The Garden Grill

The Garden Grill is one of my favourite restaurants! It’s at Epcot inside the Land pavilion.  It’s a different kind of restaurant, that’s probably why I like it so much! One thing that makes this grill different then the others is that it’s a rotating restaurant. The floor moves in a circle. Don’t worry, your not going to be whipped around like a tilta-whirl or something. It takes an hour for the floor to do a complete 360, so you can barely feel it move.

The second thing is you don’t really order. The server just brings you little samples of everything, including sweet potato fries, fish, turkey, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, garden salads and a skillet dessert. You can get more of anything you want! (Except the dessert, unfortunately!) I personally favour  the mashed potatoes and the mac n cheese, and their homemade rolls with homemade butter are the best! Actually, all the food at the Garden Grill is grown right in Epcot. Just downstairs from the Grill, next to Soarin’, is the boat ride Living with the Land. It will take you through green houses where all the vegetables and fruits are grown. Even the fish are raised there. I don’t see how food could get any fresher than that!

image              The Cupcake Cone dessert is offered for kids. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

So as if fresh food and a rotating floor aren’t enough, the Garden Grill is a character meal! Chip & Dale, Pluto, and Farmer  Mickey will all come to your table as you eat. I think this is the best place to get pictures and autograph’s with Mickey Mouse!


This is a great restaurant, so make sure you make reservations for it on your next Disney vacation!


Star Wars Weekends

At the end of May, Hollywood Studios dedicates the park to Star Wars for Star Wars Weekends. It’s absolutely spectacular and any SW lover’s dream!


Just about any Star Wars character you can name will be there. Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, R2-D2, Bobba & Jenga Fett, Anakin Skywalker, Chewbacca, Padmaè Amadala, and Obi-Wan Kenobi are only a few a could name! Even the parade is turned to a Star Wars theme!


Just this past May I went for the second time, and we got this package called The Force Awakens. It was brand new and I’m not sure if they’ll do it again, but I highly recommend it if they do! It was great! It offered reserved seating for the parade (by that I mean they roped off a large section of the street and only people who had the boughten the package could sit there, so I still recommend going an hour before hand to save your seats), free snacks during the parade, reserved seating for one of the special SW Weekend shows, a dessert party before the fireworks, and reserved seating at the fireworks. I’d definitely recommend it next time you go!

image                     Dessert Party- Darth Vader Cupcakes

I’d have to say that the only bad thing about SW Weekends are the crowds. The park is full of Star Wars fanatics! The lines for the rides and characters are super long, so you’ll definitely want to have your day planned before you go. My recommendation would be to get Fastpasses for Star Tours, Toy Story Mania, and Rockin Roller Coaster. Make lunch and dinner reservations before hand. Some of my favs are the 50’s Prime Time Cafè (sit down) and the ABC Comissionary (quick service), but there are plenty of choices. When you first get to the park, get in line for a SW character, because those lines are the longest! The lines get really long, really fast. But for the die hard Star Wars fans (including myself) it’s worth it!

It really isn’t that bad if your used to Disney on March break or on a Saturday in the summer. Preperation is always the key!

Have a great week- and may the force be with you!







Katie’s Top Ten in Magic Kingdom: #3 Crystal Palace

My favourite restaurant in Magic Kingdom is Crystal Palace. It’s an all you can eat buffet with your favourite characters from the Hundred Acre Wood! Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tiger, and Eyore will come to your table as you eat for pictures and autographs, so keep you cameras handy!


If you plan on eating here, you need to make sure you make a reservation ahead of time. This goes for any character meal.

This is an amazing restaurant, and it’s one of the best buffets I’ve ever had!

crystal palace