I've been going to Downtown Disney's Earl of Sandwich since it opened, but based on my last visit this past weekend, I might not be back. Pricing has recently gone up, with the Club Sandwich now costing $6.99. The filling was very thin, and did not go to the ends of the sandwich. Even in the middle, it was so thin - a cross section of the sandwich is 95% bread. There was hardly any tomato and lettuce, just a few very thin slices of cheap deli meat, and some kind of sauce to make the bread a soggy mess. The kids sandwiches are very low quality - the turkey and swiss was 99% bread with just a few tiny strips of low-end processed turkey - not something that you want to feed a child. It is very difficult to find a seat inside, so you will more than likely be outside. The ordering process is hectic - something which I used to overlook when the food was good. Sadly my go-to quick service at Downtown Disney is no more.
Our family absolutely loves Raglan Road. We tried it many years ago only because I couldn't get a reservation anywhere else. Some glad we did! The music and the dancers are wonderful, and the food always amazing. Please please please try the "it ain't bleedin chowder" one of the best dishes at Disney world. You will not be disappointed.
Our lunchtime experience was decent, with prompt service and decent food, though our table was right next to the kitchen doors, so there was a lot of activity around us. It's not a place I would try to get back to, but it was a good place to just sit and eat decent food.
The food was good, the service was prompt, and the ambiance was well-themed and comfortable. It made for a nice break from the energy of the park, and the portions were generous without ending up bogging us down for the rest of the day.
We tried Via Napoli based on some great reviews. We each ordered our own pizza; mine arrived slightly burnt and quite uneven in toppings and overall shape. My wife's was a little better. Our server was incredibly over-the-top animated, and was a bit of a distraction for us to be able to sit and enjoy our meal.
For such a highly themed restaurant, I really didn't find the food appealing or the booths we sat in, which was surprising to me since I love 50's Primetime Cafe. The kids seemed to enjoy it, though.
We had lunch at Yak and Yeti and enjoyed the food, but felt that the service and experience was a little rushed and a little cramped. We were located upstairs at a smallish table, so that probably tainted our impressions of the experience. Food was tasty and interesting, which is a good thing.
The restaurants theming is spectacular, but other then that there is nothing special about it. The foods average as well as the service. However, after visiting animal kingdom the decor is fitting and a good way to complete your day.
This ride is truly breathtaking, and is by far my favorite attraction in Epcot. It's so realistic and is probably the closest thing to hang gliding I'll ever do. However, I highly recommend getting a fastpass unless that is you want to wait in a 100 minute ride. This is a must do attraction that you are not going to want to miss. I'm so excited to take my son on it this fall as he now meets the night requirement of 40 inches :)))
I've eaten here three times. The atmosphere is truly breathtaking, however during dinner the ballroom can get pretty loud. The food was great and the service as well. Hoping to take the little ones to eat here on September 5th, but not sure if we'll be able to get in:(
Just came back from Orlando yesterday. Me and my husband wanted to stay at Shades Of Green ever since the first time we discovered it years ago on another Disney vacation. We are sooooo disappointed, the resort was not what we expected, the outside looks pretty and the lobby is big and fancy, but that's about it. The rooms are not cleaned, towels were smelly like they never wash them, the bathtub dirty and lots of things and handles broken. Two huge cockaroaches appeared from inside the TV furniture. People weren't friendly not helpful. I wouldn't recommend it.
Well worth the wait. Lines dont move fast but still worth it.
Love this restaurant - when our sons were small - this was their favorite place to go. Now that they are adults, it is still their favorite place. The hamburgers are wonderful and the milkshakes superb. Ice cream sundaes are to die for - made with such care; they are done perfectly. Every time we go there, we look for our favorite waitress - Herilina. She is like a family member. Such a hard worker, kind and compassionate about her job. All the servers are great but Herilina is always there for us. Always a smile and hug. We would not miss going there to enjoy the great food and the wonderful service.
I want to let everyone know what a fantastic place this is to eat. Not only is the Breakfast buffet excellent but the service there is superb. From the hosts/hostesses to the servers and the manager, this place is amazing. It is our favorite place to eat breakfast and whenever we are at Disney, we make sure we have reservations to the Captain's Grille. The servers are like family to us - friendly, helpful and conscientious. The manager, Frank, is very nice and enjoys talking with the customers. The host Franklin is always friendly and helpful. Every server is amazing but Alba, Paul, Robert, Mura(from Morocco) are names I will not forget as they are so very wonderful to me and my family. Excellent place to dine - don't miss it.......
