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!

The Many “Faces” of Dole Whip!

After last week’s phenomenal performance in our All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Magic Kingdom Quick Service polls, I felt compelled to give everyone’s favorite frozen treat a little bit of love.

After all, it’s Monday!  Who wouldn’t want to start off a week with Dole Whip!  Yum!  My friends, please devour the many “faces” of Dole Whip!  Dole Whip after Dole Whip after Dole Whip!  Wow!

Pineapple Dole Whip with Myers’s Dark Rum – Pineapple Promenade

Pineapple Dole Whip with Myers’s Dark Rum! – “Food” & Garden ’14

Dole Float

Orange Dole Whip with Crème de Cacao White!

Orange Dole Whip with Crème de Cacao White! – Food & Wine ’13

Dole Whip? Enough said!

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Waffle! - "Food" & Garden '14

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Waffle! – “Food” & Garden ’14

Pineapple Dole Whip with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum! - "Food" & Garden '14

Pineapple Dole Whip with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum! – “Food” & Garden ’14

Welcome, Pineapple Lanai!

On our last trip to Walt Disney World, Mrs. All in WDW and I dropped by Disney’s Polynesian Resort to see “what’s up” with all the construction.

We took a lot of shots – including a “Dining Recon” breakfast visit to Capatain Cook’s – but this NEW quick service came as a big surprise.  No Dole Whip at Capatain Cook’s?  No problem!  Welcome, Pineapple Lanai!


Well, it wasn’t open yet as it was breakfast time, after all.  Too bad, too.  I’d have some Dole Whip for breakfast.  Couldn’t you?  I mean, we’d drink pineapple juice with our bacon and eggs, wouldn’t we?


An outdoor venue, there looks to be a fair amount of seating.

In Captain Cook’s, you used to be able to “dole” yourself out a healthy-sized portion of Disney’s iconic pineapple soft-serve.  Now, a friendly Cast Member will take care of it for you at this quick service window.


Of course, all Captain Cook’s served was the soft-serve itself.  The Lanai sports a bit of an expanded offering.  Look!  A float!


You want an infamous Dole Whip without buying an expensive park ticket into Disney’s Magic Kingdom?  Then, stop by the Poly!  There’s a ton of construction going on, but the Pineapple Lanai is ready and waiting!

It’s waiting to “soft-serve” you some delicious ice cream!

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!”


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?