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Ring in the New Year at Walt Disney World Resort

If you're making plans to celebrate New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World there are several party options for adults and families. Disney's Contemporary Resort, the Atlantic Dance Hall, Flying Fish, and Mickey's Backyard BBQ are just a few spots where you can ring in 2018.

Three New Restaurants Announced for The Edison Complex at Disney Springs

Three new restaurants, each with a focus on Italian food and beverages, have been announced for Disney Springs. The restaurants will be adjacent to The Edison complex, and all are slated to open sometime this winter.

Disney Food News Round-up: Dates Extended for Highway in the Sky Dine Around, Mickey’s Backyard BBQ New Year’s Eve News, and More

Happy Friday! We're back with another Disney news round-up and this one is all about food! We have details on the Highway in the Sky Dine Around, New Year's Eve celebrations at Mickey's Backyard BBQ, and much more!

Grand Avenue and BaseLine Tap House Opening this Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A new area, Grand Avenue, is opening this fall at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The area is located in what remains of the Streets of America and is meant to "capture the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles." Grand Avenue will feature vintage office buildings and warehouses that represent the vibrant cultures of the city.

Terralina Crafted Italian Opening this Fall at Disney Springs

Terralina Crafted Italian is set to open this fall in Disney Springs in the former location of Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. The new restaurant will be helmed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano, who also headed the kitchen at Portobello.

Disney News Round-up: Captain’s Grille Retheming, New Year’s Eve at Disney’s Contemporary, and More

Welcome to today's Disney news round-up! We have a ton of Disney food news to share, including news about the refurbishment of the Captain's Grille at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, three New Year's Eve celebrations at Disney's Contemporary Resort, and much more. Let's dig in!

NEWS: Disney Dining Plan Updates Announced for 2018 and Alcoholic Drinks are Now Included

We have big news today! The 2018 Disney Dining Plan updates were announced this morning and for the first time ever the Dining Plan includes specialty beverages and alcoholic beverages (for guests 21 and older of course).

Disney News Round-up: Menu Changes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Food News, and More

Happy Friday! We're back with another Disney news round-up just for you! Today we're talking about new menu changes at Disney's Animal Kingdom, additional Disney food news, and some info about Narcoossee's. Let's check it out.

Food Truck Rally Coming to Disney Springs June 2 and 3

If you're going to be in Disney Springs on June 2 and 3 you'll have a chance to check out the Springs Streets Eats Food Truck Rally. This celebration of food trucks will take place in the West Side Neighborhood near Cirque du Soleil.

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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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The California Grill Lounge at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Perched high above Walt Disney World Resort on the 15th Floor of the Disney's Contemporary Resort is a bar & lounge with some of the most coveted seating around. Connected to the the exquisite culinary genius of Chef Brian Piasecki's California Grill, the California Grill Lounge serves the same award winning food & wine as in the restaurant.

Ale & Compass Lounge at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

The Ale and Compass Lounge is a modest spot located in a cozy nook just off of the lobby at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. It's a quick spot to grab breakfast before heading off to the parks, or a great place to relax with a night cap while winding down for the evening.

Petals Poolside Bar at Pop Century Resort

Continuing on our tour of Walt Disney World's Bars and Lounges our next stop is the fresh, fun, Petals Pool Bar at The Pop Century Resort. Remember when you could grab a drink and play ping-pong with your buddies in the basement all night? This brings back that young at heart feeling, without the cramped basement.

Have More Fun on Your Disney Vacation With DFB Dining Adventures

Once again the good folks over at the Disney Food Blog have publish an eBook to help you enhance your Walt Disney World Vacation with a fantastic dining guide. This time however it comes with a fun adventurous twist! The DFB Dining Adventures " Start Point: Magic Kingdom Area offers up "customized plans created to help you jump-start your vacation planning with fun and efficient predetermined dining strategies."

Uzima Springs Pool Bar

Animal Kingdom Lodge is my usual home when my family heads down to Walt Disney World and you can frequently find me kicked back in a lounge chair with a cocktail in my hand watching the kids frolic in the pool. Where exactly does my frosty treat come from? The Uzima Springs Pool Bar.

Epcot's Rose & Crown Pub

Located on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon, the Rose & Crown Pub is one of Epcot's most popular spots. "Otium Cum Dignitate" or "Leisure with Dignity" is the motto at this classic English Pub that hosts the only full bar located within Epcot. Advanced Dining Reservations are available if you're looking for table service, but if you hope for something quicker just enter through the double wooden doors beneath the "Pub" sign for a cold drink at this lively little venue.

Epcot's Morocco Offers a Romantic Respite

Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park offers many great spots to take time out for a little romance. The Moroccan Pavilion is one of my favorite places to spend some time with my husband. Full of twist and turns you can almost imagine getting lost in the streets of the city. From the sweet smells of orange when the tangerines are in bloom, to the splash of the fountain, this pavilion's design was overseen by the King of Morocco's personal architect to be sure that Disney got it right. The Moroccan Pavilion offers a mystical world to be lost in, and is a delightful escape.

La Cava del Tequila at Epcot's Mexico Pavilion

This great Epcot lounge is making waves throughout the fan community with it's cozy yet fun atmosphere and high quality margaritas. La Cava del Tequila has quickly become a favorite spot for Disney loving grownups to hang out and share a drink with friends. Open since 2009, this addition to the Mexico pavilion, offers a wide variety of Tequilas, Margaritas & Beer.

Adult-Friendly Character Meals

Dining with the characters at Disney World is a great way to enjoy a meal. And it is not just for kids! We've looked into the different character meals with help from our friends at the Disney Food Blog and have come up with some more adult friendly character meals!

ESPN Club is A Sports Fan's Dream Bar

If you're looking for a fun place to catch the "big game" on TV while you're at Walt Disney World, why not head on over to the ESPN Club located at Disney's Boardwalk Resort. Though Disney has closed affiliate restaurants around the country this ESPN Club continues to be a fun and happening place for sports fans in the Orlando area.