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In this video, provided by WDI, Senior Concept Designer Ted Robledo presents our very first sneak peek inside this highly anticipated restaurant. Imagineers recently put the finishing touches on one of its major elements: a massive mural that will serve as the restaurant’s backdrop. Here, Ted shows how WDI combined digital technology with traditional artistry to create a sweeping landscape that gives guests the feeling that they really are walking into a part of the film.
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For most of us a Disney World vacation represents the kind of financial investment we can’t afford to waste. We can drive ourselves crazy worrying that we’re going to have a bust of a vacation and have a big bill to show for it.
The Disney Food Blog Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining is here to help!
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Wouldn’t it be nice to have one of the biggest (and most expensive) parts of your trip resolved? To be able to feel 100% confident about your dining decisions? The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining is designed to make sure that in 24 hours you will be feeling great about your plans. And you’ll have fun getting there.
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This book is packed with 250 pages of tips and guidance, but it begins with a 5-step guide designed to get all your major worries out of the way. After that, you’ll get page after page of great info that can help you tweak your dining decisions.
Why a Downloadable PDF?
This product is only in digital form. Once you purchase you will immediately receive a link to download a PDF file with 250 pages of great information. Why did I decide to make a PDF instead of a physical book? Several reasons:
- You can get the book immediately and get started right away.
- You can read it on your phone or iPad, which are much easier to carry into the theme parks than a 250-page book. Click here to see instructions to get the book on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
- The format allows the inclusion of click-able links to invaluable web resources.
- You can search the text of the book electronically, instead of wasting time flipping through indexes and pages.
- I feel that 100% satisfaction is a must, and digital products are easier to return than physical books. Just send AJ an email and she will refund your money, no questions asked.
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If your a coffee enthusiast like myself there is nothing better than a good cup of coffee in the morning. I love coffee so much even when its hot outside I pour my coffee over ice just to get my fix. Most people who have been to Walt Disney World know that the choices are very limited. They are better than they used to be but still not the greatest.
While I am not going to list every possible location to get a good cup of coffee at Disney World I will highlight a few of my favorites and then give you a chance to chime in on other places we need to try.
- Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort – Probably the best place at Disney World for coffee lovers. The Kona Coffee they serve there in the French Press Pot is phenomenal! It is shipped in from Hawaii and has made a lasting impression on me that I will never forget. If you are not in the mood for Tonga Toast just stop by the Kona Cafe Bar right next door for some coffee to go.
- The Writers Stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – A cozy little book store/coffee shop. They have a barista on staff whipping out the drinks for coffee fanatics. Many people have never stopped here but it is more known for the Carrot Cake Cookies.
- Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery at Disney Animal Kingdom – While most people have a hard time finding this shop, and it is more known for their CUPCAKES the Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery has shade-grown gourmet coffees. It might be a long walk to get there but well worth it!
There are a ton of other places to get good coffee at Disney World like Contemporary Grounds, Grand Floridan Cafe and many more. Till Starbucks moves in were going to have to settle for what is out there. For now I want to hear from you where is your favorite place for a cup of coffee at Walt Disney World?
Let us know in the comment box below.
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It’s no huge secret that food can end up being one of the major expenses on a vacation to Disney World. Yet there are a number of ways that you can plan your meals and save money. Probably the most well-known option is the Disney Dining Plan, especially if you are able to take advantage of the very popular Free Dining promotion.
But if your travel plans don’t allow you to visit during Free Dining, no worries, there are still a few things that can save you big money on your Disney vacation food budget.
- Make sure you have a frig or mini-kitchen in your room. Many hotels near Walt Disney World offer mini-suites with a small kitchen in them, and in addition to having more space, the frig and microwave can be extremely useful. If you are staying on Disney property, even in the basic hotel rooms, you can request an in-room refrigerator if there is not already one. We always use the frig to store milk, juice, water, and some easy breakfast basics. Bring or buy some cereal or bagels, and you have a healthy, inexpensive breakfast each morning. Plus it is a time-saver too, when trying to get to the parks bright and early each day. If you make it a habit to return to your room each afternoon, take the in-room meals a step further and get some easy lunch fixings too: you have now provided two meals per day for substantially less than what you would pay in the parks. Even if you don’t return to your room, with a small cooler that you can store in a locker at the parks, you can bring lunch with you. Splurge on a nice dinner and you won’t feel deprived at all, and will in fact feel quite proud of how economical you are!
- Use a Grocery Delivery Service like Garden Grocer for all of our Disney World Grocery Needs! Garden Grocer Inc. is a local online grocery delivery company based in Central Florida. They have 4800+ products to choose from, and will deliver right to your Resort! Shop online, complete order and they do the rest! We deliver to homes, offices, hotels, resorts and vacation homes.
- Bring snacks with you. Simple trail mix, crackers, some fruit, all help provide a healthy, and cheaper alternative to lots of expensive snacks in the parks. Bring your own water as well: you will save a boat-load of money, plus you will always have water when you need it, which is important on those hot summer days in Florida! Refill when passing water fountains and you will be fine. 5 Snacks to pack in a cooler for WDW.
- Think about sharing meals, especially if you have young children. Disney does not have a problem if you want to split a table service meal, and many folks often divide a counter service meal between multiple kids, or parent/child. In our experience, Disney is extremely generous with food proportions, so splitting meals saves dollars and also creates less waste, and that’s a good thing. Another option is to take the leftovers with you if portable, and put them in your…you guessed it…in-room frig for lunch the next day.
- You can eat off-site and save money as well. If you are staying off-Disney property, ask at your hotel for local restaurant discount coupons or promotions. Or try looking for online coupons/promotions through local Florida/Orlando websites. Consider sites like restaurant.com. You may even find it to be cost-effective to buy a local Entertainment Book for restaurant coupons.
What are some ways that you have found to save money on food at Disney World? Let us know in the comment section below.
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