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Club Villain Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in January 2016

If you've ever dreamed of hanging out with some of the Disney Villains, now's your chance. An all-new dance-and-dine event, Club Villain, is headed to Disney's Hollywood Studios in January 2016 at the new Sunset Showcase.

Victoria & Albert’s Once Again Honored as One of the Top Restaurants in the United States

Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa was recently named one of the top restaurants in the country in TripAdvisor's 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards. The restaurant is the only Florida restaurant on the list and is rank 6th out of 25.

Minnie’s Seasonal Dine Will Be Offered Year-Round at Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Minnie Mouse will be hosting dinner parties all year long at Hollywood & Vine in Disney's Hollywood Studios. This holiday season she's hosting the previously announced Minnie's Holiday Dine, but the fun continues throughout the year with new dinner offering, Minnie's Seasonal Dine.

New ‘Snacks with Character’ Debut at Walt Disney World Resort

In a continued effort to provide options for guests with food allergies and intolerances, Disney has recently launched the all-new Snacks with Character line of Disney-branded allergy-friendly snacks. The new snack line includes cookies, snack bars, and more.

New Restaurant from Chef Art Smith Confirmed for Disney Springs

Celebrity Chef Art Smith is bringing farm-to-fork cuisine to Disney Springs in the summer of 2016 with a new restaurant, Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine. Chef Smith was raised in Jasper, Florida so the restaurant's name is inspired by his heritage.

ABC Daytime’s ‘The Chew’ Celebrates the 20th Epcot Food and Wine Festival this Week

If you aren't able to make to the 20th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival this year, just tune in to ABC's The Chew all this week. The cast of the popular cooking and talk show traveled to the Festival earlier this month and taped a week's worth of shows.

New Chocolate Shop, The Ganachery, Coming to Disney Springs

Chocolate fans are going to love the newest addition coming to Disney Springs later this year. A new chocolate shop, The Ganachery, is scheduled to open at the shopping, dining, and entertainment district before the end of the year.

Tables in Wonderland Price Increases Effective Immediately

Tables in Wonderland, the Disney World discount dining program, has announced a price increase. Members were notified over the weekend of an immediate price increase, effective October 4. The new prices are an increase of $50 over the previous pricing.

New Flavor Lab Research and Development Facility Opening at Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort has opened a brand-new, behind-the-scenes Flavor Lab where Disney's chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and even front-of-house managers will be trained. The new research and development facility is not open to the general public.

Rockin’ Burger Block Parties Begin Saturday, September 25 at Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The 20th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival has officially started today. In addition to the Marketplace Booths where you can wine and dine your way around World Showcase, there are many special events planned throughout the festival.

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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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Top Treats to Keep You Cool this Summer at Walt Disney World

Ah, summertime in Orlando. It's hot and humid. We mean, it's like melt-to-the-sidewalk-HOT. Almost unbearably HOT. But...there is a way to keep your cool when visiting Disney World during the summer months. Cold food and drinks! That's right - in addition to finding air conditioning at every chance, you can also cool yourself with some tasty food and drinks.

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen Review Part 2

Last Friday we began to look at the fantastic food and atmosphere of Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen Review Part 1, which covered the atmosphere, cocktails, and appetizers. Be sure to go back and read that article to get a better overview of Homecomin'. Today lets continue with down home entrees and a couple of very special desserts help to put this phenomenal new eatery on the map.

New Menu Item At The Daily Poutine

If you think half the fun of planning your Walt Disney World vacation is figuring out what you're going to eat, then hold to your hat because The Daily Poutine has something brand new. Move over traditional curds and gravy over fries, because this summer it's all about the cheeseburger, Cheeseburger Poutine that is!

Favorite Sweet Treats at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Yes, we know. Disney's Hollywood Studios is a hot mess right now thanks to the construction projects for Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land. But the theme park still has some redeeming qualities including The Great Movie Ride, Tower of Terror, and Toy Story Mania. And you can meet BB-8 and Baby Groot, so it's not all bad. Plus, there's a ton of great food to be found at the Studios.

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen Review Part 1

Eat all the things! Alright - maybe we didn't eat ALL of the things, but as soon as we walked in the door at Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen And Shine Bar our goal was to eat as much as we possibly could. I'd say we put a pretty big dent in the menu, and I've got photos for you of every wonderful thing. I'll say it right here at the start, this celebrity chef restaurant in Disney Springs is my new Walt Disney World favorite.

Seven Sweet and Savory Snacks You Have to Eat at the Magic Kingdom

Snacking is always a highlight of any vacation to Disney World, regardless of what park you're visiting. Each theme park has its own slate of must-eat snacks, and today we're checking out seven of the must-eat sweet and savory snacks at the Magic Kingdom.

Indulge In A Watermelon Pink Flamingo At The Frontera Cocina Bar

It's cocktail Friday again, so let's indulge in another treat from one of the great Bars at Disney Springs. While Frontera Cocina is gaining a reputation for delicious, authentic Mexican food from Mast Chef Rick Bayless. No reservations are taken for the bar so we walked on in to check out the drink menu and wet our whistle.

Top Five Snacks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Plus a Few of Our Favorite Drinks

Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of our favorite parks for food, second only perhaps to Epcot. While you can eat and drink your way around the World (Showcase) at Epcot, the flavors you'll encounter at the Animal Kingdom range from simple to exotic, but always delicious.

And, with the opening of Pandora - The World of Avatar on May 27, we can add "out of this world" to the list of flavor profiles.

The Pineapple Lanai at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

When you think about the ultimate Disney snacks, you may think Turkey Legs, or Churros. But when my mind wanders to the most delicious and magical treats on my list, I go straight for the Dole Whip. This soft serve pineapple treat is the stuff of legends from coast to coast, and has achieved an almost cult-like status amongst regular Disney travelers as the must eat treat when you're passing though Adventureland.