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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:52 am
by jedimaster1227
Pizza Ponte has sent us a little bit of info on a delicious offering they serve called the Big Roman... The largest slice of pizza that you can find at Disney Springs!

For only 5.95 a slice, guests can feast on the cheesy goodness of the Big Roman at Pizza Ponte. The largest slice of pizza available at Disney Springs measures 12-inches-long and is baked to absolute perfection. The Big Roman is a classic Margherita style pizza made with tomato, mozzarella, and arugula on roman pizza bread. Share a slice with a friend or hoard it all to yourself (we won’t judge) for an authentic taste of southern Italy brought to you by the same team behind Epcot’s beloved Via Napoli located in the Italy Pavilion.

“The flour and process of making the dough are the make or break components of perfect pizza. We use Caputo “00” flour imported from Italy, which means it’s the best selected wheat and is milled twice. This makes pizza dough flavor very intense. The process is comprised of a three day proofing made with a mother’s yeast at 80 percent hydration. We use water that mirrors the chemical composition of the water found in Naples to help create the consistency of our dough, which contributes to our pizza’s chewy texture,” says Executive Chef and Master Pizzaiolo Charlie Restivo.

“At Pizza Ponte, we’re dedicated to using fresh ingredients and signature cooking methods that deliver results that are on par with the traditional characteristics found in the style of pies served on the streets of Naples,” says Patina Restaurant Group Marketing Director Kyle Collins.

Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:09 am
by robbalvey
We recently got to check out the new Gran Destino Tower as part of the Coronado Resort at Walt Disney World. First of all, I just have to say this new addition is absoultely BEAUTIFUL! Everything about it from the exterior of the resort, the interior lobby areas, the rooms, the views, etc... It's just FANTASTIC! And best of all? It's still considered a "Moderate" in terms of pricing when it comes to Disney World resorts.

I was honestly blown away by the level of quality and when you walk in, the place feels more like a "Four Seasons" which speaks volumes for the expectations raised in a moderate resort. This resort also kicks off some new expansions when it comes to hotel properties at Walt Disney World. Not only do we have this tower opening, but also the DVC tower coming soon to Caribbean Beach, and then of course the new "Star Wars" Hotel which is currently in development.

Coronado Springs has always been one of the "convention" resorts at Disney World so not only does it focus on family vacations to the parks, but also the businesses that hold their meetings and events on property. This new tower and the newer facilities that have been upgraded and added most certainly fit both types of travelers to Walt Disney World.

Anyway, enough text.... let's get onto some photos & video!

Here's a video showing off a look at the rooms and some of the new features of the hotel:


And of course... PHOTOS!

Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:46 am
by SharkTums
That's ridiculously nice for a 'moderate'. I love the new elevators but I don't know if they can work with the general public...especially the general public on vacation! I know Royal Caribbean tested them and it didn't go over so well. I really worry they will only work in office buildings.

Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:13 am
by Coasternerd3
I see you all found Tim Tracker too! :)

Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:09 am
by coasterbill
If we can pry ourselves away from Disney Springs I could totally us hanging out at Three Bridges Bar & Grill after park close one night. It looks like my kind of thing. I'm loving the midnight closings.

Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:56 am
by robbalvey
Coasternerd3 wrote:I see you all found Tim Tracker too! :)

We all are almost always at these events together.

Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:00 pm
by Jew
SharkTums wrote:That's ridiculously nice for a 'moderate'. I love the new elevators but I don't know if they can work with the general public...especially the general public on vacation! I know Royal Caribbean tested them and it didn't go over so well. I really worry they will only work in office buildings.


I didn’t realize they are keeping this in the moderate category! Looks amazing for that price range!

Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:14 pm
by PKI Jizzman
Every aspect looks great and practical! Overall beautiful, nice fun little Disney touches, the food and bar looks top notch. Looks like the place I'd want to stay if I'd visit Orlando in 2020 :mickey:

Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:57 pm
by caleb.stone
I absolutely love those smashed bottle plates!

Also a huge fan of the pillars design in the lobby, and how it's reflected in the artwork! :lover:

Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:59 pm
by jedimaster1227
Last night TPR was hosted for an evening preview of Late Nights at Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar and The Edison. These new evening late evening menus offer an incredible value for guests enjoying Disney Springs, with generous portions, great prices and plenty of delicious food to enjoy!

Late Nights at Enzo's Hideaway and The Edison run Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 PM to midnight with limited menus offered during these times.