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Updated FAQ for the Walt Disney World Swan ResortUpdated FAQ for the Walt Disney World Swan Resort
February 21, 2017
A refreshed FAQ for the Walt Disney World Swan resort is now online

 

Brand New Saratoga Springs Photo GalleryBrand New Saratoga Springs Photo Gallery
February 21, 2017
Over 300 new photos have replaced our previous Saratoga Springs photo gallery!

 

Big Changes Coming to Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach ResortBig Changes Coming to Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resort
February 16, 2017
Walt Disney World announced today, expansions at both Coronado Springs and Caribbean resort.

 

Victoria and Albert's Receives 17th Consecutive AAA Five Diamond RatingVictoria and Albert's Receives 17th Consecutive AAA Five Diamond Rating
February 09, 2017
Victoria and Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel and Spa has received the prestigious AAA Five Diamond rating for the 17th consecutive year, a feather in the cap of the restaurant's Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef de Cuisine Aimee Rivera, Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, Maitre d'Hotel Israel Perez and their team. There are just 47 AAA Five Diamond restaurants in the United States, with only three in Florida. To book reservations at any of the restaurant's three dining experiences (the main dining room, the Queen Victoria's Room or the Chef's Table in the kitchen), call 407-WDW-DVNA (939-3862). Visit Victoria-Alberts.com for more information.

 

Swan and Dolphin Offer Deal for New EnglandersSwan and Dolphin Offer Deal for New Englanders
February 08, 2017
New England fans can celebrate the New England Patriots' successful football season with a free night and room upgrade at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. New England residents will receive a free night and complimentary automatic room upgrade when booking two nights at the standard price before February 28, 2017, for stays through January 31, 2018. For additional information, or to make reservations, call 1-800-227-1500 and mention your home state. Valid New England states include Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Details of the offer are also available online at www.swandolphin.com/offers/biggame.html.

 

Newly Renovated Beach Club 2 Bedroom Villa PHOTOSNewly Renovated Beach Club 2 Bedroom Villa PHOTOS
February 08, 2017
Brand new photos of the renovated Beach Club Villas, two bedroom; thanks to Mike Bankhead.

 

Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo Studio Villa PHOTOSAnimal Kingdom Lodge Jambo Studio Villa PHOTOS
February 08, 2017
We've updated our Disney Vacation Club Jambo House photos of the Studio Villa

 

2017 Summaries of WDW Dining and Other Discounts2017 Summaries of WDW Dining and Other Discounts
February 08, 2017
AllEars Contributor Gary Fisher has provided further updates to the 2017 summaries of Walt Disney World dining discounts and other discounts for Disney Vacation Club Members, Annual Passholders, and Disney Visa cardholders. Disney Vacation Club confirmed that there is a 10 percent DVC discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages at all Disney-owned table-service restaurants for 2017.

 

Cape May Cafe Hosting Brunch on Easter and Mother's DayCape May Cafe Hosting Brunch on Easter and Mother's Day
February 02, 2017
This Easter and Mother's Day, Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club Resort will offer a character brunch with Minnie Mouse and her pals. The characters will be in beach attire, while the menu will feature traditional brunch items like frittatas, hand-carved glazed ham, creamy cheddar grits and more.

 

Character Breakfast Coming to Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk!Character Breakfast Coming to Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk!
February 01, 2017
An all-new character dining experience will debut in late spring at Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk. The breakfast will feature popular royal character couples from favorite Disney stories like "Tangled" or "The Little Mermaid." More details, including the opening date, when you can make reservations, and menu offerings will be announced soon.

 

More Dates Added for Highway in the Sky Dine-AroundMore Dates Added for Highway in the Sky Dine-Around
February 01, 2017
Highway in the Sky Dine-Around, which launched in December, has added more dates. The progressive-style dinner, which makes stops at various dining locations along the monorail line, is now available for booking every Tuesday through Saturday now through March 11. You can make reservations at disneyworld.com/dining.

 

D23 Lunch with Disney Legend Dave SmithD23 Lunch with Disney Legend Dave Smith
January 27, 2017
D23 members can have lunch with Disney Legend Dave Smith at Ariel's at Walt Disney World's Beach Club Resort on February 10, 2017. Dave will also be on hand for a "Magical Screening" of the animated film "Tangled" on February 11 at the AMC Disney Springs 24 theaters. Details and tickets for both events are available now for D23 Gold Members at https://d23.com/upcoming-events/ EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Smith will also be signing his recent books at the Art of Disney in Disney Springs on Thursday, February 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

First Look Newly Renovated Yacht Club RoomsFirst Look Newly Renovated Yacht Club Rooms
January 27, 2017
Guest rooms at Disney's Yacht Club have begun a total rehab. Reader Sandy Graham sends us photos!

 

Citricos to Host Return of "Brunch with a Twist"Citricos to Host Return of "Brunch with a Twist"
January 25, 2017
"Brunch with a Twist," a five-course dining event that debuted as part of the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, will return to Citricos at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at noon on February 11. The brunch will feature the creations of the resort's Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef Dominique Filoni, Chef Noah Estabrook, Chef Nick Mussara, Chef Lawrence Searl and Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek. The on-stage kitchen at Citricos allows chefs to share cooking techniques, and guests can ask questions while watching the courses being prepared. Cost is $169 plus tax (gratuity and valet included). For reservations and to pre-pay, call 407-939-3463. The next Brunch with a Twist is already set for noon on May 6.

 

8th Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Set for October 27-28!8th Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Set for October 27-28!
January 21, 2017
Dates have been announced for the 8th Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic. This year it will be held on October 27-28, 2017. Sample wines from around the world and savor culinary artistry from pastries to pasta. Enjoy unlimited food and beverage samples (with purchase of a ticket), live music and our Oktoberfest-inspired beer garden!

 

PHOTOS: Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs ResortPHOTOS: Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs Resort
January 21, 2017
We've updated the photo gallery for the Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. New photos of both the interior and exterior of the villa.

 

Dates Announced for Food and Wine ClassicDates Announced for Food and Wine Classic
January 12, 2017
The 8th Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will be held on October 27-28, 2017.

 

Osceola County Tax Increase Raises Rate at All-Star ResortsOsceola County Tax Increase Raises Rate at All-Star Resorts
January 06, 2017
As of January 1, 2017, Florida's Osceola County raised its combined state and local sales tax rate to 7.5 percent (up from 7 percent). Because Disney's All-Star Resorts are situated in that county, their room rates will increase accordingly. Theme park and water park tickets purchased at All-Star Resorts will still be charged the Orange County tax rate of 6.5 percent.

 

FREE Disney Parks Planning DVD!FREE Disney Parks Planning DVD!
January 03, 2017
The Disney Parks Planning DVD is now available for free!

 

Resort Treasures Hidden in Plain SightResort Treasures Hidden in Plain Sight
January 02, 2017
Here is a short list of a few highlights to try to see on your next visit to the parks. To make it easier, this feature lists some of the treasures that are at the WDW resorts so you don't have to battle crowds in any of the parks.