Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Service was good but could have been better. Wait time after arriving prior to our reservation time was over 20 minutes and it took another 10 minutes for a server to arrive. Our server was affable and efficient but we didn't get anything but "cookie cutter" service.
Minus a few points I look for in a restaurant my family enjoyed the dinner. I give the place a "B" overall. It was very nice but I'm a little critical of theme park restaurants because I believe their standards are high. I can't help but notice the dinners and service I experience at Epcot are much higher that at Magic Kingdom or any of the other Disney parks. This may my perception but it's a consistent perception. Nonetheless, it was a nice experience but I'm not in a hurry to return.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Enter the spacious lobby with tropical appeal and be greeted by a professional front desk staff who aim to please. Check in is quick and painless. Once you get your room walk down the majestic staircase and out to the pool area surrounded by three towers hosting over 1, 200 one room suites ranging from $109 - $129/night during this season.
Caribe Royale has casual dining and a 24 hour deli where you can walk down in your pajamas and get whatever you want. Wander past the towers and view the Convention Center located adjacent the 2 bedroom villas raging from $134 - $149/night.
Spend some time at the pool and have a drink at the poolside bar. You can enjoy the 2 Jacuzzis and there is a kiddie pool/playground for the kids. They also have a fitness center (see picture to the left).
Say "Hi" to some of our Florida wildlife. I met these red-crested cranes ambling through the parking lot.
We've stayed here many times over the years and always enjoy the stay. It's close to the parks and shuttle service is available. Visit their website at www.CaribeRoyale.com and take the virtual tour. You won't be disappointed. Thank you for reading.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Needless to say you can have any drink you like or make something up. Reservations come highly recommended because there is no room after 7:00 pm. Call 1-407-WDW-DINE or go on line at www.disney.go.com.
Visitors can choose from Sunset Guest Rooms, Emerald Guest Rooms, or Luxury Suites and Presidential Guest Suites that range in price from $199-$850/night. They also have rates for Florida residents, seniors, AARP, military, and more. Remember to bounce their deals against the travel sites. Believe it or not, you may find a better rate at another site.
I thought it would be good to display the layout of the place. It's that big!
This fall there are several events that will attract folks from up north and Floridians alike. Christmas at Gaylord's is a decorative celebration of the season that includes a 54 foot tall tree and over 2 million lights inside and out of the resort. There are Dream Works characters from films like Shrek, Madagascar, and KungFu Panda which also accompany the character dining events.
The incredibly popular "ICE" premiers from Nov 10-Jan 31. This one appeals especially to Floridians whose kids never get to see ice and snow. They can play on and slide on a 2 million pound ice sculpture. Packages start at $189 per night but you can also attend the event separately starting at 13.99/Child and $22.95 /Adult Visit the website for more information, tickets and reservations:
We certainly plan to attend this year and hope if you do that you will enjoy it!
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The menu can be viewed on the Disney web site or off Google. We had the spinach dip appetizer followed by the chicken finger plate and Pastalaya which I always seem to get. Not as good as the Jambalaya at the Cheese Steak Factory but very good nonetheless.
You can make reservations at Disney.go.com or visit RainForestCafe.com to see the menu. I have never had a bad lunch or dinner and the atmosphere is spectacular. Our service was great and although the prices are up there ($58.00 for two of us) it's a memorable place to go especially when you go to Animal Kingdom.
They accept the Disney dining plan but what they don't tell you is that you get discounts for your annual pass as well. I had to ask. Also ask if they give military discounts because the restaurants at the theme parks do at various times and it seems to me they do it sporadically.