News! Tables in Wonderland Membership Price Increase

Tables in Wonderland, the Walt Disney World discount dining program, just got costlier! Prices were raised by $25 this week to $125 for Florida Residents and $100 for Annual/Seasonal Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members.

Tables in Wonderland Membership Card

The membership provides a 20% discount on food and beverages (including alcohol) at most restaurants and lounges in Walt Disney World parks and hotels.

Worth The Price?

Even with the price increase, I still think this is a great deal. With 20% off of most of your dining costs in Disney World, the card quickly pays for itself if you dine table-service often, and if you visit Disney World regularly.

Also, the card can be used at several counter service locations as well; check for an updated list of participating locations.

Note the addition of new restaurants such as Landscape of Flavors Food Court at the Art of Animation Resort and Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom. Be Our Guest Restaurant, however, only [Read more…]

Tables in Wonderland November Events: Be Our Guest Restaurant Dinner, and Beer Dinner at the Wave

Tables in Wonderland has announced two events for November. Along with The Wave’s Discovery Dinner at the Contemporary Resort, there’s an opportunity to dine at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom!

Be Our Guest Restaurant Dinner

Location: Be Our Guest at the Magic Kingdom® Park
Date: Sunday November 18, 2012, 4:00pm – 9:30pm
Cost: You will only pay for the cost of your meal

Tables in Wonderland Be Our Guest Reservations - click image for larger version

Tables in Wonderland members are invited to the Be Our Guest Restaurant in the New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. This is your chance to enter Beast’s Castle and admire the imagineering marvels that bring the Beauty and the Beast story to life! The menu is [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: September 23, 2012

New Menus!

With the debut of new menus at some of our favorite Disney restaurants, the start of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and even more details about the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, the news has been filled with yummy eats and treats!

Leave us a comment below with your thoughts on the latest news!

Disney Food News

Alrighty! Let’s dig into these new menus and updates, shall we??

We’ve got more food news (including restaurant closure updates, Chase Lounge for Disney Visa cardholders at Food and Wine Festival, Disneyland and Disney World serving Frank & Weenies and Franken-Fusion Lemonade, and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board!

Disney Food Blog “Focus on Epcot” Sale!

The 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival starts on FRIDAY, and this coming weekend is also a special celebration for one of our favorite parks — Epcot! So we’re counting down to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival with fabulous savings on our Epcot eBooks!

This Festival bundle packs together our DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival AND the The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks for $3 off using code THIRTY.

Find out more about the “Focus on Epcot” Bundle here!

In addition, we are offering a discount on the DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival — use code COUNTDOWN to get $3 off this week! Time to get planning if you’re headed to the Festival!

Wondering if the books are any good? Check out our latest reviews!
We’d like to thank Adventures By Daddy for the glowing review – “Like the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival itself, AJ Wolfe’s e-book is comprehensive, but presented in an easy, “digestible” way. The e-book has a gorgeous compendium of photos, and is a great way to experience and relive the festival once you return.”

In addition, we appreciate the positive review given by Running At Disney. “Last year I got the DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book and it was a life saver! The book features a full, daily schedule of events for each day of the 46-day festival. This level of detail, organized by day, can’t be found anywhere else online or in print.”

Be sure to take advantage of this week’s DFB Deals as we celebrate the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival AND Epcot’s 30th Anniversary! Find out the details here.

On to the Round-Up

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups looks at the benefits of a Tables in Wonderland membership for restaurant savings.

AKL Resort has information about Sundown Mingles for Disney Vacation Club members at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Daveland shows us Walt’s apartment including his mini-kitchenette.

Main Street Gazette shows us the vintage concept for the never-built Scandinavia pavilion in Epcot which would have included a smorgasbord restaurant and sidewalk bakery.

Eating and Drinking Around the World finds a Perry the Platypus sugar cookie pop in Epcot!

The Walt Disney World Restaurant Tour visits the 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood studios.

Disney Parks Blog celebrates Oktoberfest at the Biergarten with an interview with the Epcot musicians.

Disney Food Post Round-Up: August 12, 2012

This week we reported on some seriously exciting Disney food news from Walt Disney World!

From the opening date for Be Our Guest Restaurant (December 6th!) to more dates for Free Dining and finally culminating in the release of more Food and Wine Festival news, it was a crazy, exciting week, right?!

Disney Food News

Let’s take a more in-depth look at the news!

We’ve got more food news (including FREE Disney Dining Plan extended to December 20, a new menu at Tutto Gusto, restaurant closure updates, and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board!

