WDW Deluxe Resorts – Why They’re Worth The Cost

There are a ton of amazing Walt Disney World Resorts to choose from, so many that Disney had to divide them into categories, with Value Resorts being the cheapest with the smallest rooms and fewest ameneties, and the Moderate Resorts have larger rooms and more on site ameneties, and then there's the Deluxe Resorts, which are the largest, fanciest Resorts with - you guessed it - the largest price tag too. So why would you pick a Deluxe Resort over WDW's cheaper Resorts?Well, here are some … [Read more...]

Disney Food Allergies and Special Dietary Requests

As science and medicine progress, it is being found that many more people than were previously thought have food allergies or sensitivities. There are also many food issues among folks with chronic diseases. This issue runs the gamut from the very young to the elderly. Disney takes these food issues very seriously and offers solutions at the large majority of their restaurants so their guests will not be subjected to the problems that can happen as a result of these … [Read more...]

Look for the new “Mickey Check” for healthier food options at Disney

The "Mickey Check" will soon become a recognized symbol on quick service menus throughout Disney World and Disneyland.The first of the "Mickey Check's" appeared on the Be Our Guest Restaurant menu in the New Fantasyland and will continue to pop up at various table service menus starting in January 2013.This system will help you and your family quickly determine which meals are healthier options when scanning the menus and placing your orders.So what do YOU think, is this helpful? Are … [Read more...]

‘Mickey Check’ Program Premier Launch at “Be Our Guest” Restaurant

The Disney Healthy Living program, that was announced earlier this year, is about to launch its Mickey Check menu items with its first restaurant being 'Be Our Guest Restaurant'.Mickey Check is part of the Disney Healthy Living program and its goal to make sure that foods meet or exceed nutritional guidelines that are set out by Disney and will be used at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort starting today.The Mickey Check icon will be marked on the menu to all items … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Using Your Extra Meal and Snack Credits

While on the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan, you are entitled to two meals and one snack per person, per day of your stay.  At first glance, we often wonder if we will have enough.  Then, as we are on our last days at the parks, we realize that we have been having so much magical fun that we do have some credits to use before going home!  Keep in mind that some of these foods travel better by car than by air.  But, if you're creative and thoughtful, you'll be going home with some goodies to … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways to Save Money on a Disney Vacation

It's no secret that a Disney Vacation can be expensive! So to make the magic happen, we Disney fans have to get creative to save some cash; and I'm a big fan of taking advantage of the values that Disney has to offer to help me in my efforts. While there are many ways to pinch pennies, here are my Top 5 Ways to Save Money on a Disney Vacation!5. Disney Dining Plan-This plan allots each guest a number of meals and snacks per day. There are three different types of plans: the Quick Service … [Read more...]

Epcot’s Coral Reef Resturant Review

I remember in the 80's when Epcot opened, my family visited the Living Seas. I remember thinking that it was one really huge aquarium as I descended in my hydrolater and then rode my seacab (does anybody remember those things?) to “Seabase Alpha”. In fact, the Living Seas IS a huge aquarium filled with 5.7 million gallons of salt-water and over 6,000 sea creatures.The Coral Reef Restaurant actually opened in 1986 at the same time as the rest of the Pavilion. In the 26 years that it opened … [Read more...]

Last Chance for Free Dining at Disney World

Free dining goes away this Friday!If you are planning a visit to Disney World anytime from August 25-September 29th 2012 then don't delay booking that vacation, you must have it booked by 5/18/12 to secure free dining.If you are staying at any of the Disney Value resorts you will get  free quick service dining which includes 2 counter service meals per person per night of your vacation, 1 snack per person per night of your vacation and a Disney refillable mug to use at your resort … [Read more...]

Disney Food Confession – Pepper Market Coronado Springs

Where can you find it at?  Coronado Springs Resort-Pepper Market Food Court What is it?  Penne Alfredo,Orrechiete (three meat bolognese),Rosemary red potatoes,loaded mashed potatoes, Pork with lime glaze,Yucatecan spiced grilled chicken with fresh chile salsa  *this is just a sample of what there is available*Why you want it- Pepper Market is one of the best ways to get your money's worth for a counter service credit if you are on the Disney Dining Plan.They have changed the way you … [Read more...]

Planning Ahead for Allergy-free Dining – Now more frustrating than ever – Or is it?

I’ve been hearing recent complaints from those with allergies that when contacting ‘Special Diets’ all they get is a “form response” giving a list of counter service restaurants that should be able to accommodate your needs.  This generic response began in December and has continued through the present.  It states that your allergies will be addressed when you arrive at the table or counter service restaurant.  This has been leaving guests feeling uneasy.  They can no longer make their food … [Read more...]