Best Breakfasts at Walt Disney World

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Best Breakfasts at Walt Disney World

Happy Thursday, friends! I know I've been slacking on posting here, but sometimes life gets busy and I'm definitely still trying to figure out a new routine to be more present at home, get my work done, and blog, and get some Disney trips in! Hopefully all of that is worked out soon. Today I want to chat with you all about the top three breakfasts at Walt Disney World that you HAVE to experience when you're on vacation! Two are table service outside of the parks, and one is a quick service inside the parks. If you've been following me on Instagram for any time you'll probably know what all three of these are without even needing to read any further, but you totally should! 

1. Grand Floridian Cafe

Located at the Grand Floridian the absolute best breakfast at Walt Disney World has to be Grand Floridian Cafe. The serve a variety of breakfast and lunch items all day long, so no matter what your mood is that day, you can get exactly what you want. I always get the same thing when I go here, a Mickey Waffle with the blueberry and lemon curd addition, has brown casserole and a side of corned beef hash. Honestly, this is my perfect breakfast. It's a great combination of sweet and savory, along with having all the carbs! Grand Floridian Cafe is relatively easy to get a reservation for as well!

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2. Kona Cafe

Kona Cafe has somewhat of a cult following. It's located at the Polynesian Resort on the second floor, with some really great views of the monorail going by. Kona Cafe is known for their massive stuffed French toast known as Tonga Toast! It's two huge pieces of sourdough bread, stuffed with bananas, fried, then rolled in cinnamon sugar for the ultimate sweet breakfast. It's also 3,000 calories. But calories don't count at Disney, right? Be sure to get a reservation if you want to go here because the restaurant is somewhat small and tends to fill up quickly. 

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3. Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie 

With no reservation needed, tucked away in the back of the France pavilion at Epcot, Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie is the perfect place for a quiet breakfast. They open when Epcot opens at 9:00, so while everyone else is running to get in line for Soarin' or Frozen Ever After, you can be eating a warm croissant and drinking coffee in the shade of the Eiffel Tower. 

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Well friends, that's it for today! Let me know in the comments what your favorite breakfasts at Disney are! Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney adventures! 

Be Magical Today!

-Megan 

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Tips and Tricks to Beat the Heat At Walt Disney World

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Tips and Tricks to Beat the Heat At Walt Disney World

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Happy Wednesday, friends! Welcome to Summer in Florida. This weekend it's going to get to 90+ degrees here, and it's not going to cool down any time soon. With the added humidity coming in a few weeks, summer here can be awful, and you really don't want to do anything, but you shouldn't cancel your vacation because it's hot. Today I'm giving you five tips and tricks to beat the heat at Walt Disney World this Summer! 

1. Free Water is EVERYWHERE!

It's really important to stay hydrated out there! At every quick service and Starbucks throughout Walt Disney World they will give you free ice water. This is great if you bring a refillable cup with you to put super cold water into versus warm water from a water fountain. When the parks get REALLY hot and you probably feel like you're going to melt, Cast Members will have water jugs outside of quick service restaurants so you don't have to wait in the lines to ask for free water, you can just go to the jug and get some. 

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2. Go watch a show, even if you don't particularly like it. 

One of the best thing about Disney is that it houses Florida's number one commodity, air conditioning, inside of each show. Even if you don't particularly like the show, it's really refreshing to go inside for a while, sit and cool off, and get out of the Florida sun. Some of the places that are great for this are Hall of Presidents and Mickey's Philharmagic at Magic Kingdom, Festival Of The Lion King and Finding Nemo: The Musical at Animal Kingdom, and The American Adventure at Epcot. 

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3. A pool great at your resort is definitely a great idea!

Taking a break in the middle of the day for a nap or heading to the pool is a great way to get out of the parks and cool down for a bit. One of the things my family loves doing is only going to the parks in the morning and at night over summer because of how hot it gets. The pool is a great way to still have fun outside, but not feel so miserable in the process. 

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4. Ice cream is also a great idea.

