Monday, October 23, 2017

Disney Vacation Part Nine: ESPN Club, Meeting Belle, Disney Springs

Good morning! Today I'm sharing our Sunday in Disney which started with some football at the ESPN Club on the Boardwalk.

We took a bus from our hotel to Hollywood Studios and then hopped onto the boat to get to the Boardwalk. It sounds like a lot of switching transportation but it wasn't too bad.




Once we arrived at the Boardwalk we had a bit of time until ESPN Club opened up so we waited for a bit outside and ate some breakfast from the Boardwalk Bakery.



It was such a beautiful day and we enjoyed eating our breakfast in the sun.


The ESPN Club was something Tim picked out and decided we were doing for football. I told him I didn't care where we watched the game and he did his research to find the best spot for us to watch.



It was a cute concept and they even had some trivia going on before the game. Tim won a t-shirt which was pretty cool.




We ended up getting some nachos which were delicious!


We also had some drinks and enjoyed watching the games (Patriots for me and Eagles for Tim) We had a great time and would highly recommend checking out this location if you are looking for a place to watch any games while you are in Disney.

After the games were over we walked through Epcot to meet my favorite character....


Belle!



We told her all about our dinner the night before at the Beast's castle and took a few pictures.





We then worked our way out of Epcot to the buses since Tim wasn't feeling very well. We decided to rest back at the hotel for a little while.

When Tim was feeling better we headed to Disney Springs for dinner. We decided on Planet Hollywood and were able to get in within five minutes without any reservation.


I had the macaroni and cheese which was delicious.


Tim got the mac and cheese burger which he said was delicious as well.

Planet Hollywood is in major cities and I know I've been to one in NYC before but Tim had never been so it's something you have to experience at least once!

After dinner we walked through the shops and Tim tried on some hats...



I think it looks great!


I also made Tim pose with Buzz Lightyear before we headed to the bus to go back to the hotel. It was a fun night and we picked up a few gifts and some things for ourselves as well. Gotta love Disney shopping :)

Have a great day everybody and stay tuned for more posts!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Disney Vacation Part Eight: Be Our Guest Dinner

I know you guys are going to hate me. If you are keeping track we are still on day 4 of our vacation (well 5 if you are counting our travel day) and we are already on part 8. I know I have a picture problem and I'm not exactly known for not having anything to say (Tim will tell you I don't shut up most of the time) so I guess it makes sense. Today's blog is about my favorite dinner we had during our trip simply because it was Beauty and The Beast themed.

The Be Our Guest restaurant is located inside the Beast's castle in Magic Kingdom. I have been there once before for lunch with my mom but at dinner you get to meet the Beast which I was looking forward to for months.

We arrived way before our reservation so we spent quite a bit of time hanging out on the bridge waiting to be called.




We were really lucky to be able to see the backside of the fireworks show! We ended up seeing the show later in our trip but watched the fireworks portion as waited to be called. 





Finally it was our turn (we had a 9pm reservation) and we were seated on the far side of the main dining room near the magical windows that made it appear to be snowing outside.


Our napkins were folded into roses which we realized is not that difficult to do and I decided I would do that with all napkins from then on. Just kidding, we don't use cloth napkins. We aren't that fancy.


I knew I wanted to try the french onion soup so both Tim and I got bowls as an appetizer. It was just okay but it may be because I love the french onion soup at a local restaurant near us and I have a hard time with change. It may also be that I've had french onion soup in France and nothing can ever compare to that ;)


We also had rolls with butter so I thought I would photograph that for your viewing pleasure.


I picked the grilled strip steak as my entree. The steak was very good, the french fries were thick, steak fries which I loved. I ate most of my steak and enjoyed it a lot!


Tim had the braised beef and said it was good as well.

I was most excited about getting a dessert to share (fight over).


They brought the dessert cart right over to the table which made it extremely tempting to order one of everything but we decided on getting the grey stuff.


If you've ever seen Beauty and the Beast you know when they say "Try the grey stuff it's delicious"?


Well it is. Trust me!


This is picture of our table in the corner of the dining room.

After we were finished eating and had paid our bill we decided to walk around the other rooms before meeting the beast.


Sometimes instead of eating in the main dining room you can eat in the west wing or the room with Belle's music box. We decided to walk around both of them.









Then it was time to meet Beast! I felt just like a little kid again when the Beast danced with me!










My favorite part was when he turned around and pretended to notice Tim for the first time and was shocked. It was really cute! Then he commented on Tim's beard. So he was the millionth character on our trip to do so..




It was such a fun dinner and I'm so happy we went.


Before heading back to the hotel we got our picture taken in front of the castle while we were all cleaned up and looking nice.



It was another magical evening at Disney World!