Top 5 Unique Counter Service Meals at Walt Disney World

When planning a trip to Disney World on a budget, one of the easiest ways to save money is on food.  Disney is awesome in allowing food items to be brought into the park.  That said, it's not always the easiest if you're traveling from far away.That's where the Counter Service, or Quick Service, meals come in.  They are more affordable than the sit down restaurant style Table Service meals (and they keep you from spending a lot of time eating and give you more time to enjoy the parks).  That … [Read more...]

Can you really get full on Quick Serve meals?

 A common worry I encounter is whether or not the Quick Service dining options, both paid via Meal Plan or out-of-pocket, will be enough food. No one wants to take on a full day in a park and be stuck walking around hungry! With so many Quick Serve dining options in every park, resort and Downtown, Disney knows how to deliver a premium experience to its guests. You don’t have to do a full sit down meal to walk away with a full belly and content taste buds.For larger groups, … [Read more...]

Unique Breakfast Items You Must Try at Walt Disney World

Start your day off right with a breakfast that is not only delicious and filling, but one unique enough to post on Instagram. My last Disney foodie article was about my Disney Dining Bucket List for table service restaurants. Check out these one-of-a-kind items you must try while at Disney:Maple Waffle Breakfast Cone – BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, melted cheddar cheese in a hand-formed maple waffle cone makes this a BoardWalk breakfast not to … [Read more...]

Taste Track Now Open at Epcot

Have you heard about Taste Track? I will admit that when I first saw the name I thought it said Test Track. Taste Track is a new quick service spot at Epcot.  They are serving the classic grilled cheese sandwich but with a twist.  Think of it as grown up grilled cheese.How does Gruyere and Applewood smoked bacon sound? Or,  Fontina and tomato basil? Maybe, Canadian cheddar and apples grilled cheese sandwich on cinnamon raisin bread. Every sandwich comes with either tomato bisque soup or a … [Read more...]

Best Quick Service Restaurants: Disney Parks Edition

With so many choices in each Disney World park for Quick Service, it's hard to know where to go. I like to go to certain ones that I KNOW are good instead of just opt for the nearest place with a menu.I have tried almost all of the Quick Service spots in the Parks, and this list is strictly my opinion (and my children's, because if they're happy I'm happy, right?!) I'm going to leave Be Our Guest off the list because it's not a quick-serve  since it requires a reservation. This list also … [Read more...]

Disney Dining Plan 2015 Costs, Facts, and Expert Tips

I am self-proclaimed Dining Plan expert!  I have experienced Disney World with every Dining Plan, and even without one at all! There is a lot of planning and organization involved in making the Dining Plan work (and if it seems too complicated, just email me at and let me know you need a Travel Specialist, and I will take care of it all for you!)Costs:Quick Service Dining2 quick-service meals 1 snack 1 refillable mug $41.99 (Anyone 10+) and $16.03 … [Read more...]

Top 10 Disney Dining Tips for Walt Disney World

One of the best parts of a Walt Disney World vacation is the numerous dining options you have!  But...dining at all of these restaurants comes with a price tag.  In order to maximize your dollar, I highly recommend checking out the Disney Dining Plans and adding one of them to your package.  Here are my Top 10 Tips for Using the Disney Dining Plan.There is a plan to match your eating habits-  Do you like quick meals so you can spend more time on your favorite rides?  Or do you like to take … [Read more...]

Top 10 Quick Service Dining Locations in Walt Disney World

The Disney Dining Plan is a great way to keep your family on budget during your trip and eat some great meals.  When many first hear the word, Quick Service, they automatically think fast-food- such a burgers, hot dogs, and pizza.  I'm here to show you my Top 10 (in no particular order!) favorite locations throughout the Walt Disney World Parks that will give you more than your basic fare and keep your bellies happy!Magic Kingdom:1. Tortuga Tavern (in Adventureland)-  I love Mexican food … [Read more...]

Dole Whips Return to “The Poly” at the New Pineapple Lanai.

A few weeks ago, I had the great fortune of being at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort for the opening of the Pineapple Lanai and, once again, enjoy my favorite Disney treat, a Dole Whip!Disney's Polynesian Village Resort ("the Poly" to friends and family!) has been undergoing re-imagineering for several months and temporarily relocated the quick service restaurant, Capt.Cook's, where quests were able to get self serve Dole Whips. Since then, Capt. Cook's was reopened without the Dole Whip … [Read more...]

Get a Disney Dining Discount on Merchandise when you eat at a Quick Service Location

According to from now until July 15, 2014, when you eat at one of the quick service locations listed below you will get a coupon on the bottom of your receipt. This coupon gets you 20% off. It is only valid from the time the store opens until 1:00pm.Here are the locations:Animal KingdomQuick Service RestaurantsFlame Tree Barbecue Kusifari Bakery Pizzafari Restaurantosaurus Tamu TamuShopsIsland Mercantile Disney OutfittersDisney's Hollywood … [Read more...]