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Restaurant and Dining News

Be Our Guest to Offer Enhanced Dining Experience This SummerBe Our Guest to Offer Enhanced Dining Experience This Summer
February 21, 2018
Beginning July 27, guests can experience an Enhanced Dining Experience at the Magic Kingdom's Be Our Guest. The new prix fixe dinner menu boasts a variety of delectable French-inspired dishes and new offerings. This unique experience will make you feel like royalty with a three-course dinner that includes your choice of appetizer and entree, followed by a personal dessert platter.

 

Mobile Order Now Available for Disney Dining PlanMobile Order Now Available for Disney Dining Plan
February 11, 2018
Guests using a Disney Dining Plan can now use Mobile Order, available in the My Disney Experience mobile app. Mobile Order, which is currently offered at 23 locations throughout the theme parks and Disney Springs, allows you to order meals and snacks and pay in advance so that you can skip the line at select quick-service food and beverage locations. All three Disney dining plans are available with Mobile Order: Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, the Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. Mobile Order does not accept gift cards or discounts; for those, you must still order in person.

 

Pizza Ponte Offering Free Pizza This FridayPizza Ponte Offering Free Pizza This Friday
February 07, 2018
Pizza Ponte in Disney Springs is celebrating National Pizza Day this Friday, February 9, by giving away a free Sicilian square slice of 4-Cheese or Pepperoni pizza with a purchase of a cold beverage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Online Super Bowl Specials Offered at SprinklesOnline Super Bowl Specials Offered at Sprinkles
February 02, 2018
Sprinkles bakery at Disney Springs is celebrating the Super Bowl by offering 20 percent off its "GO TEAM" and DYO (Design Your Own) doughnut boxes (regular and mini size). This offer applies to online orders only, to be picked up or delivered February 3-4. Use promo code TEAM20.

 

Executive Chef Named at Wine Bar GeorgeExecutive Chef Named at Wine Bar George
January 31, 2018
Master Sommelier George Miliotes will bring his renowned wine expertise to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort when his new venture, Wine Bar George, opens in spring 2018. Wine Bar George will be the only Master Sommelier-led wine bar in Florida.

 

Paddlefish to Host Four-Course Crab DinnerPaddlefish to Host Four-Course Crab Dinner
January 25, 2018
Paddlefish restaurant at Disney Springs will host a four-course crab dinner on its rooftop deck on Wednesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. The four-course dining experience will begin with a reception where guests will be served snow crab claws with garlic butter accompanied by a glass of sparkling Mas Fi Cava. First course of a crab salad with bacon, avocado, tomato and Louie dressing paired with Muga Rose will be in the private dining room. For the second course, guests will be served lump crab, shrimp and crawfish etouffee, and the main course will feature a surf and turf combo of miso pork and king crab claws. Dessert will be espresso-flavored creme brulee and hot chocolate paired with Alvear Cream Sherry. Space for the event is limited. Tickets are $75 per person, which includes tax and gratuity, and can be purchased online at Eventbrite. Guests must be 21 years of age or older in order to attend. For more information, visit paddlefishrestaurant.com or call 407-934-2628.

 

All Star Music Offering Pre-Order ServiceAll Star Music Offering Pre-Order Service
January 20, 2018
All Star Music Resort's Intermission Cafe is now offering a pre-order service. Select menu items can be ordered in advance so that they will be ready for you when you arrive at the food court. To order, speak to one of the cashiers at the food court.

 

2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel Announced2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel Announced
January 19, 2018
The 2018 Disney Parks Mom Panel has been announced. The 11 new panelists, selected from thousands of applicants, aim to make the Disney vacation planning process easier by offering personalized guidance and by providing honest and relatable vacation tips. The Disney Parks Moms Panel is an online resource that can be found at www.disneyparksmomspanel.com.

 

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar Now Open Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar Now Open
January 19, 2018
A speakeasy inspired by Roman aperitivo bars, located in the storied rum-runner tunnels that adjoin Maria and Enzo's. Inspired by Florida's true history of rum running, Enzo's Hideaway pours Prohibition-era cocktails at its Tunnel Bar and serves a casual menu of hearty Roman dishes.

 

Maria and Enzo's Ristorante Open in Disney SpringsMaria and Enzo's Ristorante Open in Disney Springs
January 19, 2018
An Italian trattoria set in the town's storied abandoned airline terminal from the 1930s, now transformed into a restaurant. The dining room is open and airy, featuring 50-foot ceilings with views of Lake Buena Vista. The restaurant interiors showcase artifacts that reference air travel of the time, with maps and historic flight paths. The menu is inspired by Sicily, with a range of family-friendly dishes.

