Our Fantasy Parks Are Complete! Which One Reigns Supreme? The FINAL Vote!

As I reported yesterday, we have completed our marathon run through Walt Disney World’s Parks and Resorts.  The WDW Main Street crew – Doug Davis and Dennis Conroy – and I have, each, built our own little “worlds”!

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Doug Davis presents the “Disney-sphere” with The Great Frontier – a rustic, woods-filled setting touched with a taste of nostalgia and Americana.  Here is Doug’s final round of picks:

  • Nine Dragons Restaurant
  • Teppan Edo
  • World Traveler Store
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • Disney Outfitters
  • The Tea Caddy
  • Heritage Manor Gifts
  • Plaza de los Amigos
  • Fantasmic!
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Conroy Kingdom is aptly named as it presents a blend of Dennis Conroy’s own family’s favorites amidst a collection of very popular parts of Walt Disney World.  Dennis finished his draft with:

  • Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
  • Arribas Brothers Store
  • Cookes of Dublin
  • Shula’s Steak House
  • Super Hero Headquarters
  • Frontier Trading Post
  • Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – Disney Springs
  • The Art of Disney
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Over the course of the last three years, you have generously completed poll after poll after poll.  You have elected resorts, attractions, and restaurants to the lofty status of All in WDW Readers’ Favorites!

My effort – Celebration Island – was just that … a celebration of YOU!  The foundation for my selections – especially in the early rounds – was your work.  If you voted it a Favorite, I added it to my park!  Wait!  Our park!  I ended with:

  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie
  • Disney’s Candy Cauldron
  • Sportsman’s Shoppe
  • Mulch, Sweat & Shears – Live in Concert! at Streets of America
  • The Circle of Life
  • Turtle Talk With Crush
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Primeval Whirl

My first two 6th Round picks sure were a gift, I’ll admit.  I don’t know how the boys let me get away with that!  Of course, I did have the first pick this time, so I was destined to land one – which was Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar!

So, my friends, which one of us had the best 6th Round?

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All three parks are fantastic.  Look at the .pdf, below, to see the proof.  Good jobs done by all!

WDW Fantasy Parks Draft ’15 – FINAL

Naturally, we have to ask this, however.  Take a look at the three parks. Where do you want to spend your well-deserved theme park time?!

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To catch up with the entire draft, and listen to the round-by-round action and discussions, please click the links below! Enjoy!

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Who Captured Chef Morimoto? The 2015 Fantasy Parks Draft Is Complete!

Good morning, my friends!  Nearly two hundred selections were made.  Six podcasts have been recorded.  And, three “fantasy theme parks” are complete.  The 2015 All in WDWWDW Main Street Podcast Fantasy Parks Draft has concluded!

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Three “competitors” and three parks are ready to open for business!  We are:

  • Doug Davis – The Great Frontier
  • Dennis Conroy – Conroy Kingdom
  • Bob Sikon – Celebration Island

Episode Six was dropped onto the “Disney-sphere” just last night.  Prefaced with a spirited discussion about Disney’s newly-announced Annual Pass ticket structure and pricing, check out our last ten picks (each) right here …

Listen to the Final Round of the 2015 WDW Fantasy Parks Draft – Round 6!

Folks, I had the first pick this time around.  If you were me, which one of these would you have selected?

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To catch up with the entire draft, and listen to the round-by-round action and discussions, please click the links below!  Enjoy!

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Join the “Crew”, My Friends! It’s “Drafting Time” Once Again! VOTE!

Did you get it, my friends?  Did you “find” yesterday’s Shaved Beef Sandwich?  Warm bun.  Rich-tasting beef jus reduction.  Tender slices of fine New York strip steak.  Yum!

This great sandwich can be found deep in the heart of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort at The Crew’s Cup Lounge!  By the way, that New York strip?  Courtesy of Yachtsman Steakhouse, of course!

