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Showing posts with label Dining Reservations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dining Reservations. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Disney Dining Plan: Is the Disney Dining Plan Worth it? Final Analysis

If this is your first visit to my site, or you missed last week's posts, make sure you scroll down the page and check out my initial posts about the Disney Dining Plan.

In this post, I'll analyze the  Disney Deluxe Dining Plan- is it really worth it? One quick note- with Disney's Free Dining offer for the fall 2012, all you have to do is pay the difference between the standard Disney Dining Plan and the Deluxe- about $30. The food you can get for just $30 a day... unbelievable. Some of the finest steaks, seafood... just some of the best food you're going to find, and you are stealing it at that price.

I also have a great resource you can use to analyze the Disney Dining Plans option for yourself, and how Disney Dining can work for you.



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Disney Food Facts: Tonga Toast

I've been toying around with some new ideas. This is not specifically a food blog- it's a Disney & travel advice blog.

However, as I have mentioned before, a big part of my family's trips to Disney is the food. Yes, we love the rides, characters, theming, hotels.... but the food is also one of the reasons we love going there.

I'm going to pen a weekly post, titled "Disney Food Facts," where I will feature a food found in Disney World or Disneyland.

Is it your favorite? Something you have never tried? I know when I check out these pictures it makes me want to go back. So click the link, and see the first food item featured in "Disney Food Facts."


This is also one my favorite recipes from Disney to make at home- I've also posted the recipe!

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(image source: Jon_Grant/flickr)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Part TWO- Disney Dining Plan Prices-Is the Disney Dining Plan Worth It?

My last post analyzed the Quick Service Dining Plan from the Disney Dining Plan.



This post is dedicated to Disney Plus Dining-I call it the Base Disney Dining Plan, just because it's sandwiched in-between the other two options. (Yes, I intentionally used the word sandwiched... this post is all about food!)

This Disney Dining Plan provides you 1 table service, 1 counter service, and 1 snack per day.

Clink the link to find out if this is the Disney Dining Plan for you!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dining in Disney: Limited time to eat at one of Disney's finest restaurants

One of Disney's best- and my absolute favorite-restaurants is closing for renovations soon-for nearly half a year! If you're thinking about going to Disney World, this is one place I always recommend. Read through to find out out which restaurant will be temporarily closing it's doors!



Sunday, July 1, 2012

Packing for Disney: The One Thing you MUST take to Disney


Packing for Disney World or Disney Land can be challenging. You want to have enough clothes, toiletries, but also empty space for souvenirs. And maybe this is the trip that you take your best friend Judy seriously and pack her in your luggage to go to Disney World.

Regardless, space is limited. That being said, this post isn't so much about "packing" for Disney. It's about the one thing you must bring with you.

It's not money. That's way too obvious. Although if you brought a money tree, that would be helpful. Hey-the "Money Tree of Life." A perfect theme for Disney. Yes, things are expensive in Disney, but thats because there is an ever-revolving door of people at the theme parks. You'll pay the extra $6 for that T-Shirt because it says "Walt Disney World" on the bottom. Just prepare yourself for it...People talk about making emotional decisions at grocery stores and only buying what you came to get. If only it was that easy at Disney theme parks!


It's not luggage. If you forget your luggage, I'm concerned. You may want to check and make sure you are clothed.

It's not transportation- Disney has that covered.

It's not food- believe me, if you have read some of my previous blog posts (here and here) then you know how much I love the food here. If you aren't dining while in Disney, then you are missing out on some seriously good food.

It's not your friends and family members... although there may be times you may wish that you forgot a few of them.

It's not sunscreen- you can buy that if you forget it at a gift shop.

It's not deodorant- hey, you may finally get  empty plane seats around you.

Click the link to find out what you CAN'T leave home without!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

You Really Do Have To Make Reservations!

Did you know that you can start making your Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR'S) for your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World a whole 180 days before you leave? Some people don't know that and some who do don't believe that they are necessary. I am here to tell you that they are very necessary!

I understand the belief that you want a "relaxing, unscheduled vacation" but there is also the belief of being able to eat with Mickey or Cinderella and in order to do that reservations are necessary. Could you get into restaurants without reservations? Possibly a the less popular restaurants, but why would you take the chance? But restaurants like Chef Mickey's, Cinderella's Royal Table or just about any character meal are going to require you to make those reservations. And you need to make them early! You can't wait until two weeks before you leave or even a couple months because availability is going to be very limited. This will be even more crucial in times when FREE DINING is offered.

I have been making reservations for clients in the upcoming spring months and have discovered that we aren't necessarily getting to get everything that they wanted.


A couple tips:

-Cinderella's Royal Table (in Cinderella Castle) is the HARDEST reservation to get on Walt Disney World property, you must call ASAP to get this reservation.
-Plans change and people cancel their reservations, if you find that the restaurant you want is booked, try again later, sometimes being persistent pays off.



The best tip of all: Let me do the work for you! This may sound like a pain and something that is difficult but I am a pro at it and I truly love doing it! I like calling Disney 100 times a day, seriously! It doesn't get much better than that! Call me at 816-294-3988 or email me at disneytripexpert@gmail.com for a free, no-obligation quote today!