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Restaurant and Dining News

All Star Music Offering Pre-Order ServiceAll Star Music Offering Pre-Order Service
January 20, 2018
All Star Music Resort's Intermission Cafe is now offering a pre-order service. Select menu items can be ordered in advance so that they will be ready for you when you arrive at the food court. To order, speak to one of the cashiers at the food court.


2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel Announced2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel Announced
January 19, 2018
The 2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel has been announced. The 11 new panelists, selected from thousands of applicants, aim to make the Disney vacation planning process easier by offering personalized guidance and by providing honest and relatable vacation tips. The Disney Parks Moms Panel is an online resource that can be found at www.disneyparksmomspanel.com.


Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar Now Open Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar Now Open
January 19, 2018
A speakeasy inspired by Roman aperitivo bars, located in the storied rum-runner tunnels that adjoin Maria and Enzo's. Inspired by Florida's true history of rum running, Enzo's Hideaway pours Prohibition-era cocktails at its Tunnel Bar and serves a casual menu of hearty Roman dishes.


Maria and Enzo's Ristorante Open in Disney SpringsMaria and Enzo's Ristorante Open in Disney Springs
January 19, 2018
An Italian trattoria set in the town's storied abandoned airline terminal from the 1930s, now transformed into a restaurant. The dining room is open and airy, featuring 50-foot ceilings with views of Lake Buena Vista. The restaurant interiors showcase artifacts that reference air travel of the time, with maps and historic flight paths. The menu is inspired by Sicily, with a range of family-friendly dishes.


Free Quick Service Package Available for SummerFree Quick Service Package Available for Summer
January 17, 2018
A free Quick Service Meal vacation package has been announced for summer travel dates. These packages include one FREE meal (either breakfast, lunch or dinner) per person ages 3 and up, per night at certain Walt Disney World Resort quick-service dining locations when you buy a non-discounted 5-night/6-day room and theme park ticket package at a select Disney Value Resort hotel. For more details visit Walt Disney World's special offers page or contact your favorite Disney travel agent, like AllEars.Net's preferred travel provider, MouseFanTravel.com.


2018 Dining Discounts Summary2018 Dining Discounts Summary
January 14, 2018
Summaries of Walt Disney World dining discounts for DVC Members, Annual Passholders, and others have been updated for 2018. Thanks to Gary Fisher for the update.


Maria and Enzo's Ristorante Opens at Disney SpringsMaria and Enzo's Ristorante Opens at Disney Springs
January 05, 2018
Patina Restaurant Group (PRG) opened the doors on Jan. 4 for a media preview and soft opening that showcased the stunning new Italian restaurant located at the reimagined Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort -- Maria and Enzo's Ristorante.


Pizza Ponte Now Open at Disney SpringsPizza Ponte Now Open at Disney Springs
January 01, 2018
The new Pizza Ponte restaurant is now open at Disney Springs. We have photos and the new menu here.


Epcot International Festival of the Arts:  NOW - February 19Epcot International Festival of the Arts: NOW - February 19
January 01, 2018
Epcot International Festival of the Arts returns for the second year in a row in 2018. This year the Festival will run seven days a week, from January 12 to February 19. This is an exciting extravaganza replete with phenomenal artists, gourmet fare, musical performances, stage productions and other amazing acts.

        Related Links:
         -- 2018 Festival of the Arts Photo Gallery
         -- 2018 Food Studios with Prices
         -- Festival of the Arts Food Studio Photos
         -- VIDEO: Art Defying Gravity Acrobatics #1
         -- VIDEO: Art Defying Gravity Acrobatics #2
         -- 2018 Festival of the Arts Disney on Broadway Performers
         -- AllEars.Net Review of the 2017 Festival
         -- Photo Galleries
         -- Epcot Welcomes New Entertainment in January
         -- VIDEO: Returning Act Bodh'aktan at 2017 Festival of the Arts


2018 Brings More Magic Than Ever!2018 Brings More Magic Than Ever!
December 31, 2017
The year 2018 promises to be a great one for Walt Disney World, which will open Toy Story Land in the spring, celebrate the 20th anniversary of Animal Kingdom in April, and debut several new restaurants at Disney Springs, and much more!

        Related Links:
         -- How to Enjoy the Parks When It's Cold!


Select Disney Restaurants Now Booking on Open TableSelect Disney Restaurants Now Booking on Open Table
December 29, 2017
Guests can now book dining reservations at many Walt Disney World restaurants using the website OpenTable.com, or its app. Among the locations available for booking are Flying Fish and Big River Grill at Disney's BoardWalk; Boatwrights at Port Orleans Riverside; Olivia's Cafe at Old Key West; Sanaa at Kidani Village; Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge; and the Grand Floridian Cafe at the Grand Floridian. Many Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel restaurants, along with a number of those located at Disney Springs, have been available on OpenTable for some time. OpenTable does not charge any penalties for missed reservations; while Disney requires a credit card guarantee and charges a $10 fee per diner for failure to cancel 24 hours in advance.


