Disney World Quick Tip – Enjoy Snacks as Your Meal

I’m as much a Disney “snackie” as a Disney foodie, and don’t always want to eat as much food as Disney serves. At least a couple of times during my Walt Disney World vacations I’ll use snack items as a light lunchtime meal. Doing so curbs my appetite just enough so I’m not distracted by a rumbly in my tummy when I’m going theme-park commando.I’m particularly fond of “mini-meal” snacks that are also on the Disney Dining Plan (DDP). Using a snack credit or two on more substantial Disney snacks … [Read more...]




World of Color Dinner Package: Wine Country Trattoria

If you prefer not to dine, "Under the Sea" at Ariel's Grotto, Wine Country Trattoria offers a more upscale dining experience in a beautiful setting.Wine Country Trattoria also offers a three course prix fixe menu, $39.99 for adults and $20.99 for children (ages 3-9) (passholder discounts may be available). Reservations are recommended and can be made 60 days prior to arrival by calling (714) 781-DINE.The three course meal begins with your choice of a mixed green salad or soup selection … [Read more...]




Disney World Quick Tip – Avoid Morning Madness

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My quick tip is for all those non morning people out there.If you aren't the character breakfast type, or need a little something to get you going in the morning, you can still avoid the morning madness! In the evening when you arrive back at your resort from a long day in the parks, stop into the snack shop and pick up a muffin, granola bar, pop tart or pastry and bring it back to your room (many of these count as snacks on the Disney Dining Plan).When you wake up the next morning you … [Read more...]




16th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is coming Sept. 30-Nov. 13

Exotic cocktails will pair like a tropical daydream with fresh new tastes from more than one island paradise at the 16th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 30-Nov. 13, 2011, at Walt Disney World Resort. The one-of-a-kind 45-day festival serves up international cuisine, culture and entertainment from six continents, with more than 25 international marketplaces featuring tapas-sized portions paired with beer, wine and inventive new cocktails.Marketplace tasting menus … [Read more...]




Disneyland World of Color Dinner Packages

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Much like the Fantasmic dinner package in Walt Disney World, Disneyland offers a dining package at select restaurants that come with a FASTPASS for the breathtaking show "World of Color".There are several dining options for World of Color FASTPASS packages, including lunch or dinner at Wine Country Trattoria or dinner at Ariel's Grotto. If a sit down meal isn't your style, there are World of Color picnic lunches available, which will also provide you with the preferred viewing.The dinner … [Read more...]