Author: Richard Christensen

Disney World Recipe: Watermelon Salad

Disney World Recipe: Watermelon Salad This cold salad has become a perennial favorite of mine at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival the past few years. It’s sweet, tangy, and acidic all in one bite. Skip the onions and use a quality bottled balsamic for a quick and easy version. Perfect for a summer picnic. Balsamic Vinaigrette 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons finely diced shallots 2 tablespoons roasted garlic* 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 cup extra virgin olive oil Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Pickled Onions 1/2 cup...

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Disney World Escape to Walt’s Wilderness Tour

Disney World Escape to Walt’s Wilderness Tour Disney Parks Blog announced yet another Disney World tour this week and this one provides a very unique adventure. Escape to Walt’s Wilderness takes guests on an outdoor adventure by boat and horse drawn wagon at the Contemporary Resort, Bay Lake, and Fort Wilderness campground areas. See below for a full description. The program is typically offered two days a week from 8 a.m.– 1 p.m. on select days. The cost is $109, plus tax for ages 7 and older. Complimentary transportation to and from the experience is provided for guests staying...

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Disney World Recipe: California Grill Chocolate Pudding Cake

Disney World Recipe: California Grill Chocolate Pudding Cake This decadent dessert from Disney World’s California Grill is actually quite simple to make at home. Only five ingredients and a few steps to chocolate heaven. Makes 1 (9-inch) cake: 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped 1/2 cup water 2/3 cup sugar, divided 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into small pieces 5 large eggs Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick spray with flour; set aside. Combine water and 1/3 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar melts....

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Disney Recipe: Artist Point Berry Cobbler

Disney Recipe: Artist Point Berry Cobbler This wonderful dessert is featured at the Artist Point restaurant in Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge Resort where it is made with seasonal fresh berries and in-house made black raspberry ice cream! Ingredients – Serves 8 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch salt 1/2 pound (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes, plus 2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter, divided 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon orange extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pint blueberries 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1/2 pint fresh raspberries,...

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Magical Express at Walt Disney World- How does it work?

Magical Express at Walt Disney World- How does it work? Walt Disney World provides a complimentary airport shuttle from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and luggage delivery to eligible guests of the Walt Disney World Resort. To qualify for the service, you must be staying at a Disney hotel at Walt Disney World Resort. The Swan, Dolphin, Shades of Green, and Downtown Disney area hotels do not qualify for this service. It’s really quite simple and a big time saver for on-site resort guests. So how exactly does it all work? You can reserve Disney’s Magical Express Transportation when you...

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