Dino-riffic Burgers and Sundaes Dinner Coming to Restaurantosaurus at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Dino-riffic Burgers and Sundaes Dinner Coming to Restaurantosaurus at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

For just one price, you can select an entrée and a side dish and even build your own sundae! On the menu are gourmet burgers, a chicken sandwich, a veggie burger, and a salad. For the sides, you can choose from fries or onion rings served with a delicious house-made dipping sauce. Plus, dinner also includes a non-alcoholic beverage.

When you order, you’ll receive a token that can be redeemed for a bowl with two oh-so-yummy scoops of delicious ice cream, which you can then take over to the toppings bar to build your own dig site sundae with an abundance of selections to choose from. And in addition to savoring these burgers and treats, you will be able to color with fun dinosaur stencils while cast members entertain with games and stories of the paleontology students who created the restaurant.

Restaurantosaurus Burgers and Sundaes is only available only during dinner on select nights and is $22.99 plus tax for adults and $14.99 plus tax for children ages 3-9. Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase. This experience can also count as one quick-service meal entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan. Quick service dining at Restaurantosaurus will still be available. Guests partaking in this new dinner experience will check in at a designated register where they will be escorted to a table in a separate dining room. Reservations will be open starting tomorrow and can be made by calling 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463) or by visiting the Walt Disney World Resort website. Walk-ups are welcome but subject to availability.

Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno Restaurant

Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno Restaurant

What is the best way to start your magical adventure at Walt Disney World?  Breakfast! And if you are adventuring, who is better to help you on your way than Rapunzel and Flynn and Ariel and Prince Eric?  

The Bon Voyage Breakfast has long been a family favorite, or at least since it started in 2017.  I also love this breakfast for girls only trips/racecations as well. Trattoria Al Forno is nestled in at the Boardwalk which makes it a hearty start for a day of exploring Epcot or wherever your travels find you going that day.  

This is a prix fixe menu with something for everyone (even super picky eaters can be accommodated).  It starts off with a frying pan full of yummy baked goods. Ranging from Rapizels braids (croissamts with chocolate chips)  and sun cookie , to a decorated clamshell, and rainbow sprinkled muffins.

The menu ranges from Pacal’s Palette (fruit and granola) to a tower of Pancakes to more adventurous seafaring options.  My daughter and I recently went and she decided on the Tower of pancakes and I chose the Swimmer’s Delight which is an egg white omelet with smoked salmon, goat cheeses, spinach and mushrooms. Both of those were amazing.  

If you have a picky eater and there is nothing on the menu that is workable the staff will do their best at suggesting other options.  My son ended up esting the pastries and had a bowl of bacon the size of his head.

The appeal to me is the characters themselves and having the chance to see Prince Eric and Flynn Rider is a huge plus since you can’t find them st the parks.

There is plenty of singing, fun details like the napkin sea creature parade around the restaurant, to the celebration song  (birthday, end of school, you name it you csn celebrate it). We happened to be there on my daughters half birthday so she celebrated that as well.  

If you are looking for a fun and adventurous way to start your day this is the way to do it.  Cute theming, rare character appearances and amazing food can be found in one location.

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Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue

When you visit the Walt Disney World Resort your restaurant possibilities are endless, from casual sit down restaurants to character meals and upscale dining there really is something for everyone. But one of the most under talked about experiences are Disney’s Dinner Shows.  There are currently 2 dinner shows that have a long running history on property. Spirit of Aloha located at the Polynesian Village Resort and Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue located at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Campground. Anyone who knows me or has been a client of mine knows that Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue is my absolute favorite dinner show and probably one of my Top 3 dining experiences at the Walt Disney World! It brings back many wonderful memories from trips when I was a child all the way to present day when I took my kids for the first time this past October.

So what is Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue exactly? Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue takes place 3 times every day of the week at Pioneer Hall. It takes you back to the Wild West with a 2 hour family fun show filled with dancing, singing and vaudeville comedy that will keep you laughing, clapping and singing along all night long! There is audience participation, so don’t be shy! One of my favorite parts of the show is the special re-enactment of the tale of Davy Crockett with selected audience members.