I've been going to WDW since 1973, and on my first visit to Disney/MGM Studios in 1990 I found this restaurant to be interesting, funny, and different... and surprisingly good food for a reasonable price. I've been back again and again, most recently in 2013 to enjoy the ambiance and the food. A great place.
We have an ADR for this restaurant during every trip. During our last trip service was poor but the food was still good so we figured it was just an odd thing. During our most recent trip the service was poor and the food was just okay. The ribeye that we all loved is not boneless (takes away a lot of the flavor :( ). The potatoes served with the ribeye were very underdone almost not cooked. When I inquired I was told that was how they are served now (find that very hard to believe). My husband and I ordered the maple creme brûlée and it was horrible. The top was inedible!! The creme tasted like nothing but plain think pudding. Needless to say we were quite disappointed and even years of eating here we are truly not planning on returning. Far too many better restaurants on property to experience and enjoy!
We have stayed at Wilderness Lodge every trip but always walked past Artist Point without batting an eye and going to Whispering Canyon (great food and fun!), must say what a fabulous meal we were missing. Yesterday a storm moved in as we were relaxing in our room checking for dinner reservations and thought why not let's try Artist Point (which is 2 credits). Oh my goodness, one of the BEST meals ever on property (surely now in our top five). We loved it so much that we even switched our plans and returned this evening. I must say our waiter Martin was FABLOUS and we even asked to return to his section this evening. He was the best service on property this entire trip and some of the best service anywhere. I must recommend the fresh donuts for dessert! But you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
Worked flawlessly in every aspect. Enabled us to enter our park of choice each day with a plan that fit our wants and needs. Greatly reduced our wait times (as well as time and effort spent criss-crossing the park pulling tickets and returning later) thereby enabling us to take afternoon breaks and slow down our pace without sacrificing any attractions, shows or dining experiences. Could not have been happier to get rid of the time-consuming, antiquated paper ticket system!
Still feel Uni has an advantage with their Express system, as scheduling, tiering, and limits don't apply there, but the new system is a huge step in the right direction to providing a more customer focused system. From the bands - which eliminated having to keep track of room keys, park tickets and Fastpasses - to the app and advance scheduling, we were all very pleased and felt it was a great enhancement.
Reasons for 4 Stars instead of 5:
- At the time of our visit (July 2014) additional same day, in park FP's had to be requested via kiosks. If that cannot yet be done within the app, that's something they need to implement asap. Kiosk locations were very limited and an unnecessary inconvenience to the guest.
- Limiting on-site resort guests to only 3 in advance, especially at Magic Kingdom
We ate here back when the place had first opened and the restaurant left us feeling somewhat underwhelmed and satisfied at the same time which is just weird. First of all the setup is confusing. We had a lunch reservation so there were no problems getting in and were seated right away but I did not like how we had to pick what we wanted to eat when we set up the reservation. I also did not like how the food came out in carts and it also seemed like it took a while to get our drinks and food. I had the French Onion Soup and the Strawberry Cupcake and my husband had the Braised Pork. Both were good but I felt like they were small portions for what you pay. Once we got our food our "waiter" was non-existant for drink refills and so forth. That's bad. The theme of the restaurant is beautiful and thank goodness we were seated in the ballroom because we went to go look at the "rose" at some point and it was way too dark to me to be able to enjoy eating in that room. I felt for the people seated in there. But the whole experience was just blah to me. It's like the place is trying to be something is isn't with everything pretty much. I feel that if they serve the food regularly at dinnertime then it needs to be done at lunch as well. The "dark room" needs to have some more lamps on the tables or something so people eating in there can see what they're doing, since I've read numerous reviews that this was a problem. There might need to be less tables in the ballroom as it was just too crowded and loud also. We've been to DW twice since this trip and never bothered to eat here again so that tells you something...there are better places in MK to eat at.
I know that there will always be some bad experiences, but I must say that I am amazed at how well the Disney Bus System works. Of course, they can be crowded, a little bumpy, and some of them make frequent stops. On the other hand, I have never been on a Disney Bus where the driver yelled or seemed not to like his/her job. If anyone is ever rude, it would be other guests who don't give up seats for those needing them. I am not saying this from just one or two trips. I have been around 15 times over the last 10 years and have stayed in all levels of resorts. While I may have had to wait for a bus 20-30 minutes, the waits are usually less than 10-15 minutes. Overall, Disney Transportation does an "A+" job.
