Thursday, January 5, 2017

Walt Disney Hometown Main Street USA

Walt Disney Hometown Main Street USA 


I was lucky enough to visit Marceline this past fall. I have always dreamed of visiting Walt's hometown & it WAS a dream come true! ;) Marceline is exactly two hours from Kansas City. If you ever visit the Walt Disney Hometown Museum they will give you a map to all of the local things to do in town. This is a TINY town reminded me of Mayberry. The only places to eat at were Sonic, a sandwich shop, & one other restaurant on the actual Main street. The diner that used to be on Main Street was sadly out of business.

We parked at the closest end so we could enjoy walking around. We probably took an hour to hour & half walking around Main Street. We first walked up to a few "antique stores" but it was a facade like you would see on Main Street at WDW or Disneyland?! I was VERY disappointed that they were not real working stores. A lot of the store fronts were like that sadly or had nothing in them at all. Here is a pic of the "antique store."



They actually had a lot of cute Disney collectibles that I wanted to buy! 

We ate at the only ice cream shop in town besides Sonic & it was a great little shop. I will publish a separate review soon! 

As we were walking by I wanted my picture with the iconic Main Street USA Mickey Mouse sign they have there. After my husband took my picture a lady working at the bank right next to it came outside & offered to take a picture of us both! That is one thing I can say about Marceline is that EVERYONE is so proud of Walt & loves telling their stories about him. I didn't sense that anyone was bitter or annoyed with the Disney presence in town or the tourists. Everyone was so helpful & amazing!



We learned on our Walt Disney Hometown Museum Tour that Walt was a young boy & witnessed  the Coca Cola sign being painted on the Zurcher's building! This was his inspiration for Coke Corner at Disneyland. As the years went by the building became apartments and were lost in a fire in 2002. The fire exposed the old Coca cola painted sign that the building had been missing for YEARS! In November 2015 Corporate Coca Cola company sent a painter to come out to Marceline to recreate the sign! They estimate the original was painted in 1906 the same year that Walt moved there! I love hearing stories like these!

Marceline, MO 

Pic courtesy of Disney Food Blog  Coke Corner at Disneyland
There is an old theatre on Main Street but I will blog in detail about that on another day. ;) 


One of the stores was a radio station with a guy talking live radio. He waved to us as we walked by. :)  We seemed to be the only tourists that day but everyone was so nice & warm to us! Back in DC you do NOT find that very often! 


This was yet another empty store front

They have a train & caboose on Main Street as well. You can actually climb on the Caboose. 



There was a hardware store, toy store, & a few consignment stores but that was about it besides the ice cream shop. I highly recommend a visit here if you can swing by!

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Disney's Anandapur Ice Cream Truck Review...

Disney's Anandapur Ice Cream Truck Review



You can find the Anandpur Ice Cream truck at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park in Asia. The line was long but went by fast. It was unusually busy the day we came to the park PLUS hot!


My husband & I both decided on a cone. He chose vanilla while I got chocolate. There is nothing better on a hot day than this! We were going to a big dinner that night so didn't want to fill up on lunch so this was our lunch. ;) 


I always have to get soft serve somewhere while at Disney & this hit the spot. It isn't overly amazing but it got the job done. ;) 

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Morimoto Forbidden Lounge in Disney Springs

Morimoto Forbidden Lounge in Disney Springs 



One of the places I definitely wanted to visit on our trip was Morimoto! Since it was our arrival day I didn't want to guess at making an Advanced Dining Reservation time so we just winged it this day. We asked for a table but they said it would be about 20 minutes so we just decided to have a drink at the bar. 



They have super cozy seating area in the bar & you can always get food from the restaurant there as well but we wanted to experience the whole restaurant. 

I loved this super cool tiled wall at the bar




Nashi Pear Margarita

It is one of the most beautiful bars I've ever seen & he did an amazing job with the whole design of the bar & restaurant. Restaurant review to come later! 

I chose the Nashi Pear Margarita. First off I want to say that I am a HUGE lightweight when it comes to drinking but I LOVE cocktails! They do make their own special sangria there as well if that is something you would like. After a few sips I was feeling good so they definitely hook you up with the alcohol. It didn't have too much of a pear flavor but was very refreshing & unique. They put a fresh piece of pear in the drink.  I would recommend this to try. I look forward to my next trip to try something new. 

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Disney's Tiffins Restaurant at Animal Kingdom Review & Pics



Disney's Tiffins Restaurant at Animal Kingdom 


You can find Tiffins restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. It is next to where all of the new Pandora attractions will be. I actually cancelled another ADR to get into Tiffins. I was told by many friends that I NEEDED to eat here & I am so happy that I did! First off I want to say that I am not a very adventurous eater & can be very boring & picky. Lately I am trying to change that. If you are a picky eater I highly recommend you try this place! I was a little scared but am glad I went through with it.

I loved the open floor plan of the restaurant! It wasn't loud like I thought it would be although it wasn't very busy when we went. I could only get a 1PM lunch ADR. The couple next to us complained that they missed a Fastpass due to their reservation & were given a new Fastpass to any park for any ride......

I loved the decor here!

Love the light up art work

We sat near this & it was my favorite. It is a 3D art piece!

Cool Menu!

I loved the cool leather bound menus! Our Waiter was Mo and he was my favorite waiter our whole time at Walt Disney World. I highly recommend you request him. 



You have the option of ordering a lighter lunch or you can order from the full menu. 


The complimentary bread came with olive oil mixed with Pomegranate. I wasn't a big fan of this but my husband loved it. 


We ordered the cheese board & the Grilled Octopus. I was a little scared to try the Octopus but it did NOT disappoint! My husband was in the bathroom when our food arrived & I devoured a lot of the octopus & he was shocked! The mustard sauce it comes with was really tasty! 


The cheese board had the most amazing nuts & berries on it. They put caramel on the blue cheese & it actually went very well with it! We finished all of the cheese except for the blue cheese. I loved the two soft cheeses the most but all were excellent.



I wanted to try one of their signature cocktails & chose the Annapurna Zing. It was a lot sweeter than I thought it was going to be. I would order this again in a heartbeat. My husband chose the Robust red wine flight & said he would order it again. 












For lunch we both chose the Wagyu Striploin & short rib. The waiter recommended that or the fresh fish they offer. This steak was SUPERB! It was California Grill level quality! We both ordered it medium rare & it was perfection! I recommend eating the short rib first & then finish with the strip loin. The meat was so tender, juicy & AMAZING!!!! I would order this 1,000,000,000 times over. :) Can you tell how much I loved this?! LOL 











We were given this by our waiter. The pink drop is hibiscus meringue. The chewy looking thing is a pineapple sugar candy & the last is a truffle. I enjoyed the truffle & pineapple candy as I found the meringue to have a bitter flavor. 

I ordered the chocolate ganache & I actually liked it better than the one they serve at California Grill! The caramelized bananas did it for me along with the vanilla cream.


My husband chose the lime cheesecake. I tasted a bite but I'm not a real fan of lemon or lime desserts so I'm not the best person to ask. ;) He loved it.


My husband also ordered Earl Grey tea with some extra lemons & we loved the extra special touches everything had. 



Tiffins gives out different collection cards that were designed by Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde. I believe he said there are 7 cards to collect in all.  




My final thoughts that this place is a wonderful addition to the parks & Animal Kingdom desperately needed this! Book your ADRs fast! If you cannot get into California Grill this would be a great replacement ADR. 

Please let me know your thoughts on Tiffins? 

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