Tables in Wonderland Discounts Blocked Dec 31-Jan 1Tables in Wonderland Discounts Blocked Dec 31-Jan 1
December 28, 2017
All Tables in Wonderland discounts are blocked out December 31-January 1. On these dates, the 20 percent meal discount is not offered, and all valet and parking perks are suspended.


Disney Springs Adds Patina Group VenuesDisney Springs Adds Patina Group Venues
December 18, 2017
Recently, I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the new dining opportunities coming to Disney Springs from the Patina Group. The restaurants: The Edison, Maria and Enzo's, Enzo's Hideaway and Pizza Ponte are separate entities but all physically joined in one huge location with a central theme.


Terralina Crafted Italian to Open in Spring 2018 Terralina Crafted Italian to Open in Spring 2018
December 13, 2017
The Levy Restaurant group, which debuted Paddlefish, a seafood-centric signature restaurant located in the heart of Disney Springs earlier this year, will soon unveil their newest venue: Terralina Crafted Italian, expected to transport guests to "la dolce vita," (the sweet life) essence of the spectacular Lake District of Northern Italy. The restaurant was originally to open in Fall 2017, but has been delayed until Spring 2018.


Sprinkles Celebrating National Cupcake DaySprinkles Celebrating National Cupcake Day
December 13, 2017
National Cupcake Day is next Friday, Dec. 15. To celebrate, Sprinkles, the "world's first cupcake bakery," is giving away free cupcakes for a year. To enter the giveaway, customers must be a member or sign up for the Sprinkles Perks Program and make a purchase at any Sprinkles bakery nationwide now through Dec. 12. Each visit will count as a different entry. Winners will be contacted on Dec. 14. To make National Cupcake Day even sweeter, the first 50 customers in line at each bakery on Dec. 15 will receive a FREE limited-edition Strawberry Sprinkles Cupcake, loaded with rainbow sprinkles and topped with a cream cheese frosting.


The Edison To Host New Year's Eve Grand OpeningThe Edison To Host New Year's Eve Grand Opening
December 13, 2017
The Edison at Disney Springs will host its Grand Opening on New Year's Eve. The Edison's doors will open at 7:30 p.m., allowing guests time to eat, drink and be merry, right up through a special midnight toast to ring in 2018. Tickets for The Edison's New Year's Eve Grand Opening are $150 and available to a limited number (350) of guests. The ticket price includes tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, live-action food stations and a wide selection of beer, wine and premium spirits from 8 p.m until midnight; plus, a selection of coffee, desserts and a celebratory midnight toast to ring in the new year.
When the Edison opens for regular business, it will feature multiple themed areas, such as the Lab performance space, The Ember Parlour, Telegraph Lounge, The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, and the Waterfront Patio. It will be open 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. After 9 p.m., you must be at least 21 years old to enter The Edison. The Edison offers discounts for Disney Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members, Tables in Wonderland cardholders and Disney cast members.
For more photos and details, visit The Edison dining page.


2018 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic2018 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
December 12, 2017
The Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will return in 2018 for its ninth year Friday, October 26, Saturday, October 27 and the Sunday Bubbles Brunch on Sunday, October 28. Fans can now visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to book overnight packages and purchase tickets.


Raglan Road Offering Christmas Day MealRaglan Road Offering Christmas Day Meal
December 10, 2017
In other Raglan Road news, the restaurant will offer special holiday dining on Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Christmas Day menu will include butter and herb-roasted turkey breast on mashed potatoes, with apple, sage and sweet onion stuffing; smoked bacon Brussels sprouts; duck-fat roasted potatoes; and cranberry and plum chutney served with traditional gravy. Price for adults is $27.95; children's price is $14. Those who wish to skip the holiday special can order anything on the regular dinner menu. Live bands and dance entertainment will be scheduled as usual beginning at 4 p.m. Reservations can be booked directly with Raglan Road at 407-938-0300.


Caribbean Beach Transformation Details RevealedCaribbean Beach Transformation Details Revealed
December 06, 2017
Earlier this year, Disney announced that the Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World would undergo some transformations. Today, as part of the 12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas news series, the Disney Parks Blog shared new colorful details about those enhancements debuting late this coming summer.


Roaring Fork Changes Seating OptionsRoaring Fork Changes Seating Options
December 03, 2017
Disney has increased the outdoor seating at Roaring Fork, the quick-service eatery located at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. During the location's recent refurbishment, the beverage station was moved from the food service area into the seating area, eliminating several tables. To make up for that, additional seating on the outdoor patio has been added. Roaring Fork currently serves breakfast, lunch and dinner between the hours of 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.