We have had the pleasure of talking with some new visitors to WDW over the past few weeks. It is so fun for Tabitha and I to do that. It takes me back to a day when we would order promo DVD's to be delivered to our house and watch them.....Before you ask, the internet did exist and so did YouTube......But it was definitely a time of transition! Talking with these people, it took us back to some of the budget tips that we have learned over the years.
This is just a quick post with the intent of re-energizing this blog...........I enjoy it when I do it, but it has been hard for me to make it a priority.
We have been to Walt Disney World a LOT of times. I have found that some of our best trips do not involve the "E-Ticket" rides whatsoever. On a recent trip, we took a leisurely stroll through the Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney's Animal Kingdom park. Along with many interesting animals (Komodo Dragons, huge bats, interesting birds, and tigers just to name a few), I spotted a few Hidden Mickeys...........It's so fun!
Homecomin' is located in Disney Springs and is one of my favorite restaurants on Disney World property. I've been there a handful of times and have not had a bad meal. That's not to say that it's always great. During peak times, I have had meals that were good but not exceptional. My most recent trip was during lunch on a weekday. They were at about half-capacity and the meal was outstanding and the service was amazing! I was on the dining plan, which included a drink and desert. I knew what entree that I wanted but asked for input from the bartender for the other courses. I was very happy!
For my entree I selected the signature dish, "Art's Famous Fried Chicken". This is every bit as good as the Mid-West Potluck fried chicken that I remember from my youth! The portions are generous and I had leftovers. My one criticism is that the mashed potatoes are instant. That's not a horrible thing, but they aren't strong enough to stand on their…