→ A Few Comments on Dutch’s Chain Restaurant Power Rankings

In no particular order (though kind of going down Dutch’s list):

  • I would have had Maggiano’s at 1.

  • I guess Cheesecake Factory is a good chain restaurant, but they just do nothing (outside of maybe cheesecake?) particularly well. If you have a 30 page menu, how can you expect to excel at one or two particular dishes?

  • I wish there was a Bertucci’s near us.

  • Red Lobster is terrible (NOTE: I grew up in Maine. I have certain “floor” as to how I’ll accept my seafood. Red Lobster falls below that floor.)

  • Bonefish Grill should be the top seafood place, and it should be slotted above Bertucci’s.

  • How many spots does Perkins gain because of the Tiger Woods story? I say at least 5.

  • If Johnny Rockets is on the list than Steak & Shake should be on the list. I’d slot Steak & Shake just below Perkins.

  • If Longhorn and Lone Star are on the list, why not Outback? I’d put Outback right above Red Lobster (though I might be biased because I know Elyssa loves it.)

  • California Pizza Kitchen should be on the list in the Perkins area as well. (NOTE: I can see leaving off Pizza Hut, but if Bertucci’s is on the list, CPK should be too.)

  • College town Hooters are usually better than “New England Airport Area” Hooters, but they’re still terrible.

If you don’t understand how my blog works, here are Dutch’s rankings.


→ 6 Tinker Bell-Inspired Dresses for Summer

In case anyone needs a Tinker Bell Disneybound for the summer.


→ Chris Pine is probably playing Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman

I’m fine with this. I like Chris Pine.


→ Casey’s Corner – Hitting Lunch Out of the Park for 20 Years at Magic Kingdom Park

Though it’s not a favorite stop for many in the Disney community, I’m pretty sure Elyssa would be fine if all she ate for lunch and dinner was corn dog nuggets.


→ ARROW Actor Talks About Original ‘Big Plans’ for HARLEY QUINN

I always figured that something like this happened. DC couldn’t have let Harley Quinn show up on a television show that’s decent, they need to save her for (what looks like it is going to be) a horrible movie.


→ Supergirl Pilot Leaks 6 Month Early

My theory: The reaction to the Supergirl trailer was so negative CBS leaked the show so people could make judgments based on the entire pilot instead of just 4 minutes of it.


→ EasyWDW’s Magic Kingdom Rope Drop 1-Day Cheat Sheet Touring Plan in Practice – May 20 2015

Josh at EasyWDW‘s “cheat sheet” looks like an excellent way to attack the Magic Kingdom if your goal is to hit a number of the best attractions it has to offer.


→ Reese Witherspoon to Play Live-Action Tinker Bell

This is interesting (mostly) because Elyssa likes to joke that I have a crush on Tinker Bell. Though that’s a little silly, I will admit that I have always thought of Tinker Bell as a little younger than Ms. Witherspoon. Of course, we have no idea of when in Tinker Bell’s life this movie will take place.


→ Harambe Market to Open May 23 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

This looks like it will be a nice little addition to the Animal Kingdom.,


→ Triple H And Stephanie McMahon Want To Change How Women Are Featured In WWE In A Big Way

How can you watch last night’s amazing match between Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks and not think that a women’s match could headline a WWE PPV? (And, if you haven’t seen the match from last night, take advantage of the WWE Network being free this month and give it a look.)


→ Community Pays Homage To Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I haven’t really dug into this season of Community, but this is a pretty solid spoof of a great scene from Captain America.


→ Cinderella Castle Adds Regal Turrets at Magic Kingdom Park

This has to be concept art, right? Otherwise, we would have seen photos on tons of other blogs today.


→ BREAKING: Disneyland Will Test FastPass+ System This Summer, Hong Kong Launching in 2016

You had to know this was coming.


→ NFLPA Moves To Recuse Roger Goodell as Arbitrator in Tom Brady’s Appeal

I was a little bummed that Kraft isn’t going to sue the league, but at least Brady is still fighting.


→ New traffic light system coming to World Drive near the Magic Kingdom auto plaza

I know it’s silly to be excited about a traffic light, but this particular light will make Elyssa’s and my lives a lot easier. Leaving from Wilderness Lodge without the benefit of this light can be quite the pain in the butt.


→ Ex-ska-lent News! Sami Zayn Is Cleared To Complete At NXT Takeover: Unstoppable



→ 13 New Retail and Dining Establishments Announced for Disney Springs

Disney Springs is really starting to look like it could be a cool place to hang out.


→ New Wilderness Lodge cabins revealed

I wonder how these will compare to the Poly Villas. I hope they’re something Elyssa and I can afford, because I am super intrigued.


→ Rory McIlroy obliterates Wells Fargo tournament record en route to win

After being at this tournament for so many years, it was weird to watch it on television. That said, no one was catching Rory this weekend.


→ DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Trailer

The Arrow / Flash spin-off series get a name and a trailer. Some interesting things, including an apparent use of the Lazarus Pits to raise Sara Lance from the dead. Also, RORY IS THE DOCTOR and THE ATOM SHRINKS. (I might be a little excited about this show.)