Casey’s Corner

Disney Dining Review: Casey’s Corner

Casey’s Corner
Casey’s Corner is on Main Street., U.S.A., located near the Hub!

Casey’s Corner

Wander down Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom towards Cinderella Castle, and you are going to find on your left a little quick-service restaurant called Casey’s Corner. This restaurant is home to a great hot dog, and located outside is the great piano where you can sometimes hear some great old-time music playing!

Casey’s Corner
Casey’s has great hot dogs, but they also have great entertainment too!

While the bleachers and movie that gave Casey’s it’s distinctive feel are now gone, I still have memories from before of sitting there with my Grandparents and enjoying my hot dog. However, while the bleachers are gone, they have expanded the seating, so that’s a bonus. Of course, if you can’t find seating indoors, you can also look for seating outside. Often that will comprise leaning against a railing, or walking across Main Street to get to the seating over by the Plaza, but there is usually places to find seating. Of course, if you have a hot dog with ketchup and relish, then maybe you just want to wander around and look at things while eating your hot dog. That’s cool too!

Ultimately, though, to me, what makes Casey’s great is it’s hot dogs. That’s why I go there, what about you? Love Casey’s Corner or leave it? Leave me a comment below and thanks for stopping by!

Can I help you plan your next Disney trip? If so, send me an email to mike@pixievacations.com, or feel free to request a free, no-obligation quote online today! Thanks for spending time with us today, and please tell me in the comments what your favorite Walt Disney World attraction is! Thanks, and have a great Disney day!

Move It

84 Days: Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It!

Move It

The Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party takes place on Main Street, U.S.A.

Hello everyone, and thank you for stopping by today as we look at our choice for Day 84 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today we are taking a look at the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party, which is held on Main Street, U.S.A.!  This fun little parade is full of energy and is guaranteed to get you moving as you dance to the music and wave at your favorite characters!

Parades like this one are fun ways for you and your kids to dive headfirst into the Disney Magic and just have a good old time!  I don’t know about you, but when we see a parade like this, it just puts smiles on our faces and really puts us in a good mood — or perhaps I should say an even better mood than we already are!

They have multiple times for this parade, for example, if you are at the Magic Kingdom today, you can see the parade at 11:00AM, 12:30PM, or 5:40PM, so pick a time!

Does your family enjoy this parade, or any parades for that matter?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!  Now, enjoy a few more photos from the parade!

Move It!

Jessie, part of the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party!

Move It!

Goofy, part of the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party!

Move It!

King Louie, part of the Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party!

 

 

WDW Railroad

88 Days: WDW Railroad

WDW Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad station at Main Street, U.S.A. is the backdrop for Day 88!

Welcome to My Dreams of Disney!  As you know, we’ve been counting down our days in our #DisneyWorldCountdown, and today, we are at day 88!  For today, we’re taking a look at the Walt Disney World Railroad!  The WDW Railroad is an original Disney World attraction because it incorporates one of Walt Disney’s favorite activities — his love of trains!

One of my favorite things to do at the Magic Kingdom is to take some time and relax by riding around the Magic Kingdom on the railroad.  It provides some unique views, some interesting perspectives that you don’t get if you don’t ride, plus it’s fun to just sit back and imagine yourself back in that time period when steam powered locomotives were the way people travelled long distances, and to imagine some of the different terrains and scenes that they might encounter.

It all takes me back to one of the biggest reasons I like going to Disney parks — for the history lessons that are evident all over the parks, but especially at the Magic Kingdom.  It’s attractions like this that truly make going to a Disney park so much more than just going to get on a bunch of rides.  It’s the whole experience of it — the history, the backstory for each of the attractions, the incredible parades, the phenomenal fireworks shows, and so much more that truly makes a Disney vacation all that it is.  It’s having a real steam locomotive for the WDW Railroad, like the Roger E. Broggie pictured below, that take Disney above and beyond the rest of the theme park industry — and why I don’t think Disney parks will ever be surpassed.

WDW Railroad

The Roger E. Broggie is just one of the WDW Railroad steam locomotives.

Do you like the WDW Railroad?  Is it an attraction that you ride at least part of the way around each trip to Walt Disney World, or is it one that you skip and don’t bother exploring?  Please let me know in the comments below, and thanks, as always, for stopping by!  Now, go out and make it a great Disney Day!

Favorite Disney Memories 40th Anniversary 2011

Mickey & Minnie walk during the 40th Anniversary celebration!

Mickey & Minnie walk during the 40th Anniversary celebration!

Well, my friends, we have reached perhaps my favorite trip ever to Walt Disney World.  This isn’t taking a single thing away from all the other trips, but this one was special because it was the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World — and all the Disney Magic was in full force for this special trip!  October 1st, 2011 was a Saturday — so that was perfect.  Friday, September 30, 2011, was a teacher workday — so Sophie didn’t miss any school!  Check number two.  My niece was able to come down to go with us and we were able to surprise Sophie.  Check numbers 3 and 4!  September 30 also marked the first day of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, so we could see that for the first time!  Check number 5.  Then, Saturday was perhaps the most beautiful Disney Day I have ever experienced in terms of weather.  Check number 6.  The list goes on and on, but what it all adds up to is a memorable long weekend, and an absolutely incredible memory filled weekend that I will NEVER forget.  Now, have a look at some of the pictures I have from that visit — because in reality, my pictures tell a much more impressive story than my words ever could!

Clarabelle Cow walks in the parade!

Clarabelle Cow walks in the parade!

Meeting Brenda was a great thrill of mine!

Meeting Brenda was a great thrill of mine!

My Pixie Friends posed with me for a picture!

My Pixie Friends posed with me for a picture!

Check out the Haunted Mansion Smart Car we saw!

Check out the Haunted Mansion Smart Car we saw!

We met this man as we were leaving he constructed that hitchhiking ghost head himself!

We met this man as we were leaving he constructed that hitchhiking ghost head himself!

Main Street, U.S.A. is bustling as Cinderella Castle looks on in the distance.

Main Street, U.S.A. is bustling as Cinderella Castle looks on in the distance.

Thank you for stopping by, my friends, as we relived our memories from the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World!  How many of you were there that day?  What was your favorite thing about that day?  Please let me know in the comments, and as always, thank you for visiting!  Now go out and make today a great Disney Day!

 

 

 

 

Disneyland or Walt Disney World?

In one of my favorite Disney trips, here I am with my wife Cindy and daughter Sophie, loving every minute!

The entrance to Disneyland Park!

Disneyland…

Walt Disney World Railroad

The Main Street, U.S.A. Walt Disney World Railroad station

Walt Disney World…

If you had to choose one or the other for your trip, which one would you pick?  To help you with your choice, I’ve got two posts — one that I think really illustrates the reasons why Disneyland is better than Walt Disney World, and one that I think really illustrates why Walt Disney World is better than Disneyland.

This link will take you to the Disneyland is better than Walt Disney World post (the post will open in a new tab/window).

This link will take you to the Walt Disney World is better than Disneyland post (the post will open in a new tab/window).

So, what is it going to be? Disneyland or Walt Disney World?  Help us out by voting in our poll at the bottom of this post, and thanks!  I’ll keep the poll open indefinitely, so have at it everyone!  I’ll periodically post on our Facebook page the numbers at the moment, and invite you to continue voting.