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Possible Changes Coming to the Disney Dining Plan

It's been a busy weekend full of possible news and even some rumors when it comes to changes that might be happening with the Disney Dining Plan. We've been hearing quite a few different reports and wanted to make our readers aware of changes that are possible.

Best Cool Treats for the ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ at Walt Disney World

After a very long and very cold winter (for most of us) it seems that summer might finally be just around the corner and if you're traveling to Walt Disney World this summer that means it's going to be hot. We're talking H-O-T kind of hot. Melting while you're standing still hot. Sweating in places you didn't think was possible hot. And this means you need to keep your cool.

Fun Food Choices at the Magic Kingdom’s 24-Hour Party

It's almost time for the Magic Kingdom's 24-hour party that is officially kicking off the Coolest Summer Ever and if there's one thing you need at a party it is food. And the Magic Kingdom will be serving up some new treats for the celebration in addition to some regular favorites.

Chef Mickey’s to Start Serving Brunch Daily on May 31

One of the most popular character meals at the Walt Disney World Resort is adding a daily brunch to the menu. Reservations for brunch at Chef Mickey's, located inside Disney's Contemporary Resort, open on May 22. The first brunch seating is available on Sunday, May 31.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Opening at The Landing in Disney Springs this Fall

The Landing in Downtown Disney (soon to be Disney Springs) will be home to Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar this fall. And if you're asking yourself "who is Jock Lindsey?" we have the answer. Jock is the pilot for Indiana Jones and he has a pet snake named Reggie.

Harambe Marketplace Opening Later this Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is getting ready to celebrate the opening of the all-new Harambe Marketplace later this month. The new marketplace will feature merchandise shops and new food choices from four walk-up windows.

The Rebel Hangar: A Star Wars Lounge Experience Coming to Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Just in case Star Wars Weekends weren't going to be amazing enough this year, Disney just announced the addition of a popup Star Wars-themed restaurant, The Rebel Hangar: A Star Wars Lounge Experience. This spot was "once a known hangout of Rebel pilots, aliens, and smugglers" and the themeing is going to be out of this galaxy amazing.

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop No Longer Selling Products with Peanut Butter

The next time you're craving a peanut butter and chocolate sundae at the Walt Disney World Resort you'll find one less place to indulge. The Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at Downtown Disney has stopped using peanut butter as an ingredient in sundaes, chocolates, or as a topping.

The Disney Food Blog Announces the Grand Launch of the ‘DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2015’ Ebook

The Disney Food Blog recently announced the grand launch of the all-new 2015 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining ebook! This instantly downloadable ebook is full of all the tips, tricks, and information you'll need to plan your dining during a Walt 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.

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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 New Gasparilla Island Grill Still Stuns With Sweet Cupcakes

The Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has reopened after after a bit of refurbishment, and guests can delight in a brand new menu with artisanal ingredients and elevated flavors. A whole team of culinary stars collaborated on the relaunch, including James Beard nominee and Grand Floridian Executive Chef, Scott Hunnel, Grand Floridian Executive Pastry Chef, Erich Herbitschek and Chef Noah Estabrook.

Grab A Quick Bite At Sunshine Seasons In Epcot

There's one restaurant at Epcot that I never plan on eating at, but somehow always end up at - Sunshine Seasons. Located on the lower level of Epcot's Land Pavilion, Sunshine Seasons is a food court style quick serve location that is always bustling with energy. Whether you're looking for a hearty lunch, or just a quick snack to grab and go, there's sure to be something waiting for you at Sunshine Seasons.

The Top Must-Eat-Here-in-2017 Restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort

So here we are, a week into the New Year. Did you make any delicious resolutions yet? How about making a list of all the places you want to eat, drink, and be merry at the Walt Disney World Resort this year? Now THAT seems like the best kind of resolution to make.

Three Sweet & Bubbly Drinks To Toast In The New Year at Walt Disney World

I'm a bubbly girl year round, but there's nothing quite like celebrating a new year that brings people to pop the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine. If you're celebrating New Year's Eve and Day at Walt Disney World, but you're not a fan of a straight brut champagne, here's where you can find a few of my favorite sweet bubbly beverages to help you toast in 2017!

Top 5 Walt Disney World Bars and Lounges of 2016

As the usually designated driver in my friend group, I don't often drink much at home. However, thanks to the complimentary transportation at the Walt Disney World Resort I'm free to imbibe as I please. This means that most vacation days will include at least one stop to enjoy Disney's fantastic bars and lounges. Here's a look at my Top 5 Walt Disney World Bars and Lounges of 2016.

Stop In For Cocktails at Art Smith’s Shine Bar

When the days are warm and lazy nothing is quite as nice as settling in on the covered porch to admire the springs and enjoy a cocktail at Art Smith's Shine Bar. You'll find this welcoming spot tucked off to the side of Homecoming Florida Kitchen just waiting for you to drop in and stay a spell. Keep reading to learn about one of my favorite new spots for cocktail Friday!

Lunch at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano has been a table service staple at Disney's Hollywood Studio for decades. Tucked in the far back of the Muppets Courtyard, past 'PizzaRizzo' and 'It's A Wonderful Shop', the brightly colored awning and streamers of overhead flags welcome hungry guests to come inside and enjoy a meal. My son and I recently stopped in to try Mama Melrose's for lunch.

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

If you're looking for a lovely place to lose a couple of hours at Disney's Hollywood Studio, the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge may be just the place for you. Located on a shady patio in front of the signature Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant, this shady nook offers cocktails and tapas with a prime view for people watching.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bar At Frontera Cocina

Last week I shared my thoughts on the Hamilton County Pecan Pie from Art Smith's Homecoming Florida Kitchen. Today we pit Master Chef against Master Chef as we head deeper into Disney Springs discovering yet another take on this classic Southern - the Pecan Pie Bar at Frontera Cocina.

Two Ways To Experience ‘Ohana Dinner at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

According to Lilo, 'Ohana means family. But Lilo was wrong. 'Ohana means food. And more food. And then just when you think you're finished, more food. Dinner at 'Ohana is an experience, one that has been panned in recent years for being lackluster or past its prime by some, but our family completely disagrees. 'Ohana is a light hearted Disney classic, a great family meal served up in the heart of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.