I am still punishing you for not wanting to go to SeaWorld with me. So we are back to Downtown Disney to stare at menus all day. Part 1 from earlier this week is located here if you missed it. We’ll head over to Saratoga Springs if we have time.
It’s Saturday the 28th beginning around 2pm.
I had mentioned that the Bongos Sandwich Window comes with limited seating. This is it. Full even around 2pm.
You may recall the Paint Splatter Mickey Vinylmation from Part 1 as well. It sold, leaving this one with no friends.
Vinylmation really is the weirdest thing ever.
With heavier crowds on a Saturday afternoon, the Adventurers Hut is open.
But the “bars” are still closed. We’ll catch them open on the flip side.
Across from Paradiso 37 – another pretty generic store.
Whatever that means.
Paradiso 37 is clever in that it can open and close its windows/doors. We have some patio seating out here that will be even more popular this evening.
More popular in the evening. I wish they would do a Happy Hour like House of Blues. And a less expensive lunch menu. I guess they don’t care that they’re empty most of the day?
Raglan Road’s exterior bar is more or less full.
As is their other bar, the Hole in the Wall.
Happy Hour here. Mmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
It’s just about the only time of year this type of outdoor seating is tolerable. Fast forward a couple months and we’ll be sweating it out. Mmmm mmmmm mmmmmmmmmm?
The Portobello Lunch Menu:
I have always thoroughly enjoyed my meals at Portobello. You’ll often see me referencing the Three Meatball Sandwiches for $5 in the bar along with their Orlando Brewing beers. But this is a very nice, reasonably priced lunch. Recommended.
Patio seating is available here too. A very nice view of the water and Saratoga Springs in the background.
Looking up at Fulton’s Crab House. I mentioned that I had purchased a Tokina 11mm-16mm lens. For those unfamiliar, it’s basically a wider lens to capture “more stuff.” Somehow Adorama, the company I purchased it from, decided that I didn’t really want it and told UPS to send it back in their direction instead of delivering it to me. Ironically(?) I was contemplating whether or not I wanted to refuse delivery in the first place. Two days after I purchased it at a discounted price, Tokina announced that they would be releasing a new version in July. Anyway, you would be able to see the whole boat if I had that wider lens. Instead we just get the middle.
Fulton’s has a bar in the front of the boat as well with exterior seating. Very pleasant this time of year. No one will be out there in July.
The Stone Crab Lounge.
Fulton’s Lunch Menu (11am – 4:30pm):
And a bigger version of the last image: https://www.easywdw.com/reports2/fult3big.jpg. You can get out of Fulton’s pretty inexpensively as well for lunch. Most of the dinner entrees are in the $25-$40 range with some going as high as $60. I haven’t been in a while. Maybe next time.
I don’t know if it’s directly attributable or not, but traffic went back up after I started posting pictures of flowers. So I’m not stopping.
Over to the T-Rex. Another instance where that wide lens would have come in handy. But I guess it is sort of hilarious that we only get to see the middle two-thirds of the dinosaur.
The Lunch/Dinner Menu sans prices. Check out the menu/pricing at AllEars here: http://allears.net/menu/menu_trex.htm.
It’s ironic(?) that the New York Strip is called the “Neanderthal New York Strip.” I’m not saying you’re a neanderthal to order a $30 steak from T-Rex. I’m just saying.
Over to the Pollo Campero Complex where we’ll find Pollo Campero, Fresh-A-Peel, and “babycakes.”
The Pollo Campero menu:
The Fresh-A-Peel menu:
I’m trying that Falafel Burger next, next time.
The complex works like most Disney resort quick service outlets. You order what you’d like from Pollo, Fresh, babycakes, and the bar and then proceed to the cash register to pay for everything.
I was watching a movie called “True Grit” the other day, expecting it to be a documentary about “babycakes NYC.” It turned out to be about cowboys or something. Not what I was expecting.
Despite using “vegan ingredients,” this stuff is as bad for you as anything else that looks similar. That carrot cupcake has:
Nice use of decimal points. No wonder TouringPlans.com loves this place.
Another choice for drinks.
We’ll take a look at the outside bar in a moment.
Some final options.
Once you collect your goodies, you proceed to pay. Or you could try to eat all the food prior to paying.
Plenty of interior seating.
Over to the condiment bar. Something this website is known for. Some interesting sauce choices. In my family, the sauce in the middle is called “fancy sauce.”
Some fresh salsas for your babycakes donut.
Self serve cola machines.
The opposite side of “another choice for drinks” from above.
Over to the LEGO store, where you’ll find a variety of these LEGO creations.
A popular photo op.
As close as we’ll get to SeaWorld.
I’ve been in a lot of dragon fights in my day and I seriously doubt that shield would do much good.
Outside the LEGO store, you can build and race a LEGO creation.
Inside, this place is pretty dangerous. Don’t go in unless you’re prepared to buy something or leave with a crying child (or adult).
An economical choice, I suppose. It even comes with a cute little carrying case.
They have some computers set up for one thing or another on the left there.
It’s one of the few places you can see some of the sets put together.
Or a wall of LEGO Star Wars.
Disney loves “DJs.” This is Radio Disney rocking the house.
Popping over to Earl of Sandwich for a quick lunch. We have work to do after all. This is the French Dip available for a “limited time.”
I like that it comes with the “dippy dippy” or “au jus” for the learned. I wasn’t particularly impressed with this one. Absolutely fine by all means, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to order it again. The Earl remains some of the best six dollars you can spend on property though. And in 2012 they even give a 10% discount to annual passholders.
Popping into the World of Disney store to check out what’s fresh. It is billed as the “largest Disney character store in Walt Disney World Resort—and on Earth!” so we have some ground to cover.
Some new(ish) shirts:
There had been a question as to the sku of that Mickey Ears shirt – so here it is. This is a full service blog after all. This shirt is actually available at DisneyStore.com – just search for “Real Men Wear Ears.” Apparently it has been available since August online, even though it is just arriving at the theme parks.
Some more stuff:
The “merchandise whiners” as I call them have amused me for some time. These are the people that whine about the quality or quantity of Walt Disney World merchandise available. To any and all of you – try taking a picture of every piece of apparel with Mickey Mouse on it just in this one store. It would take you a month.
Some new collegiate inspired merchandise.
I am not sure what it is about women’s cardigans that I find so attractive. Is that weird? We’ll take a better look at this one over at Mouse Gear momentarily.
I wish this came in size-much-larger. I just want to show a little shoulder.
Not sure about those vests.
Some precious tea pots:
Okay, okay you’re late. It’s okay. I’m not doing anything.
If you would like to drink that tea.
May I suggest a mug?
For travel or leisure.
It’s genius marketing. Just genius.
Less genius probably. Disney throwing us a bone.
And finally some pillow covers.
We will continue.