Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cafe Orleans at Disneyland Park

This cute restaurant located at Disneyland Park is a dining experience I highly recommend.  It is reasonably priced, great service and yummy food!

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Located in New Orleans Square near the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, it is a nice little retreat from the park crowds.






The French Onion Soup was absolutely delicious, some of the best I've ever had.


Famous Monte Cristo!  This is the Three Cheese Monte Cristo although I had it made without Swiss.  Completely delicious here and cheaper than at Blue Bayou.




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Blue Bayou...the Coolest Restaurant at Disneyland Park!

Dining at the Blue Bayou may be the closest you ever come to dining with pirates!



This very popular restaurant overlooks the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in the Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.

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Pictures are challenging in this dark environment, but I did my best!

Photo of the restaurant from the ride







Mint Julep, the signature drink of Blue Bayou


One of the best dining choices is the Monte Cristo, although I didn't opt to order it this time. 

This Monte Cristo is from Cafe Orleans. It is delicious and less expensive than at Blue Bayou.









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Disney Pin Trading for Fun and Collecting!

Hi guys, want to know about a fun activity for your Disney Trip that can also double as a souvenir?!

Official Disney Rapuzel Pin

I am talking about Pin trading at Walt Disney world. It’s easy, fun, & addictive!  I have collected pins since 2005 but my husband and I started trading on our first wedding anniversary in 2013 and there is no end in sight. My husband could go to the parks just for pin trading and be content. We truly enjoy trading and have made a lot of memories along the way.

What is Disney Pin Trading?

Pins on lanyards ready to trade in the park

Disney Pin Trading is an exciting, interactive experience where Disney guests can trade official Disney pins with Cast Members and if you like, other Guests. It’s fun for the whole family and CREATES cherished “pin pals” to last a lifetime (we have made many great friends pin trading with guests and Cast Members alike). Start a new collection or exchange pins the for ones you’ve always wanted.

How can I experience the pin trading magic?

Our new Cast member friend Christy, we met while trading


To start trading, all you need are some pins then visit a Disney park (we even traded on the Disney Dream and at Disneyland Paris) and locate a Cast Member wearing a lanyard. Once you find a Cast Member, politely ask them if you can trade and they will show you their pins. If you find a pin you like present your Disney pin you do not want to the Cast Member in trade. You can trade up to two pins per day with each and every Cast Member with a pin collection, so this leads to many fun trading opportunities on your trip. Some locations on property even have pin boards like the one below or pin books that you can trade out of, check guest services at most of the hotels and there is a large pin board at the Disney Springs pin traders shop.

Pin board at Port Orleans Riverside


Not sure what to collect or trade?

My Figment Collection


Part of fun of Disney Pin Trading is in the amazing selection of pins. You can hunt for favorite characters, attractions, and features.  Enjoy yourself and look for YOUR FAVORITE pins to personalize your Disney experience. Whether it’s Frozen or Mickey Mouse you seek (my personal favorite is Figment), pin hunting is guaranteed to add some extra excitement to your Disney vacation!

Hubby getting ready to trade


So go out there, find the pins you want, and make some new friends! It is all up to you! Have fun! Disney Pin Trading is a great way to share the magic and bring home wonderful Disney memories.

By Agent Kris
Kris@traveltimetravel.com

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Photo Tour and Review

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Photo Tour and Review



Disney’s Polynesian Village is located on the south end of the Seven Seas Lagoon, across from Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This was the first Resort to open at Disney World in 1971, and it has been a fan favorite for yEARS!




If you haven’t visited the Poly (as the locals call it) in a while you may notice a few changes, the biggest one being the lobby.  In the past the lobby was an over the top lush water fall scene that made you feel like you had just walked into a luxurious Hawaiian Resort.  Since Disney’s Refurbishment, they have opted for a more manageable lobby display with a lot more room for guests to lounge and check in.










Rooms at the Poly are very tropical, and well decorated. Amenities include, safe, coffee maker, fridge, iron and ironing board, in room phone, tv and remote, hair dryer




















There are 2 pools at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the popular Lava pool (don’t worry despite its name, there is NO lava! Lol) and the quieter Oasis Pool. The Lava pool has  a towering volcano, a waterfall and a thrilling 142 foot-long waterslide. A zero-depth entry point, similar to a beach, slopes gently into the pool making for easy entry and exit. Nearby, a lounge and bar offer refreshments and snacks.  The Oasis Pool is an all-ages leisure pool that promises a more tranquil swim for those looking to relax and unwind.




View from behind the waterfall

Quiet Pool




There are several different places to grab a bit without even leaving the tropical Polynesian grounds!

Kona-‘Savor American favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner—prepared with hints of the South Seas. Open to the tropical ambiance of the Great Ceremonial House, this casual cafĂ© serves such breakfast delights as cinnamon and banana-stuffed Tonga Toast, a variety of savory egg dishes, and macadamia-pineapple pancakes. Midday, satisfy your hunger with an Island Chicken sandwich, Kona surf and turf burger deluxe, grilled teriyaki steak with pineapple salsa, or other tasty entrees.For dinner, feast on such delicacies as fresh fish, grilled lamb chops or oven-roasted Taal chicken—served amidst the relaxed atmosphere of this Polynesian restaurant.
Guests 21 years of age and up can enjoy fruity island cocktails, in addition to beers and wine.
Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.

Ohana- This very popular dining location serves breakfast with Characters, and Dinner with Hawaiian Hospitality. The call of a conch shell welcomes you to an evening of Hawaiian-flavored specialties, storytelling and games. Servers dash between tikis and tropical greenery to bring skewers of sweet and sour chicken, oak-grilled shrimp and steak to your table, as well as dumplings, stir-fried vegetables, lo mein noodles and salad.
Guests 21 years of age and older can also enjoy wine and tropical alcoholic drinks from the full bar.




Captain Cooks – This is a quick service location, you can explore your options each morning as you start the day with a Mickey Waffle or banana-stuffed Tonga Toast. For lunch or dinner, discover an adventurous assortment of sandwiches, salads, flatbreads and more. Beer and wine are also available.
















Traders Sams Grog Grotto – Stop into this well-known watering hole, and enjoy a refreshing, handcrafted cocktail or a tasty bite to eat that is sure to satisfy your thirst for adventure. Delicious cocktails unique to Walt Disney World Resort include the Polynesian Pearl, Nautilus, Castaway Crush, Tahitian Torch and the Dark & Tropical Stormy. Order the right drink and watch the Disney magic happen! ;)









Oasis Bar & Grill – Take a break from the sun and imbibe on some fun at this poolside retreat—featuring tasty favorites like fish tacos, kalua pork sliders and Polynesian-themed burgers, along with tropical cocktails, wine, Hawaiian beer and assorted beverages.




Don’t forget to stop by the Pineapple Lanai for the world famous Dole Whip!
Need a little time away from the kiddo’s!? Check out the Children's Activity Center - Lilo's Playhouse! Let your kids explore all-new activities that teach while entertaining—with surprise visits from popular Disney pals!













While staying at Disney’s Polynesian Resort you are just minutes away from most of the parks, with Epcot and Magic Kingdom just being monorail or boat ride away, and a dedicated bus system to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.









To round out your day, pull up a lounger on the beach and watch the fireworks right from the comfort of your resort! (Here is a little tip…the fireworks are visible from the entire beach, so no need to crowd the right side, the go far above the island in the middle of the lagoon ;) )












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