DFB Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Grand Launch and Discount!

In anticipation of the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, we’ve launched the DFB Mini Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book.

It’s jam-packed with all the info you need to make sure you get the best value from the 2012 festival! Get your copy now before booking begins on August 14th at 7am!

For our readers, we’re offering the Guide at a discount during this Grand Launch week! Get your copy of this instantly downloadable PDF for just $11.95 (regularly $14.95). How? Use code CHEFS at check-out. With a 100% money-back guarantee, you’ve got nothing to lose!

Check out special features, bonus items, sample pages, and more at!

On to the Round-Up

Long-Forgotten Haunted Mansion gives us a close-up look at the china inside this popular attraction.

WESH shares the top 5 must try activities at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Courtesy of DFB!

Studios Central recommends the Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Running at Disney looks at healthy options at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Mousetalgia recreates Disneyland’s exotic Tahitian Terrace during a one night only dinner event.

Main Street Gazette finds a great soup – Chicken and Andouille Gumbo – at the River Roost Lounge at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside resort.

Gluten Free and Dairy Free at WDW announces a special diets IllumiNations party!

Tables in Wonderland September Event: “Elephants & Bees” at the Tusker House Restaurant

Tables in Wonderland has announced an interesting event for September. Animal enthusiasts and Animal Kingdom fans will want to check it out.

“Elephants & Bees” at Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Location: Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Date: Saturday September 8, 2012 6:30pm
Cost: $110 per person, including tax and gratuity
Dress Code: Resort Casual
Guest Speaker: Joseph Soltis, Ph.D, Research Scientist

Joseph Soltis received his Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from UCLA in 1996 and arrived at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2003. Since then he has been investigating the social behavior and vocal communication system of the African elephant, both at the Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, and in the Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya. Joseph works on ways to reduce human-elephant conflict that benefit both elephants and people.

Tables in Wonderland Event - click image for larger version


Welcome Reception
Chef’s Selection of passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Graham Beck Brut Rosé Sparkling

Amuse Bouche
Sweet Chili Shrimp Cocktail with Mango Foam and [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: July 1, 2012

Beast Castle

Even more incredible happenings in the Disney Food World this week! We finally got some news about the most anticipated dining event in recent Disney history — Be Our Guest Restaurant!

I know I’m excited about this (my fingers are crossed for a miraculous early opening for my Fall trip), and can’t wait to hear more!

Disney Food News

Take the edge off your Disney food cravings with the news from this week…

We’ve got more food news (including info about a new menu at bluezoo…plus LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

Two New Reviews for the DFB Guide!

We’re pleased to share two new reviews of our 2012 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book this week!

First up, says,

My favorite thing about the guide are all of the great tips. AJ and the DFB team have done a lot of research (I’m totally jealous!) to help us find the best meals and the best values on WDW property. …And then there is the Disney Dining At-A-Glance section… Where to find the best popcorn, a place to propose, exotic eats, the least expensive buffet, and the list goes on and on.

Read the full review here!

Next up, a fun review from LEG+JCB who are on their way to Disney World soon. Here are a few nice words they said about the Guide…

Not only is it updated annually, but as an e-book, it’s loaded with links to more extensive reviews and photo essays on their site, and [it’s] great to take with you to the parks on a smartphone (or, if you’re adventurous, a tablet).

The book also comes with budgeting spreadsheets and sample dining itineraries which I found to be extremely helpful… . Lance will also be happy with the book’s comprehensive list of bars and lounges, which I’m sure he’ll need to utilize after one trip on It’s a Small World.

Read the rest of the review (pretty funny :-D) here.

Pick up your very own copy of the 2012 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining right here!

On to the Round-Up

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups stops by the Tune In Lounge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Daveland is won over by his first trip to the Mad-T Party at Disney California Adventure.

Exporting Sunshine caps off a trip around the world with dinner at Victoria & Albert’s at the Grand Floridian Resort!

Disney by Mark stop by Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii for lunch at the Makahiki restaurant.

AllEars.Net discusses dining at Walt Disney World with a special diet.

Main Street Gazette travels to the Norway pavilion for an apple and cream concoction – the Veiled Maiden – at Kringla Bakeri og Cafe.

Disney Parks Blog features a Dad and Daughter team who have made a habit of visiting Sci-Fi Dine-In at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

News! Tables in Wonderland Food and Wine Festival Sneak Preview Event

Tables in Wonderland has announced a “Taste Your Way Around the World” Sneak Preview of the 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!

As we count down the days to the Festival, which begins September 28, the Sneak Preview is the place to sample new dishes and learn more about the upcoming events!

