Today’s Flatbread: Buffalo Chicken

Since the mere mention of Via Napoli got us onto the topic of pizza yesterday, let me quickly spill another one of our creations past you.

We love to dabble.  For example, you’ve seen our attempts to create some of our “Food” & Garden and Food & Wine favorites.  Things like our take on Mexico’s Shrimp Tacos.  Or, our rendition of a “Brazilian” Pork Tenderloin.

Well, a few weeks ago, we decided to get creative with a selection of “flatbreads”.  Well, I called them flatbreads.  Mrs. All in WDW said they were more like “designer pizzas”.  Nonetheless, they were …

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Everything from Soup to Nuts!

Every once in a while you have to stop in your tracks and take the time to tie up all the loose ends you left for your readers earlier in the week.

For example, do you want to know what I have been forgetting to do?  Enter Disney’s Family Time Resolutions Sweepstakes, that’s what!

You know what that means?  Someone else won my trip to Disneyland!  It’s really quick and easy, folks.  Please don’t be like me … remember to submit your daily entries!  I would love to see one of you win!

Did you nominate your favorite snack for the 2014 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Snack poll?  Did you?  Oh, we received some delicious entries.  For example, as proclaimed by one reader, “Anything from Karamell-Küche!”

Karamell-Küche

Mmmm, yes you’re right.  Anything caramel is a very good thing.

But, then, there were Mickey Bars, funnel cakes, School Bread!  How in the world did I forget School Bread?!  Jalapeño Cheese-Stuffed Pretzels, Mickey Pretzels, Dole Whip, Dole Whip Floats, Caramel Apples, and on, and on, and on!

But is that it?  Is that all you’ve got?  No?  Then, leave a comment on this post, on Facebook, or on Twitter.  What other snacks earn the right to compete to be called the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Snack?

Yesterday, I quizzed you on The World of All in WDW.  First, I asked, “Of these World Showcase countries (Norway, Morocco, China, and Japan), which one was the last to visit All in WDW?

I cannot tell you how long I waited for Showcase Country #11 to arrive in The World.  In fact, I remember telling Mrs. All in WDW that I never expected that anyone from China would ever take a trip to visit All in WDW.  Yet, it finally happened, and our World Showcase was complete.

WordPress is an interesting piece of blogging software.  It gives you easy access to site statistics, but, unless you’re watching on a daily basis, there are some things you can miss.  Hence, my second question was a trick question, of sorts.

Of the 106 countries that have touched All in WDW’s life, which one of these was the 100th to honor us with their presence?

Well, it could have been the Southeast African nation of Uganda.

It might have been the Syrian Arab Republic – the official name of the Middle Eastern country of Syria.

Or, maybe it was the Island of Guernsey, a small British dependency in the English Channel off the coast of France with an area of 30 square miles and a population of just over 65,000 people.

Sadly, I can’t really tell.  But, if you answered any of these, your guess was right on target!

Have a great Saturday, my friends.  Holy smokes, I’m glad the weekend is finally here!  Aren’t you?

Welcome to The World of All in WDW!

Welcome to The World of All in WDW, my friends!   Huh?  What IS The World of All in WDW?  Why, it’s you, of course!

I haven’t reported on this for a while now, but it still boggles my mind as to how many of you have dropped in, at one time or another, for a visit.

Moreover, it absolutely makes me speechless to read from how many places you have “traveled” to see “me”!  To date … you have ventured forth from 106 different countries!  106!

The World

Really?  From where have we come, you ask?  Check out this link.  It displays the breadth of “The World of All in WDW”.

Then, to add a little bit of fun to the day, take a stab at these two challenges! Yes, I know you’ll be guessing, but it’s Friday. Like I said, have a little fun!

Of these World Showcase countries, which one was the last to visit All in WDW?

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Of the 106 countries that have touched All in WDW’s life, which one of these was the 100th to honor us with their presence?

Hello? Calling All WDW Snacks!

Hello?  Calling all snacks!  Huh?  Who are you trying to call, Bob?

Actually, this one is a “call to arms” of sorts.  As I look at our Readers’ Favorites calendar for 2014, I think about the things we accomplished in 2013.  I also recognize one really glaring omission.  Snacks.

