Posts Tagged ‘ Orlando ’

California Grill: Still Stellar

November 15, 2010
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California Grill at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort “I’d like to rest my heavy head tonight on a bed of California Stars.” Wilco and Woody Guthrie Among us Disney geeks and freaks, the great debate over which Walt Disney World restaurant is the overall best will seemingly never be settled. There are those that...

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Iron Chef Cora’s Kouzzina at Disney’s BoardWalk

October 24, 2010
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Iron Chef Cora’s Kouzzina at Disney’s BoardWalk

Cat Cora’s Kouzzina Disney’s BoardWalk, Walt Disney World, Orlando Last week during our annual family Disney vacation in Orlando, we were excited to dine at Cat Cora’s new restaurant at Disney’s BoardWalk, Kouzzina. However,  I  am sorry to report, it was a disappointment. As we were seated at our table and as I looked...

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The Total Package: Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando

October 16, 2010
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The Total Package: Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando

Gaylord Palms Resort 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746 Let’s get this out of the way right now, I’m not going to resort to any of the seemingly endless puns available in my review of the Gaylord Palms Hotel. I’m not going to joke about the S.S. Gaylord docked in the Key West...

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joeA’s Rant: Theme Park Parking Fees

October 11, 2010
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I bought my first Walt Disney World “Four Seasons” pass back in 1994, essentially, it’s today’s “Seasonal Pass,” exclusive to Florida residents. The Four Seasons pass had block out dates, like today’s seasonal passes, and did not include parking. Forgive me if I sound like an old fart, but back in the day you...

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Leave the Brooms, Take the Bernie Bott Beans

October 9, 2010
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Leave the Brooms, Take the Bernie Bott Beans

Three Broomsticks Restaurant and Hog’s Head Saloon Wizard World of Harry Potter | Universal Studios, Orlando Before the details of Harry’s Wizarding World were announced, we assumed Universal Studios Orlando would be integrating the Enchanted Oak Tavern into their new “park with a park.”  After all, Merlin, the freaking godfather of wizards, could be...

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ALOHA! We’re All Cousins Here (No, I Don’t Mean Kentucky)

October 5, 2010
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ALOHA! We’re All Cousins Here (No, I Don’t Mean Kentucky)

‘Ohana Restaurant Second Floor, Disney’s Polynesian Resort Everyone’s cousins at ‘Ohana Restaurant. I know what you’re thinking. No, they’re not all from Kentucky. “Ohana” means “family” in Hawaiian, as I’m sure many of you parents know from watching Lilo and Stitch a million times over with your kids. Make sure you bring your appetite...

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Badass French Canadians: Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba”

October 4, 2010
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Badass French Canadians: Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba”

Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World, Orlando Once upon a time, there was a magical theater in the heart of a magical land… Maybe it’s because I am French Canadian. Or maybe it’s because I love lingering around the spot where dreams and reality intertwine. One thing I know for...

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Open Mouth, Insert Flip-Flop: joeA’s Unabridged Wizarding World of Harry Potter Review

October 3, 2010
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I must admit, I was skeptical some three years ago when Universal Studios announced they would be building a Harry Potter “theme park” inside their Orlando Islands of Adventure theme park. Three years later, I am happy to report -- and a bit surprised -- Universal Studios has surpassed anything Disney has previously...

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A.S.S.: Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

October 1, 2010
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A.S.S.:  Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL We only wish badDOLPHIN’s “ass man” was of the same caliber of Maxim magazine’s T&A, but when at Walt Disney World in Orlando, “ass man” only means one thing – you’re a bogey staying at the All-Star Sports Resort. Back in day,...

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The Calm Before the Blue-Hair Storm

September 30, 2010
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The Calm Before the Blue-Hair Storm

Ollivander’s Wand Shop Experience Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Universal Studios, Orlando As you Floridians know, this time of year is the calm before the storm. In another month, the weather forecasters will be screaming to stock up on batteries, water and plywood and the blue-hair snow birds will be settling in, crapping...

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