Magical Blogorail: Best Burgers at Disney – Splitsville

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing where you can find the best burgers at Disney.

OK, no one ever said: “Hey guys, I just found the best burger in the world at the local bowling alley!” But the thing to remember here is that Splitsville Luxury Lanes isn’t your average run of the mill bowling alley!

They use terms like ‘Not your typical bowling alley menu. Hope you don’t mind.’ and ‘At Splitsville, we have taken great care to develop a unique menu that combines traditional and upscale offerings that extend well beyond your expectation of alley food.’ This, may I assure you, describes their hamburgers!

So without further ado, I submit the monster below for the Best Burger at Disney:

What I had, or should I say, it had me!

With a name like The Mad King, you know it’s going to own you! All the portions are huge with every hamburger coming with a nice portion of fries, and drinks are bottomless. Here are some more offerings if eating something considered ‘mad’ is too much for you:

Prices are premium, but worth it!

They also have a great selection of gluten-free foods, with the gluten-free hamburger served on a bun that you can actually enjoy eating, like my wife Karen is doing below:

    

Smile approved!

So the next time you visit Walt Disney World, be sure to visit Disney Springs at lunch or dinner time. You don’t have to pay park admission to get near the place, and no reservations are usually needed.

As they don’t say in France: “Bon Pig Out!”

For more great burgers at the Disney Parks, check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!


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Magical Blogorail: Best Breakfast Spots at Disney

Welcome to this month’s Magical Blogorail Orange loop. Today we are sharing some of the best breakfast spots at Disney.

Trails End Restaurant at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Who likes a buffet? I figure if a person is going to get up within an hour of sunrise and then subject themselves to physical activity, like walking to a restaurant for breakfast, that person had better be served an insane amount of food! Yup, I say ‘Buffet Me’!

Karen and I stayed with her parents at Fort Wilderness in 2008. Now this may surprise you, but I was able to get up and be ready to go long before the woman and two older people traveling with me. I know, it seems unlikely, but I had an hour or two to kill before everyone else was ready to get their Park on!

So… I walked a bit, took a bus, and walked some more. Then I got my napkin on and enjoyed one of the best breakfast buffets in all of Walt Disney World. And here is what you can find on the menu:

Fresh Fruit / Scrambled Eggs / Sausage and Bacon / Breakfast Pizza / Breakfast Hash

Mickey Waffles / Eggs Benedict / Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Specialty Country Pork Dish / French Toast-Custard Pudding / Cheese Grits

Oatmeal / Yogurt Parfait Station / Freshly-baked Pastries / Vegetable Frittata

And lots of it! But my favorite thing was the full thermal pitcher of coffee that was brought to my table to start things off. And if you can’t drink it all during your breakfast, you can get the rest to go in a take-out cup!
Don’t feel like you can eat enough to justify the buffet? Then you can check out the take-out offerings:

Bounty Breakfast:

Served with Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hash Browns, French Toast, and Biscuit – $8.79

Muffin

With choice of Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, or Corn – $2.79

Cinnamon Roll

Self-explanatory and oh-so yummy – $3.19

I’ll interrupt this menu for a little story: One of the ladies serving at the take-out location would give me a little extra service when I would come in just to order a coffee and a cinnamon roll. She would put it in the pizza oven for just a moment to heat it up and nicely melt the icing. Then I would take it out onto the porch and sit in a big rocking chair, enjoy the view, the aromas, and the good times! Not all Cast Members will do this for you, so I always felt special when I was treated to this perk by my favorite server!

Warm Sticky Buns (6 each) – $4.69

 Oatmeal – $2.79

 Biscuits and Gravy – $3.69

Fruit Plate – $3.39

 Yogurt – $1.99

 Freshly Brewed Joffrey’s Coffee® – $2.79

Better than the average coffee you’ll get around the property! Obviously they have other beverages, but you get the idea. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the food there, as I wasn’t taking selfies with my Mickey waffles back in 2008! But I do have a picture of me relaxing just outside the restaurant…
So who’s hungry?
The buffet today will likely cost you upwards of $15.00 each today, so you’ll want to be hungry going in, but I guarantee you’ll be full coming out!

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Magical Blogorail: Most Romantic Disney Restaurants

Welcome to the next stop on Magical Blogorail Green . Today we are discussing the most romantic Disney restaurants.

I’m not the most romantic guy in the world, Walt Disney World included, because I’m not really the tuxedo type. Expensive restaurants with microscopic food portions just don’t do it for me! Fortunately, they don’t do it for my wife either, which makes us a perfect fit.

So what we look for in a romantic setting is something that harkens back to a simpler time with loads of nostalgia and fun. So which restaurant in all of Walt Disney World would fit such a description? Let me narrow it down for you: Which restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios would fit such a description? Well, let me show you…

Sci Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant

(picture from official website)

Sci-fi. Bad movie trailers. Sitting in a fake car. Good food. Yup. This has romantic written all over it! Oh, and great mood lighting:

So keep in mind, if you are so inclined, you can sit in the back seat. Hint, hint. Just keep the intimate moments to a PG level, please. People are trying to eat. And speaking of eating, why not take a look at the excellent menu. I recommend the burgers, both regular and gluten-free. My wife tells me that as far as gluten-free goes, the burgers served here are far and away among the best in all of WDW.

The entertainment is also fun (but admittedly, not very romantic):

How did he know we were kissing in the back seat???

Here’s how Disney describes the overall experience: “Watch campy clips as you picnic under the stars in a classic car-shaped booth or table. It’s always nighttime at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, and there’s always something savory—and spooky—headed your way: attacking aliens, marauding mummies, rampaging robots and more! Enter the Hollywood-style soundstage as a classic car hop guides you to your very own automo-booth or table. Kitschy vintage memorabilia, the illuminated tail lights of your fellow drive-in diners and a sky full of twinkling stars set the mood as you place your order. Road-ready picnic tables are located at the back of the theater, where there’s even an old-fashioned, drive-in-style concession stand!

Again, this might not be everyone’s idea of a romantic evening, but it is for us! Oh, and be sure to take a picture with your sweetheart in the car parked outside:

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is My Dreams of Disney.

Here is the map of our Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop – Disney Mamas – Top 3 Spots for Romantic Dining at WDW

2nd Stop – Rolling with the Magic – Remy

3rd Stop – Cool Nouns by Lee Beatens – (you are here)

4th Stop – My Dreams of Disney – Cinderella’s Royal Table

Final Stop – Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere – Palo