I’m being a bit hard on myself, I think.  I have tried, but really struggled, to think of a fair way to do a Favorite WDW Snack poll.

Really, it’s just because there are SO many great snacks to grab in Walt Disney World.  Frankly, I’ve been terrified to choose a somewhat limited (16 items or so) list as the 1st Round of a poll only to leave one of your favorites out in the cold!

Mmmm.  Dole Whip!

Mmmm. Dole Whip!

Then, it occurred to me to ask you for your help!  A few days ago, I encouraged you to let me know if you have an idea for a Favorites poll.  Today, I’m going to ask you to toss me some of your favorite WDW-related snacks.

Some things are really, really obvious, right?  Mickey Bars or Pretzels.  Dole Whip.  Carrot Cake Cookie.  Butterfinger Cupcake.

Is a Turkey Leg a snack?  No, really.  Please tell me. Do you consider a Turkey Leg a snack?  How about drinks?  Should we count things like LeFou’s Brew?

See what I mean, though?  I have no idea what to put on the list!

So, here’s what I have in mind.  You can respond on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, tumblr, or right here on All in WDW.  What snack do YOU want to see nominated for the competition to become the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Snack?

Get to it, my friends!  Help me build the poll.

Oh, and don’t forget!  Is a Turkey Leg a snack?!  Should we consider LeFou’s Brew for the “title”? I really don’t know!

Cheers!

2014 Calendar – Readers’ Favorites Polls!

Have you been entering Disney’s Family Time Resolutions Sweepstakes?  The only way I’ve remembered to throw our “hat in the ring” each day is because I pinned the link to the top of All in WDW’s home page.

I have to be be honest … I told you that I did that in order to give you all a quick and easy place to find the link.  In hindsight, I must have really done it for my own good.  It has been an invaluable tool in my crusade to win a coveted free trip to one of Mickey’s paradises!  Mrs. All in WDW and I have decided that we’d choose to go on our first trip to Disneyland!  C’mon, Disney!  Bring it on!

My friends, if you need a reminder, here’s the link!

Jumping to the main topic at hand, I want to “strike while the iron is hot”.  Your participation during our effort to “elect” the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Moderate Resort last weekend was nothing short of epic!  It humbles me to see how many of you voted as well as visited the site over and over again in order to check on the poll’s progress.  Thanks!

Vote!

In fact, I have received some very nice comments regarding All in WDW’s polls from more than a few of you over the last few weeks.  Things like:

“Bob, I’ve enjoyed your surveys,” from Twitter follower @edistopluto.  And, likewise, @GeekinOnWDW echoed, “I enjoy the surveys.”  @oakmanner said, “These polls are a blast!  Keep ’em coming!”

Well, now, that I can do, @oak.  In fact, it put me to thinking.  Maybe it would help me to schedule – and possibly interest you – if we had a preview of what’s to come.  You know, what if we had a poll-related “Calendar of Events” of sorts?

So, here it is … an advanced look at All in WDW’s upcoming Readers’ Favorites polls.  I display the list below, but I also add a .pdf copy here:

2014 Readers’ Favorites Calendar

Download it if you like!

There are some oldies in here … as well as some brand-new ideas.  Take a look!  Tell me what you think!  Oh, and, by the way, if you have an idea for a Favorites poll, let me know!  We’ll see if we can squeeze it in!

January

Moderate Resort – COMPLETE!

Animal Kingdom Attraction – NEXT WEEK!

February

Value Resort

Epcot Attraction

“Food” & Garden

March

Magic Kingdom Attraction

Resorts Table Service – NEW!

April

WDW Attraction

Hollywood Studios Counter Service

Parks Table Service – NEW!

May

Animal Kingdom Counter Service

Downtown Disney Table Service

June

Epcot Counter Service

WDW Table Service – NEW!

WDW Special Event – NEW!

July

Magic Kingdom Counter Service

Epcot Entertainer

August

Parks Counter Service

Food & Wine

September

Downtown Disney Counter Service

Food & Wine

October

Resorts Counter Service – NEW!

Nighttime Spectacular

November

WDW Counter Service – NEW!

Candlelight Processional Narrator

December

Deluxe Resort

Hollywood Studios Attraction

Epcot Holiday Storyteller