Castle Classics: Favorite Links for Disney Fans — Pandora, FastPass+ Choices, Port Orleans Riverside Tips, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, and More
Before looking over our Favorite Disney Links, here’s an update from The Castle Concierge:
We’re celebrating fall break from school here at our home by planning our upcoming Thanksgiving trip to Walt Disney World. Our itinerary is shaping up nicely with relaxation time, FastPass+ reservations, dining reservations, and stays at Beach Club and Port Orleans French Quarter.
Next week, I’ll be headed to Walt Disney World for a quick three-night trip. The main purpose of the excursion is to attend the 10th anniversary reunion of the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I’ll only be able to attend one reunion event due to other mom responsibilities but I’m so thankful to be able to attend this year. Then, I’ll get back to Nashville for my son’s “Senior Night” event for marching band. Lots of celebrations for this mom next week!
I hope you’ll enjoy this round-up of my favorite Disney links. And if you have fun and informative Disney links to share, please contact us.
Picture The Magic highlights what’s included on a Disney Cruise.
Disney Food and Beverages
There’s a new Dole Whip treat! Disney Food Blog showcases the Dole Whip Topped Pineapple Upside Down Cake.
Motherhood and Beyond sipped on a drink — Hawkes’ Grog Ale. Order one at Satu’li Canteen or Pongu Pongu!
We had a Florida-inspired meal at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ in Disney Springs during an August trip to Walt Disney World. It was SO good that we booked another reservation for our Thanksgiving vacation; I’m truly craving the bites of southern comfort again!
Leah Tackles how to make a Dole Whip at home. Check out the video.
Disney News/Disney History
Huffington Post’s Chuck Mirarchi shared his thoughts on the recent “An Evening with Mark Hamill” at the Hammerstein Theatre.
Although we hope you’ll never need it, for future reference, keep Disney’s Hurricane Policies in mind. We wish our Florida friends well as they recover from the storms.
We had fun reminiscing about Disney throwbacks like Chef Remy at Les Chefs de France.
Sending a special thanks to Leah at The Frugal South! She recently featured the best and the worst of Disney’s Value resorts and included our post on the renovated rooms at Disney’s Pop Century Resort.
On our last trip to Walt Disney World, I needed to add Disney’s Magical Express to an existing hotel reservation. Follow the easy steps if you need to add DME to your vacation itinerary. And learn all about Disney’s Magical Express here.
Are you considering a moderate resort at Walt Disney World? Our Top Twenty Tips for Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort may be helpful reading. And make sure to sign up for our newsletter so you know when my full review of the resort is ready to check out.
One of the many reasons that I love the Grand Floridian is due to the sweet sounds of The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra.
The PassPorter Moms discuss childcare options at Walt Disney World. Tune in and listen as Jennifer and Sara share helpful tips.
Confused about your FastPass Plus choices? Or maybe you just need to refresh your memory on the multitude of options. Either way, take a look at Selecting Your FastPass+ Choices at Walt Disney World. I recommend signing up for your FREE FastPass+ Planning Worksheet. Finally, find out how to make your FastPass+ reservations here.
One of our favorite stops in the Magic Kingdom is the Main Street Confectionery. What treat is a must for you? Do you have a treat that you can’t wait to try?
Get tips on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party from Florida’s Family Fun.
In August, we returned for another trek to Pandora: The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here are some Pandora tips that I want you to know before making your own journey to The World of Avatar.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
An Open Suitcase announces the return of Star Wars: Galactic Nights this December.
AllEars.Net visits the Italy Marketplace during Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival. Yum!
Two desserts from Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ restaurant are sampled by Main Street Gazette. Which cake is your favorite?