What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Art of Animation Resort, and Pop Century Resort: July 13, 2018

Hooray for HOLLYWOOD… Hollywood Studios, that is!

Welcome to the Crossroads!

Welcome to the Crossroads!

We couldn’t resist taking another ride on Slinky Dog Dash at the brand new Toy Story Land, so we’re paying a visit to the park and the nearby Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts to see WHAT’S NEW!!

Woody says, "Howdy!" at Toy Story Land!

Woody says, “Howdy!” at Toy Story Land!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Menus & Eats

The current cocktails at the Pop Up Bar on Sunset Boulevard are Pink Paradise and the Blood Orange Margarita. [Read more…]

The NEWEST Place to Get Your Spiked DOLE WHIP in Disney World!

Though you can find Dole Whip (the famous Pineapple Soft-serve) at more than a couple of places outside the Disney World parks these days, it’s long had a special place at the Polynesian Village Resort before it started popping up in other locations.

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip Float at Pineapple Lanai

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip Float at Pineapple Lanai

Dole Whip’s current home at the Resort is Pineapple Lanai. [Read more…]

News! 2018 Disney World Free Dining Offer Update!

If you are considering booking Disney World’s Free Dining promotion for later this year, you now have an extended window of time to do just that.

free-dining
The booking window, which was originally open through July 7, 2018, has been extended to August 1, 2018.

Other details for the offer have remained the same:

Free Dining is being offered to guests ARRIVING during the dates listed below.

August 20 – September 29, 2018
November 24 – November 27, 2018
December 7 – December 23, 2018

If you stay at a participating Value or Moderate Resort, you’ll receive the Quick Service Dining plan for FREE. (Note that you can upgrade to the standard or deluxe dining plans by paying the difference in cost per night.)

If you reserve a participating Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort, you will receive the standard Disney Dining plan for FREE. (You can upgrade to the deluxe dining plan by paying the difference in cost per night.) [Read more…]

2019 Disney Dining Plans AND Disney World Vacation Packages Announced

Details for the 2019 Disney Dining Plans have been announced! Disney Dining Plans are a popular program available to Disney Resort guests booking a Disney World Vacation Package.

The Disney Dining Plan

The Disney Dining Plan

Before we dive into the details, just a reminder that to be eligible to participate in the Disney Dining Plan, you may need to book a Walt Disney World Vacation Package (also called the Magic Your Way Package). The Package includes your stay at a participating Disney World Resort and base Park Admission tickets for everyone in your traveling party.

Let’s take a look!

2019 Disney Dining Plans

2019 Quick Service Disney Dining Plan

Entitlements for the 2019 Quick Service Disney Dining Plan include the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay:

  • Two Quick Service meals (entrée or combo meal at lunch and dinner and a beverage)
  • Guests under 21 years of age can choose one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages — i.e. Artisanal Milk Shakes,  Fresh Smoothies, Premium Hot Chocolates, or Soda, Coffee or Tea — where offered). Guests 21 and older can can choose either one non-alcoholic beverage (including specialty beverages where offered) or one single serving mixed cocktail, beer, or wine (where offered) within their meal entitlement.
  • Two snacks
  • One Resort refillable drink mug per person, per package

For full details — including pricing — see the Quick Service Dining Plan, click here.

2019 Standard Disney Dining Plan

Entitlements for the 2019 Standard Disney Dining Plan include the following for each guest (ages 3 and over) per night of your package stay: [Read more…]

Exciting New Feature on My Disney Experience App

Let’s set the scene: you’ve finally scored an Advance Dining Reservation for Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom. But you don’t know exactly how much time to allow to get there from your Resort, since you don’t have access to your Resort’s bus schedule in your room as you get ready to go.

You don't want to miss your Reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

You don’t want to miss your reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

Well… now you’re going to have your Resort’s bus schedule literally at your fingertips!! Disney is rolling out a new feature on the My Disney Experience app which will allow Disney Resort guests to see real-time estimates for when the next buses will depart from their Disney Resort hotel, as well as when they will arrive at their destination! [Read more…]

DFB Video: The Best Counter Service Breakfasts in Disney World!

Hey, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re talking about the Most Important Meal of the Day!

Nutella Waffle at Magic Kingdom's Sleepy Hollow

Nutella Waffle at Magic Kingdom’s Sleepy Hollow

That’s right… we’re taking on one of our favorite topics: BREAKFAST in Disney World! And if you’re not spending breakfast at a Table Service restaurant in Disney World, there are PLENTY of terrific and unique options for breakfast in the Counter Service locations, both in the Parks and at the Resorts! So get ready to start the day with us in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]

What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Art of Animation, and Pop Century: May 15, 2018

We’re back with What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this week, and it includes several menu changes, tons of cool merchandise, and a peek at current Toy Story Land and Skyliner construction (read more about the Disney World Skyliner here!)! Then, we’re skipping over to Art of Animation and Pop Century for a quick look at What’s New at the resorts! So put on your fancy pants, and let’s get our glamour on!

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Even More Mother’s Day Treats and Eats in Walt Disney World and Disneyland

Are you and Mom spending Mother’s Day together in The Most Magical Place on Earth (Disney World) OR The Happiest Place on Earth (Disneyland)? Well, in addition to the Disney World Brunch options we’ve shared with you previously, we’ve got even more options to add, including specialty snacks and additional Brunches in Disney World, AND special meal options in Disneyland!

Disney World Parks

Epcot

Sunshine Seasons will serve a Mother’s Day Dessert with raspberry mousse and lemon cake topped with a Swiss buttercream rose and fondant pearls on Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day Dessert and Cupcake ©Disney

Mother’s Day Dessert and Cupcake ©Disney

But if you’re at Epcot a bit earlier, find a vanilla Mother’s Day Cupcake with raspberry white chocolate mousse and pink icing at Fountain View from May 11 – 13.

Animal Kingdom

In Animal Kingdom, stop by Creature Comforts and Isle of Java for a vanilla Mother’s Day Cupcake filled with white chocolate raspberry mousse and topped with buttercream flowers.

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Walt Disney World’s Minnie Van Service UPDATE

The Minnie Van service is a Disney-operated personal ride program available in partnership with the Lyft app, featuring Disney World Cast Members as drivers. When the program made its debut last year, it was first available to guests only at select Deluxe Resorts.

Minnie Van

Minnie Van

However, the rollout of the program has expanded over the past several months. And now, the rollout is complete and guests staying at any Disney World Resort — Value, Moderate, and Deluxe — can access the service, as well as guests at Four Seasons Orlando and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. (Guests who already have the service on their apps can get rides to and from any on-property location at any time.)

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DFB Video: How to Master the Disney Dining Plan

Hey, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re talking about how to make the most of the Disney Dining Plan!

No Way Jose Sundae at Beaches and Cream

No Way Jose Sundae at Beaches and Cream

If you’ve chosen to participate in the Disney Dining Plan during your Disney World vacation, you want to make sure you’re absolutely getting the most bang for your buck. So today’s video gives you tips and tricks on how to do exactly that so you are maximizing the value of your Dining Plan. Are you ready to learn how to master the Disney Dining Plan? Then settle in and watch our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]