Disney Dining Review: La Hacienda de San Angel

Our next installment in the Disney Dining Review series is going to be La Hacienda de San Angel in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot. Again to touch base we are going to be extremely critical in our 5 category ratings so we can find the best of the best place to have a meal in Disney World.

Atmosphere

The huge windows really gave you that feeling and understanding that you were out in the Lagoon

The huge windows really gave you that feeling and understanding that you were out in the Lagoon

There was nothing spectacular about the restaurant’s atmosphere but it was also clearly set up to provide one of the best views of Illuminations you can get. The tables almost all have a great view out of the huge windows overlooking the lagoon and aren’t to closely packed together. Continue reading

Top 5 Lounges at Disney World

Some of the absolute best kept secrets in Disney World are the lounges in the resorts. When you aren’t too busy rushing to parks or making sure you get to your ADR on time take some time to sit down and grab a drink and a snack at one of the many amazing lounges spread throughout the resort. Many of the lounges actually offer some incredible food as well as a relaxed atmosphere. Did

"Yehaa Bob" is a must see if you are ever near Port Orleans on a Wednesday

“Yehaa Bob” is a must see if you are ever near Port Orleans on a Wednesday

you know you can order off of the Jiko menu at the Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar? Most people don’t and this is just one of the many great lounges around Disney. So today we’re going to give you the Top 5 Lounges that you have to go visit. Continue reading

Disney Dining Review: San Angel Inn Restaurante

Our next stop in our Disney Dining Review series is going to be in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot. Again we will review and score the restaurant on 5 categories. So if you haven’t figured it out yet, we LOVE mexican! Mexican drinks, Mexican food, we love it all. So for Kyle’s birthday in 2013 we chose to have dinner inside the pyramid at San Angel Inn in Mexico!

Atmosphere:

 

Inside the pyramid it's always a night under the stars!

Inside the pyramid it’s always a night under the stars!

San Angel is such a beautiful restaurant on the Disney property! Everywhere in Disney the idea is to truly transport you to that place, and I don’t think anywhere executes this better than the pyramid in Mexico! You can walk in at 5pm when the sun is still bright and shining in the Florida sky, and suddenly you are under the night-sky in a lively Mexican village filled with hanging lanterns, boat rides on the river, and a bustling marketplace in the center of the pyramid. Continue reading

Disney Dining Review: Monsieur Paul

One of the absolute best things about the Disney World Resort is the variety and quality of the restaurants. When it comes to dining in Disney there are quite a few things to take into consideration. Atmosphere (how well themed is the restaurant), Ambiance (location and overall feel), Service, Menu Options, and of course the food. In our Disney Dining Reviews we are going to explain our experience and rate each one of these categories on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best 1 being the worst. I’m also going to be pretty harsh in my critiquing because Disney has such a high standard, so remember 10/10 is a major wow!

With our first “DDR” we will review Monsieur Paul at Epcot.

Atmosphere

Stair case leading up to Monsieur Paul's dining room

Stair case leading up to Monsieur Paul’s dining room

As soon as you walked in you experienced the best part of the restaurant, the staircase leading to the dining room with pictures of world-renowned Chef Paul Bocuse lining the walls leading up. Continue reading

Disney Attraction Examination: Expedition Everest

During the early days of Animal Kingdom’s existence there was always a feeling that the park

Artist Rendering of Everest while rumors were circulating before the announcement

Artist Rendering of Everest while rumors were circulating before the announcement

needed more thrills. During an event to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of Animal Kingdom the 18th Disney Mountain was announced to add thrill to the young park. The 18th mountain would be Expedition Everest, a journey through the Forbidden Mountain where you encounter the mythical yeti much like the Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland but on a MUCH grander scale. It would take another 3 years to actually build the ride and the 3 years prior to the announcement were spent researching and designing the 4th highest Summit in Florida and the tallest of the Disney Mountains. Continue reading