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Breaking the Myths – Dining at Disney Parks

Dining at Disney Parks for some is just as much fun as a ride on Space Mountain®. With a wide variety of options, it’s no wonder that dining is a topic of confusion for our guests. Here is a look at 3 of our most common myths for dining:

  1. Myth: All of the Quick Service Dining locations offer the same foods
    Each Quick Service Dining location throughout the Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts carries its own theme and a menu offering select tastes supporting that theme. While certain items like a hamburger or hot dog may be seen on most menus, several additional items will be available that aren’t quite so common. In fact, some may be exclusive to only that location! And don’t forget to check out the Quick Service Dining locations at the Resort Hotels as they also provide some great options.
  2. Myth: At Be Our Guest Restaurant inside Magic Kingdom® Park, you can choose a Quick Service meal or a Table Service meal at either lunch or dinner
    Even years after its opening, Be Our Guest Restaurant is still a popular dining location located inside Beast’s Castle in the New Fantasyland® area. Be Our Guest Restaurant operates during the day at breakfast and lunch as a Quick Service Location and at night as a (2)-entitlement table service location for dinner. So, guests wanting to use a Quick Service credit on the Disney Dining Plan at Be Our Guest Restaurant can only do so at breakfast or lunch.
  3. Myth: There is no need to make Advance Dining Reservations for Disney Parks’ Restaurants
    This is a myth that we have touched on before, but it is so important that it is worth talking about again! Advance Dining Reservations are an important part of planning your Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resort vacations. The Walt Disney World® Resort starts accepting Advanced Dining Reservations 180-days in advance of your arrival date and at the Disneyland® Resort it is 60 days. Many of the popular locations, like Character Dining and Dinner Shows, fill up shortly after starting to accept reservations. Because of capacity, these popular restaurants are not always able to accept walk-ins. So, while Advance Dining Reservations are not required, they are definitely recommended!

Contact your Magic Maker® today and explore how FUN eating at Disney Parks can be!

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The 2010s in Review: Our Favorite Disney Parks Additions

As another decade comes to a close, there’s no denying that the 2010s have brought countless changes for Disney Parks and Resorts. We said goodbye to a few beloved attractions to make way for new lands and attractions. We welcomed new characters into the Parks with opportunities to meet and greet them. And we saw new Resort accommodations open in both Florida’s vacation kingdom and in Hawaii.

With so many changes throughout the past decade, one thing has remained constant. Disney Parks and Resorts continues to provide magical experiences to our guests that help create unforgettable family memories each and every day. It’s unmatched in the travel industry, and we’re proud to be a partner in assisting with the magic!

We asked our Magic Makers® what their top moments of the decade have been, and we’re happy to share those with you!

Our Magic Maker’s Top 10 Disney Parks & Resorts Additions of the 2010s!

Happy New Year! Here’s to another decade of Magical Memories!

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What’s New / What’s Next at Disney destinations

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” – Walt Disney

It’s been said that the only thing constant in life is change, and the same holds true for the entire portfolio of Disney destinations. From attractions and restaurants to shows, event and even new ships, there’s always something new for you and your family to experience. But it seems like the most daunting task is keeping track of everything!

Our What’s New / What’s Next list highlights everything upcoming for Disney Parks and Resorts! Whether your next vacation is next week or next year, be sure to follow along and keep up-to-date on the latest announcements!

Here’s a sneak peek at What’s New and What’s Next!

Early 2020 Savings at the Disneyland® Resort

Get ready to celebrate a brand new year by staying right in the middle of the can’t-miss fun of the Disneyland® Resort! Celebrate your favorite Disney•Pixar stories and characters at Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure® Park. And in Walt’s original park, Disneyland® Park, find your inner child as you enjoy a mix of nostalgic attractions, world-class entertainment, and visits from beloved Disney friends.

Contact your Magic Maker® today! Availability is limited!

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Magical New Year Getaway Room Offer: Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room type at the same hotel for travel most Sunday through Thursday nights from January 5 through April 16, 2020. Book from November 12, 2019 through March 14, 2020; travel must be completed by April 17, 2020. Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Family suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.

Spring Room Offer: Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room type at the same hotel for travel most Sunday through Thursday nights from April 19 through June 18, 2020. Book from December 19, 2019 through March 16, 2020; travel must be completed by June 19, 2020. Savings on Premium room types apply to Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Family suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.

Plant-Based Dining Expanding at Disney Parks Restaurants

For years, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has been industry leaders when it comes to special diets. Whether a dietary restriction, food allergy or even a lifestyle diet, the chefs go above and beyond to ensure your needs are met. Click here for more information on dietary restrictions.

Now, Disney Parks has announced that hundreds of plant-based dishes will be added to the menus at both Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts! These fun and flavorful options will be coming first to the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida (Oct. 1 for quick service locations and Oct. 3 for table service locations) and later in spring 2020 at the Disneyland® Resort. All of the major Disney-owned quick service and table service restaurants will have at least one offering which will be easily identifiable by a new plant-based menu icon designation.

Not quite sure what a plant-based dish is? It’s a meal made with ingredients like vegetables, legumes, fruits, grains, nuts, and seeds – and made without animal meat, eggs, dairy, or honey! As just a taste of what’s to come, some of the upcoming dishes include Steamed Asian Dumplings, Shiriki Noodle Salad, Felucian Garden Spread, Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl and Plant-Based Cashew Cheesecake.

