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Free Dining Announced for Late Summer and FallFree Dining Announced for Late Summer and Fall
April 25, 2016
Walt Disney World announced today that a free dining plan MAY BE available when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day package that includes a room at a select Disney resort hotel and a ticket with the Park Hopper Option.


Walt Disney World Summer 2016 Preview: AllEarsNet TV #49Walt Disney World Summer 2016 Preview: AllEarsNet TV #49
April 24, 2016
Join co-hosts Deb Wills and Deb Koma as they discuss the recent Awaken Summer press event held at Walt Disney World, April 2016. Topics include: Animal Kingdom after dark (Rivers of Light, Tree of Life Awakening, Night-time Safari), Disney Springs, Frozen Ever After in Epcot's Norway, Soarin' Around the World, Adventures by Disney and more.

        Related Links:
         -- Rivers of Light Sneak Peek VIDEO
         -- WDI Interview: Animal Kingdom at Night
         -- Video Interview: Awaken Summer
         -- Preview Epcot's Soarin' Around the World
         -- Princess Elena of Avalor Debuts This Summer
         -- Summer Around Walt Disney World
         -- Disney's Animal Kingdom Extends Hours into Nighttime
         -- New Limited-Engagement Show Celebrates The Jungle Book


Three New Food Kiosks Coming to Disney SpringsThree New Food Kiosks Coming to Disney Springs
April 21, 2016
Three new Disney food kiosks are slated to open in Disney Springs this summer: Aristocrepes, with sweet and savory crepes; The Daily Poutine, which will have variations on the French-Canadian specialty of fries, gravy and cheese, along with four different toppings, and B.B. Wolf's Sausage Co. featuring artisan sausages.


Amorette's Patisserie Set to Open May 15Amorette's Patisserie Set to Open May 15
April 15, 2016
Amorette's Patisserie, in the new Town Center area of Disney Springs, is set to open this May 15. Classic and contemporary cakes and pastries are the stars in this high-end pastry shop where guests can watch pastry chefs decorate signature cakes in the on-stage finishing kitchen. Even the beautiful boutique-style packaging, inspired by old-fashioned hatboxes, lends to the sophisticated feel of the location.


PREVIEW:  Tutto Italia 3-Course Summer LunchPREVIEW: Tutto Italia 3-Course Summer Lunch
April 11, 2016
Recently I had the opportunity to preview the new Three-Course Menu that will be offered at Tutto Italia this summer. Tutto Italia is located in Epcot's World Showcase in the Italy pavilion. This summer special menu will debut on May 3 and be available until August 31. The lunch includes one appetizer, one main course, one dessert and a soft drink (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, ginger ale, iced tea).


Ice Cream to Return to Disney's BoardwalkIce Cream to Return to Disney's Boardwalk
April 08, 2016
A re-imagined take on the turn-of-the-century ice cream parlor is set to open this spring at Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Villas. Ample Hills Creamery, a Brooklyn-based company known for their creative approach to all things ice cream, will open its first location outside of New York City.


Disney Early Morning Magic: Early Access to Magic Kingdom + BreakfastDisney Early Morning Magic: Early Access to Magic Kingdom + Breakfast
April 06, 2016
Families who want to get an early start at Magic Kingdom may be interested in a new offering called Disney Early Morning Magic.

Starting April 26, the Disney Early Morning Magic package will allow a very limited number of guests to be the first to enter Magic Kingdom on Tuesday and Saturday mornings. (Disney Early Morning Magic does NOT take the place of morning Extra Magic Hours, which will be offered on different dates.) The package includes breakfast and early access to three attractions: Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Cost is $69 for adults, $59 for children, plus tax.


VIDEO: AllEarsNet TV Review - Liberty Tree TavernVIDEO: AllEarsNet TV Review - Liberty Tree Tavern
April 06, 2016
Deb Wills and Deb Koma share their thoughts on dining at the Magic Kingdom's Liberty Tree Tavern at dinnertime in this episode #48 of AllEarsNet TV.


