Walt Disney World
Restaurant and Dining News

2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
July 12, 2015
Tables in Wonderland hosted a "sneak peek" at this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, running September 25 through November 16. AllEars Editor Deb Koma attended the preview and sums up what's new for the event's 20th annual outing.

        Related Links:
         -- Disney Visa Cardholders Can Book Events July 28; Three Exclusive Events Announced!
         -- Food and Wine Festival Preview Photos
         -- Sneak Preview, Part 2
         -- Festival Discovery Sampler Package
         -- Festival Adds Four New Marketplaces
         -- SCHEDULES: Culinary Demos, Beverage/Mixology Seminars
         -- Special Ticketed Events
         -- 2015 Eat to the Beat Concerts and Dinner Package
         -- The Chew Comes to Epcot Food and Wine Festival


Reserve 2015 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Now!Reserve 2015 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Now!
July 07, 2015
2015 Candlelight Processional dining packages went on sale July 7, 2015. A partial list of celebrity narrators was also released.


Our Favorite Counter Service Spots in Disney's Hollywood StudiosOur Favorite Counter Service Spots in Disney's Hollywood Studios
June 25, 2015
The Debs (Deb Wills and Deb Koma) share some of their favorite counter service restaurants and food at Disney's Hollywood Studios. You may be surprised at their choices!


Zuri's Sweets Shop Now Open in Animal KingdomZuri's Sweets Shop Now Open in Animal Kingdom
June 20, 2015
Wide variety of foods inspired by the sights, sounds, and flavors of Africa. More than 80 new items, many only offered at this location. Everything from elephant candied apples, marshmallow treats, flavored popcorns, coffee, spices and sauces.


Creature Comforts Starbucks Open in Animal KingdomCreature Comforts Starbucks Open in Animal Kingdom
June 20, 2015
The final park to get its very own Starbucks location. This one has specialty Animal Kingdom items too!


Vivoli Gelateria Opens in Downtown DisneyVivoli Gelateria Opens in Downtown Disney
June 15, 2015
The family-run gelato shop from Florence Italy has opened in Downtown Disney


Harambe Market - ReviewHarambe Market - Review
June 11, 2015
Located in the Africa section of the park, Harambe Market mimics the atmosphere of an open-air marketplace and serves dishes that would be considered African street foods. My family and I recently tried some of the offerings and were pleased with what we sampled. And, when we found the perfect shaded table, we enjoyed the atmosphere of the market, too.


Animal Kingdom Menus Updated!Animal Kingdom Menus Updated!
May 30, 2015
Menus from Animal Kingdom are now updated as of May 2015!


20 Years of Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival - What's New!20 Years of Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival - What's New!
May 28, 2015
Disney chefs and festival programmers are whipping up a feast of surprises to celebrate the 20th annual event in style. New wine tastings, rockin' parties and culinary experiences built around the 20-year milestone will bring together loyal festival fans and first-timers. As part of the celebration, Chef Remy of the Disney animated film "Ratatouille" will invite guests to join a culinary scavenger hunt.

        Related Links:
         -- 2015 Eat to the Beat Concerts Announced! Chaka Khan, Everclear Among New Acts


Indiana-Jones Themed Lounge Coming to Downtown DisneyIndiana-Jones Themed Lounge Coming to Downtown Disney
May 21, 2015
A new Disney-owned and operated lounge with an aviation theme is being constructed at Downtown Disney between Paradiso 37 and the recently opened BOATHOUSE restaurant. The 150-seat Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar will feature unique cocktails and small plates, such as "Rolling Boulder Meatballs" and "Air Pirates Everything Pretzels". The venue's decor, with its propeller-based ceiling fans and diving bell "booth," carries out its storyline as the hangout of Indiana Jones's frequent pilot, Jock Lindsey, who also happened to have a pet snake named Reggie. The main room will house an expansive bar, with vintage travel posters covering the walls and correspondence between Jock, Indy and their fellow adventurers on display. Outside seating will be available on Jock's old steamboat named "Reggie" and in nearby seating on the adjacent deck. Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar is set to open this fall at Downtown Disney.