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So, did you get a chance to listen to yesterday’s episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast?  It covers the 5th Round of the 2015 WDW Parks Draft.  Here’s the link to the show:

2015 Fantasy Parks Draft – Round 5!

As for our actual selections, here they are …

Doug

  • San Angel Inn Restaurante
  • Fulton’s Crab House
  • The Trolley Car Cafe
  • Rainforest Cafe – Disney Springs
  • Narcoossee’s
  • AMC Downtown Disney 24 Dine-In Theatres
  • Oscar’s Super Service
  • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
  • Crossroads at House of Blues
  • Keystone Clothiers

Dennis

  • Harmony Barber Shop
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Journey Into Imagination With Figment
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • The Barnstormer
  • Taste Track – Epcot
  • Characters in Flight
  • Once Upon a Toy

Bob

  • Disney’s Days of Christmas – Disney Springs
  • Todd English’s bluezoo
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • The LEGO Store
  • T-REX
  • Marketplace Co-Op
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Gurgling Suitcase
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Club Cool

So, the question becomes, which one of us made the best ten selections this time around?

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Finally, fifty picks in, here are our parks. They’re in this easy-to-open .pdf!

WDW Fantasy Parks Draft ’15 – Round 5

Take a look at our three parks. Where do you want to spend your well-deserved theme park time?!

In Search of … Shaved Slices of Beef?

I know.  I know.  It’s always about food, with me.  Hey!  Wait ’til next week!  It’ll be Food & Wine week around here!

Anyway, who’s up for an outstanding sandwich of shaved beef?  Roasted shallot mayonnaise.  Pickled peppers and onions.

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Beef jus reduction.  Vermont cheddar.  Watercress.  French Fries.  $13.49 of “plain and simple”, rich, beefy deliciousness!

So, my friends, here’s the million dollar question … WHERE can you find this fabulous masterpiece?

I’ll give you a hint.  I drafted the “home” of this delectable delight in the 2015 Fantasy Parks Draft.

Oh!  Speaking of that draft … Round 5 just hit the airwaves this morning!  What ten picks did I make this time?  Listen to the WDW Main Street Podcast to find out!  Here’s the link:

2015 Fantasy Parks Draft – Round 5!

Back to the “star” of this post, however.  You can find this Shaved Beef Sandwich at:

The 2015 WDW Fantasy Parks Draft – Round 4! The Park HAS a Name! It’s VOTING Time!

Mission accomplished!  I promised that my park would have a name by the time the 4th Round was unveiled.  Now, it does.  What is it, Bob?  Ah, first, a short dose of background.

Through four rounds, I have been pretty consistent in my approach.  How so?

Over the course of the last three years, I have run multitudes of Readers’ Favorites polls.  Attractions.  Resorts.  Restaurants.  Your support has been phenomenal!

The 2014 All in WDW Readers' Favorite WDW Attraction? The Tower of Terror! Also, a proud compnent of MY fantasy park!

The 2015 Readers’ Favorite WDW Attraction? The Tower of Terror! Also, a proud component of MY fantasy park!

Simply, I have drafted the vast majority of the elements of my park based on those efforts.  You decided the popularities, I selected the “best of the best”!

Call it an unintentional form of market research!  I felt that, since we already did the work, I would be negligent if I didn’t use our Top 10 and Top 15 lists as a basis for creating our world!

Therefore, since my part in this little saga is a celebration of the time, attention, work, and participation you have put into All in WDW’s life, I am proud to unveil the name – Celebration Island!

Listen to the 2015 WDW Fantasy Parks Draft – Round 4!

So, on to business.  Take a look at our 4th Round picks:

Doug

  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Island Mercantile
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
  • Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream
  • Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage
  • Earl Of Sandwich
  • Aloha Isle
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Swiss Family Treehouse

Dennis

  • Karamell-Küche
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
  • Gaston’s Tavern
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
  • Monsieur Paul
  • Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • O Canada!
  • Tomorrowland Speedway

Bob

  • Main Street Electrical Parade
  • Living with the Land
  • Big Top Souvenirs – Fantasyland
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Memento Mori
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
  • Mitsukoshi Department Store
  • Tokyo Dining
  • Pizza Planet Arcade
  • The Crystal Palace

Which one of us had the best 4th Round collection of picks?

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And, finally, here’s a .pdf of all three of our parks …

WDW Fantasy Parks Draft ’15 – Round 4

Four rounds in, which one of our parks entices you to visit?