With the concept of John Montague, 11th Earl of Sandwich, Disney Springs saw the opening of the first Earl of Sandwich restaurant in March of 2004 located in what was then Downtown Disney Marketplace. John and his father are direct descendants of the 4th Earl of Sandwich, with whom is credited making sandwich’s a popular food among the United Kingdom. Thanks to John and his business partners, an affordable, exciting place to eat for everyone came about.
The restaurant saw immediate success and a popular following due to the innovative ordering process and the healthy foods offered. The chain has seen openings worldwide since and continues to improve both the menu selection, and dining experience.
Eat at Earl of Sandwich, you will be treated to a special experience at a decent price! Expect long lines,the buzz of happy voices, and people walking around waiting to snag a table. A recommndation is to split up during the ordering process to find the seating arrangements best for your crew. Try the Tuna Melt, it is our favorite!
Have you had a positive experience at Earl of Sandwhich, please tell us about it!
Like the Earl of Sandwich,Ghirardelli’s is a happening place to eat and drink. Everyone has been shopping and nice cold ice cream is definitely needed or wanted or both! And one little thing I found nice was they had little paper cups so you good get a complimentary drink of water. A great memory our family has is of our son then 2,now 20. We got him an ice cream cone and could not help laughing as we watched the ice cream flowing down his arms. It was melting quicker than he could eat it,and he was giving us the look of “What is Happening here??” Cool off and relax in a fun and happy atmosphere at Ghirardelli. They offer both inside (few) and outside seating. You can alywas take your treat and enjoy the surroundings as you enjoy the rest of Disney Springs.
Ghiragelli Chocolate Company was incorporated back in 1852 by it’s founder Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghiradelli. Domenico had worked his way to America after working in South America, and settled in California with thoughts of the gold rush in San Francisco.
Thank goodness he turned his attention to the making of fine chocolates! Disney Springs Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop offers in a separate area 27 varieties of fine chocolates in bar and other forms. Catch it at the right time and you will be offered a free sample of the variety of the day. Along with the chocolates, they serve coffess and specialty drinks to make your day. Of course the Ice Cream shop does not require much explanation, just go and find out for yourself how good Ghiradelli really is.
Do you have a special memory of time at Disney Springs Ghiradelli’s Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop? Please share with us.
My favorite Disney Character? Well,he is warm and soft and filled with fluff. He loves honey and his best friend is Piglet. As a little girl, I was beyond spoiled. I would only wear clothes from Disney and they had to have Winnie the Pooh on the tag.
As you can see by my smile, I was quite content to just stay the day at Pooh Corner. I did grow up and not all of my clothes have to have Pooh on the tag. This shirt was a Pirate’s of the Caribbean. I might have purchased it at Magic Kingdom.
Pooh Corner is no longer at what we so fondly called Downtown Disney. And the name is now Disney Springs. If you have not been for awhile,you need to go shopping.
Pooh Corner was closed for refurbishment early in 2011 and eventually replaced in the Marketplace with a general character merchandising store in the above September 2011 map with store number 51. We fondly recall many fun times in Pooh Corner and hope you can recall too seeing all of Pooh’s friends ready for purchasing and playing!
I just love watching old movies, especially if they put them in color, because the ladies wore beautiful clothes. So many different outfits with just the right accessories. They were dressed so pretty in lace and chiffon, pearls,and gloves, high heels, gorgeous purses and hats. Applying makeup taken from a little jeweled clutch. Getting the mail, making breakfast, sitting in bed, they were dressed to feel feminine and lovely, and confident and strong.
Some of my favorites movies- Lucille Ball in The Long, Long Trailer, Forever Darling, Yours,Mine,and Ours (Funny Scene when her daughters are trying to help her get ready for a date), and her TV Shows, I Love Lucy. Grace Kelly in High Society, and Alfred Hitchcock’s movies’, Rear Window and to Catch a Thief. Doris Day in Please Don’t Eat or That Touch of Mink and Judy Garland in Easter Parade.
Check out your local Thrift Stores:This dress was found at Goodwill and I feel pretty wearing it!
Can you spy what I was watching slowly moving along?!I had to laugh when I saw this picture. I was so excited about the flowers and animals at the beach in St. Augustine. I never noticed the houses!
Leaving the Sunshine State. Can’t wait to catch rays again soon.
What a beautiful sight. The sun is already prettying up the sky. Banjo pickin’ music is playin. Fort Wilderness! We made it!
Our story does not start here. I believe this will be the middle,I will share more pics as the 4th of July slowly,relaxingly,approaches.
This is our experiences purchasing a fifth wheel that needed some work, some loving, a lot of paint, and updating.
She sat in our drive since last October. Yesterday we left to begin a new camping experience.