My family and I moved to Orlando this past February and purchased Disney annual passes for the first time. Although we love all the parks and have been enjoying them immensely, our favorite activity this summer has been going to see the Sounds Like Summer shows at the Epcot theatre. Apparently we are late to the game…we have met hundreds of annual pass holders who frequent these shows and are probably more qualified to give reviews, but I guess as new participants we can offer a fresh perspective.
I think the fact that we have met so many people who love these shows and still come to nearly ALL of them for years says a lot. From my perspective, finding a "family" of rock fans who enjoy this music as much as we do is a gift in and of itself, especially since just moving here and not knowing anyone. We have loved meeting these wonderful people and enjoyed seeing them throughout these last two months.
My husband and I both work, but we have come to see each of the bands this summer for at least one night, mostly on the weekends. Our favorites were the Boston, Billy Joel, and Eagles tribute shows. We liked the Journey show also, especially since it was the first show we saw there so it was really exciting, but by comparison it felt a little frantic…maybe they were just nervous and trying a bit too hard. The Boston group is not one of the locals favorites, but musically we thought they sounded really great! The Billy Joel tribute was outstanding on every level, and I'm not really even a Billy Joel fan, but I know a great show when I see and hear one. Apparently the local's favorite is the Eagles show which was the last one of the season. My husband and I are huge fans of the real Eagles, have been to 14 live concerts, and have a very discerning and critical ear when it comes to their music, so even with all the hype we didn't expect much. All I can say is WOW! We went to see them their opening night on Sunday, and went back every day. I didn't think it was possible, but these guys actually sound better than the real thing! We'll still go to see the real Eagles of course whenever they tour because they are rock icons and wrote all that amazing music we love so much, but to hear it in this smaller and more intimate theatre performed with such energy and attention to musical detail was absolutely wonderful. In addition, the friendly locals were kind enough to introduce us to these guys, as if they were family! They have made a lot of friends at Epcot, and apparently everywhere they go, many people follow them on their tours. It was a pleasure to meet them and get to know them better over the week, and they couldn't have been nicer guys…humble and kind. Just walk right up to them after the show, they are happy to meet you and great with the kids too.
So Sounds Like Summer is now over for the season, and we miss it already! For those of you holding season or annual passes who haven't gone to these shows before, we highly recommend them. And to those visiting Disney World on vacation, take at least one day to go to Epcot and see one of these groups…it's definitely worth it. Even though we felt some of the groups were better than others, they ALL were great fun and entertainment, and the theatre is beautiful, has amazing sound for those of you who have a critical ear, and is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a show after a long day in the parks. Be sure to stay for the last show and watch the sun set in the distance while you listen to some of the best rock music of all time. Thank you Disney and Epcot for this unexpected PLUS with our passes! SOUNDS LIKE SUMMER TRULY ROCKS!
I did orange team as I rarely get motion sickness, so I thought I'd be fine. I am in good health but I do have anxiety. This ride was cool at first but I quickly felt sick and I felt sick for the rest of the day. I could barely walk without being overwhelmed with nausea. One time on this was enough for me.
I make a point of seeing this nearly every time I'm at EPCOT. The storyline and claymation are not amazing, but Michael's performance is outstanding. It's easy to forget the less exciting aspects of the show when watching a legend of dance at work. My advice to viewers is to be more open to appreciating that sort of thing. As a side note, I really prefer seeing performance/innovation-centric attractions to the careless meet and greets Disney keeps putting up.
I know I did a review of the great movie ride before. That was before the updates they had this year. And I have to say, what a great improvement! I'm glad that the Tour Guide still gets to say something instead of having him or her mute. I was on a mini trip couple weeks ago and the tour guide I had was funny. And the acting between the tour guide in the gangster was excellent. So like I said, great improvements for a great ride!
My husband and I are both seniors and go to WDW once a year. We have stayed at Port Orleans Riverside 4 times and are staying there again this November! We love the atmosphere at Riverside. We always stay in Alligator Bayou. We love the secluded tropical pathways with little bridges and surprises at each twist and turn. There are beautiful quiet pools tucked away in each area. They are never crowded and just beautiful and peaceful. We have never felt the need to visit the main pool, though it looks like a lot of fun for someone younger:) The rooms are nice and have never had a problem with housekeeping. We are always able to walk to our bus stop without problems. No matter which building we stay in, we always feel secluded and surrounded by wilderness and the tropics!
