OUR Favorite WDW Things That Are NOT Attractions!

On the latest episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast, Doug, Dennis, and John hung out at the pub to discuss their favorite things to do … that are not attractions.

WDW Main Street – Episode #365 – Our Favorite Things That Are NOT Attractions!

Hmm.  That got me to thinking.  What are our favorite things to do that are not attractions?  Mrs. All in WDW?  What do you think?

1  –  Disney Springs

Definitely Disney Springs.  At one point, Doug Davis asked us if we were going to visit anywhere else in WDW other than Disney Springs.

Why would we?  Actually, we do go to the parks plenty, of course, but Disney has done a great job re-imagining Downtown Disney.  Here are just a few of our favorite “attractions”:

  • Paddlefish
  • The Boathouse
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Splitsville
  • Wolfgang Puck Express – Marketplace
  • Starbucks – West Side

2  –  Crescent Lake

We love, love, love, Crescent Lake … especially the BoardWalk.  Let us describe the ways!

We love a morning walk from Disney’s Hollywood Studios to the BoardWalk area.  In fact, Mrs. All in WDW really enjoys going over early in the morning for a cup of coffee and a walk.

We love lounging along Stormalong Bay.  Sometimes, we’ll buy a bottle of wine, grab a couple of outdoor chairs at the Yacht Club, and enjoy the afternoon sunshine.

Other times, we’ll pull up a stool at Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill.  A great pool view.  Friendly bartenders.  Refreshing drinks.  Yum!

Then, there are the restaurants and bars.  Great places like …

  • Belle Vue Lounge
  • ESPN Club
  • Cape May Cafe
  • Crew’s Cup Lounge
  • Captain’s Grille
  • Ale and Compass Lounge
  • Cabana Bar and Beach Club
  • Shula’s Steak House
  • Todd English’s bluezoo

3  –  Laguna Bar

In light of the massive refurbishment going on at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Mrs. All in WDW and I live in fear of Laguna’s demise.

We’ve made, what we hope to be, lifetime friends at that little lakeside bar, and it holds a very special place in our hearts.  If it survives, we’ll be overjoyed!

That’s the short list for us, folks.  How about you?  What are your favorite things that are NOT attractions?  Leave us some comments and let us know!

The Best Bar on WDW Property?

Well, my friends, if the BoardWalk Resort’s Belle Vue Lounge isn’t the best bar on Walt Disney World property, it has to be one of the best themed!


Also referred to as the Belle Vue Room (by its bartenders), this quaint and beautifully-furnished venue is a throwback to yesteryear.





Mid 1900’s radio shows pour out of the speakers.  Wonderful cocktails are served by its small, yet well-stocked, bar.  Board games are even available for all to enjoy!



Open in the morning for, mainly, a Continental breakfast, the Belle Vue is a great way to spend an evening with a delicious refreshment, friends, and family.

Folks, everyone is flocking to nearby AbracadaBar.  The problem with that newly-opened venue is that it is very small.  Can’t find a seat there?  That’s not a shock.

Step upstairs to the Belle Vue Lounge.  It’s one of our favorite spots.  Much more laid back than its new, “magical”, competitor, for sure, but we promise you won’t be disappointed.



Another Satisfied All in WDW “Customer”?

Oh, OK.  You’re right.  I don’t have “customers”.  I have Disney friends.  So, how about I name this post, “Another Satisfied Disney Guest?”

I bet this happens to you too, but I get asked for WDW advice … a lot.  I mean, I’m the guy that friends, family, and co-workers walk up to and say, “Hey! We were thinking about going to Disney.  Where should we go?  What should we do?  What is it going to cost?  When should we go?”

Yikes!  Where do I start?

Anyway, do you remember the question I fielded a few weeks ago?  Fantasy baseball expert, Joel Henard, was heading to Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings as a camera man for Bleacher Report, and he asked, “How can I get to the Dolphin?”

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Hello, MCO! Thanks a lot, Andrea!

Good morning, all!  I hope you’re staying dry … we’re not! Thanks a lot, Andrea!

Well, as I said on Twitter and Facebook yesterday, we have a “Plan B”.   Tambu Lounge.  Territory Lounge.  Crew’s Cup.  The Bellevue Lounge.  Laguna Bar!  Whatever it takes!

Oh, don’t start scolding me now.  Mrs. All in WDW and I are not going to …

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