A First Timer’s Guide: The Disney Dining Plans

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We think we have everything figured out for our Walt Disney World vacation and then we find out that Disney has dining plans!  Walt Disney World designed the dining plans for convenience!  Although they offer a lot of this, it can be overwhelming to figure out which plan will work for your family!  In the first, A First Timer's Guide we will explore these dining plans and how they will fit into your Walt Disney World vacation step by step!Step 1:  Select a dining plan that is right for your … [Read more...]


2016 Disney Deluxe Dining Plan May No Longer Include an Appetizer

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Hello my royal subjects, it is I Anonymouse! How is everyone today? It's always a good day for me when I have some Disney Gossip to share. Some gossip is good and some is not so good. Today the gossip is not so good. We know every year things change and prices go up and what we get for our money goes down. In 2016 if you get the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan you may no longer be able to get an appetizer. So as per the usual the price will go up and what you get will go down. From what I  was told … [Read more...]


Top 5 Disney Buffets For Adult Diners

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The Dining Choices at Disney World are abundant – so abundant that choosing which ones you’ll dine at can be really difficult. But if you’re traveling as a couple/all adult party to WDW, then you’re in luck – because while WDW may seem to be a family’s paradise (which it is), it is actually geared towards those of all ages, and they really do have something for everyone. If you love buffets, but aren’t sure about dining with characters or tons of families with (sometimes loud and rambunctious) … [Read more...]


2015 Epcot Candlelight Processional Dates and Dining Packages Announced

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That time of year is quickly approaching yet again. Can you believe we are the point in the year where we can start planning our Christmas festivities? Time does fly!  The dates and dining packages for this year’s Candlelight Processional, which takes place at Epcot, has been announced.The 2015 Candlelight Processional will run November 27th through December 30th. The Narrators have not been announced yet. However the dining packages you can now pick from consist of either lunch or dinner at … [Read more...]


Disney is testing new transportation for Signature Restaurants

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Starting now through June 30th select guests that are staying at The Grand Floridian Resort, The Polynesian Village Resort, or The Contemporary Resort have been, or will be, asked to take part in a dining test. This dining test will provide direct transportation to other resort hotel signature restaurants.If you are staying, or will be, staying the resorts mentioned above you are eligible to take part in the test. However, not everyone can participate. Only pre-selected guests will be be … [Read more...]


Top 10: Food & Wine Festival Insider Tips

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I can't stop talking about Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival! It is seriously the best time of year to go! This year, my family and I are going in late September to enjoy the Festival,  Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and to top it off we got Free Dining!! (You can do this too,  ask me how Summer@worldofmagictravel.com)For most Walt Disney World guests, the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is the booths. They are the little kiosks added throughout World Showcase with snack … [Read more...]


Breaking News: Starbucks at Animal Kingdom Now has an Opening Date

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Finally! We have an opening date for the Starbucks at Animal Kingdom! The opening date is, drum roll please, June 18th. So very soon! The new Starbucks will be where the old Creature Comforts used to be, on Discovery Island. They will have all the usual food and drinks just like the Starbucks at the other parks.This new location makes 6 total Starbucks at Disney World.Magic Kingdom Epcot Hollywood Studios Animal Kingdom Downtown Disney x 2I love Starbucks so this make me … [Read more...]


Best Quick Service Restaurants: Disney Parks Edition

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With so many choices in each Disney World park for Quick Service, it's hard to know where to go. I like to go to certain ones that I KNOW are good instead of just opt for the nearest place with a menu.I have tried almost all of the Quick Service spots in the Parks, and this list is strictly my opinion (and my children's, because if they're happy I'm happy, right?!) I'm going to leave Be Our Guest off the list because it's not a quick-serve  since it requires a reservation. This list also … [Read more...]


Could price change be coming to Resort Refillable Mugs?

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Hey Disney World peeps! You know who this is! I know you only read this blog to read my gossip so here is some more for you! I have been hearing a lot about a price change coming to the Resort Refillable Mugs, so of course Chiperoo, the slave-driver, made me go around and see what I could find.I am sure you know that the mugs are priced by days or you can purchase one for your entire length of stay. Well it appears as though in some resorts the pay by the day option has gone bye-bye and they … [Read more...]


Disney Dining Plan cutting back on snack locations

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Aloha! More juicy Disney Gossip is floating around. I posted earlier this week about some big changes to the Disney Dining Plan on the horizon. Well, there may be even bigger changes coming and I doubt they will be popular.It seems as though Disney will be cutting back a huge amount on snacks and locations. Quite a few snack only spots might not accept the Dining Plan at all anymore.  A few people have told me that the changes are already showing up on the website (see below). Sometimes the … [Read more...]