WDW (um, Typhoon) Trivia!

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?

Typhoon

WDW Trivia! – The Answer

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 …

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WDW Trivia!

Since we’ve stopped by the Polynesian to elevate its flagship restaurant to yet another pedestal of honor, I thought we’d stick around to learn a little more about the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Deluxe Resort.

For example, the Poly’s design and layout consists of …

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Skewered by ‘Ohana!

‘Ohana has done it again!

Five months ago, the Polynesian Resort’s “meat-fest” bested quite a cast of competitors to become the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Buffet/Family Style Restaurant. Now, in our most controversial poll to date, it has been crowned “champion” one more time – our Favorite Monorail Loop Restaurant.

Is ‘Ohana the best restaurant in Walt Disney World?  I think most of us – the fans that participated in this week’s voting – would agree that …

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Tables on the Loop! – The Finale

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 devoured this Cali Grill sushi feast!

Yes, the All in WDW family did devour this Cali Grill sushi feast. We can’t wait for the restaurant to re-open!