Monday, November 19, 2007

Market Street Cafe

The Market Street Cafe is a diner located in the town of Celebration, right outside of Disney. Located across from the lake at downtown Celebration, you get a wonderful view of the water and you can go for a stroll around the town after you've eaten at this friendly restaurant. The staff is accommodating, chatty and friendly and the food is casual but tasty. Our favorite dish is, hands down, the open faced meatloaf sandwich. You are served a tender meatloaf, smothered in delicious gravy, atop a piece of Texas toast all alongside creamy mashed potatoes. Also, for the breakfast lovers, they serve breakfast all day long! Finish it off with a brownie sundae (so big you'll need some help to finish it off) or coconut cream pie. The Market Street Cafe is a wonderful little restaurant with booth or counter seating, serving comfort food at good prices, and set in the picturesque town of Celebration.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Disney's Days of Christmas

Even Florida gets chilly, and when I pull out my jacket I start thinking about the holidays. Usually a stop at the Disney's Days of Christmas located at Downtown Disney Marketplace, gets me in the spirit. This shop is all about Christmas, every day of the year! You can get ornaments and cards, stockings and Christmas village sets in the middle of June. It's tucked out of the way, across from the carousel and near the Rainforest cafe. Get a dose of holiday cheer and stop by.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Columbia Restaurant in the town of Celebration

The Columbia Restaurant has many locations and the following is about the restaurant located in the town of Celebration. My husband and I have eaten here a few times and I haven't had a bad dish yet. They serve authentic Spanish cuisine from traditional paella to yellow rice and chicken to a burger on Cuban bread and steak and potatoes. I ordered the beef tips "salteado" and it was delicious, cooked with peppers, onions, chorizo (spicy sausage), potatoes, garlic and served with yellow rice.

For dessert my husband ordered the Godiva chocolate cake which was moist and tasty. We have also ordered churros (it came with seven sticks), and comes with three different dipping sauces!

Overall the places is very nice. You can choose to sit outside with a view of the park and pond or sit inside with beautiful tiles and murals. The prices are comparable to that of the nearby Disney restaurants. If you and your family would like a day away from Disney but still have a pretty setting, then stop by the downtown Celebration.

Monday, November 5, 2007

World of Disney

The World of Disney is located at Downtown Disney's Marketplace. You wont miss it because there's usually a group of children hanging outside, waiting for Stitch to 'spit' on them. This expansive store has huge rooms for everyone in the family. It even houses the "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique". The photo above was taken in the Adventure room and if you have any one in your family that loves pirates and anything from Pirates of the Caribbean, then they'll love this room. You can get swashbuckling swords, loot, treasure chests, pirate hats and even a skull or two!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion is an attraction located in Liberty Square at Disney's Magic Kingdom. This is so popular that there are several websites dedicated only to this attraction! Ghosts and ghouls abound as you take a tour of the mansion in your Doom Buggies. You will travel up and down house accompanied by eerie sights and sounds. Be careful, because you may find that you've picked up a passenger along the way!

Make sure to get there early or grab a FastPass because the lines can be long. It may be a little scary for young children and you do go through a few dark areas. Keep an eye out for hidden Mickeys as well.