WDW Dining and Other News

Check out what Laurie found out for us………

The Turf Club currently is out of stock of their awesome Caesar salad dressing but they have bounced back with an awesome temporary replacement. Be there at the end of the month for their refreshing, lighter summer menu. Kona Cafe is due for some summertime changes but with no parking without a reservation I need to wait to check on that as I cannot hike two miles for dinner. Captain Cook’s has a temporary new home and new hours so check before going to Polynesian for a meal.

It is wallet hurting time at Earl of Sandwiches in DTD. Sandwiches, wraps, and salads are up 50 cents while some drinks went up $1.50. They have added to breakfast Skinny Bagel Egg White Sandwich and the Made To Order Omelets. They are adding Phillie Cheesesteak, Avocado BLT, Veggie sandwich, Pastrami Reuben, and a Chicken sandwich while removing Cannonballs, All American, Best BLT, and Caribbean Jerk chicken. Tiny price changes means smaller sandwiches and less of the fillings
Wetzel’s Pretzel’s and Hagen Daaz are moving to a spot next to DisneyQuest. Starbucks is moving into a spot next to Bongos so I might be seen over there a lot more. As I predicted it is Bye Bye McDonald’s as the Pollo Campero building is being torn down. Team Mickey, BabyCakes, Bodie’s, Pollo Campero, Fuego cigar bar, and so much more of WDW history is gone. Patina Group is bringing a two story restaurant to Paradise Island area of DTD, no word yet on what they are offering. Buena Vista Drive is getting 2 pedestrian bridges, a dedicated bus lane, and increase to 10 lane. Be warned that van parking for the disable and all parking is at a premium for the next year or two. 5 pm and I could not find a van spot so I had to find a car spot then figure how to get the scooter out of the van, sigh.

Trilobites in Animal Kingdom is offering a pulled Buffalo chicken waffle sandwich and milkshakes. Star Wars Character meals are breakfast at Sci Fi Diner and dinner at Hollywood & Vine. Meet disney characters dressed up as Star Wars Characters with commerorative photo included. Also be on the look out for Star Wars cupcakes and merchandise.

EASTER IS NEAR!!!

The Grand Floridian Resort has a display of Disney themed edible Easter Eggs. Resorts with have Easter egg hunts, games, and other activities. FOODIES be on the watch for Easter themed cupcakes. The Swan and Dolphin are PEEPS crazy with Peeps themed desserts, a secret to be revealed on April 19, 2014, diving for eggs at the pool, Easter Bunny, Peeps smores at the campfire, crafts and games. Check with them for details on their Pinterest Peeps contest and information on what is for nonguests of their resorts. Egg-Stravaganza is April 10 – 20 where guests pay $4.95 for a map with stickers at Epcot. Find the dozen hidden character eggs, put a stick in the proper location, return to designated locations where the guest gets a “surprise” which would be a pin, probably. The Contemporary Resort will have 2 Roman Catholic masses and a Protestant service at Fantasia Ballroom on April 20, 2014.

The resorts will be having some sort of activities and some will have bunny plushies, baskets, and make your own baskets for sale. Fort Wilderness Campground with have easter eggs on display in the lobby through April 22, 2014 and A Mouse Merchantile will have make your own Easter baskets.

EASTER DINNER

The Diamond Horseshoe will offer sandwiches for lunch through April 28, 2014 and turkey dinners April 13 – 19, 2014. Kouzinna has a regular and Easter menu. The Wave will offer an Easter buffet/brunch and Chef Mickey’s will have a brunch on Easter Sunday until 1 pm. Olivia’s, Boma, and Portobello are offering Easter dinners. There may be other Easter Dinners out there. Hurry as Easter and Mother’s Day reservations go fast.

EARTH DAY

Party for the Planet is at Animal Kingdom on April 22, 2014. The Seas Pavillion in Epcot will have Earth Day activities on that day that are marine related. There will be a $1 donation to a conservation group with each Earth Day themed Duffy bear. There should be a few Earth Day themed items including a pin.