Nestled at one end of the huge Florida Mall, M&M's World is one of the local curiosities and not to be missed. There are only three stores developed by the brand, and this one of them. Here you can find hundreds of products. In the center of the store, to our delight, is a M&M's bar where you can make your own personalised selection from different kinds of M & M's: peanut, dark chocolate peanut, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, coconut, butter ... in short, a paradise for chocolate lovers! There are 22 flavors available here, so you're sure to find one that suits you!
The Bubba Gump, in City Walk in Universal Studios and the Island of Adventures in Orlando, Florida, is a restaurant themed on the world of Forrest Gump. Inside you can find artifacts used during the filming of the movie, pictures, posters, and even place mats that show scenes from Forrest racing around America. One interesting thing is that every table has a red license plate with the words STOP FORREST STOP which you can use to attract the waiters' attention, and a green RUN FORREST RUN to signal that everything is ok. Of course, the menu is all based on shrimp ... fried, boiled, raw, in soup, in buckets ... everything that Bubba promised Forrest before he died.
The Rain Forest Cafe is a restaurant located in Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This chain of theme restaurants has great food and is famous all over the world for having scenes that move: gorilla screaming, elephants and bellows ... Sometimes it rains as well ....
Hours: Open daily from 11:00 am to midnight
Price Range: $ 10.00 ~ $ 35.00
After a visit to the Universal Islands of Adventure, we had to stop at the Hard Rock Cafe, the world-famous restaurant with branches all over the globe. We ate the traditional Hickory-Smoked Bar-B-Que Combo, which comes with ribs, chicken and pork, chips, beans, a muffin and a little salad. The food is not incredible, but the atmosphere is pretty cool, so it's worth a visit if you're in the area. After eating, go for a wander ... this is the largest Hard Rock in the world, with a pink Cadillac hanging from the ceiling, special themed rooms like the Elvis room full of photos of the King, and the walls all decorated with photos of rock icons like Kiss, Queen and Bob Dylan. There are stained glass windows but, rather than religious figures, they feature Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Denny's is a restaurant that is part of a famous chain. By now it has spread all over North and Central America. The special feature of this restaurant is its really extensive menu ranging from pancakes to milk shakes, pork chops, to sandwiches ... (Remember that it is open 24 hours a day, and is able to serve breakfast, lunch or dinner at anytime). The prices are great and the quality of food is without a doubt better than fast food.
TGI Friday's is a chain of restaurants spread all over North and South America. What makes this place stand out, aside from the vast array of sandwiches, sandwiches, steaks, soups and salads, is the name. It's called "Friday's" as it is a tradition to celebrate the end of the week by going out to dinner or just for a drink after dinner. The sign at the entrance ("IN HERE IT'S ALWAYS FRIDAY") is precisely what the place is all about. The prices are affordable for everyone and the quality of food is excellent. Try it!
Teppan Edo is a Japanese restaurant in the Japan Pavilion at Epcot. Here, you get a plate of rice, veggies, and either chicken, beef, or shrimp, and the dish is prepared right in front of you. The chef preparing the food is juggling his utensils and tapping the grill the whole time. The highlight was when he made a volcano out of onion rings. A lot of people don't like Japanese food because they associate it with raw fish, but everything here is cooked in front of you and is very, very good.
1900 Park Fare is a restaurant located inside Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, one of the most luxurious hotels in Walt Disney World. This restaurant offers encounter characters and at dinner you can usually find Cinderella, Prince Charming, her stepmother and her two sisters. One time we went, the Fairy Godmother was there too! When you have breakfast, Alice, the Mad Hatter, Pooh and Mary Poppins are your hosts. The restaurant is open to the public so you don't need to be staying at the hotel to eat there. The food is served buffet-style and there is a pretty good selection of dishes. The atmosphere is pleasant...it's fun and informal but manages to maintain a certain air of sophistication. Reserving ahead of time is highly recommended.
The House of Blues is one of many restaurants in Walt Disney World, but it was also one of our favorites. I loved the "In blues we trust" sign that really sets the tone. They serve surprisingly good South Florida cuisine and have concerts throughout the week and brunch on Sundays. Even if you're not hungry (and you should be because the portions are massive), it's a nice place to sit with a drink and watch the world pass by.
Fulton's Crab House is in the heart of Pleasure Island and is one of the better restaurants in Downtown Disney. The restaurant itself is shaped like a a riverboat (the nautical theme continues indoors) and they serve good seafood. We got the crab legs (they were exquisite) and Key Lime Pie. We are in South Florida, after all!
The Pirate's Dinner Adventure is near International Drive, the trade route that connects restaurants and hotels in the zone. We bought tickets online before our trip and the day we drove, and found outdoor parking. You enter through a lobby where you start to smell an 18th century atmosphere, quite stiff, but and well disguised. In this hall we had to wait a while as we were being delivered the tickets and we were made to go into a room with high tables and snacks. While having an appetizer, pirates began to board on a small stage and began to give an explanation of the show that we were about to see. After 30 minutes, we were taken to another room that had a huge ship, a Spanish galleon in the middle and galleries around theater style. We quickly found it, and were all lined up before the show approached and our waiter made us choose between two entrees: fish or chicken, and took the drink order and disappeared. Then the show began, The pirates kidnapped a princess ,All with by battles, music, fireworks, waterfalls, I must confess that these 2h distracted us and between one scene and another you are being served. At the end was a souvenir shop, and each of the kids got a pirate flag souvenir.
We met our friends Tito Delgado and his wife Margarita at Orlando International Airport, left the luggage at home and went straight to Downtown Disney for dinner at the T-Rex Restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious meal of seafood, chicken and salad, accompanied Margaritas and a delicious dessert called "Volcano". It is a very cool place with a dinosaur theme, in a spectacular setting with different types of dinosaur models, a mine and an ice cave. Both my friends, my husband Elias and I were thrilled. I recommend it.
Margaritaville is a restaurant that is located in City Walk area of connection between Universal Studios and Island of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. This restaurant is famous not only because it is owned by Jimmy Buffett, but mainly because the Caribbean atmosphere is very addictive with live music every night and margaritas galore!
NBA City Restaurant is a restaurant inside City Walk, Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida. The restaurant is fully themed with photos of NBA players and game actions on the wall, a shop with all NBA related merchandise (hats, t-shirts,balls, photos, etc ...). There are dozens of TVs showing live basketball games every night. The prices are moderate and it is without a doubt a nice place to visit.
I've been to Disney a few times (specifically Epcot). If there is anything there worth noting, it is the famous restaurant: Tutto Italia. The restaurant has totally inspired décor with wonderful Italian flavor! It is worth emphasizing the importance of making an advance booking, especially in July when the park is pretty full. I used the Disney site where it was quick and easy!
Chili's is a restaurant chain that is now extended throughout North and South America. The appearance of the restaurant is similar throughout the world and what changes from city to city is the menu (although a number of dishes are the same all over the world). Burgers and fries, onion soup, fried chicken and milkshakes are the most typical dishes for those on a budget. Try it!
Fuddruckers is the name of a famous fast food chain in North America. The unique thing about this restaurant is that you can choose the size of the sandwich from 1/4 pound to 1 pound and you can "customize" the sandwich by adding any ingredient at will. It is also one of the few fast food places that serves bison meat (very good but also expensive). The prices are a bit high for a fast food restaurant but if you think about the drinks having free refills (you can drink as much as you want) and the huge table of vegetables where you can serve yourself without a limit ... Well, in the end the price is right.