Reservations Open Aug. 16 for Special Events for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Set your alarm for 7 a.m. on Aug. 16, we have a special event you want to be sure not to miss at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 30-Nov. 13 at Walt Disney World Resort. That’s when reservations open for ticketed culinary and beverage programs during the 16th annual food, wine, beer and cocktail extravaganza.Availability is limited! Do you have a favorite event you might recommend?First Bites Opening Reception (Sept. 29, 6:30-9 p.m.) “3D” Disney’s Dessert … [Read more...]

2011 Eat to the Beat Concert Series Lineup at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival


In case you missed the lineup of performers for the “Eat to the Beat” Concert Series at the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival we have it here. Look who’s coming – there will be several Grammy-winning artists and some new acts for music lovers. This year’s schedule (subject to change) includes:Taylor Dayne: 9/30-10/2/11 38 Special: 10/3-5/11 Jon Secada: 10/6-7/11 Roger Hodgson formerly of Supertramp: 10/8-9/11 Billy Ocean: 10/10-12/11 Starship starring Mickey … [Read more...]

Disneyland Quick Tips: Disneyland Dining


Today in my Quick Tip I want to discuss the difference in Dining between parks. Disneyland Dining is completely different from Walt Disney World.  It's more like a voucher system where you can use the cash value (except for snacks).You get 1 Character meal a $15 meal voucher ($10 for children) and a snack per day.  So you can use the Character meal vouchers (the 3-day dining plan has 3 resort Character meals and that's just too much sometimes) at other restaurants like Blue Bayou or … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tip: Dining without Reservations


If you look around the Disney community, you'll hear a lot about dining reservations and dining planning.  For most guests, the rich variety and quality of food options available on property are an important part of their vacation, and dedicated planners take advantage of the 180 day reservation window to try to secure their restaurant of choice.But what if you aren't one of those planners?  What if your plans change?  What if you can't get the Le Cellier reservation you wanted?  Is there … [Read more...]

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...]