The Mill has a great selection of counter service food. We always eat there several times. It has a quaint setting with the huge water wheel cranking the huge beam in the main area. We especially like the make your own pasta bowl and salad bowl that they have. You can just wander down the hallway past the "Roost" lounge to the main entrance, registration, arcade, and the general store. I love browsing around their well stocked Disney general store for treats and gifts. I am going to surprise my husband with a carriage ride this time, as it looks like so much fun. We always take the boat to DTD several times. It's a beautiful ride in the evening with the lights and gentle breezes. It's a nice alternative to the buses to DTD. We have never stayed in the Mansions, but they look absolutely stunning and elegant. So, if you like the elegant look of the Mansions or the tropical laid back look of the Bayou, this resort is for you.
The bus system at POR gets slammed frequently on Disney sites. However, we have ridden the buses at all hours of day and night for several trips, and have never had to wait over 10 or 15 minutes for a bus. The wait usually was under 10 minutes. One night upon returning from HS after fantasmic, we had to wait for a bus back to the resort for 30 minutes, but so did all the other resorts. It was just slow getting out of there. For us, POR is our home away from home. I know I'm "on vacation" when I step off the ME and enter the main building! Yes, the fun has begun! I would recommend this resort to anyone. It is a huge resort, so if you don't want to walk a lot, it may not be for you. We both have mobility issues so we always request and get a room close to everything.
This last May the Fam and I decided to visit the aforementioned Whispering Canyon for dinner. I am happy to say I was not only pleasantly surprised, but was completely blown away! Starting with the service. The gentleman’s name escapes me, but his attention to detail, and playful banter with my children, has yet to fade from memory. From asking for “Ketchup” to quickly righting the ship after a beverage spill super server was more than happy to help! Now the food…
I ordered the All You Care To Enjoy platter. The ribs were some of the best, outside of a BBQ restaurant, I have ever "Cared to Enjoy". The pulled pork and sausage were also standouts but those ribs!!!! The kids meals were the standard fair…and the nuggets and mac and cheese looked to be tasty - no complaints lodge “pun intended” and everything was eaten! However, I cannot recommend this enough, order the Wagon Wheel Chocolate S'mores. Trust me here, order it…and a very large glass of ice water!
It was a complete package…great service, wonderful food and solid atmosphere. A wonderful dining experience and would suggest to anyone looking for a goodtime with great food!
Rainforest Cafe is as close as you will get to a neighborhood chain restaurant at Walt Disney World - think Chili's, TGI and Applebees. The menu is large, covering all the bases from chicken, pasta, steaks, ribs, burgers, salads, sandwiches and huge desserts. The food isn't gourmet by any stretch, but it's a safe option with something for everyone in the party, especially for the not-so-adventurous eaters. Watch out for high priced speciality drinks with no price on the menu - there is a definite hint of being a tourist trap here. The servers push huge appetizers, $15 non-alochoclic drinks, and large desserts - be warned. The decor is different and interesting - lots to look at and listen to, great for kids. The restaurant is loud and noisy, and quite dark in places. The restaurant has two entrances, one from inside the park, and one from outside the park - so admission to the park is not required to eat here. If there is a wait for your table, a very large gift shop and aquariums can help pass the time. Overall, I can recommend Rainforest Cafe if it meets your needs - large capacity, air conditioning, lots to see, and a varied menu of reasonable quality.
This is one of our favorite dining spots in all of Disneyworld. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed here. The only thing missing is Ratatouille the rat who was brought out to entertain guests. That was a fantastic addition to the dining experience. Sadly a waiter told us some people complained that it scared them. Well Boo Hoo. That's whats fun about Disney...... surprises! If you can't stand a mechanical small friendly rat then go somewhere else for vacation. It was great.
This ride was amazing!! It wasn't all that scary.. More unexpected!! It was a thrill and there were PLENTY of signs warning parents how "scary" it would be. Not Disney's fault people don't listen!! Hopefully they will bring it back..HOPE! HOPE! HOPE!!!
We ate there in March 2015 and had a great experience. Our food was delicious (ordered the carne asada), atmosphere was cool, and waitstaff very friendly. We had family ranging in age from 8 to 70 and no complaints. Would eat there again!
Our family loves coming to WL. We have stayed at pretty much every resort on property and this is our favorite place. The ambiance of the place when you first walk in is phenomenal. Not to mention being right on the lake give you the option to take the boat over to the Magic Kingdom (still wished the monorail would come here). We have never been disappointed in any of ours stays here and will being staying at WL our next trip in September. If you love log structures this place is a must stay. The people are great and it is one of those places that makes us feel special from the moment we walk in.
Not a huge fan of French food, but this was excellent. So much so, that we are going again on our trip back home in August.
