Pick YOUR Candlelight Dining Package!

Good morning, my friends!

Have you had the chance to experience the joy of Epcot’s annual holiday Candlelight Processional?  We witnessed the performance as narrated by Edward James Olmos, one year.  It was phenomenal!


In the future, if you ever find yourself in Walt Disney World at the holidays, I would highly recommend that you take the time to enjoy this wonderful celebration of Christmas.

Well, Epcot kicked off 2016’s series of performances just last night.  It got me to thinking …

If we were to schedule another Candlelight Dining Package – a date for dinner and a show – where would we go?  Which narrator would we choose to see?

Then, of course, I started wondering about what you would choose!  So, how about it, folks?  Dinner?  Narrator?  Pick YOUR Candlelight Dining Package!


The Three “Faces” of Disney’s Butter Chicken!

Hello, folks!  Mrs. All in WDW and I recently got an opportunity to meet a family friend at one of our favorite spots – Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village.

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You know, it’s hard for us to try something “different” when we go to Sanaa.  What I mean by that is, like most Disney fanatics who have eaten at this outstanding restaurant, we just love Sanaa’s bread service.

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Their naan is incredibly fresh, hot, and soft.  Their spreads, or accompaniments, are delicious.  We can’t get enough of it.  In fact, we can’t not order it!

Of course, for me, personally, the same goes for Sanaa’s Butter Chicken.  A pretty well-known Indian dish of chicken that is pleasantly drowned in a mildly spiced curry sauce, Butter Chicken tastes phenomenal!

In fact, this dish is so good that Sanaa actually offers two recipes!

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First, look to the center section of the restaurant’s menu.  You’ll find a set of options labeled “Potjie Inspired”.  Here, accompanied by rice, you can choose any two main dishes to highlight your meal.

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Me?  Well, though all of this section’s entrees look great, I always double-up on Butter Chicken!  Deee-lish!

On this particular visit, Mrs. All in WDW went in a pleasantly different direction.  Under “Spice Route Favorites”, she selected Sanaa’s other Butter Chicken entree!  Way to go, dear!

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Served with peas, carrots, rice, shallots, and cucumber, it, too, was very, very good.  In fact, it’s now on my “list” for next time!

Of course, I mentioned that Disney boasts three “faces” of Butter Chicken, now, didn’t I?  How so, you ask?  Well, it just so happens that Sanaa is a pretty inspiring restaurant.  It inspired this 2015 Epcot International Food & Wine dish, at least.


A “abbreviated” but delicious version, to be sure, this particular delight was a festival favorite of mine.  In fact, it earned the #3 spot in my infamous All in WDW Final Top 25!

So, there you have it, my friends.  The Three “Faces” of Disney’s Butter Chicken.  But, wait!  There’s more?!  Yes, folks, there is.  There is one last place at which Butter Chicken hides in Walt Disney World.

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To this point, I have walked by the Namaste Cafe food truck in Disney Springs on countless occasions.  Sadly, it has always been before they’ve opened for the day.

They, too, are on my “list”, however.  Why?  Well, they serve Butter Chicken, of course!  One more stop for me to make in the future.  Have they been inspired by Sanaa as well?  I bet they have!

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My friends, I have just two words for you … Butter Chicken.  If you find it, you have to try it … even if it’s just once!  It is phenomenal!  And, frankly, I think it’ll leave you wanting more and more!

Dining Recon: Gasparilla Island Grill

Good morning, my friends!  How have you been the last few days?  I had to step away for a bit to “rest and recharge”, but I’m back, and I’m ready for breakfast!

“Standard Disney fare”.  You hear me say that a lot.  You hear other bloggers and podcasters say that a lot, as well.  When it comes to breakfast at most (or all?) WDW locales, however, that’s pretty much the norm.

That’s OK, though.  We all love our Mickey waffles, right?

Anyway, Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of those, aforementioned, Disney restaurants.  But, it’s “different”.  In fact, it stands just a bit above the rest.

Why?  Well, it’s open 24/7, folks!  Yes, you heard me.  Gasparilla is a bona fide “open all day” Disney Counter Service!

It does, indeed, serve pretty standard fare, of course, but, hey!  Where else in WDW are you going to get a decent, hot, cooked midnight snack?!

Yes, my friends, whether it’s a visit to grab breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an “after hours” bite, this Quick Service is a fantastic stop!  Take a look and enjoy!

Like everything else at the Grand Floridian, Gasparilla's exterior appearance is clean and pristine.

Like everything else at the Grand Floridian, Gasparilla’s exterior appearance is clean and pristine.

Beautiful day? GREAT outdoor seating!

Beautiful day? GREAT outdoor seating!

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The interior is pretty simple. Nothing fancy, that is.

The interior is pretty simple. Nothing fancy, that is.

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The place CAN get quite busy, that's for sure!

The place CAN get quite busy, that’s for sure!

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There it is! "Standard Disney Fare".

There it is! “Standard Disney Fare”.

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I decided to enjoy the Croissant Sandwich. It was a bit dry, to be truthful. The hash brown was a side purchased separately.

I decided to enjoy the Croissant Sandwich. It was a bit dry, to be truthful. The hash brown was a side purchased separately.

Spend a “Minute” with Jock Lindsey!

Well, OK, so it’s not a full minute.  This video actually runs about 30 seconds or so.

By the way!  This is the first time I’ve tried to load a video on the site.  If this works well, I’ll aim to start publishing even more!

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Oh, one more thing.  Do you follow people on Periscope?  Keep a watch out for me … as I’m going to try to dabble in that game too!

Anyway, do you want to get a flavor for what’s in store for you when you finally get your chance to visit Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar?

Yes?  Then, by all means, please spend a “minute” aboard ‘Reggie’!  More video to come soon, my friends!

Quick Service “Recon”: Good’s Food to Go

Located at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Good’s Food to Go is a handy little quick service counter.



It offers a simple and straightforward menu …


Good’s is located in close proximity to the pool …



… and boat dock.


Plenty of seating is available.


If you’re in the neighborhood, or enjoying a refreshment at Old Key’s Gurgling Suitcase bar, try Good’s!  It’s … well, it’s “good”!