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VIDEO: 1-Bedroom Villa at Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo HouseVIDEO: 1-Bedroom Villa at Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House
March 21, 2017
Animal Kingdom Lodge recreates the feel of a South African wildlife reserve lodge. Rooms follow the Kraal African village design, a semicircle concept, offering a view of close to 100 grazing animals and 130 birds on the property and in the private savannas.

 

Citricos to Host Special Dining EventsCitricos to Host Special Dining Events
March 17, 2017
Citricos at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is hosting two upcoming special dining events: -- April 28 at 6 p.m.: Domaine Bousquet Wine Dinner at the Citricos Chef's Domain. Anna Bousquet, CEO and Co-Founder of Domaine Bousquet, one of the top Organic Wineries in the world, will showcase some of her favorite wines, as Chef Dom and his team present a menu to enhance them. There is limited availability for this event. The cost is $250 plus tax/gratuity per guest, paid on the evening of the event. -- May 6 at noon: Brunch with a Twist. A 5-star, 5-course meal prepared by award-winning chefs: Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef Dominique Filoni, Chef Noah Estabrook, Chef Nick Mussara, Chef Lawrence Searl, and Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek representing Victoria and Albert's, Citricos, Narcoossee's, the Grand Floridian Cafe, and the Grand Floridian Bakery. Each course will be paired with complementary wines for the ultimate brunch experience. Attendees will learn new cooking techniques and have the opportunity to ask questions while watching the chefs whip up their individual specialties. There is limited availability for this pre-paid event. Cost is $169 plus tax per guest. Gratuity and complimentary valet parking are included. To book either of these events, call Sandra at the Grand Floridian at 407-824-2450.

 

Copper Creek Sale and Opening Dates ReleasedCopper Creek Sale and Opening Dates Released
March 08, 2017
Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the newest Disney Vacation Club resort, has a scheduled opening date of July 17. Current Disney Vacation Club Members will have the first chance to purchase real estate interests beginning on March 8, with general sales following on April 5.

 

Bon Voyage Character Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno Starting April 2!Bon Voyage Character Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno Starting April 2!
February 23, 2017
Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk will launch a character breakfast this spring. The new Bon Voyage Breakfast will begin on April 2, and will give guests the opportunity to meet a variety of characters, including Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel and Prince Eric. This character dining experience, offered at breakfast only, will cost $34 for adults, $20 for children. Reservations are now open. To book, visit DisneyWorld.com/dining or call 407-WDW-DINE.

 

"Celebration at the Top" Coming to California Grill"Celebration at the Top" Coming to California Grill
February 21, 2017
Celebration at the Top is a new dining event coming to California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort on Sunday evenings from February 26 to March 26. The event begins with check-in at the restaurant an hour before the evening's Magic Kingdom fireworks. Guests will enjoy canapes, sushi, flatbreads and other small plates, along with craft beers, California wines, cordials and coffee in the restaurant's private banquet rooms. Just before the fireworks begin, guests will be led to a private observation deck. Afterward, guests return to the private room for dessert, including chocolate confections and fruit tarts. Reservations for Celebration at the Top are now open by calling 407-WDW-DINE/407-939-3463. Cost is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet parking is included.

 

Walt Disney World Swan Resort Fact SheetWalt Disney World Swan Resort Fact Sheet
February 21, 2017
A refreshed Fact Sheet 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 Summary of WDW Dining Discounts2017 Summary of WDW Dining Discounts
February 08, 2017
AllEars Contributor Gary Fisher has provided further updates to the 2017 summary of Walt Disney World dining discounts for Disney Vacation Club Members, Annual Passholders, and Disney Visa cardholders.

 

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!