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This review is sponsored by by DVC Magic Resales at www.dvcmagicresales.com (they used their DVC points to book the room and in exchange will also be posting this review and reviews of the other properties). If you’re looking to buy into the Disney Vacation Club or purchase more points for less than you’d pay Disney directly, they’re a great choice. They also take excellent care of those looking to sell their contracts independently.

Past reviews:

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Looking up Hollywood Boulevard, this is about as clear of a view as we’re going to get before the stage starts going up for Star Wars Weekends.

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We’ll head out to Magic Kingdom to check on Hub construction progress and a few other things of note.

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Spring Break Walt Disney World Wait Times

by josh on March 10, 2015

Edit: Magic Kingdom chart for 3/10/15 added at the end.

Spring break is upon us as we look toward six solid weeks of above average overall crowds. We’ll take a look at wait times from March 9th, the first Monday of spring break and discuss what you can expect if you’re visiting over the next few weeks. Wait times here will also be similar to the busy summertime period from Memorial Day Weekend in May through the third week in August.

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Animal Kingdom was highly recommended with relatively reasonable wait times for most of the day. As usual, you have an hour in the morning and two hours in the evening of low to nonexistent wait times. As things heat up, Kali River Rapids will see higher wait times earlier in the day, though it’s already hitting the highest peak and average waits with highs in the mid-80s.

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This review is sponsored by by DVC Magic Resales at www.dvcmagicresales.com (they used their DVC points to book the room and in exchange will also be posting this review and reviews of the other properties). If you’re looking to buy into the Disney Vacation Club or purchase more points for less than you’d pay Disney directly, they’re a great choice. They also take excellent care of those looking to sell their contracts independently.

The Saratoga Springs review is available here and Old Key West is available here should you have missed them or would like a quick refresher. A Beach Club Villa review is incoming next week.

Our first two Disney Vacation Club (DVC) reviews centered around the two standalone Disney Vacation Club properties, Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and Old Key West Resort. The reviews of the properties that follow will focus on the DVC wings of the resorts they’re attached to, in addition to covering the main resorts’ numerous amenities. For example, a map of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge:

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Continuing from Part 1, which covered the first five Outdoor Kitchens.

Hanami

Next up is Hanami in front of the Japan Pavilion. Long time readers know this is around the point in our Festival tour that things get a little weird…this marks the first time I’ll forget to take a picture of the menu, which includes:

  • Frushi – Fresh pineapple, strawberry and melon rolled with raspberry coconut rice, sprinkled with toasted coconut and whipped cream on the side – $4.95
  • Teriyaki Curry Bun — Steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables, curry and sweet sauce – $4.95
  • Salmon Sushi – “Hako-sushi” Box style Sushi with Salmon, topped with Dynamite, Volcano and Eel sauce – $5.50
  • Kirin Draft Beer – $3.95
  • Yuzu Plum Wine Slush – Sweet refreshing taste infused with the tangy flavor of citrus – $6.50
  • Strawberry Nigori – Mild creamy sake infused with sweet-tangy strawberry – $6.95
  • Karat Sake – Honjozo style, sharp, dry taste – $6.95

Frushi returns at a 45 cent premium, the other two food items are new, Kirin is $3.95 for six ounces instead of $6.50 for twelve, and the drinks are new.

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Part 2 covers the other six Outdoor Kitchens.

We’ll begin coverage of the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival with a look at the good stuff…a review of the items served at each of the various Outdoor Kitchens sprinkled around World Showcase for the event, which runs from March 5th through May 17th.

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Trattoria al Forno opened in the old Kouzzina by Cat Cora space on the BoardWalk back in December. It becomes the fourth Italian restaurant in the vicinity – there’s Tutto Italia and Via Napoli at Epcot and Il Mulino at the Swan/Dolphin. All of those are operated by third parties, making this the first “Disney” Italian restaurant outside of Tony’s Town Square, which serves primarily frozen food.

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In what has become an increasingly rare occurrence, there are a few things of interest happening at Walt Disney World that don’t include a wall at Animal Kingdom moving from one side of the walkway to the other.

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Dust off that monocle and button up those frilly lace cuffs because we’re headed to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!

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