Back to Mickey’s Bowling Alley?

And, back to “Square One”, I guess!  See? I told you that picking out a name for my fantasy park was hard work!

When it comes to yesterday’s choices, though, what was your verdict?  Uh, how about “Try again, Bob!  None of the above!”  Ugh!

Actually, you were “kind of” OK with Crescent Pointe, Crosswater Canyon, and Sunset Lakes.  That’s good.

The first two were favorites of mine.  The last one was Mrs. All in WDW’s early front-runner.  Those three names will be back.  As for the rest, we’ll go back to the drawing board.

In the meantime, I hope you’ll forgive us if we enjoy another quick bite at Downtown Disney’s Splitsville.

Click here to shop through a .pdf version of Splitsville’s FULL menu!

This visit, we chose a quick brew and a Super Tuna Roll!  Yum!  The sushi was our bartender’s recommendation, and he was “spot on” correct!

Ahi tuna, tempura shrimp, cream cheese topped with seared ahi, avocado, eel sauce, tempura flakes, and spicy mayo.  I’ll say it again, “Yum”!  Cheers, my friends!



Name That Park! Monday “Market” Research! VOTE!

As you all know, by now, the gents at WDW Main Street and I have embarked on a Summer-long journey to “construct” our own theme parks and resorts.

My first twenty selections (of sixty picks total) include (in order):

  1. Yacht & Beach Club
  2. Spaceship Earth
  3. Coronado Springs Resort
  4. BoardWalk Inn & Villas, BoardWalk, Crescent Lake, and Friendship Boats
  5. Wishes nighttime spectacular
  6. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  7. Haunted Mansion
  8. Toy Story Midway Mania!
  9. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  10. Festival of the Lion King
  11. Sunshine Seasons
  12. Be Our Guest Restaurant
  13. Mouse Gear
  14. Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
  15. Flame Tree Barbecue
  16. Space Mountain
  17. Starring Rolls Cafe
  18. Jungle Cruise
  19. 50’s Prime Time Café
  20. Art of Animation Resort

Jungle Sign

Picking WDW icons to fill my “wonderland” is easy.  Naming the park has been a challenge!

Of course, it came a bit easier for some of us.  If you heard Round 2, for example, you know that Dennis, from Mainstreet, has tagged his “land” with the monicker of Conroy Kingdom!

As Mrs. All in WDW and I drove to Orlando this past weekend, we, also, racked our brains building a list of options. Which to choose?

Then, I had a great idea!  Market research!

If I were really going to open a park, and were looking for a great, catchy name, I’d use surveys, focus groups, the whole marketing enchilada!  In other words, I’d ask the potential “customer” – you!

So, here are our first attempts, folks.  VOTE for as many as THREE.  What would you like to see our Thrill Park called?  Do you like any of these?

If one of these names receives an overwhelming amount of support, it might just “win” outright.  If not, maybe we’ll come back with another batch of alternatives.  Let’s see how today’s voting goes.

Thanks for your support, folks!  We need your opinion, so let your voice be heard!  By the way, if you want to exercise your creativity and offer me another alternative to consider, please leave us comment.  We’d love to hear it!

Dining Recon: Breakfast at BoardWalk Bakery

A leisurely stroll through the All in WDW Fantasy Parks “empire” yesterday morning led my wife and I to breakfast.  A “bakery” breakfast.


To listen to Round 2 of the 2015 Fantasy Parks Draft, click here.

To vote in our accompanying polls, click here.

Anyway, back to breakfast.  A bit pricey, at $7.99, I enjoyed, yet another, breakfast sandwich.


To visit Dining Recon: The Trolley Car Cafe (and another great breakfast sandwich), click here.

To visit Dining Recon: Wolfgang Puck Express (ditto above), click here.

Great sandwich, BoardWalk, but I do have one gripe.  Where’s my salmon sandwich?  I was planning to come back for lunch!


Yes, folks.  It is off the menu!  Bad form, Bakery.  Bad form.

Now that your part of the All in WDW Fantasy Parks “empire”, I’ll have to see what I can do to correct this terrible folly!

Hey!  Where’s that executive chef of mine?

Have You Graded Our Parks? The 2015 WDW Fantasy Parks Draft – Round 2!

Good day, my friends!  I’ll quote Mrs. All in WDW … “It’s FRIDAY!  Yay!  The best day of the week!”  Or, I’ll quote myself … “It’s an ‘escape’ day!  Very soon, we’ll be seeing this!”

My Seat at Laguna

Hopefully, by now, you’ve already listened to this week’s episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast, or you’ve added it to your weekend “to do” list of fun!

We had a great time drafting our next ten WDW “attractions” – rides, restaurants, and such – and we hope you enjoy the show!  You’ll find it here …

2015 WDW Fantasy Parks Draft – Round 2

Plus, if you’re squeezed for time but still want to see how we’re doing – if you want to see our make-believe, in-progress parks – check out this .pdf …

WDW Fantasy Parks Draft ’15

Either the show or the “scorecard” will come in handy when you CLICK BACK to this link!

Why should I click that link, you ask?  Well, so you can GRADE our parks, of course!  We’ve, each, selected twenty park components.  Grade our parks from A to E!

We’d love to hear your comments, folks!  It has been pretty quiet.  How have we gone wrong?  What have we selected well?  Where should we go next?  Let us know!

The 2015 WDW Fantasy Parks Draft – Round 2! Time to VOTE!

Good morning!  Have you had a chance to catch yesterday’s show, as yet?  No?  Well, here it is at this link!  I hope you enjoy it.  It was a blast to record!

So … we’re two rounds into building our fantasy parks.  One of the three has even been named!  Dennis Conroy has tagged his creation to be Conroy Kingdom”!

Is that the Conroy Castle hiding behind Philharmagic?

Is that the Conroy Castle hiding behind PhilharMagic?

When it comes to park names, I’m still struggling.  What are your suggestions?  Leave a comment here, on this post, or on Facebook or Twitter.  I need your help!

And, we all need your help as to obtaining a review of our in-progress “works of art”.  This is your chance to give us each our grades.  First up?  Round 2.

Here are our Round 2 picks …

Dennis Conroy

  • Pop Century Resort
  • Emporium
  • Star Tours
  • Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
  • La Cava del Tequila
  • Wolfgang Puck Express at Downtown Disney Marketplace
  • The Writer’s Stop
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Muppet*Vision 3D

Bob Sikon

  • Sunshine Seasons
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Mouse Gear
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Space Mountain
  • Starring Rolls Cafe
  • Jungle Cruise
  • 50’s Prime Time Café
  • Art of Animation Resort

Doug Davis

  • Expedition Everest
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse
  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Main Street Confectionery
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  • Kali River Rapids
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

ALL great selections, but which one of us had the best 2nd Round?  Which group of ten appeals to you the most?


Now, here’s where the overall grading comes in, my friends.

I hope you think I've made some "Prime Time" picks!

I hope you think I’ve made some “Prime Time” picks!

Take a look at the .pdf file in the link below.  It reflects the entire draft and each of our parks, in total.  There is a page for each one of us.

WDW Fantasy Parks Draft ’15

What do we need from you today?  What is your unenviable job?  Oh, it’s very easy!  Grade our parks!  Come on!  You know you want to!


These polls will be left open for one week, so don’t worry if you can’t enjoy the show in one sitting.  Take your time and listen to every minute!  You’ll have plenty of time to VOTE!

Thanks for all your support, fans!  On behalf of the WDW Main Street Podcast and All in WDW, we truly thank you!  We wouldn’t be here without you!  Your support is our treasure!

See ya’ next time!