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All WDW Discounts in 1 Place!All WDW Discounts in 1 Place!
August 20, 2017
Discounts across Walt Disney World are consolidated in one place. Check out both our pdfs for easy viewing!

 

Learn all About the Future Projects Announced at D23 Expo!Learn all About the Future Projects Announced at D23 Expo!
August 14, 2017
We've consolidated all the projects announced at the D23 Expo in one place with links to more information. We will keep you updated as projects take shape.

 

WDW Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Seminar DiscountWDW Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Seminar Discount
August 13, 2017
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is getting ready for its Food and Wine Classic, October 27-28. Right now, use the code SUMMER to get $10 off new reservations for one of the event's Beverage Seminars.

 

Orlando Magical Dining Month Part 1Orlando Magical Dining Month Part 1
August 08, 2017
It's that time of year again -- the time when a number of Orlando-area restaurants band together to offer patrons a chance to experience fine dining at a bargain price while benefiting a good cause, or causes.

 

Vegan Option Added to Landscapes of Flavor Breakfast MenuVegan Option Added to Landscapes of Flavor Breakfast Menu
August 06, 2017
The Landscapes of Flavor at the Art of Animation Resort now features a new, VEGAN breakfast option: Vegan Seitan Scramble - delicious plant-based saute of edamame, diced tofu, chipotle seitan, arugula, peppers, and onions for $7.49.

 

My Disney Experience Now Offering Online Check-In ServiceMy Disney Experience Now Offering Online Check-In Service
August 05, 2017
Guests staying at Disney Resort hotels are now able to use Disney's Online Check-In service on the My Disney Experience mobile app. The feature enables you to start the check-in process up to 60 days before your arrival, bypassing the need to visit the front desk. You can complete check-in by unlocking your room, when it is ready, using the MagicBands sent to you prior to arrival. With just a few taps of the screen, you can make room requests, add credit card information and authorize charges, submit an estimated arrival time to help prompt room access, receive a notification when your room is ready and more. (Note that room requests are not guaranteed and guests must provide consent to receive notifications.) You can begin the check-in process at any point up to 60 days prior to your arrival date - even minutes beforehand as you're transported on Disney's Magical Express to your resort hotel. To take advantage of the Online Check-In service and other features, be sure to download the latest version of My Disney Experience, now available in the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices.

 

Tables in Wonderland Offering Increased Discount at Select RestaurantsTables in Wonderland Offering Increased Discount at Select Restaurants
August 03, 2017
For a limited time, Tables in Wonderland members can receive a 30 percent discount at the same Walt Disney World table-service restaurants offering the discount to Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members. This special discount is available through September 30, 2017, at the following restaurants, before 6:30 p.m. or after 8:30 p.m.: Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge; Jiko at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge; Citricos and the Grand Floridian Cafe at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa; Flying Fish at Disney's BoardWalk; The Wave of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort; Olivia's Cafe at Disney's Old Key West Resort; Boatwright's Dining Hall at Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside; The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa; and Captain's Grille at Disney's Yacht Club Resort (which is currently being served at Ariel's in the Beach Club Resort). The discount is valid on regular price food and beverages (excluding applicable tax and gratuity). Discounts cannot be combined and special events are excluded. The Tables in Wonderland 20 percent discount is available as usual between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. or other meal periods where available.

 

PREVIEW: 2017 Holiday Shows and MerchandisePREVIEW: 2017 Holiday Shows and Merchandise
July 26, 2017
Walt Disney World shared some details for the upcoming holiday season at a recent media preview. Here are the highlights, including a video of just merchandise!

 

Dining Discounts Increased for DVC and AP MembersDining Discounts Increased for DVC and AP Members
July 26, 2017
For a limited time, Disney Vacation Club Members and Annual Passholders can receive a 30 percent discount at some of Walt Disney World's most popular table-service restaurants. This special discount is available through September 30, 2017, at the following restaurants, before 6:30 p.m. or after 8:30 p.m.: Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge; Jiko at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge; Citricos and the Grand Floridian Cafe at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa; Flying Fish at Disney's BoardWalk; The Wave of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort; Olivia's Cafe at Disney's Old Key West Resort; Boatwright's Dining Hall at Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside; The Turf Club Bar and Grill at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa; and Captain's Grille at Disney's Yacht Club Resort (which is currently being served at Ariel's in the Beach Club Resort). Discounts cannot be combined, and alcoholic beverages are not eligible for discounts.

 

First Look Disney's Minnie Van ServiceFirst Look Disney's Minnie Van Service
July 26, 2017
Deb gets a look at the new Disney Minnie Van Service still in a test phase.

