Do I Really Need To Make ADRs?

There are many great table service restaurants to choose from at Walt Disney World. For many of them, guests will have the option to make Advanced Dining Reservations, ADRs. All Disney guests can make ADRs 180 days prior to the day they will be dining at the restaurant of their choice. Guests staying on Disney property are able to make ADRs 180 prior to their check-in date plus 10 days, so essentially 190 days ahead of time. Planning your dining experiences 6 months out may seem like excessive … [Read more...]

Disney Dining Wish List

If you are familiar with Disney Dining, you know that there are many experiences and cuisines from which to choose. Narrowing your choices can be quite a task.Since there are not enough days during your Walt Disney World vacation to visit all of the restaurants, you may want to make a running Disney Dining Wish List. Select the Disney Dining that you want to reserve for your upcoming trip and keep adding to the list of restaurants that you would like to try on your future … [Read more...]

Rainforest Cafe’s Lava Lounge Opens in Downtown Disney Orlando

There’s a place to eat and drink at Downtown Disney Orlando that is also a feast for the eyes! The Lava Lounge at Rainforest Cafe is now open! Next time you visit Rainforest Cafe without  a reservation, you can head just to the left of the main entrance and just passed the crocodile (more about him later!) to find this welcome sight. If there is a table open - you can just seat yourself immediately - no reservation required. The Lava Lounge has the full Rainforest Cafe Menu including all the fun … [Read more...]

Money Saving Tips For Your Next Disney Vacation

If you've ever planned a Walt Disney World vacation, you know visiting the mouse is not cheap! Between airfare, park tickets, and hotel, you can end up spending thousands of dollars on your dream vacation. Once you arrive at Disney, you may also have additional expenses including food and souvenirs. Fortunately, there are several easy ways you can save money on your Disney vacation!Stay At A Value Resort - For many families, most of their time at Disney is spent in the parks and not at the … [Read more...]

Early Morning Dining at Walt Disney World Resort

Early morning dining at Walt Disney World can be a great experience! Not only will you get a head start on your Disney day by eating early, but depending on which restaurant you choose, you might even get to experience the parks almost completely empty. Imagine getting a photo of Cinderella Castle before the park opens!If you're relying on Disney transportation for your vacation, early morning dining might seem to pose a problem. Disney buses begin running one hour prior to park opening, but … [Read more...]

D23 Member Mixer at House of Blues Orlando June 3rd 2013

Thanks to our dear friend Tony, last night my husband and I were lucky enough to participate as some D23 Members gathered for food and Drinks at House of Blues Orlando. It was a terrific opportunity to socialize with friends and members of the official Disney fan club.  A reserved seating area was held for members and up to 3 guests, so we were all separated from the rest of the diners in the restaurant. Dinner and drinks were not covered by D23 or House of Blues, but we didn't mind that at all, … [Read more...]

Be Our Guest Restaurant Honored with National Innovation Award

Just six months after opening its doors, Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park earned national recognition for the groundbreaking dining experience being provided to guests in New Fantasyland.Walt Disney Parks and Resorts received an Operator Innovation Award from the National Restaurant Association (NRA) for the technology at the restaurant. An independent panel of expert judges recognized Disney for driving advancement in the foodservice industry.“The 2013 Operator Innovations … [Read more...]

WDW Planning Strategy – How To Tackle Those ADR’s

There are a lot of things to consider when planning your WDW vacation, like what to bring, where to stay, when to go, how to get there, and where to eat! For those of you who don't know, ADR's can be made 180 days before your WDW vacation, and for those staying on WDW Property, they can be made 180 days in advance plus 10 days (so you can essentially make all your ADR's at once for you whole trip at that 180 day mark) - just one of the perks of staying at a WDW Resort hotel.What is an ADR? … [Read more...]

Top 10 Best WDW Park Restaurants for Adults

When it comes to the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, it’s a food lover’s playground. And while burgers and fries are a theme park staple, there are tons of other types of foods to tempt to your taste buds. For adults who are looking for more than chicken nuggets and French fries, look no further. Disney has got you covered. From Moroccan flavors to Margaritas, there is so much to choose from, you might even forget to check out the theme park attractions!Here are my top 10 … [Read more...]

Stay and Dine in Disney Hollywood Studios!

There are so many wonderful places to eat in WDW that narrowing down your choices can be hard to do!Choosing by Park can always help so today we will be spotlighting Table Service Places in Disney's Hollywood Studios!Let's start with the Buffet in the group... Hollywood and Vine~ Here you can dine with Characters like Jake from Disney Junior's "Jake and the Never Land Pirates", Agent OSO from "Special Agent OSO" as well as Handy Manny, and June from "Little Einstein's". Now keep in mind … [Read more...]