Disney Reference and Tips

  • Download the free My Disney Experience App for your smartphone to look for dining reservations on the go. You can make last minute reservations and the app stores your reservation number for you so you don't have to write it down. Limk all the members in your traveling party so everyone can have the information at their fingertips

  • If you can't obtain a dining reservation try a walk up to a restaurant that may have new flavors or different cooking techniques. They often have openings right before the fireworks.
  • It helps to check in early for dining reservations often time you will be seated and order your meal before your official reservation time, also if you have a request like aquarium view at Coral Reef Restaurant in EPCOT  or a window seat in California Grill at the Contemporary Hotel your more likely to get your request fulfilled if you are early.

Disney Springs

  • Disney Springs offers a fully sensory immersive experience call THE VOID this experience has interactive sets and real time effects with amazing technology.
  • House of Blues.
  • Aerophile Hot Air Balloon Rides (tethered)
  • Pick a pearl experience 1 pearl for $15.00
  • Movie theatre
  • Bowling Alley Splitsville - Has good nachos
  • Boat ride to Saratoga Springs
  • Boat ride to Old Key West
  • Tons of Shopping 
  • Cirque De Soliel

Grand Floridian Hotel  store Basin sells concentrated perfumes try Love and Wishes
Animal Kingdom Hotel doing movies under the stars - Most Hotels offer this evening activity
Riveria Resort has movies down by the pool
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at TriCircle D Ranch

Animal Kingdom - You have to experience Flight of Passage and Navi River Ride in the Pandora area, Harambe Safari, Kali River Rapids,
Eating at the park has many options Tiffins ($$$), Yak & Yeti ($$), Restaurantosaurus ($), Rainforest Cafe ($$) all sitting in and reservations are needed. Good quick service like Sautil Canteen, Harmabe Market , Flame Tree BBQ, Yak and Yeti Mobile Order

Animal Kingdom Fun Fact - At night after the park closes the animals retreat to their shelters for security purposes. Getting them into their enclosures is easier than you might think. They have been conditioned audibly so each species responds to a designated sound just for them. cowbell for zebras, coach whistle for giraffes.  They are cared for and fed once they get to their enclosures.

Planning a Trip to Disney...

To get excited about Disney watch these blogs Paging Mr Morrow. Super Enthused, DFB Guide, PCDevv, Kyle Pallo, Tim Tracker

Don't forget about birthday celebration - when you check in at hotel pick up celebration badges,  If you forget go to main street city hall to get badge, Disney has a florist and gift baskets to  make the celebration nice  you can have delivery awaiting when checking in.

Pizza Delivery for Hotel

Off Disney Property Pizza Delivery - GIORDANOS - 407-239-8900 -  They deliver and close at 11 PM - orders.giordanos.com -  they have locations in Orlando and Kissimmee they offer pizza, appetizers, soup , sandwiches, pasta dishes and dessert.  They get great reviews!! They offer mozzarello Triangles, Calamari, Greek Salad, Fettuccine Alfredo, Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce,  Thin Crust Pizza - Spinach and Cheese, Super Veggie,  Deep Dish Pizza -  Make your own mushroom,  peppers and onions, Spinach and Cheese, Super Veggie Deep Dish - Mushrooms , green peppers, onions , garlic, broccolli, spinach , black olives.

Off Disney Property Pizza Delivery - FLIPPERS - 407-938-9635 - They deliver and had good review they are five minutes from Disney World. Sunday - Thursday 11:00 am to 10 PM and Friday and Saturday 11;00 AM to - 1:00 AM      FlippersPizzeria.com  They also have roasted veggie sub 9.99,  Create your own calzone, Penne Marinara 10.29, Farmers Market Salad 9.99,  The California Classic Pizza sounds good - Basil Pesto Sauce, spinach , red onion, mozzarella, Roasted red peppers, grape tomatos and artichokes 3 sizes 10.59, 17.99 and 22.99

The Campania Pizza also sounds good- Crushed Marzano tomatoes, red onions, red roasted peppers, grape tomatoes, garlic, spinach, fresh Mozzarello, Olive Oil fresh oregano and Basil.  3 sizes 10.59, 17.99 and 22.99

If using Lift or Uber from Orlando International Airport to Grand Floridian it costs between $45 and $50 

The Edison - Disney Springs - Ready to be a spectator.....Head to downstairs bar area or linger along the upstairs railing to watch a grand spectacle. You'll spy everything from burlesque style dancers donning vintage flapper style dresses to awe inspiring aerialists. While wandering around the venue, be sure to get your picture taken with roaming stilt walkers and steampunk  clad inventors who'll wow you with their sleight of hand tricks.

Its a lively place you can experience signature craft cocktails and hit the dance floor as the Pearl Street Players house band busts out bluesy renditions of old favorites.

Animal Kingdom - If you are going to the park after it is open and the lines are long  cut through Rainforest Cafe gift shop and use the entrance to scan your wrist band . Note:  The gift shop isnt open when parks first open.

Animal Kingdom Scavenger Hunt - You get a map of African area and there are wood carvings of Lion King Characters that you have to find. Once you find them all turn map in for a a small prize. Kids Love This !!

Scooters Review
Traveling with someone who needs a scooter?  Recovering from an accident? Surgery? Traveling with Elders ...Read On....
Buena Vista Scooters come highly recommended a better scooter than  Scooterbug and they charge the same price but scooterbug are old scooters.

Yellow Scooters offers good service
Gold Mobility Scooters although they are a little big and dont think two would fit on the skyliner  they are bit pricey
Tanner Mobility cheapest scooter and a good scooter and met in the parking lot by the hotel room instead of having to go to the front of hotel.

Dental Emergency ? This emergency dentist comes to your hotel : MOBILE DENTAL ER

Yacht and Beach Club Hotel -
Yacht club is quieter than beach club, Beach club closer to EPCOT.  They share the same pool. They are the same but have different decor and they smell different. They do have main food courts but doesnt always get great reviews. Have to investigate. 

Caribbean Beach Resort - 
 The standard rooms are closer to skyliner, The preferred rooms are closer to the main building, food court, and main pool
Note Building 26  Martinique is close to the main area, dining main bus stop. The pool is really nice and they offer good food 
options.   Aruba 5101-5164 right across from the main bridge. Its most central to everything and have a five minute walk which is better than a 15 minute walk to some things and one minute walk to other things. Jamaica 4107 is right near the skyliner which is nice when there are downpours.

Coronado Springs Resort
Coronado is a multi stop resort. The tower part of coronado springs and the buses do stop there it is station one. The first stop however is always station two, then it goes to station three then goes to station four and then the last one is station one.  The only time its different if you are on a bus from Disney Springs.  

Park Hopping during covid - You call this number 407-560-5000 when you are ready to hop to another park and it gives you a recording to tell you what parks are available for park hopping.