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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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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.

Top 5 Spots for Mexican Food at Walt Disney World

We like our top 5 lists here at WDW for Grownups and today we're going to check out our top five favorite spots for Mexican food (and drinks!) when you're at Disney World. The majority of the locations (four out of five) are located in Epcot, but you'll also want to drop by Disney Springs.

Blaze Fast Fired Pizza at Disney Springs

Amongst the recent dining additions at Disney Springs is a quick service spot to stop by for a perfect pizza pie made just for you. Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza is serving up custom-built artisanal pizzas, and freshly made gourmet salads that suit each guests taste. While Blaze is a chain fast-casual restaurant, it makes for a great fit at Disney Springs.

A Quick Stop At The BoardWalk Bakery

We all know that dining at the Walt Disney World Resorts can be an extraordinary experience. That especially holds true at the variety of venues on Disney's BoardWalk. As much as I love to dine at the wonderful table service venues, sometimes I just want to pick up a quick bite on the go, and that's when I turn to the BoardWalk Bakery.

Best Snacks at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

When you're thinking about snacks at Disney World, do you ever think about the snacks at the resort hotels? Some of our favorite treats are found at the resort hotels and we've been known to visit a hotel JUST to get a particular snack (beignets we're looking at you).

Today we're going to check out some of the best snacks at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels so we hope you're hungry!

Late Night Desserts At Les Chefs De France

The bountiful food options at Walt Disney World can sometimes make it hard to pick just one place to eat dinner, so why not split up your meal and take in even more of the delicious options? If you're looking for a late night spot to share some dessert with your companions, I highly recommend stopping in at Epcot's Les Chefs de France. A charming cafe, serving up very accessible French culinary favorites, Les Chefs is also a wonderful spot to drop by for a bit of dessert.

Top 10 Bakeries and Candy Shops at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort is home to so much wonderful and delicious food choices at kiosks, bakeries, candy shops, and restaurants that it is a daunting task to narrow things down to a top 10 list. However, we're always up for a challenge here at Grownups, so this week we're taking on the bakeries and candy shops at Disney World and naming our top 10.

Shine Bar Cocktail: Fig And Berries

Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen and Shine Bar is without a doubt one of knock-out new additions to Disney Springs. It doesn't matter if you are eating a full meal at the table service, or grabbing something from the take out window, guests of Chef Art's get a warm Southern welcome and an exceptional meal. Today we're taking a look at one of the fabulous cocktails being served up at the Shine Bar, the Fig and Berries.