It’s official ya’ll (did that sound natural?), Disney is in fact, the most magical place ever. No, really. Ever. And, yes, I am in my mid-twenties…
Despite the fact that this stop was most likely the pinnacle of the entire trip, this will ironically be a shorter post than most. For those of you who aren’t silently rejoicing in your heads, let me explain why. On Monday, we spent the entire day there. And, by entire day, I mean 14 long hours. During those fun packed hours, we were meeting characters (like my girl Ariel), riding rides, browsing through stores, selling our souls in multiple souvenir shops, and of course, eating, non-stop. And, let me tell you, Disney has SO much to eat. They have quick service restaurants, table service restaurants, candy stores, snack stands, ice cream carts galore. But, when you’re spending all day trying to cram in as much fun as possible, the food isn’t always the thing you’re buying the most of, or spending the most time thinking about. So, for this post in particular, I’ll focus on the goodies I did end up eating (because there were still quite a few, and they were still delicious), and then I’ll post the rest of the day’s activities in picture form on FaceBook.
On to the grub!
During our first night in the area, we visited Disney Springs. After grabbing a non-blog worthy dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s Express (sorry, man), we walked around the bustling shops for a little while. This was when I saw the bakery that created the most beautiful desserts I had seen yet: Amorette’s Patisserie.
Upon first glance, it was obvious that these pastries and cakes were meticulously hand painted and crafted by someone incredibly talented. I mean, come on, how beautiful is the Macaron Cake?!
For my own treat, I decided to go with the Key Lime Tart. With so many layers to it, this thing was visually stunning, and it tasted even better. At the bottom was a large green macaron. Sitting on top was the key lime tart, with a graham cracker crust. To finish it off, on top was a baked meringue, white chocolate tubes and a little mini macaron. A-dor-a-ble.
The next day, we ate lunch at the Liberty Tree Tavern, and dinner at The Jungle Skipper Canteen.
At Liberty Tree Tavern, decorations resemble those at an old pub from early American times. The fare is all Revolutionary themed and the hosts and hostesses are dressed like colonists. Because it was so hot, and I knew we’d be doing a few roller coasters after, I went with a lighter option: the Colony Salad. Some of the ingredients on there were grilled chicken, green apples, dried cranberries, and candied walnuts. Overall, it was tasty and satisfying…thanks to them walnuts!
The Jungle Skipper Canteen was a punny place to be. Essentially, hosts and hostesses there are trained to treat the experience like an expedition through the jungle, or a safari of sorts. Our server in particular was super keen on keeping up the rouse throughout the ENTIRE dinner. Some of my favorite lines from her include:
- “So-fari, so good?”
- When refilling our waters: “Let’s see if you’ll go swimming today!”
- “Goodbye, and good luck out there guys!”
At the Canteen, I ordered the Curried Vegetable Crew Stew. The stew itself had cauliflower, zucchini, baby potatoes, and carrots, all swimming in a curry sauce. It was served with rice and a big ole piece of naan. Guys, this was so good. Spicy, but so good. And filling too! I had never tried any thing like it before, and I’m glad I went for that instead of an option I had already chosen during the trip.
And now, for the sweet stuff. While a few of these things were eaten throughout the day by yours truly, some of them just looked too cool not to take a picture of. In no particular order, here’s a look at some of the goodies Disney has to offer. Out of a million choices, some popular ones include Mickey and Minnie shaped rice crispy treats, candied apples decorated as various characters and cake pops in all kinds of flavors.
I would have documented more, but my camera’s battery was too tired from taking pictures of all the magical, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, enchanting experiences we had earlier in the day. You’ll see all of those later…you’ll have no choice. Up next, Charleston! Until then, stay tuned and stay hungry!