Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Disney Dining Review: Cape May Cafe Dinner

Cape May Cafe decor
 Location: Disney's Beach Club Resort (For access, take a bus from any theme park or Downtown Disney, or walk from Epcot by using the International Gateway exit between France and the United Kingdom)

Dining Style:  All-you-can-eat buffet

Fare:  American, mostly seafood

Reservations:  While reservations are always a good idea for any Walt Disney World restaurant, the Cape May Cafe rarely fills to capacity, even in the middle of summer.  It is a good choice for a last minute reservation.

Child-Friendly:  Children will enjoy drawing on the restaurant's paper tablecloths, and many of the desserts are familiar enough for children to enjoy.  However, the restaurant has a very limited children's buffet, and many of the adult food choices may be too adventurous for a young pallate.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hi there!

Hello, and welcome to A View of the (Walt Disney) World.  This site is dedicated to all things Walt Disney World, and occasionally Disneyland.  I'll be sharing pictures, reviews, fun facts and planning tips, as well as whatever else I may think of.  With that in mind, let's get started!

Walt Disney's Main Street Window, Magic Kingdom, WDW
Seeing as Walt Disney was in love with trains (so much so that he had a rideable model train in his backyard), it is only appropriate that Walt's name graces a window above the Main Street train station.  The Main Street windows at Walt Disney World and Disneyland all pay tribute to some of the most important people in the history of the parks.

Fun Facts:
1.  The highest WDW window pays tribute to former Disney CEO Frank Wells.  Wells was an avid mountain climber, and he is also alluded to in Disneyland's Matterhorn attraction.  Look closely for crates labeled "Wells Expedition" the next time you ride!
2.  Fess Parker, TV's Davy Crockett, is the only person to have a window off Main Street.  His is in Frontierland in Disneyland.

Seeing "the World" Tip #1: Say "No" to Autograph Books

I know what you're thinking.....

"Say 'no' to autograph books???  But little Timmy loves seeing the characters."

Yes, but, how often does little Timmy look at that autograph book?  Maybe once, twice over the course of the year (if that often)?  And the rest of the year?  It's sitting around collecting dust.  Exactly.

My suggestion:  Get something a little more creative signed.  I've seen (or done) a lot of these, and I'm sure they get a lot more use than that autograph book.