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Tutto Italia “Taste of Tutto” Prix-Fixe Lunch starts today

Starting today and running through August 28th EPCOT’s Tutto Italia Ristorante will serve up deliciousness with a very special Summer menu. The limited-time Summer Lunch Menu allows guests to create their own prix-fixe lunch menu that features choice of appetizer, main course, dessert and soft… Read More »Tutto Italia “Taste of Tutto” Prix-Fixe Lunch starts today

Garden Grill to serve Breakfast and Lunch with character

Disney is adding some much needed character dining capacity to EPCOT by extending hours of the Garden Grill to include Breakfast and Lunch. The location is known for its freshly harvest vegetables and healthy entrees along with serving your favorites. Breakfast will be served family… Read More »Garden Grill to serve Breakfast and Lunch with character

Beast's Rose in the west wing of Be Our Guest

Magical Transformation in the West Wing at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Beast's Rose in the west wing of Be Our Guest

Beast’s Rose in the west wing of Be Our Guest

Over the weekend a few guests were allowed in among the cast member previews of New Fantasyland and I managed to grab this video of the magical transformation that occurs in the mysterious West Wing of the Beauty & The Beast themed Be Our Guest restaurant. The time to pay attention is when a thunderstorm rolls in, first the rose drops a petal, then the prince’s portrait flashes to include the beast during a a bolt of lightning.

Sorry for the shakey bits there. Neither effect is all that special technology wise, but when placed within the room straight out of the movie, albeit set up for dining, the feeling is magical.

A few more photos of The West Wing below the jump:

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Review: Sanaa for Lunch

Do you see the Hidden Mickey at the entrance to Sanaa?

Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village is one of Walt Disney World Resorts hidden dining gems. We’ve been there a couple of times for dinner and enjoyed the Indian-African fusion cuisine thoroughly. When the opportunity came to grab a table for lunch we quickly made reservations.

Upon entering the restaurant we immediately saw one of the benefits of dining at lunch, you can see directly out to the savannah shared by Jambo House and Kidani Village. For much of the year, it’s dark out by the time dinner seatings start, so you don’t get to see the animals walk right by the restaurant while you’re dining. Giraffes, Cranes, Ostriches and more all passed by while we dined. That very much adds to the charm of Sanaa.

This bird was nesting right outside the window

Speaking of charm, service was outstanding from the greeting through to the delivery of the check. My only quibble was with the pace of delivery. Our appetizers took a long time to come out and then our entree followed almost immediately. Due to the nature of Sanaa’s ‘little plates’ feel, I didn’t mind it too much, it was must more flavors to consider and they made up for it with an extra portion of appetizer.

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