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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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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.

10 Things To See During The Holidays At Walt Disney World

Holidays at Walt Disney World are right around the corner and I'm looking forward to a variety of exciting activities! It's a fan favorite time of year when the property is decorated with seasonal lights and trim to go along with the bustling activities. Read on to learn 10 exciting things to see during the holidays at Disney.

Have A Romantic Date Night At Disney Springs

Walt Disney World can be a wonderful place for families, it can also be an amazing spot for a romantic getaway with the one you love. Whether you're hiring a sitter at the resort for the night, or making an adults only trip, the reimagined shopping, dining, and entertainment complex Disney Springs has a bounty of date night delights waiting just for you.

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.