Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Live Entertainment at Walt Disney World with Off Kilter

Welcome to those of you joining me from Your Highway in the Sky and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail and am very excited to join the Orange loop today!

Think about your favorite musician or singer. (Here's mine.) They just announced that they have a new album coming out. You wait for weeks, even months, for the album to be released. Finally, you have the new CD in your hands and rip it open. Shortly after you hear that your favorite musician or singer will be playing at a venue near you. You get to see the same album LIVE. What sounds better? What gives you a rush?

For me, my preference always is to see it live.

At Walt Disney World, there is LIVE entertainment everywhere you go. From your resort hotel, to restaurants and everything in between, there is always a cast member to put a smile on your face. In my last Magical Blogorail post, I spoke about my favorite bar at Disney World - Jellyrolls at Disney's BoardWalk Inn. That is just one example of the phenomenal entertainment around every single corner of the Walt Disney World Resort. However, today I would like to talk about one of my favorite acts, Off Kilter.

 Off Kilter on a rainy day! (Photo courtesy of Mike Ellis from My Dreams of Disney)
In Epcot at the Canada pavilion each day, you will find Off Kilter. Off Kilter is a Celtic band that wears boots and kilts and plays amazing traditional music and classic rock songs. If you happen to catch their 30 minute set, you'll immediately know you're in for a fun treat.

Don't let their kilts fool you. If you catch this amazing band you'll be tapping your foot in no time. They music is extremely catchy. I never thought I'd be the type of person to wait for a musical act in a theme park, but I always find myself checking my times guide to see if I can have a listen.

Take a stroll by on a nice day and give it a shot. In fact, grab a beer from the stand in Canada or a cheddar cheese soup to-go from Le Cellier as the perfect accompaniment. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney on Wheels

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fun at Jellyrolls

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Black. Enjoy the ride as we share our favorite things to do outside of the parks.
When I was a child I thought Pleasure Island was the hippest place on earth. I couldn't wait until I was of age to go by myself. Turns out, it wasn't really in the cards. On my College Program I was only 19 and could only go into certain clubs. I never got to have an alcoholic beverage in PI. (I don't count the many beverages I've consumed at Raglan Road) I also never got to experience it in its glory days.

However, shortly after my 21st birthday, I discovered a place that would always hold a special place in my heart. Jellyrolls at Disney's BoardWalk Inn.

I've never been a club person but I love live music. Jellyrolls is a 21 and older dueling piano bar. Sounds boring? It isn't. The very brilliant pianists will play absolutely anything. (It helps if you bring your request up with a tip!) They play mostly sing-along songs that everybody knows and enjoys.

There is usually a $10 cover charge and the drinks are plentiful but pricey. This never bothered me. As a New Yorker I am used to pricey drinks and a cover charge. What you get for your money, however, is an entertaining experience and a quality venue.

Jellyrolls is one of the many reasons why I love the Epcot Resort Area, especially for adults. Not only are you in walking distance to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, but you have wonderful entertainment each night at Jellyrolls. You also have amazing restaurants at each of the resorts. I have spent many amazing nights at Jellyrolls and have a lot of great memories there.

Have you been to Jellyrolls? What are your thoughts?

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is The Disney Chick.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ The Disney Point (You are here!)
2nd stop ~ The Disney Chick
3rd Stop ~ Manda’s Disney Blog
Final Stop ~ The Magical Mouse Pad