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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!

 

2014 Food and Wine Festival Through November 10!2014 Food and Wine Festival Through November 10!
September 17, 2014
The flavors of Argentina and Chile will sizzle at the new Patagonia Marketplace when Disney's fall culinary extravaganza, the 19th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival presented by Chase, opens Sept. 19 at Walt Disney World Resort. The 2014 festival kicks off a week early and runs 53 days -- up seven days from the previous 46-day event - until Nov. 10, featuring new marketplace menus and debuting a variety of premium dining events.

        Related Links:
         -- Mixology Deminar - Gin
         -- Eat to the Beat Package Review
         -- International Marketplaces Menus w/Prices
         -- Expert Tips to Maximize Your Experience
         -- Epcot Food and Wine Festival Merchandise!
         -- Special Ticketed Events
         -- 6 FREE Things at the Festival
         -- Culinary Demos, Wine Seminars and Mixology
         -- Eat to the Beat Concerts
         -- Spotlight on Puerto Rico
         -- First Look: Foods and Beverages
         -- Rate the Marketplaces!
         -- Marketplace Survey Results!

 

Trattoria al Forno Costume DesignsTrattoria al Forno Costume Designs
September 09, 2014
Today Disney shares the costume designer renderings of the costumes for the cast members. These were designed by Walt Disney Imagineer Celina Lung. Lung has also designed costumes for Epcot's Coral Reef restaurant as well as various locations in Disney parks around the world.

 

Starbucks at Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2015Starbucks at Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2015
August 29, 2014
The former LA Prop and Cinema Storage Shop at the corner of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards in Disney's Hollywood Studios will reopen in early 2015 as The Trolley Car Cafe, a new food and beverage location serving Starbucks coffee and Disney favorites. Cast members at this new location will wear costumes themed to blend with the classic look and feel of Hollywood Boulevard and its surroundings. The Trolley Car Cafe will serve Starbucks coffee and espresso beverages, frappuccino blended beverages, signature breakfast sandwiches and Starbucks La Boulange pastry items along with other Disney baked goods. The location will accept Starbucks gift cards.

 

Magic Kingdom Counter Service Favorites on AllEarsNet TV! Magic Kingdom Counter Service Favorites on AllEarsNet TV!
August 29, 2014
Join co-hosts Deb Wills and Deb Koma as they share their favorite (and least favorite) counter service eateries in the Magic Kingdom!

 

Turf Club at Saratoga Springs ReviewTurf Club at Saratoga Springs Review
August 21, 2014
My friend Donald and I recently ate dinner at the Turf Club located at Disney's Saratoga Springs. The Turf Club Bar and Grill is located just off of this lounge and offers understated sophistication. Although I've never been to a private racetrack club/restaurant, I somehow imagine this is what it would be like.

 

Shutters Restaurant Review - Caribbean BeachShutters Restaurant Review - Caribbean Beach
August 03, 2014
The Caribbean Beach was Disney's first moderately priced resort. When planning this property, the Imagineers did not think budget-minded guests would be interested in a table-service restaurant, so they only included a food court in their plans. However, they were wrong. When the resort opened on October 1, 1988, guests immediately started complaining and requesting more dining options. However, it would be almost six years before the first solution came to life.

 

Epcot Counter Service Top Locations - AllEarsTV Show #10Epcot Counter Service Top Locations - AllEarsTV Show #10
July 26, 2014
Join Deb Wills and Deb Koma as they discuss their top 3 Epcot Counter Service Locations in both Future World and World Showcase. They also share their 3 least favorite locations as well.

 

2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
July 24, 2014
The flavors of Argentina and Chile will sizzle at the new Patagonia Marketplace when Disney's fall culinary extravaganza, the 19th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival presented by Chase, opens Sept. 19 at Walt Disney World Resort. The 2014 festival kicks off a week early and runs 53 days - up seven days from the previous 46-day event - until Nov. 10, featuring new marketplace menus and debuting a variety of premium dining events.