 

Copper Creek Grand Villa Photo GalleryCopper Creek Grand Villa Photo Gallery
July 23, 2017
Photo gallery of the newly opened Copper Creek Grand Villa at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

 

New Experiences Coming to Disney around the GlobeNew Experiences Coming to Disney around the Globe
July 15, 2017
Today at D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced an extraordinary line-up of brand new attractions and experiences coming to its parks and resorts around the world as it continues to revolutionize the guest experience, starting from before guests even arrive for a Disney vacation to the many memories that last a lifetime.

        Related Links:
         -- D23 Expo Video Playlist
         -- "Minnie Van" Service Starts at Walt Disney World
         -- VIDEO: Changes at Epcot Announced
         -- Disney Skyliner, Minnie Vehicles to Transport Guests
         -- Disney Vacation Club Announces Disney Riviera Resort; New Skyway
         -- Disney Planning Three, Not Two, New Cruise Ships
         -- Space Restaurant Coming to Epcot
         -- D23 WDW Announcements: Recap by Deb Wills

 

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival - BOOKING NOW!2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival - BOOKING NOW!
July 13, 2017
Details of the 22nd annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival were announced today. The 75-day event, which runs from August 31 to November 13 this year, will celebrate Epcot's 35th anniversary with a record number of Festival Marketplaces -- 35 -- as well as food and wine pairings, tasting events and premium dining experiences across the Walt Disney World Resort.

        Related Links:
         -- Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview, Part 1
         -- Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview, Part 2
         -- Culinary Demos, Beverage Seminars, Mix It Make It!
         -- Marketplace Menus for 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
         -- Special Ticketed Food and Wine Festival Events
         -- 2017 Eat to the Beat Concerts Announced!
         -- The Chew Returns to Food and Wine Festival; Launches Sweepstakes

 

Contemporary Resort Opens Reservations for New Year's EveContemporary Resort Opens Reservations for New Year's Eve
July 12, 2017
Reservations opened July 11 for three New Year's Eve celebrations that will be held at Disney's Contemporary Resort: "Disney Countdown to Midnight"; "Pixar Party: A New Year's Eve Celebration"; and "Down in New Orleans: A Disney New Year's Eve Dining Experience." For reservations for any of these events, call 407-WDW-DINE.

 

Yacht Club Resort Dining Locations Undergoing ChangesYacht Club Resort Dining Locations Undergoing Changes
July 12, 2017
Several dining locations at Disney's Yacht Club Resort have undergone or will be undergoing a number of changes: -- The Market at Ale and Compass is a new casual dining spot with a small merchandise area and 28 seats. It offers both made-to-order and grab 'n go menu items, along with a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, beer and wine, and a station that has specialty coffees and smoothies. You can see the menu for the new market HERE. -- The Ale and Compass lounge, located in the lobby of the Yacht Club, is being re-imagined and will reopen in October with a new interior. The lounge will be expanded to 58 seats and will offer a new menu of classic cocktails and "light bites." -- The Captain's Grille restaurant will become Ale and Compass Restaurant, with a new menu of New England-inspired comfort food. The restaurant, which will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, will feature an on-stage hearth oven.

 

REVIEW: Roaring Fork at Wilderness LodgeREVIEW: Roaring Fork at Wilderness Lodge
July 11, 2017
Roaring Fork at Wilderness Lodge reopened last week, after a refurbishment. Blogger Kristin Ford took her family to try out the new menu and share her thoughts.

 

PHOTOS: Cascade Cabins at Copper Creek VillasPHOTOS: Cascade Cabins at Copper Creek Villas
June 30, 2017
The latest construction photos of the new Cascade Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, part of the Disney Vacation Club's Copper Creek Villas and Cabins, set to open on July 17.

 

Roaring Fork Reopens at Disney's Wilderness LodgeRoaring Fork Reopens at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
June 29, 2017
Roaring Fork, the quick-service spot a Disney's Wilderness Lodge, reopens after a several month rehab.

 

PHOTOS: Boulder Ridge Cove Pool at Wilderness LodgePHOTOS: Boulder Ridge Cove Pool at Wilderness Lodge
June 29, 2017
Boulder Ridge Cove Pool opens at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. This is part of the multi-year expansion that has taken place at this Disney Vacation Club resort.

 

Morning Yoga Now Available for Guests of Boardwalk Inn and VillasMorning Yoga Now Available for Guests of Boardwalk Inn and Villas
June 26, 2017
Guests of the BoardWalk Inn and Villas can now participate in a 30-minute morning yoga session on the resort's Village Green from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m on Mondays and Wednesdays. Participation is limited to the first 20 guests. The yoga session is complimentary; towels and mats are provided.