I remember the good ol’ days when Disney Dining was just a matter of showing up. Always a table, minimal wait and you could eat where and when you wanted to eat. Today? It’s a different beast entirely. On a recent trip, I really resented having to plan 6 months in advance. I didn’t realize how much I resented it until I completely forgot to make dining reservations for the bulk of our trip. Crazy. I know! Because I am an uber-planner. But on the 180 day mark, I got up early, snagged a Be Our Guest reservation (the “must Continue reading No Reservations? How To Eat at WDW or Disney Dining On The Fly!
If you want to have a sit-down meal at Walt Disney World it’s imperative to have Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs). This means advanced planning on your part. For the most popular venues, this can mean making reservations 180+ days in advance. Do you really have to make reservations 180+ days in advance? No. It is possible to wing it. But if you have a specific place in mind, you must. Walt Disney World is crowded at just about any time of the year. Restaurants fill up. Advanced Dining Reservations allow you to have a plan in place. With Advanced Dining Continue reading Advanced Dining Reservations: Disney Style
Fueled and ready to go! That’s the best way to start any day. But at Walt Disney World, there are just as many choices for breakfast as there are FastPass options. What’s the right choice for you? At The Resort I’m the type of person who must eat right when I get up in the morning. For every trip, we pack energy bars, a pack of bagels, peanut butter, cheese and crackers, and juice boxes. If we drive, we also bring a case of bottled water and yogurt. And don’t forget to pack spoons and napkins. Just about every morning, Continue reading Disney Breakfast: The Most Important Meal Of The Day
Here you have it…the ultimate Walt Disney World Food Bucket List! Whether it’s your first time or 100th time to Walt Disney World everyone should try each of these items at least once! Mickey Bar School Bread – Norway Pavilion (EPCOT) Sushi at California Grill (Contemporary Resort) Zebra Domes at Boma/(Animal Kingdom Lodge) Dole Whip LeFou’s Brew – Fantasyland (Magic Kingdom) Strawberry Soup – 1900 Park Fare (Grand Floridian Resort) Green Tea Cheesecake – Katsura Grill (EPCOT) The Grey Stuff – Be Our Guest (Magic Kingdom) Any sweet treat at Goofy’s Candy Company (Disney Springs) Turkey Leg A Sampling of Mom’s Continue reading The Ultimate Walt Disney World Food Bucket List
One of the most annoying things about a Walt Disney World vacation is the abundance of “hurry up and wait” moments that plague your trip. Hurry up and wait for the flight. Hurry up and wait for the bus. Hurry up and wait for the park to open. Hurry up and wait to meet Mickey Mouse. But does it have to be this way? One of the best ways to meet your favorite Disney characters is to make them come to you. Walt Disney World has a large assortment of “Character Meals” where you relax, sit back, enjoy your meal Continue reading How To Make The Disney World Characters Come To You!
You’ve picked your resort. Decided on how long you’ll stay. Chosen the type of park tickets you want. And then Disney throws another wrench into the mix. The Disney Dining Plan. There are three types of plans to choose from: Quick Service Dining Plan: one Rapid Fill Resort mug for each member of your party. two Quick Service and one snack for each member of your party, per night of your package stay. Disney Dining Plan: one Rapid Fill Resort mug for each member of your party one Table Service meal, one Quick Service meal an one snack for each member of Continue reading Add Dining Plan Or Skip Dining Plan? THAT Is The Question!
I don’t typically write restaurant reviews here. But after a few of you have written me and asked about my recommendations? You shall receive. I was moved to write about 50’s Primetime Café in Hollywood Studios for a number of reasons. We hadn’t eaten there in a very long time. There was a reason we hadn’t eaten there in a very long time. We (finally) had an amazing experience again. We first went to 50’s Primetime Café when in first opened in 1989. It was fantastic. The premise is you are having dinner with family. Your servers are cousins or aunts Continue reading Why You Need To Try Hollywood Studio’s 50’s Primetime Café One More Time
For me, going to Walt Disney World is a treat in itself. But for my kids? It’s all about the treats. Most (if not all) of the treats listed below qualify as one snack credit if you’re utilizing the Disney Dining plan. And if your stomach is growling by the end of this post, don’t say I didn’t warn you! 1. Any pastry – At the Boulangerie Patisserie found in the France pavilion in EPCOT. Oh la, la! C’est magnifique! 2. Rice Cream – You can find this delectable treat in the Norway pavilion in EPCOT. The creamiest, dreamiest rice pudding dessert Continue reading The 10 Best Disney Dining Snack Credits In The (Walt Disney) World!
Yep. You heard right. Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. And what better way to celebrate than with an ice cream sandwich at Walt Disney World. There are many ways and places to enjoy an ice cream sandwich at Disney. There are standard Mickey shaped sandwiches, similar to the Mickey bar, that you can find in just about any park or quick service restaurant in your resort. And then there’s the ginormous, 6″, as big as your face Ice Cream Cookie sandwich made famous at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom. Don’t let the price tag fool you. With Continue reading Honor National Ice Cream Sandwich Day At Walt Disney World