Friday, February 21, 2020

My Favorite Things about Coronado Springs

Last winter, we stayed at Coronado Springs for a long weekend. It was our first experience at a moderate resort and I want to share my 5 favorite things about Coronado Springs...and one thing I think could be improved.

1. The theming
It is a gorgeous resort with a Mayan theme and they incorporate the Three Caballeros into the resort seamlessly. I love the fountains and I especially enjoyed being able to use the different fountains as landmarks.

2. The food
We loved El Mercado de Coronado, the quick service restaurant (get the Chicken Rice Bowl!). Cafe Rix had some pretty good coffee and pastries and one of my favorite afternoons was spent waterside sipping a Cosmorita from the Laguna Bar.

3. The beds
They were so comfy. Do I need to go into more detail?

4. The renovated rooms
The rooms were so clean and well designed. The decor was slightly Disney, but mostly just pleasing.

5. The pool
While it was too cool to use the pool on our trip, it was a gorgeous pool area. I could have really enjoyed using the main pool or any of the smaller pools on the resort.

The one thing I didn't like...
The removal of carpet from the rooms, while helpful from a cleanliness perspective, leads to a lot of noise from the adjoining rooms.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Walt Disney World Dining Review: Trattoria al Forno Bon Voyage Breakfast

On our last morning, we ventured over to Boardwalk Inn for breakfast at Trattoria al Forno for the Bon Voyage Breakfast. The boardwalk is so peaceful in the morning.

We were in the first seating. Each table gets a frying pan of pastries.

While the price is fixed, it isn't a buffet breakfast, which is a nice change to the character meal experience. I ordered the Tangled Eggs and Chris ordered King Triton's Shipwreck.

Then, the characters started coming around!

We really loved this breakfast and definitely recommend this breakfast.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Walt Disney World Dining Review: Tusker House


One of the easier character dining experiences to get a reservation for is Tusker House in Animal Kingdom. It is located in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom and features Mickey Mouse and friends in their safari gear. It is a buffet and has a selection of African inspired foods. Now, don't let that scare you away. It is a buffet and it has plenty of options.

Characters came around quickly and the restaurant was not packed.

Basmati rice and curry, falalphel, tabouli salad, pita - I forgot to take a picture of the meat

A dessert selection that we shared---get the bread pudding!

Goofy was ready to go fishing!

Mickey was ready to hit Kilimanjaro Safari

Donald is my #1

Daisy rocks this safari outfit

I urge you to go to Tusker House and enjoy some time with Mickey and pals!


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