Starting today, when the My Disney Experience app is updated, guests will be able to use their Disney Dining Plan credits to pay for Counter Service meals and snacks that they’ve ordered using Mobile Order! [Read more…]
We’d like to welcome guest author Sarah Gurung today!! She’s sharing her dining experiences at World Premiere Food Court during a Walt Disney World family vacation. Savories and sweets, read on!
World Premiere Food Court
Hello, Disney food lovers! My family of three (with one on the way) returned from a magical trip to the World, and it is my pleasure to bring you a review of All-Star Movies’ food court, thematically called the World Premiere Food Court.
Our party of three included my husband (decidedly not picky), my five-year-old (decidedly five-years-old), and myself (decidedly hungry all the time); and we managed to eat at the resort more times than I anticipated. Typically, we ate dinner here after a long day at the parks, famished and exhausted.
We were on a modified quick service dining plan, which allotted us one meal per person per night. Being moderately frugal, we decided to stretch this plan as far as we could by sharing meals. We often substituted a drink and/or a dessert in order to supplement with additional sides, and this was never a problem for the cast members at check-out. They all seemed well-versed in the Plan and good-naturedly accommodated these substitutions.
United Kingdom residents — we have GREAT news! Now’s the time to start planning your 2014 holiday to the Walt Disney World Resort. When you book a selected Walt Disney World holiday, you’ll receive free dining for your family!!
Disney is offering a less restrictive Free Dining deal to United Kingdom residents, PLUS you’ll receive a $200 Disney Gift Card and 14 park days for the price of 7. However you’ll need to book prior to July 1, 2013, for select arrival between January 1 – April 8 and April 27 – November 30, 2014.
If you stay at a selected Disney Hotel for a minimum of 5 nights, you’ll benefit from these three magical offers:
1. FREE Disney Dining for your whole party throughout your entire stay at Walt Disney World.
2. FREE $200 Disney Spending Money.
3. Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket which includes unlimited entry to ALL six parks for a price of a Disney’s 7-Day Ultimate ticket.
PLUS save 35% on your accommodation by staying at Disney’s Old Key West Resort or Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa in a studio room.
This offer is available on participating Disney Moderate, Deluxe Villa or Deluxe Resort hotel stays plus tickets.
Bookings must include 5 nights minimum stay at a Walt Disney World Hotel plus Disney’s 14 Day Ultimate Tickets for the whole party traveling to receive “14 day tickets for the [Read more…]
Great news! Free Dining will be offered for check-in dates 9/2 – 9/25 in September 2013!
Free Dining is being offered to guests ARRIVING September 2 to September 25, 2013. A minimum stay of 3 nights is required and may not be booked for longer than 14 nights.
If you reserve a Moderate, Deluxe, or Deluxe Villa Resort, you will receive [Read more…]
Details for the 2012 Disney Dining Plans have begun to be unveiled! See Pricing below (thanks to reader Pudge the Fish for this!). And there are a few changes you need to know about if you’re planning a 2012 trip.
Standard Disney Dining Plan to Include Refillable Mugs
Let’s look at the thirst-quenching addition first. The standard Disney Dining Plan will include refillable mugs!
Our first clue that this addition was likely in the works was via the release of the Virgin Holidays 2012 free dining package details for United Kingdom guests. And we can now confirm that refillable mugs will be included in all standard Disney Dining Plan packages! You’ll receive one refillable mug per person for refills at quick-service locations ONLY in your Disney resort hotel.
Quick-Service Dining Plan Reduces Snack Quota to One Per Day
Greetings, Disney food lovers! As always, let’s start with the Disney Food News of the week:
- Check out this amazing photo of the Via Napoli ovens posted by Disney social media director Thomas Smith last week! They’ve even painted each ovens’ name above their “faces!”
- In 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival news, check out this cool photo of the new South Korea booth lettuce wraps! Also, here’s a sneak peek at the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival pins!
In DFB news, I just finished a Food and Wine Festival project I was working on: To see information, menus, and photos of the individual Epcot Food and Wine Festival World Showcase booths (and even some photos of food items that will be on the menu for 2010!), click on any individual country name on our 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menus and Photos page. For example, check out pics of what you can order this year in the Brazil booth!
