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ATTN: Tables in Wonderland Members - Additional Dates for Contemporary Resort Chef's Table Experience! ATTN: Tables in Wonderland Members - Additional Dates for Contemporary Resort Chef's Table Experience!
August 16, 2018
This fall, Disney's Contemporary Resort Convention Center is presenting a number of special Chef's Table dining experiences exclusively for Tables in Wonderland members. The originally announced dates have already SOLD OUT, but two additional dates are now available for booking: October 18 and December 6.

 

Sebastian's Bistro to Replace Shutters at Caribbean Beach Resort!Sebastian's Bistro to Replace Shutters at Caribbean Beach Resort!
August 16, 2018
Caribbean Beach Resort has been undergoing renovation to common areas and restaurants in the Old Port Royale area. Disney has announced some news on two of the dining locations at this resort. In a few months Shutters table-service restaurant will reopen as the all-new Sebastian's Bistro. In addition, Centertown Market, the resort's quick-service location, is getting a face-lift and being expanded to create an indoor street market feeling.

 

Menu Mania: A Recap of What's Changed in our MenusMenu Mania: A Recap of What's Changed in our Menus
July 28, 2018
Each week in the AllEars Newsletter, we tell you that we are continually updating our dining database, and we give you a few highlights. But maybe you're wondering what exactly that means. In a nutshell, it means that each and every week we are gathering menus from various Walt Disney World restaurants and then updating them on our site. We are also adding photos of the menu items as we go, not to mention photos of the dining locations themselves. Sometimes we even add videos! We thought you might find it of interest to see exactly what has changed each week, so we've decided to present you with a weekly recap diving into a little more detail.

 

Bar and Grill Coming to Coronado Springs in 2019Bar and Grill Coming to Coronado Springs in 2019
July 20, 2018
A new on-the-water bar and grill called Villa del Lago will open at Disney's Coronado Springs resort in 2019, along with the previously announced new 15-story tower that is currently under construction. The new eatery, which will serve light fare and beverages, will seat 60, with room for an additional 90 in designated group areas. Its over-the-water location will be connected to the rest of the resort, which also hosts a convention center, by a series of bridges.

 

New Year's Eve Events at the Contemporary New Year's Eve Events at the Contemporary
July 11, 2018
Disney's Contemporary Resort will be the site of two special dining events on New Year's Eve 2018: the family-friendly "Pixar Party: A New Year's Eve Celebration" and the more adult-oriented "Disney Countdown to Midnight," which also offers an upgraded VIP "Ink and Paint Club experience." Book now at (407) WDW-DINE.

 

Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, Much More on the Horizon for Walt Disney World!Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, Much More on the Horizon for Walt Disney World!
June 29, 2018
At the media briefing on June 29, 2018, it was announced that Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy, featuring the popular character from the "Cars" films, will debut in Disney's Hollywood Studios early in 2019. The all-new show-attraction, to be located in Sunset Showcase near Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, will also feature Mater and Cruz Ramirez while McQueen demonstrates racing techniques on a new simulator. Disney also provided updates on Minnie and Mickey's Runaway Railway attraction, the Skyliner, and much more.

 

My Disney Experience App Now Includes Bus Times!My Disney Experience App Now Includes Bus Times!
June 18, 2018
Disney has rolled out a brand new bus time feature in the My Disney Experience mobile app that enables guests to spend less time waiting at the bus stop and more time getting ready for a fun-filled day in the parks. With this feature, guests can quickly discover up-to-the-minute estimates for when the next buses will depart from their Disney Resort hotel and when they will complete their journey to their destination.

 

REVIEW: Mandara Spa at Walt Disney World DolphinREVIEW: Mandara Spa at Walt Disney World Dolphin
June 15, 2018
Guest Blogger Elizabeth Brown shares her review of the Mandara Spa at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel.

 

Fourth of July Around the "World"Fourth of July Around the "World"
June 14, 2018
This Independence Day 2018, Disney theme parks will offer guests a bevy of booming delights, with fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, as well as special character appearances, patriotic-themed treats and activities at Fort Wilderness.

 

2019 Disney World Packages and Dining Plans Announced2019 Disney World Packages and Dining Plans Announced
June 08, 2018
The 2019 Walt Disney Travel Company vacation packages and dining plans for Walt Disney World Resort are now available to book. These packages will be valid for arrivals Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2019. Note the last date of your vacation cannot be booked more than 499 days in the future.

 

Online Tool Revamps Lost and Found Online Tool Revamps Lost and Found
June 06, 2018
Walt Disney World Resort has introduced an online tool for reporting lost items. If you lose something in a Disney theme park, water park, Disney Springs, ESPN Wide World of Sports or on Disney transportation, visit DisneyWorld.com/lostandfound and input information about your lost item. Disney will then search for the item for you, sending periodic updates right to your email address, whether you're still visiting Walt Disney World Resort or have already returned home.