        Related Links:
         -- New After Hours Experience and Premium Package Added!
         -- Spotlight on Puerto Rico Marketplace
         -- Festival Preview Photos
         -- Eat to the Beat Dining Packages
         -- Chef Jens Dahlmann Previews the Marketplaces
         -- Marianne Hunnel Dishes about What's New
         -- Host Pam Smith's Julia Child Story from 1st Festival

 

Trattoria al Forno Replaces KouzzinaTrattoria al Forno Replaces Kouzzina
July 15, 2014
Disney has announced that Italy will replace Greece on the Boardwalk starting in December 2014.

Look for simple foods "trattoria" baked in an oven (al forno) at the new eatery serving dishes from Italy's various regions. Everything from Neopolitan pizzas, to pork chop alla Milanese, to house-made cavatelli, polenta and much more. For vegetarians - ruffled campanelle pasta with green beans, roasted potatoes and Genovese pesto. A seasonal risotto will always be on the menu. Paper-thin Italian meets, olives, caponata, pastas, fresh seafood and vegetables will all be part of the dining experience.

 

Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages On Sale!Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages On Sale!
July 08, 2014
2014 Candlelight Processional Dinner packages are on sale as of July 8, 2014.

 

AllEarsNet TV: Epcot's After Hours Wind DownAllEarsNet TV: Epcot's After Hours Wind Down
June 19, 2014
Join Deb Koma, Deb Wills and Linda Eckwerth as they experience Tutto Gusto, one of four World Showcase locations for an After Hours Wind Down. Also included is Deb Koma's thoughts on her Rose and Crown experience.

 

Disney Season: Fall 2014Disney Season: Fall 2014
June 17, 2014
From Labor Day to Thanksgiving there's a bounty of festive offerings at Walt Disney World Resort to satisfy all tastes. With an art show, sporting events, annual holiday parties, concerts and international food fest, the Vacation Kingdom is the place to celebrate the golden days of the harvest season. The fall lineup kicks off on September 1 with the popular Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party offering three extra nights of happy haunts.

 

Exotic Flavors at Sanaa in Kidani VillageExotic Flavors at Sanaa in Kidani Village
June 14, 2014
The Animal Kingdom Lodge opened with two highly popular restaurants, Boma and Jiko. With the addition of the Disney Vacation Club at Kidani Village came yet another dining option, Sanaa. While Sanaa may not receive the same notoriety as Boma or Jiko, it offers a truly unique dining experience. In Swahili Sanaa means "work of art," and after dining here it is easy to see why that name is so appropriate.

 

A Preview of Harambe Nights at Disney's Animal KingdomA Preview of Harambe Nights at Disney's Animal Kingdom
June 01, 2014
Harambe Nights is a brand-new experience designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "The Lion King." Harambe Village and its people are the hosts for this limited-engagement experience, which allows the popular story to be told in a new and creative way.

 

Review: After Hours Wind Down - Rose and Crown PubReview: After Hours Wind Down - Rose and Crown Pub
May 14, 2014
Walt Disney World has a special spring/summer offering that allows you to stay in Epcot and "lounge around" after the park closes at one of four spots scattered around World Showcase. Called the "After Hours Wind Down," the program gives you the chance to hang out at either La Cava del Tequila in Mexico, Spice Road Table in Morocco, Tutto Gusto in Italy, or the Rose and Crown Pub in the United Kingdom, from 9:20 (after IllumiNations) to 11 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays. Here's our review of the experience at the Rose and Crown Pub.

 

Perfect Petals Vera Bradley LuncheonPerfect Petals Vera Bradley Luncheon
May 06, 2014
Kristin attended A Perfect Petals Brunch, featuring The Disney Collection by Vera Bradley, at Epcot. The highlight of the event was the ability to be one of the first to purchase bags with the new Disney Perfect Petals pattern. But guests enjoyed quite a few other treats along the way.

 

Review: Animal Kingdom's Yak and Yeti RestaurantReview: Animal Kingdom's Yak and Yeti Restaurant
May 04, 2014
Located in Disney's Animal Kingdom's Asia, the Yak and Yeti Restaurant can certainly be considered a "place of delight" for your taste buds.

 



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