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Restaurant and Dining News

Epcot Announces After-Hours Wind Down Epcot Announces After-Hours Wind Down
April 11, 2014
Have you ever wanted to hang out at Epcot after IllumiNations but you have to leave the park?

From April 17 - September 15 you'll now be able to wind down at La Cava del Tequila (Mexico), Spice Road Table (Morocco), Tutto Gusto (Italy) or the Rose and Crown (United Kingdom) frpm 9:20pm - 11:00pm.

Each location will have small bites to taste pared with a beverage flight! The cost is $35, plus tax and gratuity. You must make a reservation at www.disneyworld.com/spring, call 407-WDW-DINE or stop by Epcot Guest Relations.


Tony's Town Square Updated Photos and MenusTony's Town Square Updated Photos and Menus
April 05, 2014
Updated Tony's Town Square page with lots of food photos and restaurant pics, plus updated menus!


Character Dining - Garden GrillCharacter Dining - Garden Grill
April 02, 2014
Despite the countless times I have visited Epcot's Land pavilion, the Garden Grill Restaurant was one of the few Epcot dining locations to which I had never been. Many a time, when walking past to go ride Soarin' or Living with the Land, I have commented on how this was a restaurant that I really wanted to try. However, for one reason or another, I continually put it off. This might have been due to the fact that there are so many restaurants at Epcot which I really enjoy or the simple fact that the Garden Grill is only open for dinner and its limited operating hours make reservations a little harder to come by. Whatever the reason, I finally decided to give the Garden Grill a try and I went in not really knowing what to expect. I knew that the dining room rotated, dinner was served family-style, and that it was a character dining experience, but that was about it. After having finally dined there, I can say that the Garden Grill surpassed my expectations and might actually be my new top location when it comes to character dining.


Special Star Wars Dining Experiences!Special Star Wars Dining Experiences!
March 26, 2014
Great news for Star Wars fans! Beginning March 26, two new dining experiences will be available for booking for Star Wars Weekends from May 4 to June 15, 2014.


Changing Face of World Showcase DiningChanging Face of World Showcase Dining
March 25, 2014
I have been enjoying watching the transformation of the "cuisine scene" that's been taking place around Epcot's World Showcase over the last few years. World Showcase has been updating its restaurants, in some cases wisely taking advantage of the beautiful water views that World Showcase Lagoon affords. This review discusses Spice Road Table and Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar.


Raglan Road Event Features Chef Kevin DundonRaglan Road Event Features Chef Kevin Dundon
March 14, 2014
Raglan Road, an authentic Irish restaurant and pub located at Downtown Disney, held a special event recently to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as well as to launch the new cookbook written by Neil Cubley and Chef Kevin Dundon, who co-owns the restaurant. Jack Spence reviews the event and talks a bit about the new cookbook.


IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert PartyIllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party
March 12, 2014
A new experience at Epcot, the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party, began accepting reservations Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The party features the opportunity to sample desserts from around the world paired with international sparkling wines, while enjoying IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks from the vantage point of World Showcase Plaza. The first party will be held 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. Parties will subsequently be held on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Prices are $49 per adult (ages 10 and up); $29 per child (ages 3-9). The price includes tax and 18 percent gratuity. You can book this event by calling 407-WDW-DINE.


Pollo Campero, Bodie's, babycakesNYC to Close 3/19/14Pollo Campero, Bodie's, babycakesNYC to Close 3/19/14
March 07, 2014
As part of the transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, Pollo Campero, Bodie's All-American Grill and babycakesNYC, will close as of March 19, 2014. You will, however, still be able to purchase some babycakesNYC gluten-free products at select Walt Disney World Resort food courts and restaurants. There is no word on what might replace these eateries in this location.


Dining Database "Soft Opening"
March 03, 2014
Over the past year and a half, we've been working on a comprehensive dining database that we think will be a useful tool in helping you plan your Walt Disney World vacations. Our goal is twofold -- to make it easier for you to have all the information you need about Walt Disney World dining at your fingertips, and to make it easier for us to keep that information up-to-date.

So we've pulled together all the information we have about almost every Walt Disney World dining location -- location descriptions, dining plan and discount info, menus, restaurant and food photos, videos, even recipes -- all into one place.

