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A real taste of Jersey?

This is an unusual article, as I am writing about something that is NOT in the great state of New Jersey. Instead, let’s travel 900 miles south to the Walt Disney World resort in Florida.

For those familiar with Disney World, you know there are patriotic references to the 50 states in several places, including the Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom and the American Adventure attraction at EPCOT.

But the clearest reference to New Jersey is found specifically at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The main restaurant is called Cape May Cafe.

You would think that Cape May Cafe is openly named after the southernmost point of the Jersey Shore. A classic seaside town, known for its old-world charm, family fun and delicious cuisine. Law?

But wait. Disney World’s website encourages guests to “Stop into this New England-inspired spot for buffet meals, including a hearty breakfast or a sensational surf and turf dinner.”

Hmmm, New England? Cape May, New Jersey is definitely not New England.

As a die-hard Disney World fan and proud New Jerseyan, I had to find out the truth during a recent visit to the resort for breakfast. Is the food at Cape May Cafe delicious and does it live up to its name? Is it a worthwhile value for those planning a trip around the world? And is the Cape May Cafe a real taste of “Jersey” – or just a poetic, alliterative impostor?

Is Disney’s “Cafe May Cafe” a real taste of New Jersey?

Dan Zarrow is chief meteorologist for Townsquare Media New Jersey and is looking forward to his next trip to Disney World with his family. You can catch his latest New Jersey weather forecast on the radio anytime. Or follow on Facebook or Twitter for the latest news and updates.

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