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If you are looking for a quick service lunch that is more than burgers and nuggets, head over to Tortuga Tavern in Adventureland. Situated beside The Pirates of Caribbean and across from the live pirate show, this restaurant is often overlooked by park goers. The menu is limited to rice bowls and burritos (for adults and kids), but many will find that this is a nice change from the typical quick service food choices. Vegetarians can rejoice that there is actually a vegetarian option for them as well.
I had the Chicken rice bowl. Packed full of grilled chicken, seasoned black beans, cilantro rice and pico de gallo, it was amazing and could easily be split between two.
My son had the beef burrito and was equally as pleased with his meal. The beef burrito comes filled with ground beef, black beans and rice with salsa, cheese, and sour cream on the side.
Most of the seating is open air, but if you go inside (near the fireplace) you will find a nice cool place to eat.
One of my favorite places to stay when traveling to Walt Disney World is Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Talk about a tropical paradise, Disney does a great job at making you feel like you have stepped right onto a Caribbean island oasis.
We’ve stayed in both the Pirate rooms and the Water View room. Both are fantastic, but I prefer the standard rooms! They are less expensive per night and they sleep 5.
Besides having two queen size beds, there is also a pull out bench that turns into a small bunk. This is great for a family of five, or like us, a family of four whose kids don’t want to share a bed.
Another benefit to the water view rooms is that you are able to see Epcot’s fireworks show from the balcony!
If you are a fan of Caribbean food, you will find some great options both for both quick and table service. Shutters is fantastic. Be sure to try the Caribbean Surf & Turf! Delicious.
Besides the amazing pool area, there is a lot of outdoor activities at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. You can take a bike ride, run on the trail or even take a fishing excursion! Kids can even take a Pirate cruise so parents can have a little time to themselves! Of course, there are also the activities you have at all Disney resorts… outdoor movie night, marshmallow roasting and arcade games.
What do you love most about Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort?
If you are looking to get a first haircut for your child or just want a neat experience, check out the Barber Shop on Main Street USA. This quaint little barber shop takes you back to the days of old and the one on one attention you get can’t be beat. Prices range from $15-$19, so really affordable for everyone. Those who purchase the first haircut package ($19) even get a FREE set of Mickey Mouse Ears!
This barber shop only has three chairs, so you would be best served to get a reservation in advance. If you can’t get a reservation, they do take walk in’s. Just know that you may wait. We popped in mid-day, and had absolutely no wait to get my son’s hair cut.
One thing you might not know is that you can get a FREE sprinkling of Fairy Dust at the Barber Shop on Main Street USA! Even if you don’t get your haircut there, you are welcome to stop by & ask for fairy dust!