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...]

Which Disney Dining Plan Is Right For Me?

The Disney Dining Plan can really be a time and money saver – and they even have a few different options to suit your family’s needs. But if you aren’t sure which one is right for you, then read on to learn more!First things first – here’s a quick rundown of what the Disney Dining Plan (or DDP) actually is – It’s a way to pre-pay for some (or all!) of your WDW vacation meals and snacks – if you select it when booking your Resort/Ticket package, you will pay for it at that time as well, and … [Read more...]

Are Disney World Character Dining Meals a Value or Not?

Who doesn't want to be able to see characters quickly when they are at Disney?  Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White, Lilo, Stitch, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy, Mickey Mouse...  I could go on, but there are many Disney Characters to see and interact with when you book a Disney Dining table service meal at select restaurants around Disney.  When making dining selections, the question often becomes character meals: value or not?It is no surprise that table service meals cost more than … [Read more...]

Braille Menus Now Available at Walt Disney World & Disneyland

At Disney, taking care of it's guests is always #1 Priority and now they have taken an extra step for their guests with special needs. As of March 1st Guests with visual disabilities will have special new Braille Menus available to them at select food & beverage locations throughout all the theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. The menus will be available upon request but do keep in mind that menu reading will continue to be available at … [Read more...]

Mickey Check Meals at Disneyland

Kid's and Parents have a new best friend in Disneyland (Disney World too). Mickey Check Meals! Are you tired of the same old chicken nuggets, burgers, hot dogs and other food choices you have to feed your children? I personally remember a Disneyland vacation that my son mentioned he ate strawberries at EVERY meal we had during the whole trip. It was the only item of color on his plate the entire week. Probably why it stood out so much for him.The Mickey Check Meals now makes it easier than … [Read more...]

Top 5 Table Service Meals at Epcot

If you are planning your dining reservations for your upcoming Disney trip chances are you are going to want to include a restaurant or two in Epcot. Epcot is home to arguably the best table service meal choices in any theme park.This list was exceedingly hard to make, but here are my top five pics for table service meals at Epcot. I have not ranked these in any particular order as they are all great options!1. Via Napoli in the Italy pavilion is always a winner. You really cannot go … [Read more...]

2013 Disney Dining Plan Details Released

In 2013 Disney has some new changes to the Disney Dining Plan. There are a few changes the biggest one is an increase in the price. When you are comparing restaurants it is still early and many restaurants will be missing from the list. I find that if your favorite restaurant isn't on the list right now it will show up as soon as they get the contract signed.Chip's Tips: While you are at the parks it never hurts to ask. We found last year San Angel Inn wasn't on the DDP but when we walked up … [Read more...]

Be Our Guest Restaurant to Open for Reservations!

The Highly anticipated Be our Guest Restaurant is going to begin booking reservations. The restaurant is set in Beasts castle as part of the Fanstasyland expansion. You can book your reservations by phone beginning August 20 at noon. Online reservations will open on August 22.  The very first seating will be dinner November 19, 2012.Be our Guest will be open daily for lunch as a quick service location and then will be transformed into a table service location for dinner. Both meals will cost … [Read more...]

2013 Disney Dining Plan Details Released

Disney released its 2013 Disney Dining Plan, and a couple noteworthy changes are noticeable in comparison to the 2012 Plan.THE PLAN-2012 VS. 2013The Plan details for each Dining Plan (Quick Service, Basic and Deluxe) remain the same.  There is an across the board price increase:Quick Service- $34.99 adult/$11.99 child in 2012, now $37.58 adult/$14.32 child in 2013 Basic-$51.54 adult/$15.02 child in 2012, now $55.59 adult/$17.16 child in 2013 Deluxe-$$85.52 adult/$23.79 child in … [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...]