We’ve seen a lot of changes at Disney World hotels since Disney World reopened this summer.
Disney World’s Yacht Club Resort is officially open!
Slowly but surely, the Disney World resorts have continued reopening since the closure a few months back and the latest resort is now open to guests. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort officially opened today along with Stormalong Bay pool, resort dining options, and (to our surprise) In-Room Dining!
Undoubtedly you know how much magic there is at Disney World‘s theme parks by now!
But we bet you didn’t realize your Disney World resort hotel can be just as MAGICAL!
‘Ohana makes a lot of DFB’s top lists. Great restaurant for first timers. Tasty spot for large groups. Hot spot for families. Regular haunt for food bloggers. (That last one might be a little more niche, actually… .) This table service restaurant atop Polynesian Village Resort‘s Great Ceremonial House appeals to multiple senses. It’s got stunning views, irresistible aromas, and — oh, yeah — delicious ‘Ohana Bread Pudding.
But what if you want to dig into some ‘Ohana dinner goodness, but you’re also equally looking forward to hanging out in your pajamas in your room at the Poly? [Read more…]
In-Room Dining at Walt Disney World
is a bit of a gamble. In the past when I’ve tried it, the food has been lukewarm at best, cold/old at worst, and not prepared very well. (Or rather, it may have been prepared well but didn’t survive its journey to my room!) So when I ordered In-Room Dining for breakfast at Walt Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge, I managed my expectations.
But I’m happy (and frankly surprised) to say that it was actually pretty good!
I was traveling with my son, so the Kids’ Menu Mickey Waffles were a must. [Read more…]
During my recent stay at Walt Disney World’s Bay Lake Tower, I did my usual arrival-time scan of the room: lights work (check), TV works (check), hangers in the closet (check), room service menu on the table … whaaaaat? No room service menu?
I don’t often get room service, AKA Private Dining, during my Disney visits (there’s soooo much yum to eat out in the parks and restaurants), but sometimes at the end of a long day of park hopping, room service is exactly what you need. Plus I was visiting with my husband for our 20th wedding anniversary, so, you know. Anywhoooo, I was a little confused when I didn’t immediately see the room service menu in its familiar place on the table.
As it turns out, the menu was there all along, just in an entirely different format. The previous room service menus were oversized and made of sturdy card stock.
The new menu is hiding among a bundle of pamphlets and information in an all new guest check-in presentation folder. See it there, third item down on the left.
The new menu is smaller, with smaller print, but in my opinion, the [Read more…]
Join us in celebrating our updated e-Book — The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013 — as we share fun and useful info from the guide!
Disney Resort In-Room Pizza Delivery
As many of you know, room service is available at Disney’s deluxe resorts as well as the moderate resort, Coronado Springs. Yet, for those guests staying at value, most moderate, and select villa resorts, you’ll have to fetch your meal from the quick-service restaurant or order pizza delivery!
Disney resorts with In-Room Pizza Delivery include: All-Star Movies, All-Star Music, All-Star Sports, Caribbean Beach Resort, Old Key West, Pop Century Resort, Port Orleans Resort French Quarter, Port Orleans Resort Riverside, and Saratoga Springs Resort. Note that deluxe resorts and Coronado Springs often offer pizza options on their room service menus as well — so you can pretty much get some sort of in-room dining pizza anywhere you stay in Disney World.
In addition to pizza delivery, Disney’s Art of Animation, does have a few room service entree options after 4pm like pasta and Buffalo chicken wings/nuggets!
Disney Dining Plan pizza delivery meals consist of two non-alcoholic beverages, 1 pizza entree, and two desserts, which will cost two DDP table-service credits. This charge is per meal rather than per person.
Payment is made via cash, credit card, or your Disney room charge. Gratuities are included!
But Be Wary of Ordering from Under-The-Door Pizza Flyers
Just a quick note for those planning on pizza in your room at your Disney resort. The options we’ve mentioned above are all Disney-run pizza delivery options through the resorts’ dining systems and restaurants. The menus for these delivery options will be in your room on a cardboard placard with Disney logos when you arrive.
However, for years now guests have been receiving flimsy paper flyers for [Read more…]
Earlier this week, we brought you a very thorough review of the Art of Animation Resort Food Court, Landscape of Flavors.
Today, it’s time to check out the kitchenettes and room service menu at this brand new Walt Disney World hotel!
Three quarters of the rooms at the new Art of Animation resort at Walt Disney World are “family suites.” These rooms sleep six, and have two bathrooms and a “kitchenette.” Your big question now is, “What’s a kitchenette?” Here’s your answer.
Art of Animation Kitchenettes
The kitchenette is cabinet on top of a small tiled area, which includes a dorm sized refrigerator, coffee maker, bar sink, and a microwave oven.
You’ll find extra paper towels under the sink.
The Avanti brand microwave is small, but manageable. Here, I’m using a one-foot ruler to give you an idea of capacity.
The fridge is slightly larger than a [Read more…]