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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.

The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen Opens at the Magic Kingdom

After months of waiting the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen is finally open at the Magic Kingdom. The restaurant was in "soft opening" since December 13 but today is the official opening day. The Skipper Canteen is located in Adventureland.

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.

Change is Coming for Advance Dining Reservation Cancellations

News out here in cyberspace has it that come October 26, the policy regarding the cancellation of an Advance Dining Reservation (or ADR) will change.

Here's what guests need to know: if you make a reservation after October 26 to select restaurants and fail to use said reservation or cancel it, you'll be charged $10. Also, guests wanting to cancel an ADR must give a full day's notice in order to forgo the fee. Guests should also be prepared to start giving their credit card number when they make an ADR on or after October 26.

Restaurants included in the cancellation-fee list are:

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Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante Opens At Disney Springs

Riding the wave of excitement from the past weeks openings of Pizza Ponte and The Edison, the next new addition to Disney Springs comes in the form of Maria & Enzo's Ristorante.

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.

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.

Best Table Service Restaurants for First Timers at Walt Disney World

Planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort can be taxing for the most veteran traveler, but when you're planning your first visit to the House of the Mouse, it can be overwhelming. And many times I hear from those first-time travelers that they didn't know where to eat so they didn't make any reservations and they come home wishing they could have done things differently.

Lunch at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano has been a table service staple at Disney's Hollywood Studio for decades. Tucked in the far back of the Muppets Courtyard, past 'PizzaRizzo' and 'It's A Wonderful Shop', the brightly colored awning and streamers of overhead flags welcome hungry guests to come inside and enjoy a meal. My son and I recently stopped in to try Mama Melrose's for lunch.

Authentic Chinese Food and a Great Atmosphere at Epcot’s Nine Dragons

Epcot's China pavilion is one of the most gorgeous areas in World Showcase and it's one location where we always like to spend a some extra time. Some days we like to order pot stickers and a peach oolong tea from the Lotus Blossom Cafe and people watch. And sometimes we're looking for a bigger meal and we'll stop at Nine Dragons, the table service spot.

Escape to a World of Fairy Tales, Oompah Bands, and Beer in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

Almost near the midway point in World Showcase, in between China and Italy, you'll find the Germany Pavilion and there's more to this pavilion than just beer and bratwurst. Let's take a short stroll through the land of fairy tales.

Disney Expanding Cancellation Fees to All Table Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort

For the last two year Disney has enforced a monetary penalty for failure to provide a 24-hour notice of a reservation cancellation at Walt Disney World's signature restaurants.

Starting at the end of this month that penalty - $10 per person - will be extended to all table service restaurants at Walt Disney World.

Spend Some Quality Time Exploring the Wonders and Beauty of the Morocco Pavilion

One of the most beautiful and intriguing pavilions in World Showcase is Morocco. But without a "major" attraction, it often suffers from lack of attention as guests rush past as they hurry to France or Japan on either side.

Morocco opened in 1984 and was the first "expansion" pavilion added to World Showcase after the park opened two years earlier. Three Moroccan cities are meant to be represented in the pavilion - Fez, Casablanca, and Marrakesh.

Start Your Tour of Mexico inside the Heart of a Pyramid

When entering World Showcase from Future World you have two directional choices. You can tour clockwise and start in Mexico or you can tour in a counterclockwise direction starting in Canada.

Today we're going to visit Mexico, which is one of the more unique pavilions in World Showcase. What makes this pavilion different from the others is that aside from the outside dining on the lagoon and a few shops, the rest of the pavilion is inside the Mesoamerican pyramid that is the centerpiece of the pavilion.