Review: Le Cellier at Epcot

Le Cellier Exterior Entrance

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I’m pleased to have my hubby Brett back as a guest blogger today. He looks back at our most recent memorable meal at Le Cellier, a popular steakhouse at the Canadian pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase.

Take it away, Brett!

Have you ever had a meal that left you speechless? One that you enjoyed so much that it is almost impossible to put into words? If you haven’t yet then I hope it happens for you. A great place to have one of these out-of-this-world experiences is Le Cellier at the Canada pavilion in Epcot.

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Holiday Sweets at Main Street Confectionary

The Railroad Station at Magic KingdomEditor’s Note: This post is featured on the Disney Blog Carnival #37. Read more great posts about all things Disney!

I am back and wicked exhausted from a spectacular vacation at Walt Disney World with my hubby and father-in-law.

This was my first time experiencing WDW during the holiday season and it was nothing short of amazing. Words cannot describe some of the experiences that we had.

We came back home to find we took nearly 2,000 photos – a good quarter of them just of food! That means TONS of Disney-related posts in the coming days and weeks! Lucky you!

Today, I bring you some of the sights from The Confectionary on Main Street USA in Magic Kingdom. Think of candy stores from a bygone era. The smell of fresh cotton candy being spun before your eyes. The spotless chrome and glass display cases full of sugary treats and concoctions that delight your imagination and inner child with sheer delight.

I hope you enjoy some of these holiday sights from Magic Kingdom!

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My 2011 Disney World Wishlist

Cinderella's CastleTwenty-one days until we’re back in the most magical place on Earth. I thought I’d countdown the “21 Things That I’m Looking Forward To Most” on this trip.

  1. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (free hot chocolate and gingerbread men!)
  2. Epcot’s World Showcase Wine Walk (six wine samples around the world)
  3. The Villas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  4. Dole Whip!
  5. Spending time with family
  6. Disney’s Grand Floridian Gingerbread House
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Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World

Cinderella's Castle at Disney's Magic KingdomEditor’s Note: This post is featured on the Disney Blog Carnival #27. Read more great posts about all things Disney!

Today marks 130 days until we’re at Walt Disney World again. We are all set to spend Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 at a villa in Jambo House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Then, on Dec. 4, we embark on a 4-day cruise of the Caribbean taking in stops at Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s own private island – Castaway Cay.

So, today I wanted to take a look behind how to make a dining reservation at the most magical place on Earth…

At 180 days, you can begin to make dining reservations for your meals at Disney World. The “advanced dining reservation” process can be a bit complicated since you need to count backwards 180 days from when you check in. That marks the day you can make your ADRs. For us, our 180 mark was June 4.

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Book Review: The DFB Guide to WDW Dining

Disney Food Blog Dining e-book coverI have to say that one of my fave spots on the interwebs is the Disney Food Blog. I must commend AJ Wolfe on the spectacular job she has done over the past two years compiling reviews, photos and mucho information to the dining at my happiest place on Earth.

Recently, AJ (and her awesome team of helpers) published an e-book titled “The Disney Food Blog’s Guide to Walt Disney World Dining: Steps to a Stress-Free, Personalized Plan.” Since I just bought an e-reader, what was my first purchase?

Of course you know what it was!

The guide is 256 pages of colorful photos, tips, planning guides and tidbits of knowledge that you won’t find anywhere else.  The guide takes out all the stress of getting those so-desired ressies at Chef Mickey’s character breakfast at the Contemporary Resort or dining with the princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom.

Even a die-hard Mickey fans like me can find some new info. For instance:

  • You don’t have to stay at a Disney resort to make an Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR).
  • There’s baby food (albeit limited) available to purchase at Baby Care Centers located in the theme parks. You can find diapers, formula and other baby needs, too.
  • There’s a place at the Polynesian Resort where you can get Dole Whips 24/7. (Mmm, Dole Whips…)

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