Any time is a good time for ice cream, but especially when it's hot. If you're at Epcot, take the exit out of the park at International Gateway to the Boardwalk and head over to Ample Hills for some of the best ice cream at Walt Disney World. 

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5. Go hang out with your favorite Disney characters!

Most of your favorite Disney friends meet indoors regularly, so going to give them a visit is a great way to get out of the heat and into some cool air for a while. At a lot of the meet and greets now you get to meet at least two characters, so your 30 minute wait time is worth actually waiting. 

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Some of my favorite places to hang out when it's hot at the parks are:

The American Adventure- Epcot

The Land Pavilion- Epcot

Star Wars Launch Bay- Hollywood Studios

Frozen: Live on Stage- Hollywood Studios

The People Mover- Magic Kingdom

The Tiki Room- Magic Kingdom

Festival of the Lion King- Animal Kingdom

Finding Nemo: The Musical- Animal Kingdom

Well friends, that's it for this week! If you have any tips or tricks on how to beat the heat at Disney let me know in the comments! Also be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney adventures!

Be Magical Today!

-Megan

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We Did All Four Parks In One Day!

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We Did All Four Parks In One Day!

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Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend! Have you ever tried to do all four Walt Disney World parks in one day? Well this past weekend my family and friends and I did and let me just tell you this challenge is no joke! We were all exhausted by the time we left park four, and we still had a two and a half hour drive home. Here's what went down. 

This challenge was essentially my birthday party! My birthday is coming up this weekend and last weekend was the only weekend EVERYONE could get together, hence the trick to my favorite place, Walt Disney World. We started out adventure at Animal Kingdom. If you've been around for a while you'll know how I feel about Animal Kingdom. It's definitely not my favorite park, but I do appreciate it for what it is. Our main Fast Passes were for Animal Kingdom so we had Expedition Everest, Dinosaur, and Kilamanjaro Safari! We also watched the new bird show, which we won't be stopping for again any time soon. This was from about 9:30 am, until 1:15 pm. 

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Then we headed to lunch at Animal Kingdom Lodge- Kidani Village at Sanaa! If you've never been to Sanaa you HAVE to go! It's one of the best restaurants on property. The bread service is amazing and everything we had was so good! The views from inside the restaurant are awesome! Animals will walk right up to the windows and you get a great view of the resort savannah. This was from about 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

After lunch we went to my favorite park, Hollywood Studios! There's something really special about Hollywood Studios and I don't know why, but it's just perfect. We started out by going on Tower of Terror, which is my favorite ride at Disney right now!  This was also my mom's first time EVER riding Tower so it was definitely a fun ride. Then we headed over to Star Tours and got to ride twice due to low wait times, and I got to be the Rebel Spy one of the two times! This was from about 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

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Epcot was next, and since it was Cinco de Mayo it was a hot mess there! We barely made it around World Showcase with all of the people around, but we did stop in at the Rose and Crown Pub for one of the best drinks to come out of the UK, a Pimms Cup! If you've never had one of these, you have to try it. It's hard to describe what it tastes like exactly, so you're just going to have to try one for yourself. We only got to do Test Track at Epcot before we were over the crowds and left for park four! This was from about 5:15 to 8:30 pm. 

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Magic Kingdom was last and we made it in right between Happily Ever After and Once Upon A Time. We stopped in at Casey's to get some snacks because none of us had eaten since lunch and we were hungry! We got to ride Pirates of the Caribbean, which was our first time seeing the new redhead scene. She looks really great, and I kind of like it. We also rode Splash Mountain, The People Mover, and Mad Tea Party! Unintentionally, we ended up closing down Magic Kingdom and staying until midnight. Luckily for us our coach didn't turn into a pumpkin, and we made it home! 

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Have you ever done all four parks in one day? Let me know in the comments if you have or if you want to! Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney adventures! 

Be Magical Today!

