Dining is Part of the Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


From a 1930s culinary landmark to a kitschy ‘50s drive-in theater, restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are inspired by TV and movie sets – part of the park’s Tinseltown fun and whimsy.Leisurely Fare50’s Prime Time Cafe. You could be on the set of a classic 1950s sitcom at this family-friendly restaurant where “mom” will remind you to eat all of your vegetables and keep your elbows off the table – but she’ll allow you to watch TV at the table, with retro TVs tuned in to clips of … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Signature Restaurants And Maximizing The Dining Plan


We are huge fans of the Signature restaurants at Walt Disney World. The free dining offer available for at least the first 9 months of 2011 (with some blackouts) is an opportunity to take advantage of these restaurants at an absolutely minimal cost.You can upgrade the free dining offer from the Disney Dining Plan to the Deluxe Dining Plan for $33 per adult per day. That may seem like a lot but let's look at the differences between the plans:DELUXE PLAN -Three Table Service Credits … [Read more...]

Ask a Disney Question: When can I make advanced dining reservations?


This question comes from KP, who asks:  I know during the summer there was the "glitch" that allowed anyone to book 190 days. Before, it would ask you to put your reservation number in, if the date was past 180 days. Now, the 190 day dates are showing up online, but it says "this service is not available online. If you want to book past 180 days and have a reservation, please call" the number. Do you know if this means you have to either call or else you can't do 180 plus 10 now? If so, will … [Read more...]

Top 5 Disneyworld Character Dining Restaurants

I am always interested in what other peoples top places to grab a meal at Walt Disney World and why. It is just interesting to see why people choose a certain restaurant and what has influenced them in their decisions.Here are my Top 5 Disneyworld Character Dining Restaurants 5.  1900 Park Fare - Breakfast here was very good. The Omlet Bar was a highlight for me. Seeing Alice was very nice since you don't see her often enough in the parks. The resort itself has an old turn of the century … [Read more...]

Take 5 at Downtown Disney


Downtown Disney, at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, provides countless dining, shopping and entertainment experiences. Here are our Top 5 posts on dining, shopping and entertainment at Downtown Disney.What is your favorite thing to do at Downtown Disney? Let us know in the comments. Top 5: Dining at Downtown DisneyRalph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Features New ‘N’awlins Brunch Fest’ with Bloody Mary Bar – We introduced a new Sunday brunch in the Downtown Disney District in … [Read more...]

Disney’s Riverside Mill Restaurant’s Create-Your-Own-Pasta Bar

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What’s not to love – Disney and pasta? They had me at Hello!If you are staying at the Port Orleans Riverside resort, you are just a stone’s throw away from a little hidden treasure that is under $11 and entirely free when using a quick service dining credit with the free dining offer.The Create-Your-Own-Pasta Bar is offered daily from 11:00 a.m. to midnight. In June 2009 we drove for 17 hours straight and arrived at the resort at 8:30 p.m. We were all starving, so we decided to check in … [Read more...]

Ask a Disney Question: Top Four Table Service Restaurants.


This question comes from Jennifer, who wants to know:  What are "your top 4 table service meal restaurants"?Jennifer, thanks for your question and for reading the site.  Great question and I actually have a new one to add.  Here they are in no particular order:Via Napoli in Epcot's Italy pavilion, this place is new and amazing.  Disney finally got pizza right with their wood fired pizza with fresh mozzarella. The ricotta fritters served with a pitcher of chocolate syrup and whipped cream … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Guests Can Make More Memories with Special ‘Free Dining’ Offer in 2010 & 2011


As guests of Walt Disney World Resort are starting to “Let the Memories Begin,” sharing special vacation memories with each other, they have ways to make those memories with a special offer.Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels will find a feast of savings with a great “free dining” offer for select dates from October 2010 through September 2011.  Dates include arrivals on most nights during the following date ranges:In 2010: Oct. 1-7; Oct. 22-28; Nov. 12-18; Nov. … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Victoria And Albert’s


Oldies But Goodies - Victoria And Albert'sAs you approach this door you are about to treat yourself to my favorite Walt Disney World restaurant - Victoria and Albert's (V&A's) in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. I realize that as we Oldies become more "mature" we sometimes have a tendency to become a bit more frugal. I do recommend though,  if Victoria and Albert's falls within your budget do not miss an opportunity to dine there. It is the only five diamond restaurant in … [Read more...]

More Dining Additions Come to Epcot


Epcot has welcomed “La Hacienda” and “La Cantina” de San Angel – two restaurants under one roof at the Mexico Pavilion. Under chef de cuisine Ernesto Zendejas, the kitchen turns out savory Mexican specialties with refreshing margaritas.Overlooking World Showcase Lagoon, the lakeside table service and quick service restaurants reflect the colorful décor and traditions of Mexico.Have you eaten here yet? If you have let us know what you thought in the comment section below.Gene … [Read more...]