Dining Recon: Storybook Dining at Artist Point!

Howdy, folks!  We have a special “meal” on tap for today.  It’s something relatively new in Walt Disney World – Storybook Dining at Artist Point!

I have to confess … character meals are not our thing.  Having said that, I was curious to see what Disney had done to Wilderness Lodge’s beloved former Signature restaurant.

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Fortunately, Jenna of Resort TV1 rode to the rescue with a recent video covering her evening with Snow White and pals.  Check that out below.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in learning more about this new experience, please refer back to this post on Disney Parks Blog.  Within, they provide a complete description – including over a dozen great pictures – as well as pricing!

Do you think it’s worth the price?  Leave us your thoughts, here, on this post, on Facebook, or on Twitter!

Episode 499 – Our Sunday News!

Good Monday, folks!  If you haven’t done so already, please stop by yesterday’s post in order to take part in another riveting exercise of “Rehabilitate or Eliminate”!  What should we do with the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith?  You tell us!

Afterwards, pull up your pub stools with John and Doug as they discuss all of the latest news from around Walt Disney World!

John gives us details on the training he’s getting for his new job over at Festival of the Lion King.  Can he sing the score by heart?  Hey, he also jumps into another one of his his normal rants – on the NFL!

Catch that action and so much more, fans!  Grab yourself a cold one, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!  Oh, one last thing!  Remember to stop back next week — for our 500th anniversary episode!

Episode 499 – Our Sunday News!

Step into the pub, folks, and grab a stool!  It’s another exciting episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast!

Episode 498 – Our Sunday News!

Hey, folks!  Meet up with Doug and myself at the WDW Main Street Pub and join us as we discuss all of this week’s Disney chatter.

As is custom, we’re spending this snowy Sunday covering the latest news from around Walt Disney World!  What’re the topics this time around?  Catch it all in …

Episode 498 – Our Sunday News!

Step into the pub, folks, and grab a stool!  It’s another exciting episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast!

Resort Recon: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort! If You Love The Poly, Don’t Miss This!

Easily the most beloved resort on Walt Disney World property, who, here, has stayed at the Polynesian Village Resort?  Let’s see “a show of hands” in the poll below!

After you’ve responded, please click on the picture, also below, to be taken to a phenomenal 360 degree video presented by Josh of ResortTV1!  That’s right, I said 360 degree video!

What’s that, you ask?  Well, Josh presents his leisurely stroll through the Poly and its beautiful grounds with special videography.  Watch on a computer, laptop, or smartphone so that you can scan around as if you are actually there!

That’s right!  It’s a 360 degree view!  Josh takes you to check out the Lava Pool.  Catch its towering volcano, waterfall, and thrilling 142 foot-long waterslide!

See Seven Seas Lagoon as well as the Polynesian’s view of the Magic Kingdom, Cinderella Castle, the Grand Floridian Resort, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort!

Catch all of that and more as you walk with ResortTV1!  Then, come back to their YouTube channel tonight at 6 PM Eastern as Josh and Jenna present this week’s LIVE stream from the parks!

Dining Recon: Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill!

Howdy, folks!  How’s it goin’?  The topic of Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill came up during a recent episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast.  I believe it happened during my last appearance …

Episode 467 – It’s Food & Wine 2018!

Yes, we were chatting about this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  Lots of great cuisine being offered this year, but one of the items – Hops and Barley’s New England Lobster Roll is a particularly beloved fan favorite.

Problem is … at $8 per serving, a lot of critics (myself included) have tapped this dish as nowhere near worth the price.  Oh, it is tasty, don’t get me wrong.  It’s also typically quite small.  Take a look …

2016’s “loaded?” Lobster Roll

In comparison, there are much better values to be found on WDW property.  For example, take a trip over to the Magic Kingdom.  Many fans rave about Columbia Harbour House’s Lobster Roll.

Myself?  Well, I prefer … you guessed it … the recipe served up by Hurricane Hanna’s.  Delivered on Parker House Bread with Citrus Mayonnaise and accompanied by French Fries or Apple Slaw, their Seafood Roll is a feast!

If you take a close look, it is presented as three attached rolls.  Three!  Plus, loaded with lobster, scallops, and more than half-a-dozen shrimp, it is utterly delicious!  Wow!

Do you want to know the best part?  $11.79!  What?!  Think about it this way … Hops & Barley’s version is all lobster.  However, even if it was loaded with this much seafood, wouldn’t it have to cost two to three times Hanna’s price?

For my money, folks, I’d pass on Food & Wine (never thought I’d say that!) and walk over to Disney’s Beach & Yacht Club.  Visit Hanna.  Pull up a stool at the bar, chat with their friendly bartenders, and grab a seafood feast!  You won’t be sorry that you did!