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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Debuts Gardens Kiosk for Guests with Food Allergies and Other Dietary Restrictions

When you have a serious food allergy or dietary restrictions, a visit to a theme park can often lead to frustration and uncertainty about food safety. But Disney is working to make dining out with food allergies easier for guests.

Disney's Animal Kingdom recently opened a kiosk to help guests with food allergies, intolerances, and other issues. The kiosk - called Gardens - is located on Discovery Island adjacent to Adventures Outpost.

Changes Coming Next Year to Tables in Wonderland Dining Discounts

Tables in Wonderland members take note - there are changes coming to the discount dining program by the middle of next year.

According to our friends at the Disney Food Blog, at least one restaurant is going to stop offering the Tables in Wonderland discounts while others will have more blackout dates when guests use the card.

Take A Peak At The 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus

The menus are out for the 18th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in Walt Disney World. With 30 fantastic Marketplace Booths scattered around World Showcase Promenade there's sure to be something to tempt the taste of even the pickiest eater. New additions this year include Scotland, the return of Brazil, and a new Coffee Cart in the American Pavilion.

Main Street Bakery First Look!

We've been talking about it over on the forums for a couple of weeks now, but our good friends over at the Disney Food Blog have a first look into the brand new Main Street Bakery! A few select guests have been receiving dining vouchers to test out the renovated diggs on Main Street and new home to Walt Disney World's first Starbucks location!

L’Artisan des Glaces Sorbet and Ice Cream Shop in Epcot’s France is Now Open

There's a new restaurant to visit when you're looking to get out of the heat in Epcot. L'Artisan des Glaces Sorbet and Ice Cream Shop has opened in the France Pavilion.

California Grill Opening Later This Summer – Some Reservations Available for November

As fine dining fans eagerly wait for the date for the reopening of the California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort, there is some exciting news to report about reservations for later this year.

Free Dining Announced for Select Dates This Fall

Our friends at the Disney Food Blog shared the news this morning - Free Dining for Disney Visa Cardholders has been announced for dates in September. The offer is expected to open to the public on May 9.

Guests must have a minimum three night stay between September 2 and September 25 in order to receive the Free Dining. A minimum ticket purchase of at least at two-day Magic Your Way ticket is also required.

BoardWalk Bakery Reopens at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

After a several months long refurbishment, the BoardWalk Bakery at Disney's BoardWalk Inn has finally reopened! And it's bigger and better than before.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is planning a special Mother's Day Brunch at the Garden Grove restaurant, complete with a complimentary mimosa for mom. The whole family will have a chance to interact with their favorite Disney characters during the meal.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - Plus Food!

The 20th Annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival has started down at the Walt Disney World Resort! As we've mentioned before this year the festival has several exciting additions and the one we're dying to hear all about is the food!

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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.