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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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5 Quirky Ways I Love That Walt Disney World Engages The Senses

I love Walt Disney World, since I was a little girl it has been a place of refuge for me where the outside world just melts away. Disney has a way of engaging all of your senses to create unique experiences that truly transport you to different worlds. I realize that some of my favorite things may be a little quirky, none the less here they are.

15 Reasons Walt Disney World Honeymoons Are The Way To Go

Did you know that Walt Disney World is one of the most visited Honeymoon destinations on the planet? The appeal of Disney magic for people of all ages, and the sheer variety of options available at the Vacation Kingdom of the World make it a place that just about anyone can enjoy. With service for all levels of honeymoon budgets and a unique registry to help fund your journey, these 15 reasons are why we believe Walt Disney World Honeymoons are the way to go.

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.

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.

Spend Some Leisure Time At Walt Disney World

Time and time again I hear travelers talk about how exhausted they are when they return from a Walt Disney World vacation. "I need a vacation from my vacation" they tell me. I get it. It costs a lot of money to go to Disney, and you want to get your moneys worth. But this is your vacation, and if you try to squeeze everything into one trip you are likely to come home stressed and exhausted. Here are a few tips and ideas to help you slow down at Disney while still making the most of every day.

Guest Review: Tiana's Place On The Disney Wonder

Our family recently took a short three-day cruise on the Disney Wonder. This newly refurbished ship may be small but it packs a big punch! With the new show, Frozen A Musical Spectacular and new restaurants and lounges we were ready for a brand-new experience. Disney has rotational dining on their ships which means you go from restaurant to restaurant each night of your cruise with your serving staff following along with you. Even on a 3 day, we felt like the servers had known us for ages. The service is impeccable!

Breakfast at Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

On a recent stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort we had a few open hours in the morning before heading to the airport, so we decided to check out the breakfast spread at Captain's Grille at the hotel. We had wanted to dine at Trattoria al Forno for breakfast but it was all booked, so Captain's Grille was our second choice.

Breakfast At The Grand Floridian Café

Indulging in a hearty breakfast before heading off to the Parks is my favorite way to start the day on my Walt Disney World vacation. I'm a sucker for a leisurely meal and discussion about all the adventures that we are about to experience. On my last trip my son and I stopped in to the charming Grand Floridian Cafe.

Three Sweet Spots for Sushi At Walt Disney World

Sushi is a popular culinary treat, but not everyone has a quality Japanese restaurant in their home town. Luckily Disney travelers, can find a broad variety of restaurants across the Walt Disney World Property that are offering up this skillfully created Japanese delicacy. We've gathered together our three favorite sweet spots for sushi to share with you.

7 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid On Your First Disney Cruise

I've been dreaming of my next Disney Cruise, and while I feel pretty confident with the ins and outs by now, I find myself fielding lots of questions from would be cruisers. If you're thinking of heading out to see for the first time, check out these 7 Rookie Mistakes to avoid on your first Disney Cruise.