Who wins the poll: #TeamParks!

Who wins the poll

The Winner is #TeamParks!

Who Wins the Poll?

By Mike Ellis.

As my friend Roe so creatively put it, she is a a fan of #TeamParks in our poll that we had last week — and she’s not the only one either!  The voting was sparse, as most of my polls are, but fun nonetheless — and with 61% of the vote, The Parks wins!  This is an open ended poll, so there is no closing date assigned, so if you wish to go vote in it, you can do so!  Just click on over and tell us what you like most about Disney!

Who wins the poll

What do you like most about Disney?

Part of the reason for conducting this poll was to get an idea of what sorts of things you wanted to see us write about on the blog.  We’ve been around for over five years now, so we’ve written a lot of things — but we are always looking for input from you, our readers, on what you would like to see us dive into.  Hence, the poll.  So, here’s an open ended question, just like our poll — do you have something you would like to see us dig into in an upcoming blog post?  If so, there are several ways you can reach out to us!  You can leave us a comment here on this post; you can shoot us an email to mickey@mydreamsofdisney.com; you can comment or message us on our Facebook or Google+ pages; or you can shoot us a Tweet on Twitter.  So make yourself heard, let your voice be counted, tell us what you want to see explored in more detail, and we’ll get to work!  Thanks for joining us, and for those that voted, thanks for doing so!  Until next time, go out and make it a great Disney Day!

Disney Burger

In Search of…the best Disney Burger!

Disney Burger

I hear that Pecos Bill has a mighty mean burger…

The other day my wife, daughter and I were eating out at the Village Deli, a restaurant that serves up a pretty good burger, when it dawned on me that we’ve been hard pressed to remember a time when we’ve had a really good burger at Disney.  So, like any good Disney fan, I did what comes naturally.  I asked all of you for your opinions on what is the best Disney Burger!

What I discovered is that there are good many places where you can get a great tasting burger at Walt Disney World.  Here are some of your suggestions for where we should get our burger when we are at Disney in February!

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

We have had some people tell us to check out Pecos Bill’s.  Here’s what you all said:

  • Chris told us that “I really enjoyed Pecos Bill’s.”
  • Heidi added, “We like Pecos Bills too because of the toppings bar. You get to put EXACTLY what you WANT on the burger.”
  • Stacy finished us off by saying, “My husband loves the fixings at pecos Bills…”

Beaches & Cream

When it comes to Beaches & Cream, it seems that all is not ice cream at this restaurant located at the Boardwalk.  Turns out, several of you feel like they have one of the best burgers anywhere!

  • Jennifer was quick to chime in, writing “Beaches and Cream for my $!”
    • That was followed by Erin, who added “second for Beaches and Cream”
    • Then, Laura completed the trifecta: “3rd for B&C!”
  • MDOD reader Tara chimed in for Beaches & Cream: “Beaches and Cream…hands down favorite for me!”

Other Locations:

There were quite a lot of great choices for us to choose from — here are some of your comments for the best of the rest!

  • Turns out that Heidi has another good location to pick from. Here’s what she wrote: “Have you been to the Electric Umbrella? Their burgers are pretty good (HUGE).”
  • When it comes to burgers, Ron was kind enough to give me park specific offerings: “Epcot- Electric Umbrella, Magic Kingdom- Cosmic Rays”
  • Denise chimed in about Hurricane Hanna’s: “hurricane hanna’s at the beach club are good also besides pecos bills.”
  • MDOD writer Lee chimed in about the Sci-Fi Dinner Theater: “Sci fi for me! Burgers and cheesy movies go good together!”
  • Tricia wrote about her preference for Sci Fi: “SciFi was better than Beaches and Cream for us.”
  • Kelly wrote about the ABC Commissary: “Pecos Bill’s and ABC Commisary are both good.”
  • Paula adds: “I’ve never been disappointed with the burgers at the Sci-Fi or at Rainforest Café. Pecos Bill’s wasn’t bad either.”
  • Staci reminded us not to forget the Magic Kingdom Resorts: “I love the burger at the contempo cafe. Qsr at contemporary resort.”
  • Lastly, Christi chimed in about the Grand Floridian Cafe with this exotic burger: “We love the Angus burger topped with lobster at Grand Floridian Cafe… YUM!!”

Thank you all for your great comments about where to get a good burger.  When we visit in February, I plan on making sure that we try out some of these places.  I’ll let you know my favorites after we get back.  If you have any other great locations, please feel free to comment and let us know.  Thanks for joining us, and have a great day!

The Power of a $100 Disney Gift Card

I have been astounded by the depth of the comments that people have been leaving with regards to our Disney Gift Card contest.  While I know that there are entries being made with each and every comment, it still has surprised me how many people have taken the time to write true, deep reasons why they want to win the gift card.  I only wish that I could give a gift card to each and every one of them.  That would be Disney Magic at it’s best.  Today, I thought I would take some time to highlight some of the comments that have stood out to me.

Eva wrote:

I would save the gift card for our next trip.We had to cancel our Dec trip because I have to have 2 surgeries :(

Eva, I hope that your surgeries are successful!  I’ll include you in my prayers!

Lisa wrote:

I would put this towards a trip my husband and I are planning for next Fall in order to take my parents for their very first visit! I’m graduating college in May, and with living expenses so high in Massachusetts, it sure would help us out :)

Lisa, congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  How exciting that you are taking your parents for their first trip!

Stephanie writes:

We’re surprising our kids and my baby sister with a trip to WDW in November. I’d get them some more stuff for their tote bags!

How exciting, Stephanie!  I love springing trips on my daughter!  Have fun!

Kim writes:

I know what I would do with that card! We are going to WDW in November to celebrate our 22 anniversary, our DD getting married and moving in with her new DH and my 43rd birthday! My birthday is October 8, the day the raffle ends, so it would be perfect to win the card to take on our trip! I’d use it for some awesome souvenirs!

Happy upcoming birthday Kim!  So many great events happening in your life, congratulations on all of them!

Melissa writes:

I would LOVE to win this! I am a Christmas fanatic and Disney fanatic… put them together and you have one deliriously happy lady haha! I’ve always wanted to see DisneyWorld at Christmas time… last year was soooo hard on my little family. We need a fun vacation together now that we’re on the mend. And I’m turning 40 in January. So THIS DECEMBER, I get to cross #2 off my bucket list and the three of us get to go see DisneyWorld in mid December. I am ecstatic!!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have some spending money to shop with…. fingers crossed!!!

Good luck to you, Melissa!  I’ve never been at Christmas, it’s on my bucket list too!

Lastly, Adrienne writes:

I would buy as many Mickey ice cream bars as my heart desired on our 2013 trip! Is that selfish not to share?

Adrienne, my wife agrees with you!  Have one for her!

These are just a very small sample of the currently 244 comments that have been left for the contest!  Have you entered to win yet?  If not, make sure you do!  Just complete the requirements below, and good luck to everyone who has entered!

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