-Megan

 

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Top 5 Hidden Bars and Restaurants at Walt Disney World

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Top 5 Hidden Bars and Restaurants at Walt Disney World

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Happy Thursday, friends! I hope you all are having a great week so far. I know this week has been a little funny when it comes to writing blogs and getting everything together, but there's been so much going on the past week that I hope you guys will understand! Today I want to talk to you all about my top five hidden bars and restaurants at Walt Disney World. These are places that you could walk right into and get a seat, and a lot of people just pass by for bigger and "better" places (I'm talking to you Be Our Guest!).

1. Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar- Epcot

Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar is across the pavilion in Italy from the ever so popular Via Napoli! When you walk in here you definitely are transported out of the bright Florida sun into a beautifully lit, cozy wine cellar. There are shared seating and bar seating areas. The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable about the wine list, and there is a pretty decent list of small plates. This is the place I go if it's way to hot at Epcot, or I just need a break.

2. Nomad Lounge- Animal Kingdom

Nomad Lounge is passed literally thousands of times a day by thousands of guests on their way into Pandora. But just on the right of the sidewalk on the Discovery Island entrance to Pandora is a fantastic bar with indoor and outdoor seating. When you sit outside you cannot hear any of the park noise and you definitely feel like you've been transported out of Animal Kingdom. The menu here is diverse, and the food is great. Some of the best items are the bread service with the pink peppercorn margarita. 

3. Baseline Tap House- Hollywood Studios

This brand new establishment at Hollywood Studios is serving up California beers to a Florida crowd. It's covered in mementos to Walt Disney and Disneyland, which are really fun to look at. This bar is hidden in the back corner of Hollywood Studios where Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is about to open next year, so it's going to start getting more and more popular, but for now it's usually not too busy! I love that they have beer flights here, and their meat and cheese tray is perfection.

4. Maria & Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel- Disney Springs

Maria & Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel is new at Disney Springs and goes along with the story line of Pizza Ponte and Maria & Enzo's. If you don't know where it's at it can be hard to find, but it's on the lower ramp from STK Orlando. They are serving up imported wine, meats and cheeses. This is the place to go on a Saturday night when you just want a simple night out with friends or family. 

5. Tune-In Lounge- Hollywood Studios

Last on the list is Tune-In Lounge. While this bar might not be "hidden" and most people know about it, I love the fact that they serve the whole menu from 50's Prime Time Cafe here. I also love that their bar is big enough for a few parties to sit and eat, but small enough that it's not a place you sit and hang out for a few hours. If you do go here, hang out with my favorite waitress, Alena, and get the peanut butter and jelly milkshake! 

Well friends, that's it for this week! I hope you all have a great weekend. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney adventures, there's a ton coming up! 

Be Magical Today!

-Megan

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My First Dapper Day

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My First Dapper Day

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Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope you all are having a great week so far! I had the most incredible weekend at Walt Disney World celebrating Dapper Day, seeing some great friends, and getting a tour of Disney Springs! There's going to be more about that tour tomorrow on the blog, but today I want to talk all about my experience at my first Dapper Day! 

I had no idea what to expect when I said I was going to go to Dapper Day but I knew it looked like a lot of fun! I knew I wanted to do a simple dapper Disneybound, so I found some old pieces in my closet and decided to give them a new look. That began the journey to become Agent Peggy Carter for Dapper Day. 

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This skirt was an old dress that I cut the top off of and re-sewed the waistband. The top was a clearance top from the Lauren Conrad line at Kohl's a few years ago. It had this awful rhinestones all over it, so I cut those off and it became a really functional piece in my wardrobe. I made the headband out of some scrap cotton fabric I had laying around, and the belt was originally white, and I painted it red. 

To finish off my outfit I headed over to the Contemporary to grab a Captain America pin they were selling, and it really made the whole thing come together, but I never made it back to the purple wall for photo evidence. 

All in all Dapper Day was a great success! I loved seeing everyone's outfits and how creative each one was. There was definitely a lot of magic in the air at Magic Kingdom. If you're thinking about going to Dapper Day soon, there's another one this fall at Walt Disney World from November 17-18, and it's sure to be lots of fun. 

Well friends, that's it for today! If you were at Dapper Day let me know in the comments what your outfit was. Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of my Disney adventures!

Be Magical Today!

-Megan

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