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Studio Catering Company New Menu ItemsStudio Catering Company New Menu Items
March 26, 2015
The Studio Catering Company at Disney's Hollywood Studios has announced new menu offerings!


Be Our Guest Breakfast Menu and PhotosBe Our Guest Breakfast Menu and Photos
March 22, 2015
Be Our Guest is open for breakfast during a trial period that lasts until June 18.


Be Our Guest Serving Breakfast Through June 18Be Our Guest Serving Breakfast Through June 18
March 16, 2015
Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom will begin testing breakfast service on March 20 until June 18.

Reservations begin March 17 via My Disney Experience, DisneyWorld.com/dine or 407-WDW-DINE.

The "prix fixe" (set price) service, which will run from 8 to 10 a.m. each day of the test, begins with a pastry basket for the table to share. One entree is included in the price as well as a selection of self-service beverages.


Disney Springs Update: Planet Hollywood and Paradiso 37 to ExpandDisney Springs Update: Planet Hollywood and Paradiso 37 to Expand
March 16, 2015
Two Downtown Disney restaurants are expanding, concurrent with the area's transformation into Disney Springs. Paradiso 37 will nearly double its seating and add more terrace dining and a new outdoor performance stage. The menu will continue to offer a culinary tour of North, Central and South America. Paradiso 37 will remain open while undergoing renovations, which are expected to be finished by this summer.

Planet Hollywood will be transformed into a four-story stargazing observatory to "match the design aesthetic of Disney Springs." The interior will feature spherical, planet-shaped lighting fixtures and will create a welcoming atmosphere for fans to celebrate a new generation of superstar entertainers, while retaining the old movie memorabilia. There will be a new outdoor terrace and an outdoor bar space called Stargazers that will feature live entertainment. The main dining room will include a DJ. Planet Hollywood's renovations will be completed in 2016.


Raglan Road's Lunch DemonstrationRaglan Road's Lunch Demonstration
March 15, 2015
Recently, I attended a lunch demonstration at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Downtown Disney. The demonstration was hosted by Irish Master Chef Kevin Dundon and Amy Recicar from Coastal Wine and Spirits, who assisted in pairing the wines with the dishes and gave us insights to each of the wines served. We had four wonderful courses.


Raglan Road Master Chef Cooking Contest!Raglan Road Master Chef Cooking Contest!
March 12, 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, start your cook stoves! To kick off its 10th anniversary celebration, Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Downtown Disney challenges home chefs to get creative and vie for the honorary title of Raglan Road Master Chef.


Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace Swap LocationsAloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace Swap Locations
March 12, 2015
As of March 13, two popular snack spots in the Magic Kingdom's Adventureland will be swapping places. Aloha Isle, famous for its pineapple treats (including the fan-favorite Dole Whip and fresh pineapple spears) will move behind the Tiki Room and Magic Carpets of Aladdin. Sunshine Tree Terrace, home of the Citrus Swirl and the iconic Orange Bird, will relocate across from the Swiss Family Treehouse. Menus for both locations will remain intact and transfer to the new homes as well.

Side note for fans of the Turkey Leg: the hearty snack will no longer be found in Frontierland and Liberty Square. Instead, as of March 25, they'll be sold in Tomorrowland at the Cool Ship.


Review: Cape May Character Breakfast!Review: Cape May Character Breakfast!
March 12, 2015
Join hosts Deb Wills and Deb Koma as they share their experience at Goofy's Character Breakfast at the Cape May Cafe in the Beach Club at Walt Disney World.


Planning a Trip with Older TeensPlanning a Trip with Older Teens
March 11, 2015
Our trips have changed immensely since our first trip to the World, years ago when the girls were toddlers. Daughter #1 has just turned 20 (!) and at 17, Daughter #2 only has a few more months of being the "Child" on our Disney reservations. One of the things that I have realized is that it was during our trips in the tween and teen years when the girls really cemented their love of Disney. If you reach that point and your kids are still willing to drag themselves out of bed for park openings, you have done your job correctly. If not, no worries, a few adjustments, and you can maintain family harmony during your Disney vacations. Here are a few observations and tips, which might be helpful as you plan a trip with your not-so-little ones:


Seniors at WDW - Technology!Seniors at WDW - Technology!
March 11, 2015
In my first-ever article for AllEars, Walt Disney World from a Senior's Viewpoint (AllEars Issue 795, December 16, 2014), I promised I would eventually chronicle my experiences with making Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) and our FastPass+ times. Well, here goes!


