Yak & Yeti Restaurant Review at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

I’m not sure if this is fortunate or unfortunate framing as it appears DiVine is sporting a bamboo tail with a lamp at the end.

With Pandora opening the door to alien life and four Avatar sequels now with “firm” release dates, anything seems possible.

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A Far Reaching Magic Kingdom Update – 4/21/17

It’s been a while since we visited (The) Magic Kingdom. We did go through the Frontierland-first portion of the rope drop touring plan at the beginning of the month, which is outlined in this post. But this time, we’ll check out what’s going on around the Park, visit some attractions, and focus far too much on minor quick service menu changes and incremental chicken nugget price increases.

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Hollywood Studios Update with Moana Out, BB-8 In, and New Drinks

It’s only been about three weeks since the last Hollywood Studios update, but enough has happened that it’s probably worth visiting again.

These pictures are from April 20, 2017.

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Liberty Tree Tavern Lunch at Magic Kingdom Sees Big Improvements

Back in October, you might remember that I reviewed Liberty Tree Tavern quite negatively, as the restaurant eliminated virtually all of the a la carte lunch entrees in favor of the more-expensive “Patriot’s Platter.”

But beyond that, the food was even poorer quality than the execution, with mostly dry, flavorless meat. I’m happy to say that since then, I’ve enjoyed two significantly better meals there. Back in December, Erin and I visited for dinner and the quality of the pork was much higher, even though the other items were largely the same. But feedback from other guests must have been as negative as my experience as the pot roast is back on the menu, available both a la carte and on the Platter. In addition to that, other entrees are back on the menu at lunch and Disney is serving the superior Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake as the dessert with the Patriot’s Platter by default, so your server won’t have to “check on availability” and threaten an additional charge.

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Nine Dragons Dinner Review with Shanghai Disneyland Exhibit Update

As you may be aware given past reviews like this one and this one and this one and this one, I may be the world’s largest Nine Dragons brand advocate. There are a few reasons for this. First and foremost, it comes down to the ease of the experience. Nine Dragons will have a reservation available. They will seat you virtually immediately. Service is prompt and efficient. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing. The food is good quality served in large portions. And it’s less expensive than most other restaurants.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the best choice for a single lunch or dinner at Epcot, where there’s a diverse selection of offerings, many of which offer unique settings and potentially “better” food. With a group of four people who can all agree on one or two sets of pizza toppings, Via Napoli is my favorite Epcot restaurant. Their largest pizza will set you back around $48 and is plenty of food to share among four people, which means each person pays quick service prices for an elevated experience with some of the best pizza on property.

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