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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 Food Blog Releases ‘DFB Guide to Walt Disney World 2017 2nd Edition’ E-book

If you're making plans to vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort this year there's one must-have planning tool: the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2017 e-book. This full-color e-book is full of more than 600 page of all the information you need to know about Disney World dining.

Disney Food Blog Launches the ‘DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2016’ E-book

Our friends at the Disney Food Blog are celebrating the grand launch of the fully-updated DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2016 e-book. The e-book is full of information and tips on all the holiday events happening at the Walt Disney World Resort this year.

Changes Coming to the Disney Dining Plan in 2017

If you're making plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in 2017 and you're adding the Disney Dining Plan to your Magic Your Way Package, listen up! Changes are coming to the Quick Service and Standard Dining Plans next year.

Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge Now Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom has officially become a new hot spot at the Walt Disney World Resort thanks to the brand-new nighttime experiences starting this weekend and the grand opening of Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge!

Thirty New Tenants Announced for Disney Springs Include New Shops and Restaurants

Disney Springs is quickly becoming a go-to destination for high-end shopping and dining. And now, Disney has announced that 30 new tenants are coming to Disney Springs this spring including kate spade new york, Sephora, Lacoste, and more.

Disney Food Blog Celebrating Grand Launch of the ‘DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2016’ E-book

The Disney Food Blog is celebrating the grand launch of the all-new, fully-updated DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2016 e-book. The e-book is available for purchase and immediate download so you don't miss a minute when planning your dining adventures for your next Disney World vacation.

Morimoto Asia Set to Open in Downtown Disney on September 30

Morimoto Asia, the first pan-Asian restaurant from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, is set to open on September 30 at The Landing in Downtown Disney (soon-to-be Disney Springs). Reservations will be available via Open Table on September 16.

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Top Walt Disney World Hotels When You Have Teens That Want To Roam

As your kids get older, it's natural for a family trip to Walt Disney World takes on a different air and feel. While Guests under the age of 14 are required to have supervision, teens over 14 can stretch their wings and explore the property a little further on their own. When my kids were that age, it was important to that we stayed at a resort on property that allowed them more than enough fairly nearby entertainment options when I let them go off on their own.

11 of the Most Romantic Places at Walt Disney World

The world's Vacation Kingdom has become a hot spot of love birds looking to get away, while still having some wholesome fun. While we all know about enjoying Days in the Park, nights become enchanted, and we've got a list of 11 of the Most Romantic Places at Walt Disney World.

2018 Brings New Perks For Disney Springs Resort Area Hotel Guests

The new year brought exciting new benefits for guests staying at any of the seven great Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels. Located on Hotel Plaza Boulevard, just across the road from Disney Springs, these partner hotels offer many of the same amenities as the Disney Resorts.

The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2018 e-book Is Here!

Oh joy of January - DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2018 e-book has launched! The go-to dining planner for thousands of dedicated Disney fans around the globe, the arrival of this full-color e-book to digital shelves means it's time to get down to some serious planning. More than 650 pages of valuable information have been squeezed into this edition, containing everything you could possibly need to know about dining at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

The Edison Complex Opens Its Doors For The New Year At Disney Springs

New Year's Eve is always an optimistic time for people to look forward to the future, while keeping in mind the joys of the past. The uniquely themed areas of Walt Disney World make for an especially fun ways to welcome the New Year like nowhere else. This year the place to be on first night is the brand new restaurant, bar and nighttime destination at Disney Springs - The Edison.

A Glorious Celebration Of Christmas: Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

One of the most loved events of the holiday season at Walt Disney World is the Candlelight Processional at the American Gardens Theater in Epcot. Each night between now and December 30th, a revolving cast of celebrity narrators will offer guests a glorious retelling of the biblical Christmas story, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a magnificent mass choir. Happening three times per night, the Candlelight Processional takes place at 5:00, 6:45, 8:15 p.m. and is included with your admission to the Epcot Theme Park.

Six Walt Disney World Things I'm Thankful For

There is not a time in my memory that I wasn't a Disney traveler. I raised my kids on Disney trips, just like my parents took me, and their parents took them to Disneyland. Walt Disney World, and the opportunities that it has given me, are things that I am truly thankful for. While it's easy to be nostalgic and emotional about Disney, I also know that there are many very quantifiable reasons that my diverse family keeps returning to Disney Parks over and over again. Below are six Walt Disney World things that I am exceptionally thankful for.

Limited Advanced Dining Reservations In Epcot Still Available For Thanksgiving

While many fans are right on top of their Walt Disney World advanced dining reservations as soon as that 180 window opens up, others are more laid back when it comes to mealtime. There are certain times of year that you can get a reservation just about anywhere, during the holidays is not one of them. If you plan on spending Thanksgiving in the Disney Parks and are still hoping to snag a great mealtime table for your family, you may want to act soon.

Where To Find Pumpkin Flavored Treats This Fall At Walt Disney World

If you haven't been paying attention around your hometown, pumpkin season is in full swing! The fine bakers at Walt Disney World have noticed too and the shelves have been stocked with tasty treats that embrace the flavors of fall. For Americans there always seems to be something comforting about pumpkin, with memories of family times together, where better to share that than on a Walt Disney World vacation.

9 Tips For Date Night At The Magic Kingdom

Date night isn't just for the young, but the young at heart as well, and I can't think of a better place to spend a night with the one I love than Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Some how the pressures of being a grown-up seem to melt away when you stand in front of that Castle and dare to dream. Here are 9 tips for a fantastic date night at the Magic Kingdom.