Character Dining: How Much Is Too Much?


I see this a lot:  A family plans a trip to Disney World and they get the dining plan, which allows them to eat at a wide variety of restaurants on site, but when  they make their advanced dining reservations (ADRs), they end up booking a character meal for almost every day of the trip.  As a travel agent and possibly more so parent as a who's taken my children to Disney World many times, I want to shout "don't do it."  Don't get me wrong, I like character meals, but hear me out.  There's a … [Read more...]

New Menu Items Coming Soon to New Disney California Adventure Park Restaurants

As Disney Parks Blog writer Erin Glover reported yesterday, two new quick-service spots debut July 1 at Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure park. These new restaurants will be side-by-side, with 900 shared seats. Open for lunch and dinner, both will feature healthful options throughout the day. Here’s what you’ll find on the menus:At Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta, on-stage kitchens will turn out flatbreads, pastas and freshly tossed salads. Flatbreads run the gamut from a traditional … [Read more...]

Ask a Disney Question: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner at Princess Storybook Dining?

Stephanie, Sophie & Cinderella

Kerry, one of our readers wrote in with the following question about Akershus, and the Princess Storybook Dining character dining: "One of my girls wants to go to Akerhause and eat this year. I have heard a lot of negative about the food. Was wondering if Breakfast or Dinner would be our best bet. Didn't know what you or any of the readers thought."Thanks for that question!  Let me tell you, the opinions range all over the spectrum about dining at Akershus.  My family has been to Akershus … [Read more...]

FREE dining “Memories Vacation Package”

For a limited time, get a FREE dining plan when you buy a "Memories Vacation Package" at select Walt Disney World resort hotels. Offer is valid for stays most nights 8/28/11-9/24/11.The Memories Vacation Package includes:Accommodations in a select Walt Disney World resort hotel (3 nights minimum) Walt Disney World theme park Base Tickets (2 days minimum; can be upgraded to include add-ons such as Park Hopper and/or Water Park Fun & More at an additional cost) A Disney's PhotoPass … [Read more...]

Last-Minute Idea for Mom’s Special Day at Disneyland Resort

If you’re still trying to figure out a happy surprise for Mother’s Day on May 8, there’s still time to make reservations for two special brunches at the Disneyland Resort.Take your pick of the Grand Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel or Storyteller’s Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Both feature Disney characters for memorable photos — Cinderella and her princess friends in the Grand Ballroom, and Chip ‘n Dale and friends at Storyteller’s Cafe.“Disney’s Royal Buffet for … [Read more...]