdom!

The line was two buses long, and the Guests were quite grumpy.  Seriously, how in “The World” could it be so hard to get a bus from the Animal Kingdom Lodge to the Animal Kingdom park?!  Sheesh!

Is the much-more visible presence of Transport Leaders a sign that Disney is making a focused effort to fix some of their issues?  Time will tell.  Hopefully, however, Guests will start to see less of the problems we’ve all experienced in the past.

How about you?  Do you have any WDW transportation “nightmares” to share?

Food & Wine’s Words of “Wisdom”?

In “yester-year” terms, Epcot’s Wonders of Life Pavilion “was devoted to health and body-related attractions”.


It’s quite fitting, but also somewhat curious, then, that, these days, its main claim to fame is to house Food & Wine’s festival center.


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After all, the body can’t maintain health without food.  Right?  Now, wine?  That’s another story.

The festival center is a site for cooking demonstrations and celebrity sightings.  Plus, plenty of merchandise can be found available for purchase.

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And, within its bunch of festival-centric goods and products, one can even find “words to live by”!  Well, they’re words to be amused by, at the very least.  See?



The lesson?  Start your Monday with plenty of coffee.  Plenty.  You won’t get a chance to chase it down with a nice big glass of red wine until much later today.

After all, we have to wait until 5 PM to pull the corkscrew out of the kitchen drawer, don’t we?  Have a great week, folks!  Cheers!

Food & Wine ’14 “Flash Report”: Brazilian Cheese Bread

We have a fellow reader to thank for this “Flash Report”.

Mrs. All in WDW and I haven’t, as yet, taken the chance to try Brazil’s Cheese Bread, but, thanks to Elizabeth R., we have a picture!

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Elizabeth’s review?  “It is my favorite dish so far this year!  It’s worth trying if you go back, Bob.”  Well, as I said, we’ve failed on that mission, so far … but there’s still time!

Thanks for the report, Elizabeth!

Food & Wine ’14 “Flash Report”: Spicy Hand Roll

I know everyone’s tastes are different, but this dish is never spicy enough for me.

Sorry, Japan.  You weren’t “first in show” this year either.