Location: Odyssey Pavilion at Epcot®

Date: Saturday July 28, 2012 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Price: $110.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity is included.

This exclusive event allows guests to sample the food and learn about the new things in store for this year’s Festival! Get the scoop on the new Epcot Food and Wine Festival marketplaces as well as new special events.

The event is limited to 150 Guests, and is exclusive to Tables in Wonderland members. Park admission not required.

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For reservations:

Visit for self-booking and instant confirmation.
Note this is a new booking process. The website will go live and begin taking reservations on Monday July 2, 2012, at 10:00am.

When you go to the website please have the following information ready: [Read more…]

Guest Review: Tables in Wonderland Great Movie Ride Dinner

Welcome guest author Jamie with a once-in-a-blue-moon review of The Great Movie Ride dinner event offered by Tables in Wonderland in Walt Disney World. PLEASE NOTE: This dinner is offered RARELY and cannot be booked through Disney Dining.

Who doesn’t like to go see a good movie? But what makes it even better? How about dinner and a movie! But not just any dinner, a four course dinner while you’re actually IN the movie!

On June 16, 2012, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a Tables in Wonderland event at The Great Movie Ride in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.

Entrance to The Great Movie Ride in Hollywood Studios.


Once we checked in and got our wristbands, we were able to walk around outside and look at all of the famous hand prints that decorated the pavement in front of the main entrance. You might recognize this one!

Minnie Mouse Impressions

Suddenly, a dapper looking figure comes bursting out of the main entrance. It was none other than Alberto Dante, the “famous” movie director himself. He proceeded to tell a few jokes and really got the crowd excited to see what the night had in store. I was extremely honored when he gave me one of his business cards.

Alberto Dante

Alberto Dante's Business Card

After about 10 minutes, we followed Alberto through the front doors.

Once we were inside, we were led to where the attraction begins. Through his megaphone, Alberto said to follow him, as he led us down to the main floor. We were now walking on the track that [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: May 6, 2012

Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar

Cheers to the new Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (cheese) and updated Tutto Italia Ristorante (cheese) in Epcot’s Italy pavilion! We got the chance for a sneak peek at the Grand Opening, and it was (cheese) awesome!

Be sure to check out our photo tours and pics of the new menu items! (Did I mention there’s cheese?)

Disney Food News

We’ve got more food news (including Four Special Dining Options on Mother’s Day Sunday May 13 at Disneyland) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

Facebook E-Book Sale Starts Tomorrow!

To thank you for following us over on Facebook, we’re throwing our first ever Facebook e-Book Sale this week!

Starting tomorrow — Monday, May 7th, 2012 — we’ll begin the new e-Book sale on the Disney Food Blog Facebook Page.

Follow us over there for details on the sale AND for a link to our brand new Disney Food Blog Store website!

On To The Round-Up

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups visits the Tea Caddy in Epcot’s United Kingdom.

Little Lion Baked Goods makes Avengers Cake Pops. enjoys poolside dining at the Maji Bar while staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village.

Running at Disney shares a post-race meal at Epcot’s Rose & Crown.

Main Street Gazette suggests a child-size breakfast option at Sunshine Seasons.

Mouse on the Mind investigates bread service options at Disney restaurants.’s Steve Barrett found a food-related Hidden Mickey.

a Mouse and a Dream dines at Disneyland’s Plaza Inn!

Tables in Wonderland June Event: Great Movie Ride Dinner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Tables in Wonderland has announced a spectacular event for June!

The Great Movie Ride Dinner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Location: Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Date: Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16, 2012 8:00 – 10:30pm
Cost: $165.00 per person, plus tax. Gratuity is included.

When you arrive Disney’s Hollywood Studios, walk to the Majestic Graumann’s Chinese Theatre courtyard. From there, you’ll be invited to inside The Great Movie Ride attraction with exclusive backstage VIP access!

Imagine getting to walk through and dine inside the attraction experiencing the sets from Busby Berkeley musicals, crime dramas, old-fashioned Westerns, and more!

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Passed Reception in the Gangster Scene – 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
“Squid and Beans” Salad
“Gambino” Balsamic Beef with Palermo Roasted Tomato
“Terranova” Blistered Artichoke Cheese Quenelle

Plated Dinner in the Western Scene – 8:30 – 10 p.m.
Creamy Free Range Yard Bird Corn Chowder with Piquillo Peppers and Ciabatta Bread
Wild Greens and Herbs with Cactus Cilantro Vinaigrette with [Read more…]