New Sense of Africa Tour at Animal Kingdom Lodge New Sense of Africa Tour at Animal Kingdom Lodge
April 01, 2016
The Sense of Africa experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is a 3.5-hour breakfast and tour designed to immerse guests in the culture and history of the resort while giving a backstage peek at the care and feeding of the resident animals. The tour begins with breakfast at Boma-Flavors of Africa, followed by encounters with animals such as okapi, giraffe, ostriches and red river hogs. Sense of Africa will be offered on Tuesday and Saturday mornings beginning April 9. The cost is $249. Reservations may be made by calling 407-WDW-TOUR (939-8687) starting April 5. NOTE: Staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is NOT required. Experiences may vary.


More Details on Animal Kingdom's Tiffins Restaurant and Nomad Lounge, Opening This SummerMore Details on Animal Kingdom's Tiffins Restaurant and Nomad Lounge, Opening This Summer
April 01, 2016
Tiffins, in Animal Kingdom's Discovery Island area, opens this summer with dishes inspired by the world travels of the park's creators. The adjacent Nomad Lounge will have beautiful waterfront views, and will focus on storytelling, and also on guests' travels, with large banners as "artistic representations" of answers to travel questions written on the perimeter wall.

        Related Links:
         -- Tiffins Menu Items Announced
         -- New Details for Nomad Lounge


Beach Club Solarium Hosts Afternoon Tea Beach Club Solarium Hosts Afternoon Tea
March 30, 2016
More dates have been added for Afternoon Tea at Crescent Solarium at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The tea is now available for booking: April 14-17, May 5-8, June 16-19, July 1-4, August 11-14 and September 1-5. There are several tea service options available: Sea Side Park Tea, which includes a selection of artisan cheeses and seasonal accompaniments, petit sandwiches and canapes on house-made breads, scones served with clotted cream, lemon curd and seasonal jam, and house-made pastries and tea cookies, all accompanied by your choice of loose-leaf tea; Sandy Cove Tea, which includes everything in the Sea Side Park Tea except the cheese course; Prince Cove Tea, which features house-made charcuterie and cheese plate, along with the scones, pastries and tea cookies, and your choice of loose-leaf tea; and Short Sands Beach Tea for guests ages 3-9 (assorted tea sandwiches shaped like Mickey Mouse, scone served with clotted cream, lemon curd and seasonal jam, chocolate chip cookies, accompanied with special "dark tea" (chocolate milk). Reservations are now available and can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE.


REVIEW: Diamond Horseshoe's All-You-Care-to-Eat DinnerREVIEW: Diamond Horseshoe's All-You-Care-to-Eat Dinner
March 24, 2016
As of March 13, 2016, the Diamond Horseshoe is now open for an "all you care to eat" table service lunch and dinner. AllEars.Net's Deb Wills recently tried the new offering and shares her thoughts and photos.


Gourmet D-Luxe Burger to Open at Disney Springs in MayGourmet D-Luxe Burger to Open at Disney Springs in May
March 23, 2016
Additional details about D-Luxe Burger, a new Disney-owned and operated restaurant that is set to open at Disney Springs Town Center this May, have been released. Gourmet burgers on the menu include:
Classic Cheeseburger: beef patty topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomato and pickle
Barbeque Classic Burger: beef patty topped with a fried onion ring, smoked Gouda, bacon, barbecue sauce and lettuce
El Diablo Burger: chorizo-and-signature-blend patty, fried banana peppers, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayonnaise
Southern Classic Burger: beef patty, topped with fried-green tomato, pimento cheese, lettuce and bacon
Cluck Burger: ground chicken patty, garlic herb sauce, avocado, lettuce and tomato
Veggie Burger: house-made patty topped with Tzatziki, green bean salad, lettuce and tomato

D-Luxe Burger also offers fresh-cut fries and a choice of dipping sauces to go along with its sandwiches. The menu also features a changing list of artisanal gelato shakes that may include vanilla, chocolate, raspberry, strawberry, salted caramel, s'mores and cake. Root beer, Cherry Coke and orange soda floats are also offered. For the adults there are hard sodas, draft beer and cider, as well as shakes with spirits like Smoked Bourbon and Beer and Godiva Raspberry. One specialty dessert item is the Red Velvet Burger Macaron, handcrafted to look like a burger, right down to the faux (raspberry) 'ketchup.'


