Holiday Dining at Walt Disney World Resort

Minnie Thanksgiving figurine

There’s a feast of dining options for the upcoming holidays at Walt Disney World Resort. Starting with Thanksgiving Day (November 28), special menus include all the classics,  turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes and seasonal vegetables.In the theme parks, Thanksgiving specials are on the menu for lunch and dinner:At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Tusker House Restaurant is offering lunch and dinner feasts.At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, both 50’s Prime Time Café and Hollywood … [Read more...]

House of Blues to Expand in Downtown Disney


New developments are in the works for House of Blues at Downtown Disney West Side,  located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. On November 14th, 2013 workers will begin expanding it's patio, and  building a new stage. There will also be a brand new barbecue smokehouse. I can just imagine that wonderful smell now, can't you?The refurbishment will occur in phases. Work will be done during the day; however, they will attempt to keep the noise at a minimum to avoid disruption to … [Read more...]

Top Five Reasons Why Disney World During The Holiday Season RULES!


Walt Disney World is always a great place to vacation, but it gets even better during the Holiday season! There is so much to see and experience at the Parks and Resorts during this time that it’s hard to describe it all! But I shall try – with this rundown of the top five BEST things about WDW During The Holidays:FOOD – Disney Food is by far some of the best food on the planet - and they manage to make it even better for the holidays! Pumpkin fudge at the Main Street Confectionary, … [Read more...]

DIY Disney Breakfast – Start Your Day Off Right!


They always say that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, and I am pretty sure WDW took those words to heart when designing their menus - because they serve some of the best breakfast foods I have ever tasted! Whether you are grabbing a quick breakfast sandwich or burrito at your WDW Resort, or heading off to enjoy the “Royal” breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table – you won’t be disappointed!My fave place to have breakfast at WDW is at the Magic Kingdom’s Crystal Palace – they … [Read more...]

Brown Derby Lounge Officially Opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Brown Derby Lounge

Brown Derby Lounge officially opened its doors on 10/30/13 at Disney's Hollywood Studios , and I was there to join in the celebration! I was chosen to cut the ribbon to open this new concept restaurant. Brown Derby Lounge is an appetizer, cocktail, and dessert restaurant. The menu consists of tapas sized appetizers such as Duck confit tacos and the Derby Sliders (one Wagyu Beef, and one homemade Chorizo). The menu also has multiple drink options including multiple flight options as well as great … [Read more...]

Drink Around the World Showcase – Morocco Pavilion

Epcot Morocco

One visit to the Morocco Pavilion and you'll feel like you have been transported to the streets of Morocco. From the street fare at Tangierine Cafe to the unique drinks and eats throughout the pavilion, there's no doubt that a Drinking Around the World Showcase excursion isn't complete without a visit to Morocco. While you probably won't get roasted and toasted at this pavilion alone, you can definitely score some tasty drinks & treats that will keep you certifiably nuts!The best place … [Read more...]

Avoiding a Disney Dining Crisis (Alternatives to Popular Disney Restaurants)


You get up at 5 am on your 180 day out from check in.  Why?  To make those Disney Dining reservations of course!  Or, not.  If you're like me, making ADRs at your 180 day mark doesn't always happen.  So, what should you do when the restaurants you were hoping for are booked?  Not only do you "just keep swimming" and keep checking back consistently until you find one you are hoping to get. OR, you look for an alternative!  Today, I'm going to share with you some Alternatives to Popular Disney … [Read more...]

Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Opens at Hollywood Studios

Brown Derby

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge opens on October 30 2013 at Hollywood Studios.It will be located on existing Brown Derby patio. The lounge will serve guests on a first come, first served basis, and will offer small appetizer type food and drinks.The menu items include:Artisanal Cheeses, Brown Derby Sliders, Duck Confit Tacos, Prince Edward Island Mussels, Charcuterie Board for two, and Brown Derby Shrimp Cocktail. Beverages include beers, wines, and speciality cocktails. You can … [Read more...]

Top Ten Disney Dining Locations for Adults at Walt Disney World


It seems as if options for dining at Walt Disney World with children are easy to come by.  Just about every Disney park, resort, and even Downtown Disney has kid friendly restaurants.   You know the ones I'm talking about.  O'hana, 1900 Park Fare, Crystal Palace, Tusker House, Chef Mickey's....and the list can go on and on.  But what if you are traveling without children?  What if you have taken advantage of the resort childcare service and you're enjoying a night out with your loved one?  You … [Read more...]

Drink Around the World Showcase – Japan Pavilion

Kirin Frozen Beer Japan

Japan offers guests participating in a Drinking Around the World Showcase a unique drinking experience. From frozen beer (yes, you read that right) to Japanese soda and even plum wine, there is really something for every DAWS-goer visiting the pavilion. It’s very easy to rack up lots of DAWS points in the Japan Pavilion between the unique drinks and eats you’ll find at the kiosks, quick service and table service locations. Don’t forget the Mitsukoshi Merchandise Store! There are tons of food … [Read more...]