Then, you might want to keep your fingers hovering over that keyboard because the Disney Reservation Center has officially announced My Disney Experience and the Walt Disney World website as their preferred method of booking and modifying table-service dining reservations.
A lot went down in the Disney food world last week. So, we thought we’d fill you in on a few of our favorite stories that you may have missed in all the excitement!
From frozen treats like new sundaes and slushies to sour beignets and topping-covered hot dogs, there’s a lot of new and interesting treats to feast your eyes upon. So, follow along as we check them out together.
Happy weekend! We’ve been hard at work in the parks scoping out all the latest news for you, which is compiled here! First, a few things to remember…
The 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicks off August 29 and we’re covering it all! Did you see the menus that are out now? See every single Food and Wine Festival MENU and some FOOD PHOTOS as well — here!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now OPEN at Disneyland and will open August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Check out all our Disneyland Galaxy’s Edge coverage to start planning for Disney World (the two lands will be virtually identical!)!
And — Disneyland celebrated its 64th Birthday!! Happy Birthday!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Happy Weekend! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re taking you on a Food Tour of Disney World’s Contemporary Resort!
Disney’s Contemporary Resort plays host to several dining locations. It offers everything from one of the most popular Character Meals in Disney World, to a favorite Counter Service spot, to fantastic fireworks viewing within a Signature Restaurant setting and much more. There’s something for everyone at the Contemporary when it comes to dining. And that’s especially great because — since the Resort is easily accessible to guests coming to or from Magic Kingdom — just about everyone can make a plan to get there at some point during their vacation if they wish. So join us for a complete Food Tour of the Contemporary in our latest DFB YouTube Video! [Read more…]
Purchasing the Disney Dining Plan (or scoring free DDP!) for your Walt Disney World vacation can mean real value for your vacation dining — but some uses of those Disney Dining Plan credits (officially called entitlements) are better than others.
Here at the DFB, we help you make the most of your credits with videos like How to Master the Disney Dining Plan and info about the Best Uses of Quick Service Credits.
This time, it’s all about the one-credit table service Disney Dining Plan! We scour menus to try to find the monetary values, but we also consider food quality and the atmosphere in which guests dine. Because it doesn’t matter how much money you’re saving by using your credits if the restaurant’s environment and food are duds.
So here are our 2018 picks for Recommended Disney Dining Plan One Credit Values!
Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs
Easily one of the most spectacular restaurants in terms of decor and ambiance, Morimoto Asia in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs also offers tremendous value. But the best part? The food is outstanding!
Dinner at Morimoto Asia is a signature affair and requires two DDP credits, but for 2018, lunch remains one credit — and it’s a credit very well spent! Some entrees here cost nearly $40, and there are plenty of options for alcoholic beverages if you’re looking to up your value even further.
When you’re considering Character Meals for your Disney World vacation, there is more to keep in mind than you might think. Now, of course, there’s the characters, and today we’re talking about the Fab Five at Chef Mickey’s and Pooh and the Gang at Crystal Palace. But you may also want to think about decor, location, cost.. oh, and THE FOOD! So, be sure to watch our latest DFB Video to explore all the factors when deciding whether to book an Advance Dining Reservation at Chef Mickey’s or Crystal Palace… or both! [Read more…]
Earlier this summer, it was anticipated that Chef Mickey’s would be relocating to the Contemporary Resort’s Convention Center from late July to mid-August for maintenance of the popular Character Meal location. However, that maintenance was cancelled… for a time.
Now the temporary relocation is back on. Chef Mickey’s will be relocating to the Convention Center from late November through December 2017. [Read more…]
Editor’s Note on 7/19: The temporary relocation to the Convention Center has been cancelled, and guests with Advanced Dining Reservations should receive an email from Disney stating that they can go to Chef Mickey’s regular location for their meal.
So, if you have an Advance Dining Reservation for those dates, you can rest assured that you will still be able to enjoy your Breakfast, Brunch, or Dinner buffet with Chef Mickey himself. And he’ll still be joined by Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto.
Additionally, guests who have already scheduled a reservation should be receiving a communication from Disney regarding the relocation.
In fact, you can still (as of this morning) make Advance Dining Reservations for the experience for the dates mentioned above. Fair warning, though… breakfast with Mickey and the gang still remains a hard ticket to get!
We’ll keep you posted on any further details.
If you’re looking for more details on Disney Character meals, check out our Best and Worst Character Meals in Disney World video!
Sure, we may have said “So long” to the Flower and Garden Festival for this year, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to look forward to at Walt Disney World! Springs moves to summer as Disney World gears up for the busy vacation season, otherwise known as the “Coolest Summer Ever”!
And since it’s a very special time of year for Star Wars fans in particular, why don’t we start our ‘round the World tour at Hollywood Studios to see What’s New!
Star Wars Weekends
kicked off on May 15th!
The excitement! The pageantry! The CUPCAKES! The Jabba the Hutt Cupcake has joined the Darth Vader and Yoda Cupcakes this year.
But cupcakes aren’t all that’s in store…
Like last year, several temporary pop-up bars can be found all over the park for the weekend events.
However, they feature all-new drinks this year. Each bar serves two out of of four drinks: The Mustafar and The Tatooine, or The Endor and The Alderaan.
We’ll be taking a closer look at those beverages soon, but once again this year, it’s ALL about the souvenir glow cubes: drinks come with either a Millennium Falcon glow cube or your very own mini Death Star.
The Jedi Mickey Character Dinner at Hollywood and Vine and Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast returned to Hollywood Studios earlier this month (on May the Fourth Be With You, naturally). But brand new to Star Wars Weekends this year is the Rebel Hangar — A Star Wars Lounge Experience, which has effectively converted half of Backlot Express into an abandoned spaceport in the Sullest system.
You can read all about this special month-long dining event featuring small plates and specialty cocktails in our full review of the Rebel Hangar!
Believe it or not, though, it’s not all Star Wars at Hollywood Studios… we’ve got some regular ol’ menu changes at some favorite Table Service restaurants to report as well. Sci-Fi Dine-In has added the Sci-Fi Popcorn Treat to the appetizer selection. It’s popcorn soup (for watching those old movies, of course!) with buffalo popcorn chicken and celery sticks, drizzled with blue cheese dressing.
New entrees include Grilled Marinated Salmon, while the Veggie Burger got a [Read more…]
Fans of Chef Mickey’s — get ready for a whole new meal option!
The SUPER popular (and we are not even exaggerating a little there) character dining experience at Disney World’s Contemporary Resort has always offered breakfast and dinner. But now, it’s expanding to offer brunch daily!
Get ready to dial — Advance Dining Reservations will open on Friday, May 22. Seating for brunch at Chef Mickey’s will begin on Sunday, May 31.
But I think the really cool thing here is that this is brunch, rather than lunch. Fans of Chef Mickey’s breakfast spread can continue to dine on all of their favorites, like Mickey Waffles!
But the menu will also include lunch goodies such as soups and lots of salad options. In addition, look for Seafood Étouffée, Barbecued Ribs, and Baked Salmon. The sweets team will also feature [Read more…]