For more information on dietary needs or requests, contact your Magic Maker®

Late 2019 Savings at Disneyland® Resort

Whether you’re looking for frightful fun or beloved holiday traditions, ’tis the season to visit the Disneyland® Resort! This year, Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort runs Sep. 6 to Oct. 31 followed by the Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort from Nov. 8, to Jan. 6. Regardless of which holiday you choose, you’ll find limited-time seasonal fun, food, and Instagram-worthy holiday décor throughout the entire resort.

Offer Details:

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Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room type at the same hotel for travel most Sunday through Thursday nights from Oct. 13 through Dec. 19, 2019. Book from Sep. 12 through Dec. 5, 2019; travel must be completed by Dec. 20, 2019. Room types included in this offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Artisan, Junior and Family suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.

Disney Destinations News from the D23 Expo

Friday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, 25, 2019, fans of The Walt Disney Company flocked to the D23 Expo Anaheim Convention Center in beautiful Southern California to celebrate everything Disney – past, present and future!

During every D23 Expo, we find out additional details around yet-to-be-announced and highly-anticipated attractions and experiences coming to Disney Destinations! The Sneak Peek Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation at the 2019 D23 Expo was no exception, providing us with many great details!

Below is the latest Disney Destinations news from the D23 Expo.

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Holidays Shine Bright at the Disneyland® Resort

It is almost that time of year again!  From November 9, 2019 to January 6, 2020, the Disneyland® Resort transforms into the Merriest Place on Earth! Here is just some of the holiday fun you can expect this year at the Disneyland® Resort. We’ll keep you updated on any future holiday announcements!

At Disneyland® Park:

  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle and “Believe… in Holiday Magic” fireworks spectacular return to the holiday lineup.
  • Also returning is “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, “it’s a small world” Holiday, and Haunted Mansion Holiday!

At Disney California Adventure® Park:

  • Santa and his elves will greet guests at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
  • Residents of Cars Land get into the spirit of the holidays with special decorations and holiday overlay turning two of the land’s popular attractions into Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
  • Festival of the Holidays returns as a showcase of diverse cultural holiday celebrations like Christmas/Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. In addition to the always popular Disney ¡Viva Navidad! offerings, the festival will feature marketplaces serving internationally-inspired food and beverage.
  • As an ending to a perfect day in the park, “World of Color – Season of Light” will wow guests with this holiday-themed show.

Start planning your escape to the Disneyland® Resort for the holidays!

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Attractions and entertainment are subject to change without notice.

Late Summer 2019 Savings at the Disneyland® Resort

Make the most of the last days of Summer with a visit to the Disneyland® Resort! Live your adventure on the planet Batuu in a galaxy far, far away at the all-new land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge inside Disneyland® Park. Explore Pixar Pier  at Disney California Adventure® Park where beloved Pixar stories and characters come to life and take a ride on its two new attractions – Jessie’s Critter Carousel and Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind.

Offer Details:

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Extend Your Summer Room Offer: Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sun. through Thu. nights from Jul. 23 through Sep. 26, 2019. Book now through Sep. 25, 2019; travel must be completed by Sep. 27, 2019. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Artisan, Junior and Family suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens on January 17, 2020

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Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party Announced for Disney California Adventure® Park

Disneyland® Resort in Southern California has announced details for Halloween Time taking place Sep. 6 through Oct. 31, 2019.

During Halloween Time, the entire Disneyland® Resort area is decorated for the most be-witching time of the year. Several attractions are slated to receive their always popular holiday overlays, including The Haunted Mansion, Guardians of the Galaxy, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. Halloween Screams nighttime spectacular will return nightly to Disneyland® Park, with fireworks added to the show on select nights. In Disney California Adventure® Park, Plaza de la Familia will return to Paradise Gardens Park to celebrate the spirit of Día de los Muertos.  And throughout the resorts, you’ll find creepy keepsakes and witch-worthy snacks to celebrate the season.

New for 2019 to the Halloween Time at Disneyland® Resort offerings is Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. This special-ticketed event allows guests young and old to don a costume and trick-or-treat in Anaheim’s ultimate neighborhood, the Disney California Adventure® Park! You’ll even see the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow make his spooky ride through the park each night of the party! Highlights of the new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party include:

  • A new World of Color show called “Villainous!”
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail transformation by Disney villains
  • Immersive Treat Trails
  • A new DescenDance dance party inspired by Disney Channel’s “Descendants”
  • The guest-favorite “Frightfully Fun Parade”
  • A new Mickey’s Trick and Treat show that’s perfect for young guests
  • Character encounters of beloved Disney characters ­and villains, too.

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will be held on the following dates from 6p-11p:

  • Tue. Sep. 17 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Sep. 19 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Sep. 22 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Sep. 24 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Sep. 26 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Sep. 29 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Oct. 1 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Oct. 3 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Oct. 6 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Oct. 8 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Oct. 10 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Oct. 13 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Oct. 15 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Oct. 17 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Oct. 20 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Oct. 22 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Thu. Oct. 24 (entry beginning at 3p)
  • Sun. Oct. 27 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Tue. Oct. 29 (entry beginning at 2p)
  • Thu. Oct. 31 (entry beginning at 2p)

Tickets are on sale with pricing start at $110 per person and vary depending on party dates with some discounts available for Annual Passholders on select dates. Due to popularity, some of the parties do sell out, so contact your Magic Maker® now for more details on this spooktacular event!