2019 June, 25

Top reasons why you shouldn’t wait on taking your preschooler to Disney! Updated April 2021

2021-04-15T15:12:20-04:00June 25, 2019|Disney Travel|0 Comments

Why, now more than ever, you should take your preschooler to Disney! UPDATED April 15, 2021 In 2019, I highlight some of the top reasons you should consider taking your preschooler to Walt Disney World here.  A first trip to Walt Disney World is still magical, even with changes made to create a safe environment for all guests and Cast Members.  They remember more than you think. Our first family trip was March 2017.  We found ourselves back for Labor Day weekend in September 2017.  Emalee was asking about different rides, characters, and recalling so much from our first trip!  [...]

2016 November, 17

Boatwright’s Dining Hall – A Disney Dining Hidden Gem

2016-11-17T06:00:32-05:00November 17, 2016|Disney Springs, Disney World|0 Comments

One of the many great things about staying at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside resort is the boat to Disney Springs where you will find dozens of dining options. But you don’t have to leave the resort to find one of the hidden gems of Disney dining – Boatwright’s Dining Hall. While most Disney restaurants require advanced reservations you’ll often find availability here on a walk-up basis. Anyone can dine at Boatwright’s but you’ll find it most convenient for those staying at Port Orleans Riverside or Port Orleans French Quarter. Located along the Sassagoula River, Boatwright’s Dining Hall tells the story [...]

2016 June, 21

Best Restaurants for a First Time Visitor

2016-06-21T06:00:16-04:00June 21, 2016|Dining Reservations, Disney Travel, Disney World|0 Comments

  With 100+ restaurants on the Walt Disney World property, a first time visitor can get overwhelmed with all of the options! As a fan of Disney dining, I have a few tried and true restaurants that I suggest to all first time visitors! Chef Mickey’s Here you can dine with Mickey and the gang – including Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto! I’m not huge on buffets, but I really enjoy this one! Available meal times are breakfast, brunch and dinner. What to get: If you come for breakfast or brunch - Mickey waffles, of course! Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort [...]

2016 April, 19

Pros and Cons of the Disney Dining Plan

2023-09-29T18:15:50-04:00April 19, 2016|Dining, Disney World|0 Comments

When planning for a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort, you are inundated with information. One of those things is whether or not you should add the Disney Dining Plan to your package. There are multiple variations of dining plans you can choose from, but today we are going to talk about the most popular – The Disney Dining Plan. This dining plan gives you 1 Table Service, 1 Quick Service and 1 Snack credit per person, per night of your stay. There is zero doubt that the Disney Dining Plan is a great addition to any trip, but [...]

2015 December, 14

Disney’s Crystal Palace Restaurant in Magic Kingdom

2015-12-14T06:00:00-05:00December 14, 2015|Disney World|0 Comments

Dining experiences are a big part of any vacation to Walt Disney World. There are so many restaurants with different types of cuisine, and lots of different character meals as well. One of my favorite restaurant experiences is The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom. This is a Table Service buffet, and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It features the characters from Winnie the Pooh: Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet.   During your meal, each character will stop at your table to sign autographs and pose for pictures. Hint: seat your children (or other family members who want to be in [...]

2015 November, 11

Be Our Guest for Breakfast

2015-11-11T06:00:00-05:00November 11, 2015|Disney World, Magic Kingdom|0 Comments

  On my last visit to Walt Disney World, I was excited to experience Be Our Guest for breakfast. Let me share with you my recommendations on making reservations and a walk through of what you can expect while dining there.   Any reservation at Be Our Guest is in high demand, so make sure to schedule your reservations 180 days in advance to secure your spot. Breakfast is served from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., but I recommend making your reservation time before the park opens, if possible. This gives you early entrance to Magic Kingdom to take pictures in [...]

2014 December, 19

Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Village Resort

2014-12-19T06:00:00-05:00December 19, 2014|Disney World|0 Comments

If you’ve ever visited the Polynesian Village Resort you might (or might not have) noticed the little restaurant around the corner from the bustling ‘Ohana. Kona Café is an understated restaurant located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this is a great spot to grab a meal whether you are a guest at the Polynesian Village or just visiting the Magic Kingdom. It’s a quick monorail ride away from the entrance to the Magic Kingdom so break away for a few hours for a relaxing dinner and then hop back on [...]

2014 December, 5

Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine

2014-12-05T06:00:00-05:00December 5, 2014|Disney World, Hollywood Studios|0 Comments

Disney Junior Play’ n Dine is character breakfast at Hollywood & Vine, located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. On our recent visit we ate there for breakfast. We made reservation in advance using the My Disney Experience app on my smartphone. This has been on my daughter’s wish list for years. This character dining features Disney Junior’s pals: Jake and the Never land Pirates, Sofia the First, Handy Manny, and Doc McStuffins. This is a very upbeat and interactive breakfast. It was more like a breakfast party! The host leads the guest in singing and dancing throughout breakfast. The characters make [...]

2013 October, 16

Dinner at Disney’s California Grill

2013-10-16T07:00:00-04:00October 16, 2013|Dining, Disney World|0 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to dine at the newly refurbished California Grill located at Disney's Contemporary Resort. I had been looking forward to dining at California Grill but was unable to get a reservation after some plans unexpectedly changed and I needed to cancel my original reservation. The restaurant was closed for an extended time, completely refurbished and now it has reopened and everyone's wanting to check it out. I decided to attempt to walk up early and see if I could get a seat at the bar. Expecting to be turned away, I was pleasantly surprised when I [...]

2012 September, 22

Learn about the Disney Dining plans

2023-10-30T16:46:26-04:00September 22, 2012|Disney Dining plan, Disney World|0 Comments

Are you thinking about getting the Disney Dining plan during your next visit to Disney World? Not sure which one is right for you and your family? Well then check out this video that will give you information about the three dining plans and some tips as well. Disney offers the quick service dining plan, the dining plan, and the deluxe dining plan. The Disney Dining plan can help you save time and money during your next visit to the World. Still have questions? Then contact us at 1.800.670.4312 or email us at info@travelwiththemagic.com and one our Disney Destination Specialists [...]

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