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...]

Best Place to Grab a Hamburger at Walt Disney World

A Hamburger and Fries is the quintessential American Food. There is just something comforting about a nice juicy burger with all the fixins, a side of french fries, and a milkshake.There probably over 50 places to grab a burger at Disneyworld. From counter service locations to some of the nicer sit down restaurants. With Disney upping the stakes and adding Designer Burgers that makes enjoying this American Classic even better.What I want to know is where is your favorite place to grab a … [Read more...]

Cupcake Showdown: Babycakes NYC vs. Starring Rolls.

Just a few days ago, I had the opportunity to try Babycakes NYC, a new bakery in Downtown Disney on the site of the former McDonalds. Babycakes, which has locations in New York City and Los Angeles, is different: All their baked goods are vegan and gluten-free. For the uninitiated, vegan means that no animal products are used, so replacements have to be found for eggs, cream and butter.  Gluten-free means that no wheat flour is used; exotic flours like teff and rice flour are used instead.  … [Read more...]

Date Night Disney: The search for the perfect Date Restaurant

My sister-in-law Nancy and I are collaborating on a project.  In June, we’ll be taking our families to Disney’s Bay Lake Tower resort for a family vacation – as documented in “Planning the Multi-Generational Family Vacation”.  Since we have nine people in our reservation party, part of the conspiring that Nancy and I are doing is to take our spouses out for an adult dinner – sans children.We do have some prerequisites that we need to take in consideration.  For starters, neither one of us … [Read more...]

Insider Information on Walt Disney World Dining

What's the most romantic dinner spot at Walt Disney World Resort? Where can I find kosher foods? Is vegetarian on the menu? Some "insider tips" on Disney dining:Most romantic dinner spot: A table for two at Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Wedgwood China, Christofle silver, Frette linens, personalized menus and impeccable service.How to order kosher meals: Kosher meals are available at most table-service restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort. … [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...]

Cupcake Store opens in Downtown Disney

This article comes to us from Sarah Tully at the OC Register.The Cupcake Store is back selling treats in Downtown Disney. But it has yet to settle into a permanent spot.The Mission Viejo-based business opened in a white kiosk near ESPN Zone on Oct. 16. But the store plans to move later this year into custom-built kiosk near Kitson Kids, said Betsy Sanchez, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman.The store temporarily sold cupcakes from the same location during the holiday season last … [Read more...]

Flying Fish Café – Chef’s Wine Tasting Dinner

The Chef's Tasting Wine Dinner at the Flying Fish Café is a unique opportunity to savor flavorful seafood selections along with expertly chosen wines.Take your seat at our chef's counter, directly in front of the onstage kitchen, and watch as the evening's special dishes are prepared right before your eyes. Displaying the culinary expertise for which they're well-known, the Flying Fish chefs create 5 delectable courses using the freshest ingredients of the season, and the manager … [Read more...]

Top Eats 5 Disneyworld Casual Dining Restaurants

Casual Dining makes up most of our Dining Options when we visit Walt Disney World as a family. We enjoy a good sit down meal to break away from the hustle and bustle of the Disney Parks. We are avid Disney Deluxe Dining Plan users and with so many choices we love trying new places and enjoying familiar favorites.Here is my list of Top 5 Disneyworld Casual Dining Restaurants.5. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater - The first thing that stands out about this restaurant is the seating arrangements. … [Read more...]

Top 5 DisneyWorld Snacks that are more like a Meal

So your walking around Disney World enjoying the sights, the sounds, the Experience and it hits you. I am hungry! I'm not talking about the eat a snickers bar hungry. I am talking you want something with a little substance kinda hungry.It is atleast 3-4 hours before your next meal and you have a laundry list of rides you want to get in before then.So hot shot what do you do...what do you do?1. Turkey Leg - This thing is huge and very filling. Nothing like chewing on some fresh, … [Read more...]