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Changes Coming to the Disney Dining Plan in 2017

If you're making plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in 2017 and you're adding the Disney Dining Plan to your Magic Your Way Package, listen up! Changes are coming to the Quick Service and Standard Dining Plans next year.

Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge Now Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom has officially become a new hot spot at the Walt Disney World Resort thanks to the brand-new nighttime experiences starting this weekend and the grand opening of Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge!

STK Orlando Opens Today at The Landing in Disney Springs

Disney Springs is adding another restaurant to its lineup with the grand opening of STK Orlando today! This signature dining restaurant officially opens at 5 p.m. ET, but the restaurant gave a sneak peek during a preview event on May 24.

AristoCrepes Now Open at Disney Springs

Disney Springs welcomed another new food kiosk over the weekend. AristoCrepes joins B.B. Wolf's Sausage Co., The Daily Poutine, YeSake, and others as new spots to get some great food at the re-imagined shopping, dining, and entertainment district.

Echo Lake Eats Now Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios is home to a new trio of temporary quick service kiosks. Echo Lake Eats is made up of Hollywood Waffles of Fame, Sliders to the Stars, and Bocados del Lago Nachos y Empanadas. The kiosks will provide guests with additional food options throughout the busy summer months.

Reservations Open for Tiffins and The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic Dining Packages

Tiffins, the signature dining restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom, is scheduled to open Friday, May 27, and as of today reservations are now available! Also available as of today are reservations for the new dining package for The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic show.

B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. Officially Opens May 15 at Disney Springs

This is a BIG weekend at Disney Springs as several new eateries are opening on Sunday, May 15, including Sprinkles, YeSake, D-Luxe Burgers, and B.B. Wolf's Sausage Co.!

Marketplace Booth Updates, New Culinary Demos, and more at the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicks off September 14 for a record 62 days and we're getting a little more information about what we can expect this year. More than 30 festival marketplaces will be part of the festival along with culinary demos, special events, and more.

Free Dining Announced for Select Travel Dates this Fall at Walt Disney World

It's back! Free dining has been announced for select travel dates this fall at the Walt Disney World Resort. The dates begin at the end of August and continue on select weeks through December 21. Any free dining packages must be booked by July 8.

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Pretty self-explanatory, eh? This column highlights all things edible in Disney World parks and resorts.

No matter what else you plan to do in Disney World, one activity on almost everyone's list is eating! Explore Disney World's hundreds of eateries; snacks that have gained cult status with Disney fans; and delicious cocktails, beers, and wines here in our Dining in Disney column.

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Guest Review: Bon Voyage Breakfast At Trattoria al Forno

Set sail on a tangled adventure at the Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno, located at Disney's Boardwalk. Breakfast here is a character meal featuring Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Tangled, and Ariel and Prince Eric from the Little Mermaid (characters are subject to change without notice).

Stop By The Ganachery At Disney Springs For Sweet Souvenirs

It's always the season to be shopping at the Walt Disney World Resort! If you have a chocolate lover on your souvenir list, then be sure to head to The Ganachery Chocolate Shoppe in Disney Springs. Located in The Landing area of the massive shopping, dining, and entertainment complex The Ganachery will have sinfully delicious treats sure to tempt your tastebuds. Just grab hold of the adorable copper spoon door handles and walk on in.

Review: Dinner At Yak & Yeti Restaurant In Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The backstory of this Animal Kingdom eatery is as rich and in depth as its cuisine. Located in the Asia section of the Park, the structure is one that could be found in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Here a former merchant named Arjun has turned his opulent home into a haven for travelers. The exotic boutique hotel is filled with an eclectic mix of art and artifacts that Arjun has collected over the years from travels in Southeast Asia. At the center of this mythical hotel is the full-service Yak & Yeti Restaurant.

Chocolate Martinis and Gingerbread Men At The Outer Rim

If you're out hotel hopping for gingerbread this holiday season be sure to stop by the Outer Rim Lounge for a break. Outer Rim sits on the Bay Lake side of Disney's Contemporary Grand Canyon Concourse, offering guests a comfortable spot to relax and enjoy beautiful views of Bay Lake below.

Drinks At Yak & Yeti Bar In Disney's Animal Kingdom

The Yak & Yeti bar feels like a secret hole-in-the-wall where you can dip in to wet your whistle. With just a few bar chairs pulled right up to the full-service bar this an incredibly small part of this sprawling restaurant, is not a spot to gather with a crowd. However, if you are traveling solo, or as a couple, it provides a quaint spot for a drink.

Why I Use The Disney Dining Plan Even If It Doesn’t Save Me Money

Over the years there has been a considerable amount of in depth discussion on whether adding on the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) is worth it. Most folks who crunch the numbers realize that at best you can come out even on the financial side of the equation. However a family vacation to Walt Disney World is about more than black and white financial decisions. Here are a few reasons that I love the Disney Dining Plan, even when it won't put me ahead of the game monetarily.

Disney’s BoardWalk Pizza Window Has A Tasty New Menu

Disney's BoardWalk is a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon on the shores of Crescent Lake. Whether you are out for a stroll, renting a bike, or looking for something to eat, this charming space has just what you are looking for. We're happy to say that after a recent closure, the BoardWalk Pizza Window is back in business with a tasty new menu.

Plaza Restaurant To Serve Breakfast for the Winter Holiday Season

Navigating dining reservations during the winter holiday season can be a frustrating part of planning during this busy time of year. If you're still looking for elusive breakfast reservations on your Christmas trip Magic Kingdom Day, I've got some good news. The Plaza Restaurant on Main Street U.S.A. will be serving breakfast for a limited time beginning November 4, 2018 and ending on January 5, 2019.

The Best Disney Dining Ideas Without Reservations

So you say you have no dining reservations? No Problem! We've gathered some great Disney Dining tips from veteran Disney travelers on just how you can enjoy great Disney restaurants without planning six months in advance.

Walt Disney World Breakfast Tips To Save Time, Money, and Stress

Getting out the door in the morning on your Walt Disney World vacation isn't always the easiest thing, especially if you're wrangling a large family. None the less, guests always emerge from their hotel rooms to make their way towards the heart of the magic. I've got 12 top tips for fueling up your morning while saving time, energy, and money on breakfast at Walt Disney World.