AMA Insider Spring 2018 / Over 55 - Page 39

Disney Classics throwback attractions that’ll never get old Mad Tea party The spinning tea cups inspired by Alice in Wonderland were a hit upon their inauguration in 1955 and are an Instagram favourite today. Whirl your cup as quickly as you want, depending on how fast you turn its central wheel. it’s a small World It’s been lauded by UNICEF and spoofed on The Simpsons, but there’s no denying the appeal of this 1966 icon. Cruise merrily through the countries of the world—then see how long it takes to get the song out of your head. Jungle cruise While the tribal and animal animatronics haven’t changed since this out- door boat ride launched in 1955, today’s guided tour pokes fun at their vintage stylings and dubious political correctness. pirates of the caribbean It’s the 1967 ride that inspired the Hollywood franchise. And while Jack Sparrow may only have joined their ranks in 2006, the original pirate animatronics and their rum-soaked bacchana- lia still hold up. High-Low Dining Whatever your budget, Disney Resorts cook up fantastic fare LOW | rancho del zocalo restaurante, Frontierland Disneyland Expect wholesome entrees like fire-grilled chicken, burritos and tostada salad at this Mexican eatery. Enjoy them on the bougainvillea-covered patio, where colourful tiles and bubbling fountains evoke a 19th-century hacienda. HIGH | napa rose, Disney’s grand californian hotel and spa Disneyland Californian cuisine paired with an extensive wine list. for a night out, opt for the Vintner’s table, a four- to-five-course tasting menu of seasonal special- ties designed by chef Andrew sutton. LOW | columbia harbour house, liberty square Walt Disney World A seafood restaurant the whole family can get behind! You’ll love the lob- ster roll (a deal at only $14.99 usD) and grilled salmon entrees. they’ll love the smuckers uncrustable sandwich pocket, served with a Danimals smoothie and GoGo squeez. HIGH | victoria and Albert’s, Disney’s grand Floridian resort & spa Walt Disney World this CAA/AAA five Diamond restaurant focuses on modern American cuisine, but chef scott hunnel also infuses his seven- and 10-course tasting menus with healthy doses of scottish langoustines and piedmont white truffles. » AMA InsIder sprIng 2018 39