Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we are featuring one of our favorite spots to see the Winnie the Pooh characters and catch a bite to eat, Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom. This beautiful building located directly on the hub of the Magic Kingdom is modeled after the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park that was built to house the Great Exhibition in 1851. The Crystal Palace is a buffet style restaurant where Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger come around to greet guests right at your table. The buffet is full of some great flavors including prime rib, slow roasted pork, chicken, veggies, a salad section, and a sundae bar. Selections vary at this restaurant depending on the season. Keep in mind this is a character meal and if you would like to see all the characters be sure to give yourself at least 1 hour for dining as it does take some time for them to circle the restaurant. No worries though, there is enough food to keep you occupied while you wait :).
Disney weenies draw you deep into the park. The castle pulled you down Main St USA and as you turned to the left and started into Adventureland you would see the tall Tiki structure in the distance pulling you deeper and deeper into the jungle. Past the Swiss Family Treehouse and the backside of water. But what’s that you hear off in the distance, someone calling to you, a mermaid perhaps….
One of the ways that Disney got people interested in an attraction was the use of barker birds. Both Pirates of the Caribbean and the Enchanted Tiki Room had these barker birds enticing you to come inside and see what it was all about. “Avast there, ya lubbers! This be the place, if ya be seekin’ adventure and salty old pirates! (squawk) Salty old pirates, salty old pirates … (whistle) We pillage and plunder, rifle and loot, yo ho, me hearties, yo ho! (squawk). “Stop walking while I’m squawking! Aloha! It is time for me to tell you all about The Tiki Room.” These birds were such a hit in some cases they would draw their own crowds causing traffic jams and unfortunately their removal.
At the Magic Kingdom, the barker bird stood outside the Pirates of the Caribbean until the rehab in 2006 when it was removed and moved to Downtown Disney (Disney Springs) in the pirates section of The World of Disney.
Our Hidden Mickey this week is from Mickey’s Star Traders shop in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. As you explore the shop, be sure to look up at the mural. This mural contains many different Hidden Mickey’s below is a sampling of some of them that we found. Be sure to add more in our comment below, we all love searching for them.
Our Hidden Mickey this week is from Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. The weather is turning warmer and soon we will be complaining about the heat and seeking out a way to cool off. When you are in Storybook Circus a great place to cool off is Casey Jr. Splash ‘n’ Soak Station. Water shoots out from many places on the train and from the animals having a great time on the train. See if you can find the Hidden Mickey on the train, find the Giraffe train car directly behind Casey Jr and take a close look at the clouds behind the tallest Giraffe. Do you see it? Watch out for the Giraffe that likes to spit water. We have outlined it below to help you find it on your next trip.
Our Favorite Food This Week: All American Sundae Location: Plaza Ice Cream Parlor – Magic Kingdom Cost: $5.39
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we are sticking around the Magic Kingdom and featuring another great dessert. As you wonder down Main Street USA you are bound to work up an appetite. One of our favorite places to stop is the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor. The parlor features many different varieties of ice cream treats. This week we are featuring the All-American Sundae which is filled with old-fashioned vanilla and chocolate ice cream with hot fudge, peanut butter drizzle, whipped cream, and a cherry. I know my mouth is watering too. The sundae is always amazing, but some days, like the one above, you may get a bit more topping than ice cream. Be sure to stop in at the Plaza on your next trip to the park.