 

Free Quick Service Package Available for SummerFree Quick Service Package Available for Summer
January 17, 2018
A free Quick Service Meal vacation package has been announced for summer travel dates. These packages include one FREE meal (either breakfast, lunch or dinner) per person ages 3 and up, per night at certain Walt Disney World Resort quick-service dining locations when you buy a non-discounted 5-night/6-day room and theme park ticket package at a select Disney Value Resort hotel. For more details visit Walt Disney World's special offers page or contact your favorite Disney travel agent, like AllEars.Net's preferred travel provider, MouseFanTravel.com.

 

2018 Dining Discounts Summary2018 Dining Discounts Summary
January 14, 2018
Summaries of Walt Disney World dining discounts for DVC Members, Annual Passholders, and others have been updated for 2018. Thanks to Gary Fisher for the update.

 

Maria and Enzo's Ristorante Opens at Disney SpringsMaria and Enzo's Ristorante Opens at Disney Springs
January 05, 2018
Patina Restaurant Group (PRG) opened the doors on Jan. 4 for a media preview and soft opening that showcased the stunning new Italian restaurant located at the reimagined Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort -- Maria and Enzo's Ristorante.

 

Pizza Ponte Now Open at Disney SpringsPizza Ponte Now Open at Disney Springs
January 01, 2018
The new Pizza Ponte restaurant is now open at Disney Springs. We have photos and the new menu here.

 

Epcot International Festival of the Arts: Last Day!Epcot International Festival of the Arts: Last Day!
January 01, 2018
Epcot International Festival of the Arts returns for the second year in a row in 2018. This year the Festival will run seven days a week, from January 12 to February 19. This is an exciting extravaganza replete with phenomenal artists, gourmet fare, musical performances, stage productions and other amazing acts.

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         -- Want to see the Broadway Stars?
         -- 2018 Food Studios with Prices
         -- REVIEW: Go! to the Festival of the Arts
         -- 2018 Festival of the Arts Photo Gallery
         -- PHOTOS: Festival of the Arts Merchandise
         -- Festival of the Arts Food Studio Photos
         -- VIDEO: Art Defying Gravity Acrobatics #1
         -- VIDEO: Art Defying Gravity Acrobatics #2
         -- 2018 Festival of the Arts Disney on Broadway Performers
         -- AllEars.Net Review of the 2017 Festival
         -- VIDEO: Returning Act Bodh'aktan at 2017 Festival of the Arts
         -- Photo Galleries
         -- Epcot Welcomes New Entertainment in January

 

2018 Brings More Magic Than Ever!2018 Brings More Magic Than Ever!
December 31, 2017
The year 2018 promises to be a great one for Walt Disney World, which will open Toy Story Land in the spring, celebrate the 20th anniversary of Animal Kingdom in April, and debut several new restaurants at Disney Springs, and much more!

        Related Links:
         -- How to Enjoy the Parks When It's Cold!

 

Select Disney Restaurants Now Booking on Open TableSelect Disney Restaurants Now Booking on Open Table
December 29, 2017
Guests can now book dining reservations at many Walt Disney World restaurants using the website OpenTable.com, or its app. Among the locations available for booking are Flying Fish and Big River Grill at Disney's BoardWalk; Boatwrights at Port Orleans Riverside; Olivia's Cafe at Old Key West; Sanaa at Kidani Village; Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge; and the Grand Floridian Cafe at the Grand Floridian. Many Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel restaurants, along with a number of those located at Disney Springs, have been available on OpenTable for some time. OpenTable does not charge any penalties for missed reservations; while Disney requires a credit card guarantee and charges a $10 fee per diner for failure to cancel 24 hours in advance.

 

Tables in Wonderland Discounts Blocked Dec 31-Jan 1Tables in Wonderland Discounts Blocked Dec 31-Jan 1
December 28, 2017
All Tables in Wonderland discounts are blocked out December 31-January 1. On these dates, the 20 percent meal discount is not offered, and all valet and parking perks are suspended.

 

Disney Springs Adds Patina Group VenuesDisney Springs Adds Patina Group Venues
December 18, 2017
Recently, I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the new dining opportunities coming to Disney Springs from the Patina Group. The restaurants: The Edison, Maria and Enzo's, Enzo's Hideaway and Pizza Ponte are separate entities but all physically joined in one huge location with a central theme.

 

Terralina Crafted Italian to Open in Spring 2018 Terralina Crafted Italian to Open in Spring 2018
December 13, 2017
The Levy Restaurant group, which debuted Paddlefish, a seafood-centric signature restaurant located in the heart of Disney Springs earlier this year, will soon unveil their newest venue: Terralina Crafted Italian, expected to transport guests to "la dolce vita," (the sweet life) essence of the spectacular Lake District of Northern Italy. The restaurant was originally to open in Fall 2017, but has been delayed until Spring 2018.