Friday, February 27, 2015

Some Shots From Flame Tree BBQ...Cause I Know You Guys Miss It

 Flametreebbqisthebestplaceinthewholeworldandyouguyscantlivewithoutitandhowcananyonepossibleybeavegetarianwhenflametreebbqexists!?!?!?!?! Trust me, I hear you guys ranting all the time. You love Flame Tree BBQ...I get it. With its refurbishment taking seemingly forever (again, this is all anyone ever complains about) I thought I would share a few pictures for the admittedly stunning outdoor seating area which I adore.

   Specifically I wanted to share these terrific stone animal emblems that line the walkway leading down to the seating area.  Many times while discussing anything on Discovery Island we tend to focus on the oh so whimsical brightly colored wood carving.  These carvings are the main event for good reason. However, there is an equal abundance of stonework found in the area.  

Monday, February 23, 2015

Gaston's Tavern Bathroom Signage

   It's been a while since I've dedicated a post to bathroom signage, and even long since I debated the importance of well themed restroom designation.  So scrolling through old vacation photos and coming across an adorable set doesn't riddle me with guilt.

   This terrific set of well themed gender designating signs are found outside of the restroom at Gaston's Tavern in New Fantasyland. These are very close to where Gaston himself meets with guests, and sometime the line from that actually interferes with access to these restrooms.  They're not the ideal location to relieve yourself, honestly. However the signs are NEAR perfect...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Fulton's General Store's Amazing Merchandise Toppers

   Towards the end of a lengthy Walt Disney World vacation we're often at a loss for things to do.  Its not that we can't visit Epcot again or eat at Sanaa again...its that we start to get slightly restless.  Its in these moments of desperation (I use that word lightly, because its Disney World after all...) that we venture off into unknown corners of the World.
   During one of these fits of boredom that Adam and I enjoyed a visit to Port Orleans Riverside in October.  We had stayed at French Quarter before, but never took the short stroll to explore the expansive other side of Port Orleans.  The resort is super charming indeed.  We spent the better part of an hour riding bikes around the various neighborhoods, exploring the pools, and circumnavigating the Sassagoula River.  Overall, we kind of fell in love with it.
   Here is one tiny highlight of the whimsical theming of the resorts main shop Fulton's General Store. 

   These merchandise toppers are super cute, and show the mischief of the younger generation. Seems fitting in all Disney resorts, no?  The characters are dressed in period clothes, and at least TRY to stick with the theme of the store.  I don't tend to mind the use of characters in a situation like this where they're not to in your face.  

Monday, February 16, 2015

Princess Gathering On The Disney Fantasy

   Something that we did not partake in on our inaugural cruise last year was the princess gathering.  This meet and greet opportunity is very very popular with guests of all ages...for good reason. You can basically meet four of your favorite princesses with little to no wait, in an orderly fashion.  No outrageously priced buffet with roaming characters and bad photography.  This is simple and tons of fun.
   The popularity of this meet and greet brings the only caveat.  Tickets are required to take part in the princess gathering, and these tickets go extremely fast.  They do not cost money as they're included with your cruise, but the limited number should make them a priority upon boarding the ship.  We literally saw families running to get them. Yikes.

 The princesses taking their positions.  Everyone gets SUPER HYPED UP
when they finally come out.