Tag: Animal Kingdom

Disney Dining Rewind: Second Chances & Second Visits (Disney Dining XI)

Disney Dining Rewind: Second Chances & Second Visits (Disney Dining XI)

Posted July 13, 2022 in Around the World // 0 Comments

Sometimes, first impressions can be misleading. I’ve had the Disney Dining Series on this blog since 2018, and in that time I’ve been back to the resort a couple times. For those who haven’t been to the WDW Resort in Florida, planning for a trip to that resort is an experience. We’ve been planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort in California, and it’s been weird and confusing for me how chill it’s been. Not so much at WDW – you need to know what table-services you want 61 days in advance, because reservations open at 60 days and there […]

I Was So Focused on Saving the World, I Forgot to Have Breakfast Today. (Disney Dining X)

I Was So Focused on Saving the World, I Forgot to Have Breakfast Today. (Disney Dining X)

Posted June 1, 2022 in Around the World // 0 Comments

Food is central to the community in Raya and the Last Dragon. Boun’s Shrimporeum serves the crew for their adventure, but it’s not just his delicious food that ties together these characters from all walks of life. Food is something that brings us comfort. It is the way we share our culture, show appreciation for or guests, and care for our loved ones. When Sisu chooses food as her goodwill gift, it is symbolic. As we wrap up this session of Disney Dining, I hope that each of you are able to share a heartfelt meal with a loved one […]

Disney Genie+: How It Works, Is It Any Good, & Should You Upgrade?

Disney Genie+: How It Works, Is It Any Good, & Should You Upgrade?

Posted May 6, 2022 in Around the World // 0 Comments

There are a few things I really, really don’t like about the Disney Parks. These are things that try my patience and/or ruin the fun. They are as follows: Crowds. Waiting in lines. Everything is so gosh darn expensive. Disney Genie+ Some of these things are unavoidable. Like crowds. I have social anxiety and the crowds trigger that. There’s nothing that can be done to make all those crowds go away. It’s up to me to find safe bubbles in parks where I can get away from the crowds. I have places in each of the parks that meet that […]

One Jump Ahead of the Breadline, One Swing Ahead of the Sword (Disney Dining VIII)

One Jump Ahead of the Breadline, One Swing Ahead of the Sword (Disney Dining VIII)

Posted April 29, 2022 in Around the World // 0 Comments

Today’s post title is brought to you from Aladdin (1992). The song “One Jump Ahead” was composed by Alan Menken and Tim Rice. This song, the second in the animated feature, is about Aladdin’s struggle as one of the poor in Agrabah. It’s a scene-setting song – we meet Aladdin and Abu and the marketplace guards and learn a bit about life in the Agrabah market – and we also get to see a little of our hero’s character. Even though Aladdin is so poor he can’t afford to buy food (he steals it, as we watch through this entire […]

Staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: Kidani Village (Orlando 2021)

Staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: Kidani Village (Orlando 2021)

Posted January 28, 2022 in Around the World // 2 Comments

Disney’s Walt Disney World resort has a dozen different on-site hotels to choose from and they are all themed and interesting. Growing up, my aunt and uncle were Disney people and they used to stay at the Polynesian Resort next to Magic Kingdom. I was close to my aunt and always wanted to stay there as well. However, they were smart. They got into the Disney Vacation Club years ago (and have since given up). In the interim, prices for the Polynesian have skyrocketed. While I still dream of one day staying in my aunt’s favorite place, we set our […]