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FastPass+ Now Available for Eat to the Beat ConcertsFastPass+ Now Available for Eat to the Beat Concerts
August 27, 2015
You can now make FastPass+ reservations for the Eat to the Beat concert series.

To reserve a spot using FastPass+, log into your My Disney Experience account. Resort guests can make a FastPass+ selection for concerts 60 days in advance of your check-in date (plus up to 14 more days based on the length of your stay). Guests with a regular ticket or annual pass can reserve FastPass+ up to 30 days advance.

You can also check for FastPass+ availability for Eat to the Beat concerts on the day of your visit on My Disney Experience or at the theme parks. Standby entrance will also be available.


Happy HalloWishes Premium Dessert Package on Sale Now!Happy HalloWishes Premium Dessert Package on Sale Now!
August 17, 2015
Reservations open August 17 for the new Happy HalloWishes Premium Dessert Package, which will be available on certain nights at this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This package includes the following:

-- reserved viewing location for Mickey's "Boo-To-You" Halloween Parade (the center flag pole area of Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A.)

-- a dessert party that features Halloween-Inspired treats at the festively decorated Tomorrowland Terrace

-- a toast with sparkling cider

-- a skull mug filled with candy as a trick-or-treat takeaway

Cost is $69, $39 ages 3 to 11. For reservations visit DisneyWorld.com/DINE or call 407-WDW-DINE. NOTE that the standard Wishes Dessert Party will not take place on nights the premium HalloWishes package is offered.


Jungle Cruise-Themed "Skipper Canteen" to Open Late 2015!Jungle Cruise-Themed "Skipper Canteen" to Open Late 2015!
August 15, 2015
The Jungle Cruise, one of Magic Kingdom's most popular attractions, has delighted guests for years. And as it was just announced at the D23 Expo, Jungle Cruise fans will have even more to look forward to later this year when the brand-new Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen restaurant opens in Adventureland. The Jungle Skipper Canteen is currently under construction and will open its doors in late 2015.


Minnie's Holiday Dine Open for ReservationsMinnie's Holiday Dine Open for Reservations
August 06, 2015
NEW this year for your holiday dining experience is Minnie's Holiday Dine at Hollywood and Vine! Reservations are now being taken for select dates between November 7, 2015 and January 3, 2015.


Be Our Guest Makes Breakfast PermanentBe Our Guest Makes Breakfast Permanent
August 04, 2015
Originally introduced as a test, breakfast is now a permanent offering at Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom. Reservations can be made starting on August 5 for dates October 4 and beyond.


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.


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