We love Disney! It is a passion of ours for the past 20 years. This is our first trip in 16 years without children or anyone else accompanying us. We love going to Disney with other family and our children as we can show them all the things we love about Disney. My favorite compliment so far was from my sister-in-law. She was telling someone about their trip and she said, “We walk out of a restaurant and a parade starts. We go to a ride and walk right in. We sit down at a show and it starts right up.” We have made converts out of her and her husband. They now have Annual Passes and just returned from a three-week trip to Walt Disney World!
I finally made all our Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) and Fastpasses for our, adults only, upcoming trip. This is our first time going with Deluxe Dining (3 meal credits per day to be used at table service or quick service restaurants, 2 snacks and a drink mug). So, this trip is all about the food! Imagine that!
I tried to make a combination of restaurants we enjoy but may not have been to in a while and new restaurants to try here is what we have:
Cinderella’s Royal Table – favorite but haven’t been in 4 years
Akerhaus Royal Banquet Hall – New
‘Ohana Dinner – favorite, went last year for dinner
Captain’s Grille Lunch – New
Hollywood Brown Derby – New
Crystal Palace Lunch – Favorite, Haven’t been in 2 years
California Grill Dinner – New
Teppan Edo Lunch – Favorite, went last year for lunch
Monsieur Paul’s – New
‘Ohana Breakfast – New
The only reservation I am not totally sold on is Monsieur Paul’s. We will see. I keep checking for an ADR that sparks some interest in me to change it for but I haven’t seen anything yet.
Oh, and our fastpasses. I stayed with our tried and true favorites although I was able to snag a Soarin’ one with the new film. I can’t wait for that one. All the rests are the old school – Peter Pan, It’s a Small World After All, type except for Toy Story Midway Mania which I can’t believe is already 8 years old!
It is hard to believe but after over 20 visits in 20 years there are still things in Walt Disney World that we have not done yet. One of my bucket list items is to eat at every restaurant in Walt Disney World. This trip will bring me a few steps closer to crossing that item off my list.