And now, on to the round-up!
Main Street Gazette has a fantastic review of Disney World’s Nine Dragons!
DisZine has a great review of Disney World’s ‘Ohana with some gorgeous photos.
TouringPlans writer, Caroline Baggerly, has some great tips for how to navigate the Disney World dining reservations system, even when you don’t already have an ADR!
The Caribbean Beach Resort Fan Site surveyed their readers to find out about the favorite food choices at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort!
StudiosCentral has a great post about the “history” of the Victory Garden in DHS.
The Daily Disney reports that the Egg Rolls have vanished from the Anadapur Local Cafe counter service menu (i.e. the “Yak and Yeti counter service menu”). Can anyone confirm? So sad.
Everything Walt Disney World reports on a question for the ages: can you use kids’ quick service dining credits to purchase adult quick service meals?
Disney Wedding Blog gives us ten food and beverage Disney Wedding facts! Who knew?
Chip and Co reports on a an August 12th wine tasting event in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney.
DisUnplugged reviews Disneyland’s Celebration Round-Up.
To round out the week, here’s a great video from the Disney Parks Blog about everyone’s favorite Club Cool choice, Beverly!
And another great vid from Jeff Lange DVD of the outside of Via Napoli!
Disney has announced that Visa cardholders booking a full-price vacation package can get free dining for check-in dates between 8/15 and 10/2, 2010. Here are the details:
- You must book three consecutive nights in a Disney hotel and purchase at least a 2-day theme park ticket using your Disney Visa Rewards card.
- Guests of value resorts get the quick-service dining plan, while those in moderate, deluxe, and villas get the regular dining plan.
- The regular dining can also be upgraded to the deluxe plan for $30 per adult and $10 per child per night, or $40 and $12 for those staying in a value resort.
Learn more about the Disney World Dining Plans on our Disney World Dining Plans reference page.
I’m trying out something new this week, guys. Every once in a while, I’m going to use a relevant pic other than my standard “Eat Here” photo into the Weekly Round-Up. Hopefully this’ll be fun. 🙂 Now, on to the round-up!
To start out, here’s some cool NEWS!!: Have you heard about Chef Cat Cora’s book-signing and cooking demo in Orlando next weekend? Check out the specs here!
Touring Plans has a guest blog by yours truly all about the Monorail Crawl — a fun way to experience the lounges at the Monorail Resorts.
StudiosCentral analyzes prices at Disney’s Hollywood Studios restaurants to determine whether or not the restaurants are a good value cost-wise.
DisneyGeek shares his incredible pics, including several food photos, from Disneyland’s D23 Anniversary Event! Keep scrolling through after the linked page to see more.
The Plain Chicken has developed her very own recipe for the Butterfinger Cupcake from Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starring Rolls Cafe. We’re thrilled that she first heard about the delicious confection right here on our blog!
Imaginerding takes a look at Minnie Mouse’s bookshelves — with a special look at her cookbooks!
Babes in Disneyland has a pic of some Cheshire Cat-tail Candy in Disneyland! I totally missed this post last week, but I’m hoping they’re still there!
EverythingWDW does a Q&A about the newest Disney World dining plan — the Quick Service Dining Plan.
Tasty Chomps is tempting me with photos of the baklava…and other good stuff…from Tangierine Cafe in Epcot’s Morocco.
Watch Me Eat visits Epcot’s Club Cool.
The Disney Parks Blog shares the news that Disney World chefs were in the White House this week cooking for the Greek Prime Minister!
Chip and Co shares a review of breakfast at Epcot’s Akershus Restaurant. This one’s especially good for those of you who have little princesses.
Disney Every Day visits the Main Street Bakery for breakfast. Yum-o cinnamon rolls!
DisUnplugged‘s Culinary Quest family compares and contrasts Disneyland Resort’s Rancho del Zocalo and Cocina Cucamonga. I love the venn diagram at the end!
In The Daily Disney from the Orlando Sentinel, food writer Heather McPherson highlights the recipe for the oh-so-tempting Chocolate Crusted Key-Lime Pie from the Grand Floridian Cafe. If anyone wants to make this and send it to me, feel free.