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New Tables in Wonderland Dinners Announced

Tables in Wonderland has announced four members-only dinners happening in January and February 2010. To attend the dinners, you must be either a Florida resident or an Annual Passholder at Walt Disney World, and have a valid Tables in Wonderland membership.

January
1/15/10: The Great Movie Ride Dinner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Um…can I say COOL!? You get to have dinner inside the ride, as in reception in the Gangster Scene, plated dinner in the Western Scene, and dessert in the Land of Oz. No kidding.

$155 per person, 7:30-9:30pm. Send an email to WDW.Tables.In.Wonderland@disney.com with your name, phone number, home address, number of people in your party, and your interest to book. Members will be notified on a first-come first-served basis.

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1/20/10: The Wave’s Discovery Dinner at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
This month, the dinner features citrus items from Matt McLean of Uncle Matt’s Organics in central Florida.

$92 per person, 6:30pm reception, 7:00pm dinner. Dress code is casual evening attire. Send an email to WDW.Tables.In.Wonderland@disney.com with your name, phone number, home address, number of people in your party, and your interest to book. Members will be notified on a first-come first-served basis.

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February
Tables in Wonderland presents: Jiko Wine Dinner
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Thursday February 11, 2010 at 6:30pm

Tables in Wonderland Special Event
Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Chocolate Dinner
Atlantic Dance Hall at the Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
Sunday, February 14, 2010, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

More details will be available soon.

Thanks to Cody for the reminder to check my email!

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18 Comments

  1. Heather says:

    Oh wow, that GMR thing sounds cool!

  2. That is just about the coolest thing I’ve ever heard. I so wish the $155-Per-Person-Fairy would come visit me!! ;) I hope someone reading this attends and updates you with photos or feedback, what an amazing experience!

  3. AJ says:

    Heather — I know! I’d LOVE to attend. Can you imagine sitting there in the middle of the cowboy scene chowing down on a big ol’ steak? Sounds pretty great to me.

    Zanna — Srsly. After the big honeymoon trip, the husband and I are reigning in expenses this year — there’s no way I can make it there for this one. Let’s see…who can we get to go…

  4. I’d love to go to the Great Movie Ride dinner, but $155 is a little steep, even though I’d be going by myself.

    If you’re looking for volunteers, AJ, I’ll go if we split the bill say, five ways. Who wants to pitch in $31 so I can go? :^D

  5. Tom says:

    AJ the site looks great keep up the good work.

    Tom

  6. AJ says:

    Tim — Great idea! Let’s find five people and you can all go to different parts of the dinner!

    Tom — Thanks so much. That means a lot to me.

  7. Janna says:

    The GMR ride dinner almost makes me want to move to Florida or buy an AP for the TiW card…almost!

    Although…maybe we should start a fund to send you so we can all live vicariously through you!

  8. AJ says:

    Janna — I’m hoping to find someone who’s going! Fingers crossed — I’d love to post photos for everyone!

  9. Watch Me Eat says:

    Turning the Great Movie Ride into a restaurant sounds awesome!

    Now wouldn’t it be nice if Disney sent us food bloggers an invitation to come give this a try???

  10. AJ says:

    That would be cool, WME! Sigh…maybe someday! (Trying it out, that is…not turning the whole ride into a permanent restaurant. I’d miss the ride!)

  11. Watch Me Eat says:

    Of course not. I would not be very supportive if they decided to turn one of my favorite dark rides into a restaurant, but putting some tables in there after the park is closed, I’m all for!

  12. AJ says:

    Yes, yes, yes! You should get your friends together and go…

  13. Cookie says:

    When will details like cost be published? Can we call now and book them? Can we bring guests? We’re mainly looking at the Jiko wine dinner and the Valentine’s Day dinner at Atlantic Dance Hall.
    Thanks.

  14. AJ says:

    I would follow the directions in the post above for booking the dinners, i.e. send the email to the Tables in Wonderland office indicating your intent to book. Or you can call Tables in Wonderland directly to find out more info.

  15. Cookie says:

    Went to the Valentine Dinner. They were planning for up to 190 guests but only had 48. We told them that the notice time was a bit short and the dinner was a bit pricey, so both of those things could have contributed to the small turnout. We did have a good time, though. Dinner was very good and the chocolate martinis with raspberries were great. Dessert was beautiful and we left with roses and each had a chocolate candy box with chocolates inside. Our dining companions were all interesting people and the evening was a success.

  16. AJ says:

    Cookie — Thank you so much for this great review. Incredible how they can sell out of some experiences and have such a low turnout for others. Still, I’m so glad you had a wonderful experience. I’d love to hear how the entree was! Sweet and savory?

  17. Cookie says:

    Entree was very delicious and yes, sweet and savory. The salad was also interesting with a cocoa-poppy seed dressing and chocolate shavings. A strange combination but very tasty.
    I also heard the Wine Dinner at Jiko’s only had 22 people as opposed to the 60 they can accommodate. Was it a bad time of year, was the notice time too short for people to make plans, or are people being affected by the economy and cutting back? We had already made reservations at the Boardwalk before we even knew about the Valentine dinner so we just lucked out. Some of our tablemates said they had trouble getting reservations on property due to all the other things going on. I guess all that could have contributed to the small showings at both events.

  18. AJ says:

    Thanks, Cookie. The notice was rather short, and for those of us who are Annual Passholders that don’t live in Florida, it’s hard for us to plan a trip around one dinner. I think that informing folks farther ahead would help greatly!

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