The ambiance and service were top notch, and the food was out of this world Highly recommended.
Im 14, and this is my favorite ride in Disney. kind of surprising isn't it? This ride makes me emotional and I love figment with channing. There are never any waits and its just good to sit back and enjoy it
This was our 3rd visit to the park over the years, and somehow it starts out good but turns bitter during the day. The park closed at 5 pm, we managed to enter just before 10 am and it was jammed packed. The carnival rides in Dinoland are terrible. My back is still sore from riding the time machine roller coaster, it had very hard stops and sharp turns. At dinosaur, the sign said 45 minute wait but took us longer than 1:15 to ride it. There were tons of people with fastpasses and personal guide tours that were allowed in before us in the stand by line. The only positive was the safari, which had a short wait. We did not get to ride anything else because of the long wait times, even though we were there until closing.
I have always found (with only a couple of exceptions) that the Disney Transportation System was very efficient. I often find that it is being monitored, and that buses are being redirected to the resorts or parks of greatest need. There are often transportation supervisors at major busing hubs, monitoring line ups and wait times. They are followed through global positioning, and Disney has a pretty good idea where any of their buses are at any given moment. That is the good news. The bad news is that there are high traffic times, and things do get backed up.... ie after fireworks, special events, or park closings. No bus line on the planet is able to handle those peaks of travellers the way we might like. It's at these times that I congratulate their bus system for doing as well as it does. Sure we are tired, our kids may be cranky, and the buses are packed to the rafters. But the drivers and the systems do their very best to get us back home safely. I find that the vast majority of people who complain, are the people who would never take a bus when they are back "home". These people are comparing bus travel to the family car trip, not to the constraints or challenges of bus travel in general. Take a bus to a ball game or concert, then see what it is like when everyone gets out at the same time. It will be packed, and likely much more inefficient than Disney. I personally congratulate Disney!
I would never ride Orange, but people should definitely ride the Green team side. It's really not bad. For a comparison, it's just like Star Tours for its movement. Very well themed throughout.
I feel like a lot of people skip this hotel just because it's not owned by disney and that means you get nothing- but honestly, the only things you dont get here are the dining plan and Magical Express (which never applies to me since I fly in at Sanford.) This hotel has great location for sure, and while it is more business related, you can't really tell, the theming is charming yet sophisticated and there's plenty of fun things for the kids (The grotto pool is a must-see!) There are a lot of weird fees at times, they charge for parking -_- but still a great hotel. The best thing though, is the price- deluxe digs at moderate prices, with flight/hotel bundles most of the time to sweeten the deal. You just can't beat that :D
Stayed for the day a few years back with my Florida relatives - theme is super consistent, hotel is big, spacious and beautiful, pool's a bunch of fun, restaurants are all delicious- need I say more? From the glimpse i got of the rooms, the beds were super comfy and it was top notch. Even if you can't afford to stay for too long (because it's quite expensive!!) check it out for the day and you'll have a great time :D
As many other reviewers mentioned, getting reservations is a real challenge. After speaking to member services availability even in dvc resorts is limited especially during peak seasons. Disney has the right to keep a certain number of rooms for themselves to book at any time. I have also noticed that while my annual maint. Fees have been going up yet the quality of the rooms is going down. On my last trip there was severe water damage to the rug in my room,refrigerator was caked with rust on the inside and out, latches on the doors were broken or falling off and the hvac system door was covered in dust. Member services of course offered a sincere apology but that doesn't make me feel better about the money 8 send in every year.
Have been to Be Our Guest several times. Have never had an issue at this theme restaurant. We always were able to get the dining area we wanted (west wing) have always had polite wait staff and have never had an issue with the food. Granted the "lunch" time seatings are vastly different from the main dining times but one should know that going in and choosing lunch over dinner. The longest we have waited past our "reservation time" was about 5 minutes. I do not agree with the bad reviews of this dining theme area.
Kali is old. That is the long and short of it. Having gone to Disney 35 plus times over the years the ride was great in its day but its time for a change. Is it worth a 2 hour wait? No. Is it something one should do? Yes especially if its your first time to a Disney park. Get a fast pass for it. The queue line is wonderful though as a lot of thought was put into that part. Fact of the matter is it needs upgrading and made longer with a few more drops and thrills. Not an easy thing to do for sure but if it can be done Disney can do it. Again in its time is was the ride to be on of this type. Now is has at the bottom of the heap of this type of ride simply due to age. I have heard or read nothing however that any kind of upgrade is in the plans for this ride. One thing is for sure though. You will not make it through this ride without getting wet!