Chef Mickey's Open for Brunch as of May 31!Chef Mickey's Open for Brunch as of May 31!
May 16, 2015
Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort will be open for brunch starting May 31; reservations open May 22. The brunch menu will include breakfast favorites like Mickey waffles, as well as soup and salads, and hot dishes such as barbecued ribs, seafood etouffee and baked salmon. The ice cream bar and Contemporary bakery sweets also will be part of the buffet. Just as at the restaurant's breakfast and dinner, Chef Mickey and his pals will make a stop at each table. Hours for brunch are 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Breakfast is 7-11:30 a.m. and dinner 5-9:30 p.m.) Meals are one table-service entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan. For reservations, visit www.disneyworld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE.


Las Ventanas Mini Review - Coronado Springs ResortLas Ventanas Mini Review - Coronado Springs Resort
April 27, 2015
Recently I was at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort updating menus when I started to get really hungry. I looked at my watch, it was 9:30 a.m. Where should I have breakfast? There were three options: Cafe Rix; Pepper Market; or Las Ventanas


Refurbishments and ClosingsRefurbishments and Closings
April 27, 2015
What attractions will be closed during your visit to Walt Disney World?
Check our refurbishment/closings listing below.
Welcome to our revamped Refurbishments/Closings page! This list shows which attractions and other Walt Disney World resort areas are closed for refurbishment (or for some other reason). The list is organized by theme park and resorts, in order of the start date of the refurbishment projects. You can also customize the page to see those closings that most interest you.


Shula's Steakhouse Food Photos!Shula's Steakhouse Food Photos!
April 25, 2015
Lots of food photos from a recent visit to Shula's Steakhouse in the Dolphin


The BOATHOUSE "Raises the Bar" for Disney Signature Dining - Review - AllEarsNet TV (Video)The BOATHOUSE "Raises the Bar" for Disney Signature Dining - Review - AllEarsNet TV (Video)
April 22, 2015
The BOATHOUSE is an upscale, waterfront dining experience that has opened in Disney Springs. The restaurant has nautically-themed dining rooms, 3 bars including one on the water, guided Amiphicar rides, and a lunch and dinner menu featuring sandwiches, chops, steaks and seafood.

In this episode of AllEarsNet TV, host Deb Wills and special guest Ron Belin review their experience at the BOATHOUSE.


Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Classic TicketsWalt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Classic Tickets
April 13, 2015
Overnight packages and event-only tickets are now on sale for the sixth-annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31, at www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com and 1-888-828-8850.

A Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic causeway ticket offers guests unlimited tastings at more than 40 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel's award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel's scenic causeway. Upgraded ticket options allow guests to enjoy access to a beer garden featuring a wide selection of craft beers and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. The event also includes hands-on experiences with the hotel's chefs and certified beverage experts in a variety of food and beverage seminars.


The BOATHOUSE Opens in Disney SpringsThe BOATHOUSE Opens in Disney Springs
April 13, 2015
The BOATHOUSE opened today, April 13, 2015

        Related Links:
         -- BOATHOUSE Food Photos
         -- All Day Menu
         -- Kids Menu


Should Walt Disney World Bars/Lounges Serve Only Adults?Should Walt Disney World Bars/Lounges Serve Only Adults?
April 04, 2015
Recently, we have observed families with young children eating at the bars in restaurants such as the California Grill at the Contemporary hotel or lounges such as Tune-In adjacent to the 50s Prime Time Cafe at Hollywood Studios. Bar seating doesn't, of course, require a reservation, and may be the only way to gain entrance to a particular eatery that is booked solid six months in advance. Our family has never tried this, but I'm curious how other adults feel about sitting at a bar next to unrelated children. Do you feel like that area should be restricted to adults of legal drinking age or is first-come, first-served the best way to handle the open seating?


Easter Entertainment and Dining at WDW Easter Entertainment and Dining at WDW
April 03, 2015
Easter related activities and dining options at Walt Disney World Easter Weekend.


Studio Catering Company New Menu ItemsStudio Catering Company New Menu Items
March 26, 2015
The Studio Catering Company at Disney's Hollywood Studios has announced new menu offerings!


For more details on these and many other Disney dining-related items, along with photos, visit disneyfoodblog.com