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Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

After spending a long day at the parks of Walt Disney World , do you stick around for the after hour activities?  With lights, sounds and lots of action, the parks come to life when the sun sets. Continue reading Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

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Walt Disney World Free Dining 2016!

Disney DiningIt may be only Spring, but let’s think about Fall for a minute. Why, you wonder? Because Walt Disney World released their FREE dining promotion. When Disney offers free dining, it’s my favorite time to visit! To be honest, the food tastes a bit better knowing it’s free. Continue reading Walt Disney World Free Dining 2016!

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Has NEW Offerings!

dtnemail-BFAWFE568481-613x409-2da90The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, celebrating it’s 20th year, returns to the Walt Disney World Resort Sept. 25-Nov. 16, 2015 with more than 30 global marketplaces to explore.

 For the first time ever, the festival is stretching into the park’s Future World with four new food and beverage marketplaces. Continue reading Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Has NEW Offerings!

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Disney’s Free Dining Offer For 2015

photoIt’s almost Fall and, right on cue, Walt Disney World released their FREE dining promotion. When Disney offers free dining, it’s my favorite time to visit! To be honest, the food tastes a bit better knowing it’s free ; >)

Here are all of the yummy details:

Get a free dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 6-night/7-day Walt Disney package that includes a room at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and tickets with Park Hopper® or Water Park Fun & More Option.

Booking window: April 27 – July 10, 2015

Valid most nights when your arrive:

  • August 28-October 2, 2015
  • October 25-October 31, 2015
  • November 8-November 19, 2015
  • December 15-December 21, 2015

These are the options available during a Free Dining promotion: Continue reading Disney’s Free Dining Offer For 2015

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Special Star Wars Dining At Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Darth Vader Sci FiAre you a Star Wars fan?  Or do you have a family member who’s from a galaxy far, far away?  Then you’re going to love the new dining adventure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!  From May 4 through June 14, 2015 you can enjoy an out of this world experience at the Star Wars Dine In Galactic Breakfast.  Your favorite characters from the movies are taking over Sci-Fi Dine In Theater for this limited time dining option.  Other Star Wars themed food and beverage options will also be available throughout the park for you to enjoy while you adventure.

So just who may you see while enjoying your Galactic Breakfast? Continue reading Special Star Wars Dining At Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

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Gluten Free aka Special Dining at Disney World

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Gluten-free pizza at Tony’s Ristorante

I have been an expert on “no sugar added” dining at Disney World for many years now.  Check out my reviews at Our Laughing Place.  I am ALL over that!  But maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle is recent for me, and–frankly–I wasn’t sure I could stay on track while touring Disney World.

My first big piece of news:  Disney World is MUCH more attentive to gluten-free diets in general.  That’s right.  The Disney company is going to make sure no one has an allergic reaction to gluten while on their property.  No way.  Now, a few people go might into diabetic comas…but that’s just because the “no sugar

no sugar added fresh raspberry sorbet
no sugar added fresh raspberry sorbet

added” movement doesn’t get the same press, I think. For example, every restaurant, from counter service to signature dining, has access to gluten free breads, pizza crusts, pastas, etc.  Not all of them order it (foreshadowing here) but it is available.  On the other hand, while every restaurant that is Disney owned is required carry a no sugar added dessert, only a few restaurants take care with the amount of sugar they put in the appetizers and entrees.  Turf Club at Saratoga Springs literally soaks their meat in brown sugar brines.  Continue reading Gluten Free aka Special Dining at Disney World

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Disney Dining Plan For Room Only Stay!

Disney Dining at Via NapoliThis is not a rumor!  Disney is allowing guests to add Disney Dining Plans to room only reservations in Walt Disney World!  This is certainly big news for Disney travelers.  The newest package will be known as the Walt  Disney World Ticketless Package. The details on the Disney Dining Plans  will remain the same.  You can choose the Quick Service Plan, which my family likes.   It has counter service options and a  snack each night. The regular dining plan has a counter service option and a sit down option for each night. You also get a snack. The deluxe dining plan comes with three meals per night and two snacks. Every dining plan provides you with a resort refillable mug for your Disney vacation stay. Pretty cool that we can add these to room only stays now!  Of course, there are some rules. Continue reading Disney Dining Plan For Room Only Stay!

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Disney World Dining ~ Delicious News!

Disney Dining OLP Travel at Garden GrillWhether it is a menu makeover, or a makeover of the entire restaurant, each Disney restaurant is kept fresh and new.  The Our Laughing Place Travel team always checks out their favorites for updated reviews. I happened upon the happy Disney World Dining reviewers at Garden Grill on our last trip.  You can see the full review of the Garden Grill on YouTube.

My Disney World Dining Plans are among the very first vacation plans I make.  Since I love to eat well on vacation, my itinerary is planned  around my Disney World dining arrangements.  I make good use of the OLP Travel Disney Dining Guide.  I have dined at so many Disney World restaurants over the years.  Still, I seem to always have unique Disney dining experiences.  This is because Disney never stops refreshing their restaurants. Here is what they have been up to lately. Continue reading Disney World Dining ~ Delicious News!

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Disney Dining News Delicious and Fun!

Butternut Squash Soup Disney DiningThere will be some new Disney dining  options in Walt Disney World soon.  Disney  is always keeping things fresh and new.  Magic Kingdom hit the jackpot with Be Our Guest.  It is time for some fresh Disney dining options at the other Walt Disney World theme parks.  In true Disney tradition they are adding fun to something already there and building something brand new. Continue reading Disney Dining News Delicious and Fun!

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Disneyland Dining On New Year’s Eve!

Disneyland Dining on New Year's EveDisneyland will be offering some spectacular celebrations on New Year’s Eve!  The merriment begins with delicious dining options at several of their restaurants..  There will be something special for everyone in the family.  If you are looking for soup to nuts, Disneyland has it. If you are looking for a special treat for New Year’s Eve, Disneyland has it.  You can decide to dine early and go to the theme parks  for the midnight party.  Or, you might choose to dine and celebrate the midnight hour all in the same place.  Whatever you choose, your New Year’s Eve experience in Disneyland will be amazing! Continue reading Disneyland Dining On New Year’s Eve!

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