 

Minnie Van Service Now Available Resort-WideMinnie Van Service Now Available Resort-Wide
June 06, 2018
The Disney Minnie Van service introduced last year is now available for everyone at Walt Disney World Resort, through the Lyft app. The service offers a convenient way for guests to travel to and from the theme parks, Disney resort hotels, Disney Springs and other Disney locations. There is a flat $25 fee per trip for the service, which is available between 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. (Hours subject to change.)

 

Salons Offer Character Couture PackagesSalons Offer Character Couture Packages
May 31, 2018
Walt Disney World has announced that three of its hair salons are now offering Character Couture Packages. Children, teens and adults can book these "character makeovers" at Ivy Trellis at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, La Vida Health Club at Coronado Springs Resort and Ship Shape at the Beach Club. There are three packages: -- Storybook Style: Classic character-inspired hairstyle -- $50 for a child ages 4 to 14 and $80 for an adult. This service takes 25 minutes. -- Magical Makeover: Classic character-inspired hairstyle and makeup -- $75 for a child ages 4 to 14 and $105 for an adult. This service takes 55 minutes. -- Timeless Transformation: Classic character-inspired hairstyle, makeup and nails -- $90 for a child ages 4 to 14 and $120 for an adult. This service takes one hour and 25 minutes. Nails will be painted in a color appropriate for the character chosen or the guest may choose character nail art for an additional $3 per nail. All three packages include a tiara for the participating guest. To make a reservation, call 407-WDW-SPAS.

 

Senses Spa REVIEWSenses Spa REVIEW
May 31, 2018
Guest Blogger Elizabeth Brown shares her review of the Senses Spa at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort.

 

Food & Wine Classic Adds Hawaiian Luau-Themed AreaFood & Wine Classic Adds Hawaiian Luau-Themed Area
May 25, 2018
An all-new Hawaiian luau-themed area will debut at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort's 2018 Food & Wine Classic on Oct. 26 - 28, taking guests on a culinary journey to the Pacific from the resort's private beach. The new area, named The Pig and The Poke, will feature Hawaiian decor along with several food favorites of the island state including: -- Traditional Earth Baked Kalua Pork with steamed white rice, barrel aged tamari and Napa cabbage -- Tuna Poke featuring Hawaiian yellowfin tuna, sushi rice, avocado relish and crispy fried wontons -- Finely Shaved Ice in a variety of tropical flavors: guava, pineapple, coconut cream, passion fruit, lychee, kiwi and mango Visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to view the complete food menu for the 2018 event, as well as purchase tickets and overnight packages.

 

PHOTOS: All-Star Music Family SuitePHOTOS: All-Star Music Family Suite
May 23, 2018
The All-Star Music Resort offers family suites that sleep 6 in addition to regular rooms. The family suite has a full bed that sleeps 2 in the bedroom, a full pull-out sleeper (sleeps 2), a sleeper chair (sleeps 1), and an ottoman that converts into a cot (sleeps 1), plus two bathrooms. These photos are from a recent stay in a family suite in the Jazz Inn section of the resort.

 

PHOTOS: Old Key West Dedicated 2-Bedroom Villa Rehab PHOTOS: Old Key West Dedicated 2-Bedroom Villa Rehab
May 21, 2018
Old Key West recently began a major rehab program for all the villas. New hard goods including stove, refrigerator and much more. Here's our photo gallery.

 

VIDEO: All-Star Music Family SuiteVIDEO: All-Star Music Family Suite
May 17, 2018
Tour an All-Star Music family suite!

 

Celebrating Mother's Day Around the WorldCelebrating Mother's Day Around the World
May 11, 2018
Looking for ideas for how to celebrate Mother's Day this weekend at Walt Disney World? Look no further -- we have a round-up of Mother's Day brunches, meals, sweet treats and special activities.

 

Two Parks Offer Additional Extra Magic HoursTwo Parks Offer Additional Extra Magic Hours
May 07, 2018
For a limited time, guests staying at select Walt Disney World resort hotels can take advantage of more opportunities to enjoy additional Extra Magic Hours. On select mornings now through June 30, guests can enjoy Extra Magic Hours access to the most popular experiences at Disney's Animal Kingdom, including the newest attractions in Pandora - The World of Avatar, as well as guest favorites like Expedition Everest and Dinosaur. In July and August guests staying at select Walt Disney World resort hotels can access Extra Magic Hours daily to experience favorite attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios, including the attractions in the all-new Toy Story Land.