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Rainforest Café at the Animal Kingdom

Rainforest Café at the Disney Animal Kingdom is one of those quirky restaurants hidden away just outside the AK gates. Yes, when you drive up the gatekeeper asks you for a $10 parking charge but tell him you plan to go to the restaurant and he may very well just let you in. Not to worry if you have to pay as the rainforest café will give you that $10 off your meal upon proof of parking receipt. Once inside the place is an eclectic arrangement of strange tables, gigantic aquariums and the most unusual bar that has to seat almost a hundred people. With the sounds of wild animals, rain forest storms with lightning and thunder and even the occasional light rain this place is worth seeing. . If for nothing else just a couple of exotic drinks and an appetizer or two. This is a must see restaurant with something for everyone in the family.

Don’t underestimate the gift shop for an hour of real fun and laughter. All sorts of weird gifts and rib tickling toys. Hippie clothing to safari wear. Hat…

Celebration, Florida ( Disney inspired downtown )


When staying in Central Florida don’t forget to visit the quaint downtown streets of Celebration. Celebration is a Disney inspired town with  several thousand homes located east of I-4 off of Highway 192.It is well marked an easily found. Although not formally connected to Walt Disney World it might as well be. This town in magical and you can understand why Walt Disney's brother insisted that their company sponsor something of a tribute to his brother inspirations of life in America.You really feel safe here and the town itself is like a small American village the way you'd always hope it could be.
For those of you who have not heard of Celebration, the town was originally designed by Walt Disney and his family.There are all sorts of quirky by-laws that include that every private home has a front porch and you can never see the driveway from the street. The downtown boasts many good places to eat, drink and to satisfy your sweet tooth. One of our favorite features o…