Here are the two main links you'll need to start navigating your way around this new database:

Dining Location Index

Menu Index

Please update your bookmarks accordingly.


Character Fun at Chef Mickey's Video
February 28, 2014
Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort features Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald twice a day at breakfast and dinner. A large buffet keeps you busy while the characters make their way around all the tables.


We Need You... To Help Us Test Our New Dining DatabaseWe Need You... To Help Us Test Our New Dining Database
February 20, 2014
For the last year-and-a-half, we've been developing a comprehensive Walt Disney World Dining Database, and now we're almost ready to officially unveil it. But first, we'd like to get some feedback from you. Please take a moment to "beta test" our newest addition to the website.


Liberty Tree Tavern - ReviewLiberty Tree Tavern - Review
February 09, 2014
Liberty Square features a little bit of everything. It has two of the most classic Disney attractions in the Haunted Mansion and Hall of Presidents, various little shops such as Yankee Trader and Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, as well as a number of dining experiences, such as Sleepy Hollow for snacks and the counter service restaurant Columbia Harbour House. Even though Magic Kingdom has a limited number of sit-down restaurants, Liberty Square's Liberty Tree Tavern still tends to be overlooked by many as they make their way past toward Frontierland. However, this restaurant provides Guests a tremendously themed dining experience that helps make it one of the best dining options at Magic Kingdom.


Hollywood Studios Menus UpdatedHollywood Studios Menus Updated
February 05, 2014
February 2014 updates of most menus at Disney's Hollywood Studios


Doc McStuffins and Sofia Now at Disney Junior Play n DineDoc McStuffins and Sofia Now at Disney Junior Play n Dine
January 30, 2014
Two new characters have joined the ever popular Disney Junior Play 'n Dine at Hollywood & Vine character meals! Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First made their first appearance on January 26, 2014. Doc and Sofia join Handy Manny and Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates.


Earl of Sandwich Downtown Disney ReviewEarl of Sandwich Downtown Disney Review
January 22, 2014
One of our favorite counter service restaurants at Disney World is actually found at Downtown Disney. The irony of this restaurant is that it is not actually Disney-owned, but part of a chain that has locations all across the United States. Nevertheless, when it comes to counter service dining, there are not too many locations at Disney World that can match Earl of Sandwich.


Farewell to Cap'n Jack'sFarewell to Cap'n Jack's
January 16, 2014
Cap'n Jack's Restaurant was an informal, New England-ish, nautically themed restaurant at the Downtown Disney Marketplace on the east side. The restaurant had been a staple on the waterfront since The Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village opened in 1975. In fact, both opened on the very same day and for years afterward Cap'n Jack's was considered the place to visit on WDW property in the evenings.

Originally, it was called Cap'n Jack's Oyster Bar and was a location where adults could grab cocktails and appetizers in the early days of Walt Disney World. Obviously, it specialized in seafood and was one of the very few locations on or near WDW property that was open until the wee hours.


Flower and Garden Festival Begins March 5Flower and Garden Festival Begins March 5
January 14, 2014
Kermit and Miss Piggy Topiaries Will Debut at 21st Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival March 5-May 18 -- Food and Beverage Marketplaces to Feature Piggylicious Bacon Cupcakes and Other Treats.


Spice Road Table Menu!Spice Road Table Menu!
January 10, 2014
The new Spice Road Table in Epcot's Morocco is due to open very soon. We have the menu for this new restaurant, which will feature Mediterranean small plates.


All Star Sports Food Court VideoAll Star Sports Food Court Video
December 21, 2013
All Star Sports, the oldest of the Disney All Star resorts, totally rehabbed the End Zone Food Court. Here is a tour of the new area. While basically the same footprint, it is now lighter, brighter with updated kitchens and all new seating. Gone are the huge wall murals depicting various sports. Those are now replaced with Disney sports related cartoon prints.


Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First Join Hollywood Play 'N' DineDoc McStuffins and Sofia the First Join Hollywood Play 'N' Dine
December 21, 2013
The Disney Parks Blog has announced that 2 new characters will be joining the ever popular Disney Junior Play 'n Dine at Hollywood & Vine character meals!

Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First begin their appearances on January 26, 2014. Doc and Sofia will join Handy Manny and Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates.


For more details on these and many other Disney dining-related items, along with photos, visit disneyfoodblog.com