How to Maximize the Value of Your Dining Plan

You’ve booked your dining plan! Now off to Walt Disney World to enjoy all the wonderful food options Disney has to offer. While, the dining plans save you money, you want to make sure you are maximizing your value. Let’s take a look at the dining plan options: Disney’s Quick Service Dining Plan (per person,…

Universal Sweet Tooth Must-Visit

A savory meal, the most appealing sweet treats you’ve seen, and a “steam punk” feel inside is what you can expect at the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, located at Universal City Walk at Universal Orlando Resort. There is no doubt the food is good but what we’re really there for is the…

Dining Plan or No Dining Plan. That is the Question

And if the answer is yes, that brings the next question; which one? Walt Disney World has three dining plans to choose from:   Disney’s Quick Service Dining Plan (per person, per night) Cost: Approximately $50/adult $21/child Two (2) Quick-Service Meals (an entree and beverage or one complete meal combo) Two (2) Snacks One (1)…

Be Our Guest- Dinner Fit For a Beast

Still one of the hardest reservations to get for dinner at Walt Disney World is Be Our Guest, located at the foot of Beast’s Castle in Magic Kingdom. It’s huge and should have plenty of room, but this restaurant remains in high demand for both Beauties and Beasts of all ages. Even if you don’t…

Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival Returns

Happening now through November 13th is Epcot’s very popular Food and Wine Festival.  With over 35 global marketplaces, concerts, seminars, demonstrations and book signings, the 2017 festival proves to be better than ever!  Last year, my husband and I spent a long weekend traveling around the showcase to celebrate our anniversary.  What a truly ‘delicious’…

Must Do Dining at Universal Orlando

Thrilling rides are not the only reason my family loves Universal Orlando Resort. Food is a close second. To say we love to eat is an understatement. These 5 restaurants are always on our must do list when we visit Universal Studios and Islands of Adventures. The first one, and my absolute favorite, is Mythos….

Got Bread?

Mmmmm. Bread.  Sourdough bread.   If there is anything better, my boys don’t know about it.  When they saw the “free samples” sign on the Boudin Bakery Tour in California Adventure at Disneyland Park, they were in. And in again.  And in again.  Eventually we just purchased this beauty of a loaf for them –…

Disney- Outside the Box

I love Disney more than your average six year old- and that’s ok! I love good food. I love beautiful, clean accommodations with lovely pools and grounds. I love amazing service. When you read this, it sounds like a pretty good description of what a great vacation should be, right? So then why is it…

Mobile Ordering. Perfect for the Multitasking Guest.

You know the people that stand in front of the microwave saying, “hurry up!”  Those are the people that will love this news. Columbia Harbor House in the Magic Kingdom is the newest restaurant to join the mobile ordering craze.  Picture this-  You might be standing in line at Haunted Mansion and planning Columbia Harbor…

Amanda’s Top Five Dining Experiences

One of the highlights of a Disney vacation for me is the awesome food! And the with the Disney Dining Plan, you pay 1 flat fee and then you’re done! You don’t have to worry about the cost of any particular entree or dining experience. Live it up! Since 2010, we have purchased the Disney…

Life Beyond the Castle

Cinderella’s Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom is at the top of many guests’ dining lists. In fact it is so popular that sometimes getting a reservation just doesn’t happen.  I know that seems like *the* place to dine with the princesses but there are other options.  Let’s talk about it. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall…

The Search for Disneyland Pizza

If you’re looking for excellent pizza and authentic Italian at Disneyland, your answer is Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria at Downtown Disney.  The spicy Italian sausage with broccoli rabe is outstanding.  Fearing that the ‘individual’ size wouldn’t be enough for my wife and I, we went for the 20” Large…which of course was way too much,…