Apr 15

Review of the Newest Steakhouse at Walt Disney World – Capa at the Four Seasons Orlando Resort

Capa at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

The highly anticipated Capa restaurant officially opened its doors at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort on October 20th, 2014. I have since only been there once for cocktails with a friend of mine. The 17th level rooftop restaurant is a stylish venue offering sweeping views of the Walt Disney World Resort and offers a unique view of both Illuminations and Wishes fireworks (sometimes viewd at the same time). The menu and setting of Capa is inspired by the Basque culture, an area of northwest Spain and southwest France.

I recently had the opportunity to dine at Capa and have crafted an extensive review of my experience that I’m sharing over on my sister site “Where’s Amanda?”.  You can access that review here: Exquisite Small Plates to Order When Dining at Capa Restaurant at the Four Seasons Orlando Resort

Mar 15

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Bar Now Soft Open at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World

Trader Sams Orlando Bar

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is the latest addition to the newly reimagined Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.  Located off the Great Ceremonial House, the themed lounge will serve exotic drinks and small plates, while offering scenic views of the marina and Seven Seas Lagoon.

Founded by Adventureland’s famous “head” salesman, Trader Sam, the Walt Disney World Resort version will have some similarities to the original Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel in Disneyland Resort. But magical theming will reflect its new resort location.

Guests are welcomed to Trader Sam’s, a South Seas hideaway, to explore a menu full of “magical tropical drinks and food,” and while the Walt Disney World version will share a few exotic cocktails and small plates from the Disneyland location, it will have its own menu, according to Chef Lenny DeGeorge.

The famous Trader Sam cocktails, available in Disney collectible Tiki mugs, are a mix of old and new.

Only at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto:

  • Polynesian Pearl
  • Nautilus
  • Castaway Crush
  • Tahitian Torch
  • Dark & Tropical Stormy

Favorites imported from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar:

  • Krakatoa Punch
  • Uh-Oa!
  • HippopotoMai-Tai
  • Shrunken Zombie Head

Sam’s No-Booze Brews:

  • Schweitzer Fall
  • Skipper Sipper

Small bites at Trader Sam’s Grotto include chicken lettuce cups with hoisin ginger sauce; Hawaiian poke with Sriracha aioli and wonton chips; kalua pork tacos with shredded cabbage and pickled vegetables; pan-fried dumplings with soy-sesame dipping sauce; roasted chicken and pork pâté bánh mì sliders with pickled vegetables; salmon oshizushi (pressed sushi); corn-battered Portuguese sausages with curry ketchup, and a Headhunter Sushi Roll.

The lounge has 50 seats inside and 82 on the patio. No reservations are required though the wait to get inside has been running around 3 to 4 hours.

Mar 15

Actor Steve Carell Spotted at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando


Actor and comedian Steve Carell poses March 28th, 2015 with Minnie Mouse at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in Orlando, Florida. Carell visited the theme park while on vacation with his family at Walt Disney World Resort. (Chloe Rice, photographer)

Mar 15

Anaheim Marriott – Where to Stay for the Disney D23 Expo in California

anaheim marriott resort

The bi-annual D23 Expo at Disneyland is fast approaching (August 14th – 16th). Have you booked your hotel yet?

Consider the Anaheim Marriott which just underwent $15 million in renovations completed in January of this year. Not only is everything fresh and clean at Anaheim Marriott, it is also quite literally, the closest resort to the Anaheim Convention Center, where the D23 Expo will be taking place.

Anaheim Marriott Palms Pool

Not only are there 1,036 rooms to choose from, each with high-speed Internet, but the Anaheim Marriott is complete with a fitness center, pool, and recently developed nFuse Bar & Kitchen with signature cocktails.

Anaheim Marriott nFuse Bar and Kitchen

If these amenities aren’t enough, Anaheim Marriott is also located in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District within walking distance of the Anaheim Convention Center, Downtown Disney District or even to the Disneyland Park.

Anaheim Marriott Guest Room

Reservations for the D23 Expo weekend book up extremely quickly, so book your room now by calling 1-714-750-8000 or visiting Marriott.com.

Mar 15

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015 “On the Road” Tour Locations

Disney SM Moms On the Road

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration On-the-Road is going coast to coast in June 2015, spreading tons of pixie dust along the way.

From dynamic speakers and interactive sessions to behind-the-scenes info straight from Disney Parks, its no wonder that previous attendees have come from all over to experience the unique magic of Disney Social Media Moms Celebration On-the-Road.

2015 DSMMC On-the-Road Tour Locations (subject to change)
Portland, OR
New York, NY
Austin, TX

Click here if you are interested in attending a Disney Social Media Moms Celebration On-The-Road event! If you are selected to attend, you will receive an official invitation by email. Once you receive an invitation, you will have to register for the event and will receive an email confirmation of your attendance. Due to limited space, Disney is unable to accommodate attendees of the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at these events.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren@bsmmedia.com.