Magical Blogorail ~ Favorite Character Dining

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Red. Enjoy the ride as we share our favorite restaurants with character dining. Character dining at Disney World (or Disneyland) offers such a great chance to meet some characters and snap those favorite souvenir photos, without having to stand in lines and consume valuable park time.  Some are a bit more chaotic than others.    Most serve a buffet style meal.   But each certainly has their own flair - oftentimes featuring fun and unique, themed costumes. Personally, our favorite character dining experience has been at the infamous Chef Mickey's! Disney World Character Dining ~ Chef Mickey's First, we love it's location - right inside the Contemporary Resort.  This is such a great spot to catch the breakfast buffet, and then ride the monorail to the Magic Kingdom for the day! That's exactly what we did on one rainy January morning, and we all had an awesome time. The food was really good, and the visit to our table of  … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday ~ Mix it Up at Chef Mickey’s

This week's theme:  Mixing it up with Mickey & Minnie *o*     *o*     *o* As I see it, there are numerous ways you can "mix it up" with Mickey and Minnie at the Disney Parks. You can boogie down with them, as they float by during a parade. You could convince them to ride Mad Tea Party with you. You could have them mix you up some grub for breakfast (at Chef Mickey's, of course), and then come mix it up socially by chatting with the hungry masses and signing autographs for adoring fans! We went with #3 today.  Double mixed.  Not stirred. *o*     *o*     *o* Thanks to Deb at Focused On the Magic for hosting this fun, weekly Disney photo blog hop!  Click the button below to come link up, or just enjoy all the great shots from everyone's posts this week. … [Read more...]

Why Stay at A Disney Resort ~ Top 7 Magical Reasons

Why stay at a Disney Resort?  For many, a trip to Walt Disney World may be a once-in-a-lifetime trip.  There's a lot of planning to do, but the first and possibly biggest decision is this:  where should we stay?   Should we see if we can save money by staying nearby? Orlando has a plethora of hotels and resorts to choose from, which is a plus for the consumer. You have many accommodations to chose from, and in an effort to stay competitive their rates are usually quite reasonable. I feel strongly that guests should stay at a Disney Resort!  This vacation is a Magical, possibly one time only experience (*ahem* my husband would warn you otherwise... ha).  Consider the following Disney Resort perks closely before making your decision. #1 - Cost Savings If you assume that staying at a Disney Resort will cost you more than staying off site, that may not necessarily be the case. There are different levels of Disney Resorts, with varying prices and amenities.  The Value Resorts … [Read more...]

Disney Wordless Wednesday

This week's theme:  Characters Small and Great*o*     *o*     *o*For this, I turn to our breakfast at Chef Mickey's - one of our favorite Character Meal experiences of all time!One small character meets one great characterTwo great characters collide  Embarrassed by my scrutiny, my small character demonstrates what a character she is.(Just like her mom, the Goofiest Character of them all....) *o*     *o*     *o*For more great Disney shots - click the button below and enjoy the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. … [Read more...]