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Yak and Yeti at Animal Kingdom: A Review

Yak & Yeti is one of only a few table service restaurants in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World so we were excited to give it a try on our last visit. Did we see any Yetis while we were in there? Come find out…

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Free Dining (Lite) Promotion Summer 2016

Disney has announced a Summer Meal Offer promotion for 2016 at Walt Disney World. It does not quite have the same pizzazz as the more famous Fall Free Dining Promotions, but it could still save you some coin given how pricey Quick Service Meals can still be.

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Be Our Guest at Magic Kingdom: A Review

Be Our Guest is the newest restaurant in Magic Kingdom and needless to say it’s popular. Reservations aren’t quite as hard to get as Cinderella’s Royal Table, but it’s close. Demand is huge, and having finally gotten to eat there, I can see why. We actually ate here for both lunch and dinner, which is quick service and table service, respectively. So I’ll merge the experiences into this one review…

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Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom: A Review

Cinderella’s Royal Table is the restaurant that resides within Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. I tried to get reservations here during my 2013 trip to no avail, but was able to score some coveted ADRs for my 2015 trip. Without further ado, I’d love to tell you all about it…

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Art Smith’s Southern Restaurant set for 2016 Launch in Disney Springs

According to Disney Parks Blog, there is another new restaurant coming to Disney Springs in 2016. It’s also owned by another famous TV chef, in this case Art Smith who has completed the tri-fecta of TV cooking: “Iron Chef America,” “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters.” In additon, he’s also been Oprah’s Chef so that’s cool. The restaurant will have a Southern flare and will include a Southern Shine bar for tasty spirits and cocktails.

Free Disney Dining Announced for 2015 – Major Problems Ensue

As I am sure you know by now, yesterday Disney announced their Free Disney Dining Plan Promotions for 2015. I won’t go into all the details, but some of my Disney colleagues covered it well: Disney Tourist Blog’s coverage / Orlando Weekly’s coverage

I have a feeling that Disney is perhaps trying to phase out the free dining promotion a few steps at a time. Right off the bat, I noticed a few things that was different this year than from previous years:

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Biergarten at EPCOT: A Review

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: EPCOT is one of my favorite places to dine when I visit Walt Disney World. I mean, the options are all so much fun and so delicious that it’s often hard to narrow it down to a few during a trip. Today I’ll talk about what is probably one of my top three restaurants in EPCOT: Biergarten! If you can’t make it to the Hobrauhaus in Munich any time soon, then Biergarten is gonna be a great alternative.

Note: if you’re looking for an overview of all the Disney reviews I’ve done (which can help provide context for scoring) give my review index a quick glimpse.

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Le Cellier Steakhouse at EPCOT: A Review

EPCOT in Walt Disney World is a veritable power house of Disney Dining. A dream come true for those of us (myself included) who enjoy the food at Disney World as much as they do anything else. But, all those choices come with a price: which special few should I pick to visit? Well, I’m here to help as I try to review all the places in Disney World that I’ve eaten at. Last week I reviewed Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom and this week we’ll talk about Le Cellier Steakhouse in EPCOT.

Note: if you’re looking for an overview of all the Disney reviews I’ve done (which can help provide context for scoring) give my review index a quick glimpse.

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Five Delicious Snacking Tips for Walt Disney World

As you all know, dining and snacking is one of my favorite parts of any Disney World vacation. But, snacking is often over looked among st the rush to get as many ADRs as possible 180 days before your trip. So, I wanted to put together this article for five tips that will help you snack throughout your trip!

Tip #5 – Sample free sodas at EPCOT

If you’re feeling a little warm over at EPCOT there’s an easy way to avoid shelling out a few beans for a soda. Stroll over to EPCOT’s Club Cool where you can sample – for free – Coca Cola sodas from around the globe. To be fair, though, some of the beverage options may be a little exotic, but you should be able to find at least one that’ll whet your whistle and give you the cool boost you need.

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