During the dinner show you will receive unlimited beverages, including unlimited Beer and Sangria for those over the age of 21. Dinner is also all you can eat. You will start with the most delicious cornbread with butter (yes we always order a 2nd piece) and mixed salad. Following that They ring the bell to alert everyone that dinner is served. On the menu…Fried Chicken, Smoked BBQ Pork Ribs (my personal favorite), Corn, Cowboy Baked Beans and Mashed potatoes.

You end the night swinging around your napkins and playing the washboard while enjoying my FAVORITE dessert on property- Strawberry Shortcake, which even has it’s own song to go along with it!

Hoop-Dee-Doo is considered a signature dining experience on the Disney dining plan, so you can use your dining credits for Category 2 and Category 3 seating and it will take 2 table service credits from your plan, but beverages and gratuity are already included! If you would like to sit in Category 1 seating you would have to pay for that out of pocket and payment is due upon booking, although it can be cancelled for a full refund up until 24 hours in advance.

If you do head to Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue make sure to walk around the Ft. Wilderness campground and check out CInderella’s Horses, the Clydesdales and you can even schedule a ride on a horse drawn carriage. My kiddos loved playing at the playground area while we waited to be seated. I promise if you attend the show you will not be disappointed, so don’t miss out on this wonderful experience during your next Walt Disney World vacation!

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T-Rex

T-Rex

A must-do for us (especially for our almost-3 year old boy) during our latest trip was T-Rex in Disney Springs, and let me tell you – it did not disappoint!

We’ve eaten at Rainforest Cafe before (which is owned by the same company) and enjoyed the theming there, but we were still blown away by the theming upon entering T-Rex. It seems like everywhere you turn there is more to see! I especially loved the underwater bar area – such a cool, relaxing respite from the heat outside.

Our table was located directly next to an animatronic T-Rex near the front of the restaurant, which I was a bit nervous about but my son absolutely LOVED him! Every few minutes the dinosaur would move or growl, which kept my sons attention. Any parent of a toddler knows that distractions during the wait for a sit-down dinner are a must!

Taking advantage of our Disney Dining Plan, we opted to try out some of their specialty alcoholic beverages. My husband’s favorite was the El Dorado, but they all looked amazing! We splurged on the Dinosaur sippy cup with a toy raptor in the bottom, which needless to say made for a happy little boy.

Our server was personable and kind, but it truthfully did seem to take awhile for the food to come out. There is no complimentary bread basket, so fellow hungry pregnant ladies beware! The wait was worth it though!

The adults in our party, with the exception of myself, all ordered from the “Carnivores” section of the menu and were all pleased – the Boneyard Buffet and Triassic Trio were particular favorites. I’m a huge fan of Yak & Yeti (which is owned by the same company), so naturally I had to order one of my favorite dishes – tikka masala! If you love Yak & Yeti but don’t have time in your schedule for a stop at Animal Kingdom, you can find many of your favorites at T-Rex! Yum!

To finish off the meal, we opted to combine all four of our desserts into one and order the Chocolate Extinction! Chocolate fudge, ice cream and toppings galore! We barely scratched the surface with so much to eat, but the presentation was awesome! Colt loved the “chocolate volcano!”

A stop at the gift shop on the way out is a must – you can even build your own stuffed dinosaur! We picked up a dinosaur monster truck to stash away for a birthday present, which is still a favorite toy to this day.

Overall, I’d highly recommend T-Rex, particularly for families with young boys or dinosaur-obsessed children. The theming is stunning, and the food was delicious to boot!

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Baseline Tap House

Baseline Tap House

Baseline Tap House is one of the fun, out of the way lounges that Disney has sprinkled around Disney World resort area!  I made a stop here recently for some yummy snacks and amazing pours!

