Breakfast at Boma – Animal Kingdom Lodge

Breakfast at Boma

This is a buffet with a twist. Yes, there are Mickey waffles, bacon and scrambled eggs but there is so much more. There are no characters but children will still enjoy Boma.

The location is in the Jambo House of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and it is stunning. The African themed resort is colorful and is enhanced by the backdrop of the savanna. Definitely take time to walk around and spot the animals roaming around.

I give this 5 stars!


These are a Few of My Favorite (WDW) Things

These are a few of my favorite Walt Disney World things. I have made my favorites list before but these things change from time to time. It’s hard to choose when there’s so much to love but here I go.

Favorite Resort – I’m going with the Yacht Club Resort. It’s location on Crescent Lake so close to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios make it so desirable. The neighboring resorts are great for a meal or just a visit. The Yachtsman Steakhouse has fine dining and impeccable service. The rooms were recently remodeled and have clean classic lines. Always a pleasure.

Favorite Character Dining – This one was close but I’m going with the Garden Grill in the Land at Epcot. The food is served family style. I like that the menu changes with the seasons and some ingredients are grown right on site. The characters come to visit each table for pictures and autographs. Oh yeah, the restaurant spins so your view changes throughout the meal.

Favorite Holiday – another tough one. Disney makes all year feel like a holiday but Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party blew me away! We got enough candy to last a month. The parade was beyond what I’ve come to expect. The character interaction was perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing!

Favorite Show – For the First Time in Forever: a Frozen Sing Along Celebration is a must do each time I visit Hollywood Studios. Sometimes I go in just to see Ben playing Eric, a royal historian.

Favorite Epcot Festival – Festival of the Arts is the most understated of the festivals. It doesn’t draw as many people as the Flower & Garden or Food & Wine. I feel like I can enjoy it more with additional elbow room. The Odyssey building really shines with the vintage style artwork. The food and wine are still there but it’s just got style!

This list will always be evolving just like Walt Disney World does.


Feeling Fancy at WDW – the Waldorf Astoria

Feeling Fancy at WDW – the Waldorf Astoria

Joe and I have a goal to stay in all the resorts in Walt Disney World. We have stayed at All Star Music and Movies, POP Century, Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter, Coronado Springs, Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Yacht Club. We have also stayed Good Neighbor resorts – Hilton Buena Vista Palace, Hilton Bonnet Creek and now the Waldorf Astoria. There are aspects of each resort that we love!

The Waldorf Astoria is Amazing! The name alone evokes vintage charm and decadence. Though the original opened in New York in 1893, this version was completed in 2010 and has a Florida flare. There are just under 500 rooms and it’s sister resort, Hilton Bonnet Creek, has about 1000. They are connected by convention space. The pools are reciprocal and incredible. The Hilton’s has a lazy river and the Waldorf’s is super elegant and serene.

There are several different options for dining. We kept it simple with evening drinks and a light breakfast at Peacock Alley. We also enjoyed the food and service at Oscar’s.

Joe and I stayed in a Deluxe King Room. The bathroom was huge and so well set up with a deep tub and separate shower. There was a comfortable sitting area with a sofa (pull out bed), chair with ottoman and great glass coffee table.

The touches like the crown molding, super lux bedding and great artwork made us feel like we had really moved up in the world. There is nothing I would change about the room. Even the view, facing Orlando, was perfect!

The guests were very varied with young families, business travels and all aged couples. There is a spa, fitness center and golf course onsite so there seems to be a lot of activity going on all the time.

It was great! It was a nice treat that I would love to repeat. It’s nice to see how the 1% vacation!

Gina PD