Have a Happy “5.2 Million Calorie” New Year!

Huh?  What are you talking about, Bob?  5.2 million calories of what?!  Uh, well, chocolate of course!

Not to be outdone, the holiday exhibit at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resorts “weighs in” with almost a ton of chocolate and a mountain of calories!




Made of 1,780 pounds of three kinds of chocolate, this display is a sweet-lover’s delight!  At 5,180,176 calories, it is a dieter’s nightmare!


My friends, the All in WDW family wishes you a safe and happy New Year’s Eve and Day.  Have fun, but, if you celebrate out tonight, please be careful!  Cheers!  See ya’ in 2016!

“Overdosing” on Gingerbread? Oh, Sure, Why Not?!

When it comes to Crescent Lake, Disney’s Beach and Yacht Clubs present a phenomenal display.  Have you seen their carousel?






As much as we love the Grand Floridian’s Gingerbread House, we always find this exhibit to be impressive and mesmerizing.

Spend 30 seconds to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Beach Club’s lobby … as well as to take a “ride” on the “Gingerbread Merry-Go-Round”!  Video is below …

Another Dose of Gingerbread? It’s Today’s First Helping!

Now, you know I wasn’t quite done yet.  After all, the Grand Floridian’s “house of ginger” isn’t the only “game” on Disney property!

A tour through WDW’s world of gingerbread isn’t complete until you visit Crescent Lake.  Whether it’s the BoardWalk or the Beach Club, they can hold their own.

For the moment, take the BoardWalk.  This year, they’re offering us an opportunity to visit Ginger’s Bread & Cookie Shoppe!  Yum!


Note the photo opportunity on the right?  I wanted Mrs. All in WDW to join me for a commemorative shot, but she politely declined.  Too bad.


Epcot “Flash” Report: It’s a Merry Mickey Christmas!

Is it too late to post a Christmas picture?  Especially if it’s this one?  No?  OK!


Four of my favorite things all in one shot!  Spaceship Earth, the Monorail, Mickey, and Christmas!  Now, I know what my iPhone wallpaper will be this time next year!

Menu “Recon”: The Hollywood Brown Derby

Hello!  For those of you who took a shoot at yesterday’s baking “brainteaser”, I pass along my congratulations.  Most of you selected the right “recipe”!

The Contemporary Resort’s staff uses 311 lbs. honey, 514 lbs. flour, and 273 eggs in their “Frozen” gingerbread display!  Great work!


You know, it amazes me to see the number of places that holiday gingerbread displays show up in Walt Disney World.  Take The Hollywood Brown Derby, for example.


A small presentation, for sure, it took me a little bit by surprise.  I just wasn’t expecting to see it adorning their lobby.

Of course, I only discovered this “treasure” because I sneaked into the restaurant before opening in order to snap one quick shot of their decor.


A beautiful place with a fantastic menu.  Have you ever taken an opportunity to dine there?  As cliche’ as it might sound, we love the Derby’s famous Cobb Salad.



Served in two portion sizes – $9 as an appetizer and $16 as an entrée – we can’t recommend it highly enough!  But, then, the Beef Short Rib Wellington does catch my eye!

How about you?  What would you order if you stopped by this iconic Hollywood Studios Table Service destination?  Make your selection below!


The Hollywood Brown Derby.  A great place to experience a star-studded and delicious dinner.  Stop by and dine!