This Could Get Ugly

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This just may start a Disney war, but here goes…..what is your favorite Disney resort?



Have you ever seen Disney Dorks get into heated conversations about the best whatever about Disney World?  It’s pretty amusing actually.  And I can fully poke fun because I am definitely one of those Dorks.  Especially when it comes to the best “getting into trouble” spots.  Anyone over the age of 21 should know what those are :).

There are a thousand categories we could argue about here, but I’m only going to hit up my top four:  resort, restaurant, bar, and race.  Feel free to weigh in.  Except on the race.  I win, hands down.  You lose.  Go away.


This is kind of a toughie for me as there are still so many I haven’t stayed at yet – basically because I have yet to hit Powerball or have had a long-lost rich relative knock off.  Should you have done either, feel free to share in your bountiful Disney harvest.  That being said, I’d have to say my favorite Disney resort hotel thus far is…..da da da da daaaaaaaa!!!!!  Coronado Springs.

Ooooooohhhhh, aaaaaaahhhhhhh....

Ooooooohhhhh, aaaaaaahhhhhhh….

The running path is a little short, but the landscaping is beautiful, the rooms are great, (especially the king rooms), and the gym is awesome.  I love the spots you can hang out on the sand and watch the world go by, including the local, furry, residents.

Not really.  Just checking to see if you were paying attention.

Not really. Just checking to see if you were paying attention.

You may not see any elk, but there are squirrels, rabbits, fish, and birds galore.  Trust me on the birds. They’re everywhere.  Including RIGHT OUTSIDE your window when you’re trying to sleep in.

Mock you I shall.

Mock you I shall.


This was also a difficult call, but we here at Black Dog Productions (sounds impressive, doesn’t it?), decided to go with Tutto Italia in Epcot.  If you can, sit outside in the glassed in room.  It’s quieter, and a much more intimate setting.  The food is phenomenal, and the wine list is expectedly awesome.  My suggestion: have your server or the sommelier make a recommendation.  We went with a bottle of Castiglion Del Bosco at our server’s recommendation.  A little pricey, but well worth it.

Hello beautiful.

Hello beautiful.


Another tough call, and if it wasn’t for one memorable moment, I would have gone with either La Cava del Tequila or the Rose and Crown.

Ahhhhh, we return to the scene of the crime....

Ahhhhh, we return to the scene of the crime..

Let me just put it out there – I HATE 50’s Prime Time Cafe.  I went there once, could not STAND the corniness of the place, and never went back.  I know many of you think the place is a total hoot.  I, on the other hand, would rather have my fingernails yanked out with a pair of pliers.  Yes, it was THAT bad.  Go ahead, revoke my Dork Card.  I’ll earn it back.  Because I AM that big of a Dork. 🙂

So back to the one moment in time that sold us on the Tune In Lounge as the best bar in Disney.  Stick with me here:

top shelf margarita – $20

Nursing your kid while drinking the top shelf margarita – PRICELESS

If I’m lying I’m dying.

Yeah mama!

Yeah mama!


No argument.

Really. No argument.  Don't even bother.

Really. No argument. Don’t even bother.

No middle of the night wake up call, Food and Wine Festival nibbles and libations, and Epcot ALL TO YOURSELF.  How can one possibly argue with THAT???  Not to mention, HUGE potential for post race #shenanigans…

Yes, yes I do.

Yes, yes I do.

So there you have it – Black Dog’s Disney World Favorites.  Agree or disagree?  Let’s hear it.  Whoever loses the argument has to eat at Prime Time.  Tied to a chair.  Unsedated.

oh no kittens


Enjoy the ride.

Let’s hear it!  What are your Disney faves?  Do any of them include the probability of shenanigans?  Have you ever wanted to start a food fight in the Prime Time Cafe?  WAS IT FUN???

10 thoughts on “This Could Get Ugly

  1. Fave Resort: I stayed in AKL in November and fell in LOVE. It was the one hotel I’d seen in pictures and stuff of and dreamt of going to but never thought I could afford until I discovered renting points! So now I’m booked in again for Dopey 2016. I do also really love the polynesian and it has the added benefit of the monorail but I think AKL will now always be a special one for me!

    Fave Restaurant: California Grill. Sushi, view and drinks. Enough said

    Fave watering hole: I loved the tune in lounge as well! But I think La Cava Del Tequila wins for me because of their salty goodness, however I may have to try that top shelf stuff next time round and re-evaluate!

    Fave Race: when I read the part where you said there was no arguement here I already had my list of reasons why my choice was the most awesome ready to go. But of course you’re a Disney Dork so you KNOW the best race is W&D… no debating necessary!

  2. I have not done much drinking at Disney, nor stayed at the resorts. I thought Pop Century was nice, but I don’t have much to compare it to. Same on the eating–ate at Ohana on this last trip (YUM!) and Kona twice (also YUM!). So I guess those would be my two favourites on Disney property (outside of House of Blues…which I guess sorta counts? Also like the brekkie sandwiches at Earle of Sandwich). Favourite race would have to be DL half…I always run well there, and it was my first Disney race. Princess is a super close second as this last trip for Princess was so amazing for obvious reasons. 🙂

  3. Man, that’s a lot of great favs.

    On the resort front, the Poly is my favorite. I’ve loved the monorail since I was a kid, you can get to MK by that or the boats, walking distance to the TTC to grab the monorail to Epcot, then buses elsewhere. Plus, factor in the water sports, nice bar upstairs plus my favorite, the volcano pool and bar. Granted, I believe they’re taking that out, which is a shame, but you also can get a Dole Whip, which is a huge plus for the resort as well.

    Now, I haven’t stayed at them all yet, so I can’t call it a fully informed decision, haha. I do think a lot of the boardwalk area ones look really nice from a convenience sake. Plus, convenient to some watering holes as well.

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