Hello, DFB friends! We have more unexpected news from Disney World this week!
To ensure we are equipping our readers with all the information they need, we will continue to report on all travel, safety, and COVID-related news that could impact a Disney Parks visit.
It has been another busy week for Disney news!
From a BIG update on parking lot trams, to news about former Disney CEO Bob Iger, and restaurant reopening information — we’ve got quite a bit to cover. Ready to dive in and check out all of the Disney news you might have missed from this week? Let’s begin!
Disney World has had a LOT of things reopen over the last year!
And while we’ve recently seen things like character meet and greets and buffets come back, some things still haven’t returned, like the Disney Dining Plan, certain restaurants, and perks like Minnie Vans. But, we have news about another restaurant that is finally reopening at a Disney hotel soon!
One of the most exciting parts of planning a Disney World vacation is making your Advance Dining Reservations! With hundreds (yep, you read that right, HUNDREDS) of restaurants to choose from and many of those requiring reservations, it can be an overwhelming decision to make at times, and you could wind up making a few mistakes along the way!
Today, we’re going to point out a few common mistakes people make that you should avoid when booking your next meal at a Disney World restaurant.
Character dining has been making a big return around the Disney Parks as of late, even if the experiences look a little (OK, a LOT) different!
While Disney World has seen quite a few locations bring back modified character dining, now select Disneyland restaurants are finally re-introducing it as well! We’ve already seen what Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast looks like at Storytellers Cafe, but now we’re checking out character dining at another neighboring Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel restaurant!
Happy Halloween! It may still be sweltering hot where you are, but Disney World is ready to whip out the ghosts, goblins, and pumpkin everything! Disney World is already decorated for the holiday and we’ve attended the first Disney After Hours Boo Bash. Spooky season has officially arrived!
Can we let you in on a little secret? Sometimes we dream about driving away and just ~escaping~ for a bit. Do you relate?
Maybe you’re thinking about escaping over to — oh, I dunno — Disney World, perhaps? No judging here. We love that place (did our name give it away? 😂). Gives us something to write about on a daily basis. But before you make the trek out to the Most Magical Place on Earth, let’s play a rousing game of Red Light, Green Light.
We’ve already had a chance to enjoy the return of characters to breakfast at Storytellers Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian, and we’re looking forward to the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa!
The FAB FIVE. All-you-care-to-enjoy EATS. Literally just steps away from the Magic Kingdom.
You guessed it… we’re talking about Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort!
A visit to Chef Mickey’s is practically a rite of passage for first-time Disney World guests, and many families find themselves making a Disney vacation tradition out of it. But today, we’re not just talking about our latest visit to review breakfast or dinner at this Character Meal. Instead, we’re sharing YOUR stories at this super popular dining spot.
Because even with all the awesome ingredients in place for a practically perfect Character Meal, sometimes things aren’t so practically perfect at Chef Mickey’s. Our readers shared their experiences (and even some of their struggles or “Fails”) with us on Facebook so together we can help all of you considering your first — or next — meal at Chef Mickey’s.
Before we get to chatting, we want to note that while Chef Mickey’s is indeed one of the few Character Meals you can enjoy in Disney World right now, the experience has been modified in keeping with current safety measures. Characters are not stopping directly by each table and are instead posing for pictures from a distance, and Chef Mickey has even changed up the meal itself, as we’ll discuss shortly.
But for now, strap on your big chef’s hat and settle in, friends!
Because someone very special (and his best friends) wants to say, “Hiya, pal” at Chef Mickey’s! [Read more…]
Exciting changes continue to happen on a weekly basis at the Disneyland Resort! With more dining options returning to the parks and resorts, along with new menus, souvenirs, and more, it seems like the Happiest Place on Earth is constantly changing these days!
Let’s recap what we’ve discovered over the past week at the Disneyland Resort.