A Taste of Raglan Road New OfferingsA Taste of Raglan Road New Offerings
February 26, 2015
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant located in Downtown Disney has recently updated its menu for lunch, dinner and the Rollicking Raglan Weekend Brunch. AllEars had the opportunity to taste the new dishes and adult beverages. Chef Heberato Segura presented each of the new dishes and explained this is their menu update for Spring. He was also very proud to announce that Raglan Road will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary this October. Look for announcements on upcoming events.


Wanyama Safari Experience at Animal Kingdom Lodge - AllEarsNet TVWanyama Safari Experience at Animal Kingdom Lodge - AllEarsNet TV
February 26, 2015
The Wanyama Safari is one of the most unique experiences you can enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort. Tour the savannahs at Animal Kingdom Lodge's Jambo house and Kidani village and then enjoy a multi-course meal at Jiko


Four Seasons Special Dinner SeriesFour Seasons Special Dinner Series
February 23, 2015
Experience interactive, delicious theme pairing dinners highlighting the culinary talent of Four Seasons Resort Orlando.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is fast becoming known as a culinary destination within Central Florida, featuring several dining options helmed by acclaimed chefs. The following special culinary events, including wine pairings and guest chef dinners, are sure to provide a memorable dining experience.


Low "Carb-cation": Special DiningLow "Carb-cation": Special Dining
February 16, 2015
After many years of different diets, doctors and treatments, we learned that some recent emerging theories suggest that a low-carbohydrate (LC) diet may help. For Tammie and me, this was our answer. After switching to a low-carb diet, the pounds slowly -- very slowly -- but steadily went away. We have since been blessed with two amazing children, Wesley (3) and Charlie (1). And while we have more to go, we're proud of what we've accomplished together. Tammie is the researcher and eater, I'm the writer and motivator; together we're making it work.


Be Our Guest to Take Lunch Reservations Starting Feb. 25!Be Our Guest to Take Lunch Reservations Starting Feb. 25!
February 06, 2015
Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom will begin taking reservations for LUNCH starting February 25. You will also be able to pre-order your meal, from 30 days before your reservation up to 5 minutes before.

Lunch at Be Our Guest is served daily from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance beginning February 25 via My Disney Experience, by visiting disneyworld.com/dine, or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.


Trolley Car Cafe Opens in Disney's Hollywood StudiosTrolley Car Cafe Opens in Disney's Hollywood Studios
February 06, 2015


Be Our Guest Hidden MickeysBe Our Guest Hidden Mickeys
January 27, 2015
I stood in line for lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland. You guessed it: I waited quite a while in that line, but I did enjoy studying the impressive details around the Beast's Castle. What do you think about this image in the rock wall? It's on the back of the partial wall behind the check-in station, on the left side just as you walk onto the entrance bridge toward the restaurant. Do the three circles make a Hidden Mickey?


Akershus Royal Banquet Hall ReviewAkershus Royal Banquet Hall Review
January 16, 2015
Ever wonder if the Princess Character Meal at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is worth the $40++ it costs? Deb Koma and myself review the popular princess meal in this episode.

We tell you everything you need to know from the food, to the princesses to the uniqueness of this experience.


2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Dates: September 25-November 16!2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Dates: September 25-November 16!
January 15, 2015
Dates for the 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival have been released. The festival will start a bit later this year, on September 25, and will also run a bit later than usual, ending November 16. No further details have been released as yet.


Favorite Disney SnacksFavorite Disney Snacks
January 07, 2015
Have you ever picked up a snack at one of the Disney parks, taken a bite and immediately thought, "Wow! This is good! I wish I had discovered this years ago!" That has happened to Carol and I quite a few times over the years and we've "discovered" a few favorites! There is a vast, and ever-changing selection of food choices at Walt Disney World and we often discover new choices. Here are a few of our current "faves".


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