Tour the Contemporary and Polynesian Resorts! Catch All in WDW “LIVE” on Resort TV1!

Good morning, folks!  Start your Monday off with a great big taste of Walt Disney World!  Catch All in WDW “Live” on Resort TV 1!

You heard Josh and Jenna join Doug Davis and I in the WDW Main Street Pub for a great Q&A session.  Now, catch Mrs. All in WDW and I as we join them for quick Live video tours through both the Contemporary and Polynesian Village Resorts!

Catch Josh and Jenna in the WDW Main Street Pub at this link!

What gifts did we give them as they arrived at the Contemporary?  Mrs. All in WDW shared one of her very favorite Disney desserts with them … what was it, and why was it free?  We enjoyed some Dole Whip … did I listen to Doug and order a “swirl”?

Check out our Contemporary “tour” on the YouTube stream below.  We appear 1 1/2 hours in at about the 1:36:40 mark!

Resort TV1 at the Magic Kingdom and Contemporary!

Then, we continue our journey with a night-time ride on a monorail, a leisurely walk through the Poly’s beautiful lobby, and a delicious Dole Whip.  We appear throughout this video below!

Resort TV1 at the Polynesian Village Resort!

Hangin’ Out on Casey’s Corner!

By John Peters

Fans, I have a confession to make.  I was born and raised in Orlando, and I have been to the Magic Kingdom countless times.  Having said that, I had never before eaten a hot dog from Casey’s Corner!

Well, that was until my most recent trip, that is.  My wife and I had found a great spot for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade – by the way, it is now at 2 PM instead of 3 PM.  There’s your “tip for the day”!

While we waited for the festivities to begin, I got her a popcorn.  For me, I decided that a hot dog would taste great!

Casey’s serves hot dogs, fries, and sodas.  When you do something right, you don’t need to offer an extensive menu!

Foot-long price is on the left. 8″ dog’s price is on the right.

Their special that day was a hot dog topped with pineapple, red peppers, cilantro, lime juice, and sweet chili sauce.  I almost decided to order it, but, in the end, I went with their Macaroni & Cheese All-Beef Hot Dog.

Draped with macaroni and cheese and adorned by bacon, the dog was delicious!  In fact, for me, the mac-n-cheese had just the right creamy texture!

Casey’s Corner’s hot dogs all come with your choice of apple slices or French fries.  Each is available as either a standard 8″ dog or as a foot-long version.

Oh, and they do have a toppings bar that is utterly loaded with onions, sauerkraut, and jalapeños.  Good stuff!

I’ve finally made it to Casey’s, everyone, and I have to tell you … I will return very soon.

Come to think of it, though, I only have one little critique.  The only thing that would have made my experience even better?  Hah!  A beer, of course!

Wow! Now, We Have 400 Reasons to Celebrate!

What a milestone we celebrate today, folks!  With this post, the WDW Main Street Podcast celebrates its 400th episode!

Wow!  400?!  Are you kidding me?  Who can talk that much for that long?  Um, the answer to that question will reveal itself to you in just a few seconds.

Naturally, I didn’t personally participate in all 400 shows.  Not even close.  Neither has John Peters, for that matter.  Even our retired colleague – Dennis Conroy – came on board well after the podcast was born.

Who can talk that much for that long?  The show’s founder and host, of course.  Yes, it is Doug Davis who has that incredible “gift of gab”.

Doug and I at Laguna Bar!

Main Street was his brain-child.  He’s hosted or co-hosted every single episode.  In truth, it is Doug that deserves all the credit for this feat!  Congratulations, Doug!  What a phenomenal accomplishment!

My friends, join John and myself, as we congratulate Doug.  Attend our little party.  Step into the WDW Main Street Pub and listen to …

Episode #400 – 400 Reasons to Celebrate!

Interview with Josh and Jenna from Resort TV 1!

Join Doug and I as we welcome very special guests – Josh and Jenna from Resort TV 1 – into the WDW Main Street Pub!

Through the course of the conversation, we’ll hear how they became WDW fans.  What led them to move to Orlando?  And, how did Resort TV 1 come to life?

We talk about the on-going transformation of Walt Disney World as well as find out what parts of “The World” are their personal favorites – resorts, attractions, restaurants and such!

Resort TV 1 LIVE streams from key Orlando attractions (mostly WDW) every Friday night at 6PM.  In addition, they blog You Tube videos every morning at 9AM!

Become one of their almost 20,000 subscribers by checking Resort TV 1 out on You Tube.  Get your daily and weekly (LIVE!) doses of WDW with Josh and Jenna!

In the meantime, hear them, here, on … Episode #399 – Josh and Jenna from ResortTV1 Enter the Pub!

Dining Recon: The Friar’s Nook

By Evan Chaisson

Hello, all!  When you think about Magic Kingdom dining venues, what comes to mind?  Be Our Guest Restaurant?  Liberty Tree Tavern?  Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe?  Columbia Harbour House?

Let me tell you what we think is your next “must do” at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.  It’s a tiny Counter Service that boasts only three items!  Three!

Any guesses?  The Friar’s Nook is nestled between Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Pinocchio Village Haus.

Simply put, the Nook serves the best macaroni & cheese on Disney property!  On this visit, I had the Barbecue Chicken Macaroni & Cheese.  It is to die for!

As you can see, it comes as a huge helping of mac & cheese draped with pulled barbecue chicken and coleslaw.  It is topped with breadcrumbs.  A good-sized portion, it carries a price tag that won’t break the bank – $11.49.

My wife had their regular Macaroni & Cheese, and she couldn’t believe how good it was!  Another generous serving, it could be had for a similarly great price – $8.99.

We both had issues putting our forks down while we were eating these delights.  They were that good!  We can’t recommend them, and this restaurant, highly enough!  Try it!