Tag Archive: Disney Dining Plan

Planning McKinley’s Birthday Trip

My second granddaughter will be celebrating her 5th birthday next week. The day before that, we will be surprising her at her party with a special trip to Walt Disney World. A 5th birthday is a big deal in our family. We don’t plan princess makeovers or dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table during our annual family trips. These experiences are…
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Favorite Disney Dining Experiences for Boys

Contrary to what most people think, Walt Disney World has a ton of dining options that are great for boys…and, don’t let them fool ya, boys love princess dining experiences too! Here are the advance dining reservations I recommend to my guests with boys. Character Dining Experiences Chef Mickey’s: First off, it’s cool to ride the monorail to or from…
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Cinderella’s Royal Table vs. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

I am often asked for my opinion on whether to choose Fairytale Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table or Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. In my opinion, both of these locations have good and not-so-good attributes so today I am talking about my recommendations on these two experiences. I have found the service to be comparable at both…
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Wednesday Q&A: Should I Book A Character Meal?

If you’ve been wondering whether or not to book a character meal, then today’s question is for you. Q: Should I book a character meal? A: If you can afford it, then you should definitely book it. There are several reasons I feel this way: it’s a good value, you’ll have a unique dining experience, and it can save you…
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Wednesday Q&A: What is your favorite EPCOT Restaurant

Welcome to Wednesday Q&A. Today we are talking about my favorite EPCOT restaurant. Via Napoli reminds me of my home growing up, where everyone was invited and there was always food for one more. The smell of the sauce while walking up the walk is a comfort for me in and of itself, not to mention the dining experience. I love…
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School’s Starting – Time to Plan Next Summer’s Disney Vacation

How do you plan for your family’s Summer vacation? Do you book it when you get your income tax refund and pay a big chunk (or maybe pay it in full, if you’re lucky), do you book it and pay your deposit and then not pay anything else until it is due before travel, or do you plan it out…
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31 Disney Tips for Your Disney World Trip – Tip 1: Book at Least 181 Days in Advance

I want you to have the most magical trip ever and that is why I cannot stress this tip enough. You must book your trip at least 181 days in advance, if possible! This tip is specifically for guests who plan to dine at table-service restaurants throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Advance Dining Reservations for table-service restaurants (and quick-service reservations for Be Our Guest)…
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Minnie’s Seasonal Dining

Minnie’s Seasonal Dining is being offered throughout 2016. My family and I dined at Minnie’s Holiday Dine in December and we all loved it. Now, Minnie is inviting guests to meet her and all her friends —  Mickey, Donald, Daisy and Goofy — for dinner celebrations centered on seasonal “deliciousness.” This dining experience mixes unique music and décor with menu items…
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Disney’s Whispering Canyon Cafe – Is It For You?

Traveling to Walt Disney World often has afforded my family the opportunity to choose our favorites, while passing on other less-favorable experiences. For my family, our “favorites list” includes rides, shows and definitely dining. One of our consistent ADRs for many years has been Whispering Canyon Cafe inside Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. During our most recent trip, we discovered a recent, and…
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Review of Breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe (with recipe)

My family and I have visited Whispering Canyon Café numerous times for dinner. Always a fun place, my husband and I decided to visit for breakfast instead during our June couples-only trip. We were pleasantly surprised. Aside from the food being delicious, our service – provided by the gem of Walt Disney World, Bridget, was what we will always remember…
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