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News For A New Year From Walt Disney World

Let's check in and see what's going on at Walt Disney World! Have you heard the news? The 2019 Disney Parks Moms Panel has been announced with a diverse group of 40 members, including 12 new panelists to make up the team that helps Disney travelers plan their dream vacations. Each Moms Panel Member offers a unique point of view and years of Disney travel experience to help you make the most of your trips.

Disney Food Blog Releases ‘DFB Guide to Walt Disney World 2017 2nd Edition’ E-book

If you're making plans to vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort this year there's one must-have planning tool: the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2017 e-book. This full-color e-book is full of more than 600 page of all the information you need to know about Disney World dining.

Disney Food Blog Celebrating Grand Launch of the ‘DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2016’ E-book

The Disney Food Blog is celebrating the grand launch of the all-new, fully-updated DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2016 e-book. The e-book is available for purchase and immediate download so you don't miss a minute when planning your dining adventures for your next Disney World vacation.

STK Opening This Year at The Landing in Disney Springs

Another new restaurant has been announced for The Landing area at Disney Springs. STK by The ONE Hospitality, Inc., is scheduled to open later this year and will be one of the largest STK locations in the world at more than 14,000 square feet.

Trattoria al Forno Replacing Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Disney’s BoardWalk

A new Italian restaurant is replacing Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Disney's BoardWalk.

Trattoria al Forno is scheduled to open in December and its menu will feature regional Italian dishes in addition to classic favorites such as shrimp with garlic, capers, and anchovies served with polenta, baked lasagna, eggplant rollatini, and chicken breast alla Parmagiana.

Several ‘Major’ Restaurants May be Headed to Disney Springs

As construction continues on Disney Springs, there are more restaurant names being added to the mix that already includes a new dining location from the Patina Restaurant Group.

One of the restaurants said to be a good possibility is Morimoto, the Japanese and sushi restaurant owned by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and the Starr restaurant group. The restaurant currently has locations in New York City and Philadelphia.

Braille Menus to Be Available for Guests at Select Restaurants in Disney World and Disneyland

Beginning March 1, both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort will be offering Braille menus for guests with visual disabilities.

Our friends at the Disney Food Blog broke this news in late February.

A Few Magical Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you haven't made your New Year's Eve plans yet and you're going to be at the Walt Disney World Resort there are a few rather magical ways to ring in 2014.

As of mid-December, Monsieur Paul still had a few reservations available for noon, 12:30, 2:30, and 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve. The restaurant is serving a three-course menu for $75 (plus tax and gratuity).

Food News In and Around Walt Disney World

Food at Disney World is an attraction in and of itself for many guests; here are some food news tidbits from around WDW.

First up are snacks. It looks like fans of the sweet cream cheese-filled pretzel can now get their fix at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The pretzels can be found on the Streets of America at the Pretzel Garden. Next, guests can use a Disney Dining Plan snack credit (or pay $3.19) to grab a Citrus Swirl. This sweet twist of vanilla soft-serve ice cream and frozen orange juice can be found in the Magic Kigndom's Sunshine Tree Terrace.

Sneak Peak of Art of Animation Resort's Food Court Offerings

We're still a few months away from the opening of Disney's Art of Animation Resort, but details of the resort's food court, Landscape of Flavors, have surfaced.

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Cocktail Popsicles Debut In Epcot's Italy Pavilion

I think someone should start a petition to make this new Disney Food Blog find available at every frozen novelty stand in Walt Disney World. What grown-up deliciousness am I talking about? It's the Cocktail Popsicles that have popped up at the Gelati Donkey Cart in Epcot's Italy Pavilion.

Lunch Review Of Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante At Disney Springs

The Patina Restaurant Group has been bringing quality Italian food to Walt Disney World guests for years with its popular restaurants in Epcot's Italy Pavilion. These days you don't have to have a theme park ticket to be treated to a fantastic meal that tastes like the old world. Maria & Enzo's Ristorante is one of three eateries that shares the space of an old airport terminal lakeside at Disney Springs.

Our First Taste Of Jaleo by José Andrés At Disney Springs

Celebrity Chef Jose Andres has just opened his fifth Jaleo restaurant at Disney Springs in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort. The the spirit of Spain is present here with rich flavors that are somehow both traditional as well as cutting-edge. Plates here are meant to be shared with good friends, over good conversation. Authentic Spanish ingredients are merged with local sourced foods to create a stylish yet casual atmosphere that is unique and exciting.

Where To Eat In Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

The countdown is on for the first debut of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. We recently got a peek at the new menus that are set to keep weary travelers fueled and on the go for what is sure to be an arduous journey to outer reaches of the galaxy. The remote nature of Black Spire Outpost and the planet Batuu means that it's a place with an appreciation for farm to table dining, so guests can be assured they will be able to taste exotic fare inspired by the local culture.

Limoncello Flight At Maria & Enzo's Ristorante

May 6th is National Beverage Day, and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than talking about the Limoncello Flight at Maria & Enzo's Ristorante in Disney Springs. While you can find great beverages all across the vacation kingdom, this one stands out as an excellent introduction to Italian after-dinner liqueurs.

Lunch At Satu'li Canteen in Pandora: The World Of Avatar

Deep in the Valley of Mo'ara guests hungry from their intergalactic journey will find a place to rest and refuel their bodies at the Satu'li Canteen. "Owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE), Satu'li Canteen supplies travelers all the comforts of home - courtesy of a unique, fast-casual menu that's been crafted from Pandora's natural abundance."

Tea For Two At The Garden View Lounge

If you're looking for a special way to spend the afternoon on your next Walt Disney World vacation, try a traditional British style afternoon tea served in the sun drenched comfort of the Garden View Lounge. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is home to many elegant eateries, but the experience of afternoon tea is an unforgettable treat. Located on the first floor, just off the Grand Lobby, this charming space offers guests a comfortable respite each afternoon.

A New Bar Coming To Disney's Grand Floridian

Disney Parks Blog announced recently that the new enchantments at Disney's Grand Floridian won't stop with the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique opening in Summer 2019. Mizner's Lounge and Commander Porter's at Disney's Grand Floridian will be closing their doors for good to make way for a brand new bar.

5 Great Spots For A Picnic at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is home to more than 100 fantastic restaurants that will cater to your culinary needs, but sometime you just want to pack a meal to be eaten casually in the outdoors. A fun Disney outing that you don't necessarily need a Park ticket to enjoy, why not plan for a picnic on your next vacation. Here are 5 great spots for a picnic at Walt Disney World.

Disney Vacation Club Riviera Resort Sales Begin

The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is the Disney version of a vacation ownership program, a time share so to speak. However unlike a traditional timeshare where owners buy a specific size unit in a set time of year, the DVC works on a point system that allows members the flexibility to travel in the way they choose at a wide variety of beautiful DVC resorts. Disney has announced that sales for the all-new 15th Disney Vacation Club Resort, Disney's Riviera Resort, are now open to current DVC Members.