Julie’s Trip Report From October 2016

This week we have a guest post from Julie. She tells us about her recent trip, October 2016, to Disney World full of new foods for her!

A little while ago, I had the privilege of writing a guest post about my trip to Walt Disney World in July that was sadly cut quite short due to a family emergency. Before we even left the resort, however, my mom and I were already talking about reprising our trip as soon as we possibly could. We’d always wanted to go during October for the Food & Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and so we made the reservations immediately. This was, by far, one of my most wonderful trips to the magical place on earth!
The first thing we did upon arriving on day 1 was get some lunch at Columbia Harbour House in Magic Kingdom. I ordered the chili with the oyster crackers on the side for my non-vegan mom as the crackers are not vegan. The chili is good (and oddly enough has olives in it), but if you’re not much of a snacker and wish to stay full, I would get two. They’re a little small for someone like me with a high metabolism who doesn’t snack much.

Chili from Columbia Harbour House
Chili from Columbia Harbour House
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Fine Dining at Victoria and Albert’s

This review reflects our experience from August 2016.

Dining in Walt Disney World can be an experience in its own. When you’re looking for fine dining there are several options throughout the World, but nothing quite compares to the dining experience you will find at Victoria and Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian. Victoria and Albert’s was named number 2 in Best Fine Dining Restaurants by Trip Advisor in 2016. This restaurant features three dining options, the Dining Room, Queen Victoria’s Room, and the Chef’s Table. The Dining room allows you to choose between a 7 or 10 course meal, the Queen and Chef’s Table are both the 10 course meal.

Image from DisneyDining.com
Image from DisneyDining.com
If you choose to dine at Victoria and Albert’s you must adhere by their strict dress code. Men must wear jackets, no exceptions, and women must wear a nice cocktail dress or dressy pant suit or skirt. Continue reading

‘Ohana Dinner Guest Post

This review reflects an experience from April 2016.

This week we have a guest post from Erin about her dinner experience at ‘Ohana. ‘Ohana is located at Disney’s Polynesian Resort and features a family style meal. Here’s Erin’s review:

Back in April of this year I enjoyed a fully vegan dinner at the ‘Ohana family style dinner. I understand that a lot of vegans tend to avoid this because of the huge meat focused menu but, I have to say this is a must hit for vegans visiting the parks . The chef was very helpful in explaining what on the menu was vegan and could be modified for me.

Hummus Appetizer
Hummus Appetizer
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Signature Dining at Citricos

This review reflects our experience from January 2016.

Some of the best dining in Disney can be done in the resorts and not in the parks. One that always stands out to us is Citricos in the Grand Floridian. We have eaten here several times but seem to keep forgetting to let you all know how great it is! Previously we were treated to an excellent meal from Chef Phil, but as of our trip in January, Chef Phil has moved over to Golden Oaks and has been replaced.

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Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace

This review reflects our experience in September 2015.

Some evenings in Disney World you may just need to take a break after a long day. One of the best ways to do so is to head to a resort lounge for some live music, snacks and maybe even some drinks. One of our favorite places to hangout is Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace. This part of Trader Sam’s is located outside at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Many people use this as a waiting area for Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, which is much smaller and has more unique theming. Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace is very easy to find, it sits just around the corner from Captain Cook’s and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.

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While at Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace you can enjoy live music, watch Wishes and enjoy a few drinks that aren’t offered inside at the Grog Grotto. This outdoor lounge is much more laid back and is a great place to hangout after a long day with a beautiful view. Continue reading