Archive for July, 2013


I’ve been attempting to write more restaurant posts lately (as opposed to RIDES RIDES RIDES) so this week I’ll share one of my all time favorite Disney restaurants! As a Chinese food place, Nine Dragons Restaurant (located in Epcot’s China Pavilion) doesn’t have quite the same hype as a lot of other restaurants in Disney. I like it because it’s a really terrific place to take a break from the exciting-ness and hectic-ness of a Disney vacation. Also, their egg rolls are TO DIE FOR.
The decor is composed of some of the most amazing glass artwork I’ve ever seen. There are glass dragons everywhere (and if I could get away with it, I would totally take one home to decorate my room with. Just kidding. Or am I??).

It’s a nice place for kids, although my little sisters don’t like Chinese food (apparently), so we always stop at America first to get them cheeseburgers (we get them to go and then we all eat together in China). The staff is always really friendly and have never yet commented on the very obviously smuggled burgers.

So, hit the Nine Dragons for lunch or dinner to recharge (it’s a sit down restaurant) before your next adventure. You should probably get reservations, but they often accept walk-ins. So go to China in Epcot’s World Showcase!! (And get the EGG ROLLS!)

As promised, I’m posting on Muppet Vision 3D today. As soon as you step into the building, you leave Disney’s Hollywood Studios behind and enter Muppet Studios. There is a quick pre-show in an antechamber, during which Sam Eagle attempts to give safety instruction while Gonzo performs tricks, chickens invade, and general mayhem ensues.

You do have to stand for the pre-show, but the main show takes place in a lavishly decorated theater. The only way I can describe it is as a cross between the Academy of Music and a Muppet enthusiast’s house. There is a huge red curtain hanging in front of the screen and the walls are decorated with gilt Fozzie Bears and Gonzos.

The 3D show is entertaining to say the least, even if you haven’t seen the Muppet Show or the movies. Some scenes might give really little kids a bit of a fright. For example, at one point a vacuum cleaner sucks up Muppet Labs. There is another when the Swedish Chef attempts to hit another character with a cannon. There are also loud noises, but if your tike can handle it, you should definitely take them to the show. The humor is just awesome. In fact, I loved Muppet Vision so much that I rented the original TV shows from the library!

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