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Trail’s End Restaurant at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort: An afternoon trek, a homestyle meal & superb service

I’ve been to Walt Disney World many times since my first visit in the mid 90’s. But somehow, in all those visits, the one place I had never managed to get to was Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. I decided that this oversight had to be remedied during my last visit. We hopped the […]

HHN 2013 Behind the Screams Tours: Morning Menace & Afternoon Abominations – double your horror, double your fun

I’ve written before about how great I think the Halloween Horror Nights Behind the Screams tours are. So you can imagine that I was very excited when I found out that this year Universal is giving guests the opportunity to take two different Behind the Screams tours during the day, each featuring three different event […]

Tasting our way around the world: Photo tour of the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival kicked off this past weekend at Epcot, and a friend and I stopped by to check out this year’s event! When you first walk in the gates of Epcot, there’s no mistaking that the festival is underway. Once inside the park, I went straight to the Festival […]

Halloween Horror Nights 2013: Reviews of the street experience and haunted houses

Haunt season officially kicked off this past Friday with the opening night of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 23, and I was fortunate enough to attend both nights of opening weekend. Here are our thoughts on this year’s streets and houses:   The Walking Dead street experience First off, let’s start with the streets. The […]

THE BIG 5: Top five nightlife options adults can still enjoy at Walt Disney World

I miss the clubs that used to occupy the Pleasure Island section of Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney. I really do. And what drives me crazy is that, as the five-year anniversary of the closing draws near, visitors to the resort still await the new shopping and dining district that was promised to rise in […]

Unmasking the Horror Tour at Halloween Horror Nights 2013: I’ve gone twice and can’t wait to go again

If you’re a Halloween fan and your travels find you in Central Florida during the latter part of September or the month of October, Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is a not to be missed event — no one does Halloween better than Universal Orlando! And if you are planning on attending the event, I would […]

Via Napoli at Epcot’s Italy Pavilion: This is the best pizza in “the world”

Via Napoli is located in the back section of the Italy Pavilion at Epcot. Opened in the summer of 2010, the restaurant is owned and operated by Patina Restaurant Group, which also owns the other eatery at the Italy Pavilion, Tutto Italia, as well as the wine bar, Tutto Gusto. Though the restaurant has been […]

The haunted houses at HHN 2012: An insider’s spoiler-free reviews

As a huge Universal Halloween Horror Nights fan — and someone who has already been to the event five times this year — I’m excited to share my spoiler-free review of each house for you. Let’s get started…   The Walking Dead, Dead Inside Spoiler-free review This house and Silent Hill are perhaps the two […]

Family suites at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort: Better than expected… even the sofa bed!

When I made plans to spend a long weekend with my friend at Walt Disney World over the 4th of July weekend, we decided to just go with the best deal we could get for accommodations, which turned out to be at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort. My friend was flying in from out of town […]

Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot: Good enough to eat twice in one week

I’m the type of person that doesn’t leave home without at least a couple of Disney advanced dining reservations. But sometimes, what you thought you wanted three months out, doesn’t turn out to be the case when you’re on your trip. Such was the case over the busy 4th of July weekend, when my friend […]

Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano: Skip Pizza Planet and take the kids next door for lunch

Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano (“Mama Melrose”) sits at the bottom of a brick building just past Pizza Planet, on the way to the Streets of America at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It blends in with the facades in that area to the point that I’ve encountered several people over the years that didn’t realize an actual […]

Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort: Havin’ lunch on island time

On a recent visit to Walt Disney World, my sister-in-law and I stopped by the Kona Cafe for lunch. After checking in at the podium, we were quickly approached by a host who asked if we would like to see the dessert selections before we were seated. We said yes, and were escorted to a […]

Drinking at Walt Disney World: It can cost a small fortune, but it does not have to

Drinking at Walt Disney World can be expensive, but there are a few ways to minimize the damage to your wallet. Here’s some tips for keeping the costs down while still having a good time!   Tables in Wonderland I’ve written about Tables in Wonderland before, but just to recap: If you’re a frequent visitor […]

Taking a time out at Disney’s Tune In Lounge

If you are in search of a cocktail at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, step out of the heat and in to kistch-filled Tune In Lounge, located next to the 50’s Prime Time Cafe. When you walk in, you’ll immediately notice that the 50’s-era themeing of the restaurant is carried over to the lounge as well. This […]

Tables in Wonderland dining membership program at Walt Disney World: Should you get it?

Hello. By way of quick introduction, my name is Kat. I own and write at DrinkingDisney.com, a site about, well, drinking at Disney. While I love a good cocktail at Walt Disney World, they are certainly not the only reason I return several times a year, and I am delighted that OrlandoInformer.com has given me […]