Opened on June 1, 1989, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is one of Walt Disney World’s two heavily-themed water parks.
Also home of the world’s largest outdoor wave pool, its “legend” (or locale) is of the aftermath of a typhoon that has demolished a beautiful tropical paradise. In fact, the park is littered with “imagineered” debris … including destroyed and broken ships, fishing gear, and the like.
The centerpiece of the park is “Mount Mayday” – a mountain that erupts in a 50-foot geyser of water every half hour. Impaled on the top of “Mount Mayday” is a shrimp boat. What is the name of that boat?
Did you know that Disney’s Polynesian Resort was initially referred to as the Polynesian Village?
The Poly opened on October 1, 1971 with 492 rooms and eight longhouses. After two major expansions – the first in 1978 which included the addition of one longhouse and the second in 1985 which added the final two – the Poly finally rested at its current total of eleven. 44% of us were on top of that fact!
In addition, the resort adopted its new name – Disney’s Polynesian Resort – in 1985.
According to Wikipedia, “On October 28, 1999, most of the resort’s longhouses were renamed to better reflect the …
One thing I admitted to when we started this “tourney” the day before yesterday is that this poll was a big “basket of fruit” – comparing apples to oranges to Georgia peaches. Or, more specifically, forcing us to choose between character meals, family-style “meat-fests”, and high-price signature restaurants.
However, from the outset, I felt that, from amongst that vast diversity of choices, there were several very strong contenders for the title. Outside of the four finalists, I thought that the fun and frivolity of Whispering Canyon Cafe … or the marquee appeal of Artist Point and Narcoossee’s had a chance. But, I really thought that the popularity of Disney’s beloved characters would carry Chef Mickey’s into the finale.
For me, Kona Cafe is the shock. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I love their pan-Asian noodles, but I wasn’t expecting such a strong showing. I mean, you can barely find a seat at Chef Mickey’s. You can walk up to Kona – pretty much any time – and get a table.
Having said that, the other three members of the Final Four come as no surprise. I think we’re all anxious to see California Grill reborn from the ashes, ‘Ohana is an overwhelming fan favorite, and, well, I’m glad to see Victoria & Albert’s make the last round. If it hadn’t, V&A fans far-and-wide might have torn All in WDW down in revolt! Ha-ha.
This is all for fun, folks. VOTE! Which of these four establishments will become our Favorite Monorail Loop Restaurant?
Yes, the All in WDW family did devour this Cali Grill sushi feast. We can’t wait for the restaurant to re-open!