Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Restaurant at The Magic Kingdom

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Disney, Food, Travel

Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Restaurant at The Magic Kingdom

“Tale that’s old as time…” During our most recent trip to Walt Disney World and The Magic Kingdom, we were finally able to secure dinner reservations at Be Our Guest Restaurant located in Beast’s Castle. Be Our Guest Restaurant is one of the newer sit-down style dining options at Walt Disney World, and is also one of their most popular. It remains one of the hardest places to get reservations for (just behind Cinderella’s Castle), and thanks to Disney Dining Buddy, I was able to secure a table for me and my daughter alongside my best friend and her daughter. Be Our Guest takes you inside the story of Beauty and the Beast, the tale of a would-be handsome Prince who is turned into a beast after being arrogant and cruel to a woman in need who turned out to be an enchantress . He then entraps Belle in this castle, and despite their disdain for one another, they both begin to fall in love. The only way to break the spell is for Beast to find his true love, which he does in Belle, and they live happily ever after. Inside the restaurant, you have three options to on where to dine during dinner. There’s the Ballroom (where we ate) that looks just as it did in the movie complete with opulent chandeliers and draped balconies and snow falling to the ground outside it’s gallery windows. There’s also the West Wing where The Beast often hid away in the movie. It’s dark and mysterious with lightening and thunderclaps, but features the glass jar in which the rose that holds his fate is stored. The Rose Gallery is more of Belle’s style featuring a music box centerpiece where she and The Beast dance atop. Disney’s Imagineers really brought this fairytale to life at Be Our Guest, and nothing has been left to chance. Everything from the music to the sound effects to the rolling carts of French inspired cuisine is just as it was in the film. We had a wonderful experience eating there, and I plan to eating at Be Our Guest once again for lunch when I visit in December. I was able to snag reservations again since I am 100 days out from my actual visit. It is pricey for dinner compared to other dining options at The Magic Kingdom, but well worth it. For dinner, plan to spend about $85 for two people including an appetizer and dessert. Once you are done with your food, you can take photos with The Beast. During lunch, I am told that you get a chance to see Belle and The Beast dance together, just as they did in the movie. For true Disney fans, Be Our Guest is a must-visit. Are you looking for more 4-1-1 on Be Our Guest Restaurant? Visit the Disney Food...

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My 5 Favorite Moments From Our Walt Disney World Spring Break Trip

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Disney, Family Travel

My 5 Favorite Moments From Our Walt Disney World Spring Break Trip

Oh, why does Spring Break have to end? My daughter and I had so much fun during her Spring Break this year at Walt Disney World. This is the first time that we’ve been there during Spring, and it was also our first time staying at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. With so much to see and do, we weren’t able to complete everything on our Wish List, but we did attempt to and had so much fun while doing so. A trip to Walt Disney World is an experience one will always remember. Spending time with my favorite girl at one of the happiest places on earth is a gift that I don’t take for granted. Family travel is so important to me, as well as being able to make memories as a family unit while in a different place. I wanted to share with you My 5 Favorite Moments From Our Walt Disney World Spring Break Trip: Pop Century Resort in One Word: Amazing! One of the foremost Disney experts that I know (Amiyrah from 4 Hats and Frugal, who’s also a Disney Mom’s Panel member) recommended that The Chicklet and I stay at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, based on what she knew about us. And she was right on the money. Even before we were able to check in, we were in awe of all of the scenery and pop culture coolness at the resort. It’s fun and has something for every age. The resort features info, memorabilia, and other goodies from each decade starting with the 50’s going all the way to the 90’s. And the grounds are filled with fabulousness from each decade as well. We stayed in the 60’s area by the “psychedelic” pool, and there was so many “groovy” things to see. We also ventured to the 70’s area complete with an eight track cassette and a discoball. If you are looking for a Disney resort that is super fun for young and old, Pop Century Resort is it, yo! Witnessing a Marriage Proposal While trying to take a photo of The Chicklet in front of the Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue near Cinderella’s Castle, we unknowingly began to witness a man proposing to his girlfriend. At first, I was a little annoyed because while I was trying to take my photo, he just bumrushed us, but my anger turned to “aww” when I saw him kneel down and propose. My daughter was still wondering what was going on, so I had to clue her in in between my “say yes, girl, say yes” chants. It appears like the would-be bride was shocked and wasn’t able to give an answer right that minute. But soon the family crowded around her, and she told him yes, and I shed a few tears myself. Dinner at The Crystal Palace I was having trouble getting...

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Getting in the Glow with Disney World’s Main Street Electrical Parade #Disneyside

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Disney, Family Travel

Getting in the Glow with Disney World’s Main Street Electrical Parade #Disneyside

While going through some photos in my Dropbox, I came across some photos I took while Raijean and I were at Disney World Magic Kingdom with both of our kids last August. We were given the opportunity to see the Magic Kingdom compliments of Disney, so we took the last full day that we had while in Orlando to take in as much as we could. Of course a visit to Walt Disney World isn’t complete without seeing the vibrant and fabulous Main Street Electrical Parade, which is a great way to end a day at Magic Kingdom. Filled with sights and sounds that are truly electric, it is a sight to behold. The parade features several floats that are synchronized to music. Through the use of electronically controlled lights and live entertainment, the Main Street Electrical Parade is a technological feat that is fun for the entire family. During our first family trip to Disney World last February, we didn’t get a chance to see the Electrical Parade. So this visit, I made sure that we stayed to see the wondrous lights in action. Below are a few photos I took of the Main Street Electrical Parade. I am not that much of a photographer, but I did my best to capture the visuals.               These photos features “scenes” from Disney favorites Alice in Wonderland, Pete’s Dragon, and Cinderella’s Clock Tower. I ended up running out of power, so I was unable to document every scene from the parade, but got a few shots for my collection. If you haven’t seen the Main Street Electrical Parade live and in-person, I suggest you make sure to go. Take the family. I promise you it is something that you will always treasure and remember. For more information on the Main Street Electrical Parade at Magic Kingdom, click...

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