You’ll find Baseline Tap House on Grand Avenue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios right next to Sci-Fi Dine In and near what will soon be the entrance to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge!  It’s a small bar with counter space seating inside and a great terrace where you can sit and enjoy some of the many on tap craft beers, ciders and wines. They have some small plates that pair nicely with the drink selections. At our table we tried the Bavarian Pretzel with beer-cheese fondue and spicy mustard, the coffee rubbed ribeye steak puff with olive salad and the California cheese and charcuterie board.  I was pleasantly surprised by all the offerings! The pretzel was amazing, because what isn’t amazing about a giant Bavarian pretzel! The ribeye steak puff was flavorful and wonderfully light and the cheese and charcuterie was well thought out and exactly what a good charcuterie should be.

I’m not a beer drinker, but I love that they have a customizable flight!  One lady in our party knew she would like the Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter the best so she was able to get 2 pours of that in her flight.  I tried the Ace Space Bloody Orange Cider and it was crisp and refreshing, I loved it!

Baseline Tap House is a wonderful little respite inside a theme park.  If you haven’t tried it out, consider it for your next trip!

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Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory

Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory

Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory at Disney’s moderate resort Port Orleans French Quarter might seem like an unusual choice for a restaurant review, but everyone needs to hit up the Quick Service restaurant at their resort, even if just for a quick breakfast or late-night snack.  If you plan to stay at French Quarter, or its sister resort Port Orleans Riverside, you may be thrilled to know that you will not be disappointed with this Quick Service option.  


On my most recent Disney World trip in May for our agency’s Girls Getaway Weekend 2019, my mom and I had the opportunity to try breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, the most important meal of the day–beignets!  


I have never been overly impressed with the resort Quick Service restaurants, and I was definitely prepared to be underwhelmed again, especially since this was the first time I was traveling with someone who is gluten-free.  I had visions of waiting forever to talk with a chef, and then waiting even longer for her gluten-free meal to be made.  However, I couldn’t have been more wrong!   


On our arrival day, our Disney Springs plans were thwarted by a cancelled flight, so we ended up arriving at our resort around 7:00 PM, and didn’t make our way to Sassagoula Floatworks until about 8:30 PM.  Things looked pretty quiet behind the serving stations, so I was already mentally adding time to my original assumption of how long it would take to actually be served a gluten-free meal.  But I was completely wrong!  We let one of the Cast Members know my mom was gluten intolerant and asked if she could see a gluten-free menu.  Instead, they called the chef right over and, in a nutshell, he told her she could have just about everything on the menu.  Their goal is to make it possible for most everyone to have what they want from the menu.  Awesome!  We decided to share the Create-Your-Own Signature Rice Bowl with the Sustainable Fish of the Day (salmon…yum!).  This rice bowl option is already a gluten-free, so it was ready in no time flat.  Thinking ahead, we also ordered the gluten-free beignets right away because we assumed they would take a little time.  They were ready before we finished paying!


Our dinner couldn’t have been better!  The rice bowl was more than enough for the two of us to share, and the flavors were excellent.  We really thought the side of salsa truly made the dish.  The tomatoes in the salsa were sweet and fresh, as if the chef had picked them from his garden that morning.  This is definitely not the quality I have experienced in the past at resort Quick Service locations.  So impressive!  And I have not forgotten about the beignets.  Neither of us would have guessed they were gluten-free.  Not gummy at all!  And they were warm, and had the perfect over-abundance of powdered sugar.  My only complaint was that they were hollow.  Kind of a bummer, but that didn’t keep us from ordering them 2 more times during our visit!


During our stay, I also enjoyed Wolferman’s English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich, which they kindly allowed me to swap bacon in place of the house-made ham, and the Veggie Flatbread.  Just like our dinner, both of these portions were more than enough and tasted fantastic!  The flatbread is easily shareable, and I loved that it was made-to-order, so it was nice and fresh.  Lots of veggies too!  I almost forgot to mention that Sassagoula has the bonus of Coke Freestyle machines!  YES!!!


The only menu item that we tried and didn’t enjoy was the chicory coffee.  It was a far cry from what is served in New Orleans!  The beignets made up for it though!


Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory is just another reason Port Orleans French Quarter is my favorite moderate resort at Disney World!

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