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Walt Disney World Resort Announces New Vacation Deals for Early 2017

If you're thinking about taking a Walt Disney World vacation in the early part of 2017, listen up! Disney recently announced a couple of new vacation deals, including the Play, Stay, Dine, & Save package that features a dining plan!

Free Dining Announced for Select Travel Dates this Fall at Walt Disney World

It's back! Free dining has been announced for select travel dates this fall at the Walt Disney World Resort. The dates begin at the end of August and continue on select weeks through December 21. Any free dining packages must be booked by July 8.

Walt Disney World Resort Increases Pricing for the Disney Dining Plan

The Walt Disney World Resort has increased prices for the Disney Dining Plan. This increase comes less than two weeks after the new seasonal ticket pricing was announced and hot on the heels of the news regarding a possible nightly resort fee.

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.

Free Dining Offer Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

It's that time of year again! Free Dining was just announced today for select dates in August, September, October, November, and December. If you want to add free dining to your vacation plans you'll need to book a minimum of three nights at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and purchase at least a 2-day Magic Your Way park ticket with a Park Hopper or a Water Parks and More option.

Free Dining Announced for Select Dates this Fall at Walt Disney World

It's that time of year again! Free Dining has been announced for select dates in September, October, November, and December at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Currently the offer is only available for Disney Visa cardholders, but it is expected to open to the general public on or around May 7!

The travel dates for this round of Free Dining are: August 31 - October 3; October 26 - November 1; November 9 - 20; and December 12 - 23.

Disney World’s Candlelight Processional Dining Packages on Sale Now

The Candlelight Processional Dining Packages for 2013 are now on sale!

Presented this year from November 29 through December 31, the Candlelight Processional is performed three times each night (5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:15 p.m.), and includes the telling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator who is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, and a choir of Disney cast members and special guests.

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.

Free Dining Plan Offer Back!

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World for this fall, winter or early next year? Then you're in luck! The ever-popular complimentary dining plan offer is back for those purchasing a package trip to WDW.

Here's what you need to know: guests who buy a non-discounted package of room and tickets for four nights/five days at certain Disney resorts will receive a free dining plan. The free plan offer is good for certain dates from October 2011 to March 2012.

A Glimpse At Changes For 2012 Disney Dining Plans

There is some buzz surrounding the 2012 Disney Dining Plans and upcoming changes to the plans. Without further ado, here is the nitty gritty on what you might want to know about plans for next year.

Guests purchasing the Standard Dining Plan can expect to receive a refillable mugs as part of the plan. These nifty mugs let guests have access to unlimited soft drink and other quick service beverage refills while at their Disney resort.

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Best Use Of A Snack Credit at Disney's Hollywood Studios

One of the biggest questions surrounding the dining plan is "how can I get the best value for my credits?" Most veterans know that things like character dining and Food & Wine Festival snacks can get you a big bang for your buck (or credit). But did you know that there is a hidden gem of a snack tucked away in Echo Lake at Disney's Hollywood Studios that might be the best value for your snack credit around? I give you the funnel cake from Oasis Canteen!

Dining Plan Snack Credit Tips For Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has become one of the most anticipated fan events of the year at Walt Disney World. With dozens of International Marketplace Booths to sample from it's easy to eat your way around the world one small plate at a time. For guests using the Disney Dining Plan this can sometimes adds another level of planning to their vacations, we've got a few great tips for making the most of your Disney Dining Plan during Festival.

The Best Healthy Snacks at Walt Disney World

When visiting the Walt Disney World Resort it is very easy to over-indulge in all the delicious snacks and meals, even if you start out with good intentions and plans to "eat healthy." But sometimes you hit that no-more-french-fries wall and you really want something healthy to eat (and no, Dole Whip doesn't count).

Planning Tips For The Casual Traveler During Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival

I know more than a handful of people who plan their Disney trips all around the food, and most of those folks make the annual pilgrimage to Disney's spectacular annual event the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Being a foodie is a way of life for some and they take their festival going pretty seriously. But - what should the average Joe need to know about this very popular season? And how does it effect the travels of those who just happen to stumble upon the Food & Wine Festival during a regular vacation to the vacation kingdom?

Paying at the Food and Wine Festival Booths

Since I've gotten recent questions on the subject I thought I'd pull this post out of the archives because knowing how you're going to pay for all that grub Food & Wine Festival is important business! The 2015 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival offers a veritable plethora of sip and tastes for you to indulge in, as well as tastings, seminars, and food and wine themes merchandise.

The Top 3 Restaurants For A Sit Down Meal At Epcot During Food & Wine Festival

You've been on your feet all day, waiting in line after line to sip and snack your way through World Showcase. While all the food has been fun, you really just want to sit down someplace cool and relax while enjoying a fabulous meal - so where to go? While the crowds mix and mingle through the be sure to make an advance dinning reservations to enjoy some of Epcot's best any time of year. We've got the Top 3 Restaurants For A Sit Down Meal At Epcot During Food & Wine Festival.

5 Meal-Worthy Uses For Snack Credits At Walt Disney World

Guests using the Disney Dining Plan often wonder how to make the most of their daily snack credits. Though there are many fun treats available, such as Popcorn, Mickey Bars, and Dole Whips that are great snacks - with a little forethought and creativity it's easy to use those credits to make a meal.

20+ Reasons Staying At A Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Is The Best Thing Ever

The Orlando area offers hundreds of nice resorts, and many of the common commercial properties outside of Walt Disney World offer a deluxe experience as well as reasonable prices. But when people ask me where they should stay on their Walt Disney World vacation, I always repeat one golden rule - stay on property. The Walt Disney World Resort offers more than a dozen unique Resort Hotels at a variety of price points but whether you're staying at a Disney Value or Disney Deluxe Resort there are perks to staying on property that just can't get anywhere else.

Left-over Snack Credits Are Great For Snacky Souvenirs

I love the Deluxe Disney Plan; however frequently on the last day of my Walt Disney World vacations I find myself standing in the hotel lobby wondering what to do with a handful of leftover snack credits. This dilemma has given way to one of my family's Disney traditions, the snack haul. Unwilling to let those extra credits go to waste I head to the hotel gift shop just before I have to hop on the Magical Express and spend them on delicious pre-packaged snacks for the folks back home.

Lunch at Chefs De France Has An Authentic Atmosphere

There are so many places to eat in Epcot it can be trouble choosing which restaurant to try. When you add in the ones that are a must visit on every visit it can be hard to try and fit in new places. On our most recent trip we finally were able to squeeze in a meal at Chefs de France. It's been on the must-try list for some time now however it took a while to reach the top as we visit the 'real' France frequently and were worried that it wouldn't compare.