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...]

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...]

Chip and Co Featured Partner – Cooking with Mickey

Walt Disney said " was all started by a mouse." and for me it all started with the love Disney and the great man who started not with mouse, as he says; but with a rabbit and big dreams and for me Sorcerer Radio.In February 2008 I made my first Cooking with Mickey video for Ratatouille, the recipe that you see in Disney/Pixar's movie, Ratatouille. It became a hit with the Sorcerer Radio Community (where I am now a DJ for two radio shows and a host on WDW After Dark - featuring "The … [Read more...]

What’s New on the Signature Menus at Walt Disney World

Foodies, rejoice and check out these delectable new tastes on Walt Disney World signature menus. Then tell us what Disney dish you’ve tasted lately that’s worth sharing.In the Magic Kingdom, Cinderella’s Royal Table has added a lunch Niçoise Salad with seared tuna, haricot verts, olives, tomatoes, baby greens and classic vinaigrette. For dinner, an indulgent whole-fried Cornish hen with castle-made mac ‘n cheese and broccolini is getting rave reviews.Cítricos at Disney’s Grand … [Read more...]

Character Meals: A Disney Do or Don’t?

With hundreds of restaurants all around Disney World property, how do you choose what’s right for you? Dining with characters is one of the most unique experiences you can have in Disney. Is there anything better than breakfast with Mickey? Well, the answer to that can be quite controversial!Are you thinking of making an advanced dining reservation with characters? Before you do, consider these pros and cons.The ProsAt character meals, you are pretty much guaranteed to see … [Read more...]

Whatever happened to… Figaro Fries???

Whatever happened to Figaro Fries? You know... Disney World fries, topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and drowned in ranch sauce. Figaro Fries are one of the the many secrets of the Magic Kingdom, and could only be found at PinocchioVillage Haus in Fantasyland.One our last trip I was surprised to find out that the Figaro Fries were removed from the menu on May 1st, 2008 and replaced with loaded fries, consisting of fries topped with cheese and bacon.It's just … [Read more...]

Disneyworld Planning 101 – To Meal Plan or Not To Meal Plan

When planning your Disneyworld Vacation you have several options to choose from especially when making your meal plans. Everyone has their own secrets and shortcuts for saving money. Just briefly I will highlight the choices and provide you with a few money saving tips for my Disneyworld Planning 101 series.Well you have 4 schools to choose from:Pay for all your meals out of pocket in the park. This option can get quite pricey, especially if you are eating at some of the All you can … [Read more...]

Help with Disney Dining Questions

I love talking about Walt Disney World with anyone who will listen, especially those who have never visited before. Nothing brightens my day more than having someone who has never been contact me for help with their first ever trip. I get so excited for them and I really appreciate having the pleasure of helping them to plan such an important family trip.I am not a travel agent, nor do I have the skills of a travel agent. All I can offer is my advice from my own personal experiences and the … [Read more...]

Deluxe Dining, More than a Meal

If you have experienced a Disney Magic Your Way Package, you are probably aware of the options for the Disney Dining Plan. Each plan has its own value and each option appeals to a different vacation experience. I have traveled to Disney numerous times with various travel parties: my husband and I, my husband and I with my 9 year-old stepson and our annual family vacation (all 10 of us!) During our many trips to Disney we have come to value the deluxe plan.If you’re like most, your first … [Read more...]

What a Thrill – A New Trip is In the Works

After my November trip to Walt Disney World I wrote a blog about the fact that, unlike previous years, there was no bounce back offer in my resort room. That left me in a much different position after our trip than in past years. I was not only suffering from PDTD (Post-Disney-Trip Depression), but I did not have a Walt Disney World Resort reservation for our family trip this year.This week, I received great news which flung me back into planning mode. I have been telling my hubby that I … [Read more...]