Dinner at ‘Ohana

Every now and then you have to splurge on a really special experience and a dinner at ‘Ohana is definitely worth the trip.  The first challenge is to get a reservation!  If you haven’t booked six months in advance it can be tough to get one of these coveted spots.  My most successful technique has been to check for reservations the week before, especially 24-48 hours in advance.  I’ve gotten a great last-minute reservation with … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: This Is Really Good!

For today’s Wordless Wednesday linkup with Focused on the Magic, the topic is This Is Really Good!  If you know how much I love Walt Disney World, you know that I have a lot of “This Is Really Good!” moments.  Here are just a few of them: The mini-kitchen sink from Beaches & Cream. Balloons! Milestones!  Eli’s first visit and first haircut! Family fun. Even trying Beverly (that child has some strange taste buds!). And … Continue reading

Stormalong Bay Pool at Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club

We spend a lot of time at the Swan and Dolphin and really love its proximity to Disneys BoardWalk and to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  When walking around the area, we often stop and admire the amazing pool complex better known as Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club. After our last trip, I decided I really wanted my family to get to enjoy Stormalong Bay pool, so I did some research … Continue reading

Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We discovered the new Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on our last visit and I just fell in love with the atmosphere and all the details that the Imagineers worked into the area. We were enjoying the morning Extra Magic Hours a couple of weeks ago and stumbled onto this area when we were leaving Kilimanjaro Safaris.  It’s located in Africa and definitely meets a need for more “themed” quick service dining at Animal … Continue reading

Be Our Guest Breakfast Pre-Park Opening

I absolutely adore the way that Be Our Guest brings you right into the movie, surrounding you with spectacular scenes from Beauty and the Beast.  I’ve shared my experiences with lunch (good), lunch (not so good) and dinner in previous posts.  I was really excited to learn that they were opening the restaurant for breakfast, including the opportunity to make advanced dining reservations (ADRs).  A couple of weeks ago, Eli and I took a mommy … Continue reading

New Be Our Guest Lunch Reservations

On my last trip to Walt Disney World, I was able to score reservations (in Disney lingo: ADRs or Advance Dining Reservations) to Be Our Guest for both breakfast and lunch.  I had two very different experiences and wanted to share them with you guys (and gals).  We’ll cover lunch today and the new breakfast later this week! A little over a year ago, I ate lunch at Be Our Guest for the first time … Continue reading