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Restaurant and Dining News

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".


Be Our Guest RevisitedBe Our Guest Revisited
December 28, 2014
Even two years after it opened, Be Our Guest still is the most difficult dining reservation to book at Walt Disney World. So, when I was able to secure a late-night table for a family celebration this past weekend, we all were counting the minutes until our dinner was served.


Trattoria al forno - First Look from Opening NightTrattoria al forno - First Look from Opening Night
December 19, 2014
Trattoria al forno, on Disney's Boardwalk, officially opened on December 18, 2014. Linda and I had dinner reservations to check out the new place.

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STK Orlando to Open at Disney Springs in 2015STK Orlando to Open at Disney Springs in 2015
December 17, 2014
The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc., known for developing upscale, high-energy restaurants, today announced plans to open a STK in Disney Springs. STK Orlando is expected to open in The Landing at Disney Springs in 2015, with the full completion of Disney Springs expected in 2016.

The new STK will be located within the waterfront setting of The Landing at Disney Springs, a completely re-imagined shopping, dining and entertainment complex that will double the number of shops and restaurants currently found at Downtown Disney. The Landing is the first phase of Disney Springs and will be home to unique and memorable dining experiences such as STK, Morimoto Asia and The BOATHOUSE, plus a number of still-to-be-announced innovative restaurants and boutique shops.


Star Wars Character Meals Booking Now for 2015!Star Wars Character Meals Booking Now for 2015!
December 09, 2014
The Star Wars character meals that debuted in 2014 are returning May 4 through June 14, 2015. Reservations began December 3, 2014.

Jedi Mickey's Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine -- Hollywood and Vine will be transformed into a Star Wars themed venue where Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Chip and Dale come together to celebrate the greatest saga ever told. The VIPs, dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters, will meet and greet guests and interact during several fun Star Wars themed moments throughout the evening. Star Wars decor, themed foods, and music create the intergalactic atmosphere seen nowhere in the galaxy.
Hours: 4:15 - 8 p.m. Prices: $57.99 Adult/$34.99 Child. Dining Plan Eligible: Yes, 2 Entitlements

NOTE: If interested in priority seating for the first Fantasmic! show, Hollywood and Vine is also offering a Jedi Mickey's Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine - Fantasmic! 1st Show experience. Hours: 4:15 - 7 p.m. Prices: $63.99 Adult Fant. Package/$38.99 Child Fant. Package Dining Plan Eligible: Yes, 2 Entitlements.

Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast! at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater -- Start the day with the Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. Inside, it's a long time ago at a drive-in far, far away, where out-of-this-world breakfast delicacies are accompanied by thrilling movie moments from the "Star Wars" films. Encounter Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, along with a rogues gallery of infamous "Star Wars" characters, who appear to step right off the screen. Hours: 8 - 11 a.m. Prices: $49.99 Adult/$31.99 Child Dining Plan Eligible: Yes, 2 Entitlements.


Cinderella's Royal Table Relocates During RenovationsCinderella's Royal Table Relocates During Renovations
November 13, 2014
Cinderella's Royal Table moves from Cinderella Castle to Citricos at the Grand Floridian during restaurant renovations January 5 - March 2015. Check out the menu and much more.


Discount Pages for AP, Visa, DVC, TiWDiscount Pages for AP, Visa, DVC, TiW
October 27, 2014
The Walt Disney World Dining and non-Dining discount pages have been updated for Annual Passholders, Disney Visa cardholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Tables in Wonderland members.


Thanksgiving Day DiningThanksgiving Day Dining
October 27, 2014
Special Thanksgiving Day (November 27) dining around Walt Disney World Resort has been announced:

-- At Epcot, guests can dine on Thanksgiving menus during lunch and dinner seatings at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (which will offer roasted turkey breast with all the trimmings plus traditional Norwegian meatballs and pan-seared salmon), Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse, and Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room, as well as quick service at Sunshine Seasons.

-- Holiday menus also are offered at Be Our Guest Restaurant and Tony's Town Square Restaurant in Magic Kingdom; Hollywood and Vine and The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney's Hollywood Studios; Tusker House Restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom; and in resort hotels throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

-- Several resorts will serve special menus, such as poppy seed lavash, house-made naan, and apple-cranberry achar at Sanaa, and roasted heirloom beets with candied walnuts and mulled apple cider at Artist Point.

Availability is limited and dining events are subject to change. For information and reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE.


Morimoto Asia to Open at Disney Springs in 2015Morimoto Asia to Open at Disney Springs in 2015
October 27, 2014
Chef Masaharu Morimoto is teaming up with Patina Restaurant Group to open Morimoto Asia as Walt Disney World Resort brings to life Disney Springs, an entertainment-dining-retail district re-imagined from Downtown Disney. To open in summer 2015 at The Landing, in the heart of Disney Springs, Morimoto Asia is the Japanese master chef's first pan-Asian dining experience.


The BOATHOUSE: New Concept at Disney Springs in 2015The BOATHOUSE: New Concept at Disney Springs in 2015
October 27, 2014
Schussler Creative, specialists in the creation and consultation of attractions, restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues worldwide, today announced their latest project: The BOATHOUSE: Great Food, Waterfront Dining, Dream Boats - located at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Schussler Creative also is the creator of other restaurant/retail attractions at Walt Disney World Resort including Rainforest Cafe and T-REX Cafe (located at Downtown Disney), and Rainforest Cafe and Yak and Yeti (located at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park).


Gluten Free Dining at WDWGluten Free Dining at WDW
October 20, 2014
My name is Christy Fish and I am a Disney Vacation Club Member, Disney Enthusiast, and avid All Ears Reader. I also happen to have Celiac disease and need to eat gluten free. Below please find my latest information from my last trip my husband Blake and I took to Walt Disney World. Happy Reading!


Trattoria al Forno Set to Open December 18; Dinner Menu RevealedTrattoria al Forno Set to Open December 18; Dinner Menu Revealed
October 16, 2014
Trattoria al Forno, a new restaurant at Disney's BoardWalk, has set a tentative opening date of December 18, 2014. The restaurant (on the site of the former Kouzzina by Cat Cora, which closed September 30) will showcase classic Italian cuisine including handcrafted mozzarella made daily, fresh cavatelli pasta and pizzas baked in wood-burning ovens.

Open daily for breakfast and dinner, reservations will be taken starting October 21, 2014.


Cape May Cafe Dinner Buffet - Food PhotosCape May Cafe Dinner Buffet - Food Photos
October 06, 2014
See a sampling of what is offered at the Cape May Cafe Clam Bake dinner buffet.


Flying Fish Breakfast Menu!Flying Fish Breakfast Menu!
October 02, 2014
Kouzzina by Cat Cora on Disney's BoardWalk closed September 30. A new Italian restaurant will open in its place in the next several months. In the interim, Flying Fish Cafe will be serving breakfast.


Tutto Italia Updated Menu/PhotosTutto Italia Updated Menu/Photos
September 26, 2014
New food photos from Tutto Italia!


Top of the World Lounge - Updated Menu/PhotosTop of the World Lounge - Updated Menu/Photos
September 23, 2014
A few tweaks to the Top of the World Lounge menu and more food photos!


Hoop Dee Doo Celebrates 40 yearsHoop Dee Doo Celebrates 40 years
September 18, 2014
Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue celebrates 40 Years of shows in 2014. Hosts Deb Wills and Linda Eckwerth talk about the fun dinner show and what you can expect if you go!


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