Beaches and Cream Ice Cream Shop Offers "Adult" TreatsBeaches and Cream Ice Cream Shop Offers "Adult" Treats
March 16, 2016
Beaches and Cream at the Yacht and Beach Club is now serving several "adult" floats and milkshakes with added liquor. Among the selections available are a S'Mores Shake with Amarula Cream liqueur, a Grasshopper Float with Guinness stout, and Tropical Sunrise Float with pineapple hard cider. Prices range from $11.25 to $12.


Dining Options Reduced to Two at Crystal PalaceDining Options Reduced to Two at Crystal Palace
March 16, 2016
Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom is now serving two meals a day -- breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is served from 8 to 10:45 a.m. The dinner menu starts at 11:30 a.m. and is then served throughout the day. Current price for breakfast is $30 for adults, $18 for children 3-9; current price for dinner is $42 for adults, $25 for children 3-9.


Raglan Road Immersed in St. Paddy's Day FestivitiesRaglan Road Immersed in St. Paddy's Day Festivities
March 16, 2016
The Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival is happening now at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Disney Springs! Raglan Road is THE place to be if you're looking to celebrate St. Paddy's Day in the Central Florida area. With two signature dining opportunities with Master Chef Kevin Dundon and an incredible line up of Irish entertainment, you're sure to find just the right way to enjoy this celebration of all things Irish.


Executive Chef Named for STK OrlandoExecutive Chef Named for STK Orlando
March 10, 2016
STK Orlando, a modern steakhouse that is planned to open this spring at Disney Springs, has named James O'Donnell as executive chef. O'Donnell, who has led kitchens from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, will oversee day-to-day kitchen operations at the two-level, 15,000-square-foot steakhouse, which is one of the largest STK restaurants in the world.


Minnie's Springtime Dine Reservations Open!Minnie's Springtime Dine Reservations Open!
March 10, 2016
Reservations are now open for Minnie's Springtime Dine at Hollywood and Vine restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Minnie Mouse and her pals, dressed in their garden party best, will be on hand during the buffet, which will include classic picnic foods with a twist: coconut-lavender lemonade; springtime salads like watercress or basil-lime fruit salad; entrees like barbecue meatballs, buffalo baked chicken, lobster and shrimp mac 'n' cheese, herb-roasted pork; and desserts like passion fruit cheesecake, key lime tarts and banana cream puffs.

Make your reservations by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dine or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.


Morimoto Offers After Show SpecialMorimoto Offers After Show Special
March 09, 2016
Morimoto Asia and Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba have teamed for a special offer, valid now through July 31, 2016:
Visit Morimoto Asia's Forbidden Lounge after the La Nouba show.
Present your Cirque du Soleil ticket stub.
Purchase any beverage on the menu.
Receive your choice of a complimentary four-piece sushi vegetable roll or California roll.
Offer is valid only on same day of Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba show. Limit one sushi roll per ticket stub. Purchase of beverage required for each sushi roll order. Offer valid through July 31, 2016. For more information call 407-939-MOTO.


AllEarsNetTV VIDEO REVIEW: Skipper CanteenAllEarsNetTV VIDEO REVIEW: Skipper Canteen
March 02, 2016
AllEars.Net's Deb Koma and Laura Gilbreath share their thoughts on the new Skipper Canteen restaurant in the Magic Kingdom.


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