NEW Disney World Restaurant Details — Villa Del Lago!

Lots and LOTS of changes are taking place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort! Though the current construction of a tower — which will bring 500 additional guest rooms and rooftop dining to the Resort — will deliver the biggest transformation, there are other subtle and not-so-subtle changes taking place, too.

Coronado Springs Resort Tower Construction

Coronado Springs Resort Tower Construction

One of those not-so-subtle changes is the addition of an on-the-water lounge, which guests will be able to visit by way of a series of bridges from various areas of the Resort. And now, this upcoming bar and grill has a name: Villa del Lago! [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.

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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…]

Review: NEW Minnie Ear Caramel Blondie at Walt Disney World

We’re no strangers to Mickey and Minnie Ear treats at Walt Disney World, and we love when a new take comes out on an old favorite! That’s the case with these new Minnie blondies!

Blonde Brownie

Blonde Brownie

We first tried them wayyyyyy back in 2012, when Chocolate Brownie reigned supreme. And we recently spotted these Blondie and Strawberry Brownies at Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

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Review: Rix Sports Bar & Grill in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Welcome to the “new” Rix Sports Bar & Grill in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!

So, why is the “new” in quotes, you may ask? Well, that’s because for a long time, this particular space in Coronado Springs operated as Rix Lounge, providing guests and convention attendees at the Resort a place to drink and… well, lounge. The name changed to Rix Sports Bar & Grill a few months ago. However, it’s only recently that the location has transitioned to a full Table Service Restaurant serving both lunch and dinner, as well as serving up a place to catch a game or two.

And it makes sense. You see, Coronado Springs Resort is in the midst of a pretty major transition which — among other changes — will ultimately add 500 rooms to the Resort by way of a brand new tower (which will also feature rooftop dining). And with room for MANY more guests on the way, more dining options will be required, too.

So we’re here to check out the changes while trying out lunch at Rix Sports Bar & Grill!

Atmosphere

If you’ve ever visited Rix Lounge, you’ll recognize the unique entrance, which remains the same tall structure, but with a change.

Rix Sports Bar & Grill

Rix Sports Bar & Grill

It now says Rix Sports Bar & Grill, of course!

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Concept Art for On-the-Lake Dining Coming to Coronado Springs Resort

LOTS of changes are in store (and some are already in progress) at Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort. If you tuned into the DFB last week, you may have seen the in-progress pics of the construction of the tower that will add 500 rooms to the already expansive Resort.

Artist's Rendering of the New Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

Artist’s Rendering of the New Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

We know that the addition of the tower will also deliver a rooftop dining experience to the Resort, complete with fireworks viewing!

And we’re also intrigued by the waterfront (or perhaps better said as on-the-water) dining option on the way, though less is known about it.

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What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Coronado Springs Resort: May 26, 2018

We’re baaaaaack with more What’s New! This time we’re at Disney’s Hollywood Studios where the Incredibles are popping up everywhere and at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort where tower construction is well on its way! So c’mon!

Artist's Rendering of the New Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

Artist’s Rendering of the New Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Updates

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Menus and Eats

It’s hot in central Florida, and it isn’t cooling off any time soon. So you’ll want to keep your cool by sipping on a Strawberry Lemonade with an optional shot of Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum. We found this at the popcorn cart to the left of the Chinese Theater.

Popcorn Cart's Strawberry Lemonade

Popcorn Cart’s Strawberry Lemonade

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Check Out the Menu for Rix Sports Bar & Grill in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Rix Sports Bar & Grill is currently accepting Advance Dining Reservations at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for dates starting June 2, 2018. The space formerly known as Rix Lounge will start serving lunch and dinner, and Disney has posted the menu for the spot.

Rix Bar

Rix Bar

As you might expect from the updated name of Rix Sports Bar & Grill, the menu appears to be sports-arena-concession-meets-pub-grub! Appetizers include Nachos, Lobster Sliders, and Wings.

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Changes Coming to Rix Sports Bar & Grill at Coronado Springs Resort!

There are all sorts of changes in store for Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This Moderate Resort is currently undergoing a massive renovation which will ultimately result in a new fifteen-story tower featuring rooftop dining complete with fireworks viewing,  500 new resort rooms, refurbishments to current rooms, and a new Concierge Club-Level Lounge.

Artist's Rendering of the New Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

Artist’s Rendering of the New Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort © Disney

Now, most of these changes will not be complete until 2019. But one of the changes to this Resort is coming much sooner!

Rix Lounge has long been a spot for guests at Coronado Springs to grab a drink and relax after a day of vacation fun (or attending a conference, in the case of convention visitors), though more recently the name changed to Rix Sports Bar & Grill.

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